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  • Moving back home, kind of

    After graduating college and getting married, I never planned on moving back into my parents house. Especially not after having two kids and still own ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • All aboard the doughnut train

    O cursed coveted confectionary, why do you taunt me so?While traipsing around the East Coast last we ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • It’s just a game …

    So, I’m an Iowa Hawkeye fan.While I didn’t attend the university, both of my parents did, which in t ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • An unconscious and unsettling error

    I read that a pair of brothers were freed from prison last Wednesday after spending the last 31 years behind bars for a crime they did not commit.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Bust out the boxes and bubble wrap, it's moving day

    Moving makes my muscles ache. If you were one of the passers by on East Howard Street in Colfax last weekend, you probably saw me — I was the guy with ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Double-decker corn crib

    Wire corn cribs make great gazebos. They’re sort of the art-deco, in-thing to have nowadays. People run around the countryside, buy up old cribs and r ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Ty's Take: The highs and lows of my weekend

    Weekends are a funny thing. In the two and half days between finishing your Friday shift and dragging yourself into work on Monday, you can experience ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • The first first day of school

    With her backpack zipped, shoes tied and hair in a braid, my oldest daughter headed to preschool. I have to say that for the most part, there were no ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • My brain on grocery shopping

    Alright, I’m going to make this quick. I do not need to be at the grocery store for long. I have my list and I’m sticking to it. Oh no, I left my list ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Taming modern monopolies

    Analysts at the OECD, the Paris-based research agency, have just shared a grim prediction: If current trends “prevail,” all developed nations will sho ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • High heels and gravel travel

    When a call comes across the scanner that a vehicle has been found submerged in a body of water, the first thing you do is try to figure out is where ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • UI football returning to civility?

    I’m a Hawkeye — plain and simple. For those Cyclone fans in our readership, I respect you but I will never be able to understand your affinity for a r ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:51 am
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