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  • Column: Get real

    Editor’s note: This column originally published May 14, 2015. The only way to reach Florida’s Cayo ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Column: Buckle up

    It could be argued the invention of automobiles was one of the biggest accomplishments of man and has changed the world forever. Cars were first inven ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:37 am
  • Column: My Blue Heaven

    It’s amazing the things we hold on to, isn’t it? I couldn’t have been more than 8 or 9 years old when my mom bought the book for me, and it’s survived ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Column: Print news, raise hell

    After I graduated college I did what many journalism students do — worked a crappy job until I landed the reporter gig I wanted. Once I did secure the ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 11:34 am
  • Column: Space and a chip dipped in queso

    Editor’s note: This column originally published March 19, 2015 The first time I saw the solar syste ...
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 11:23 am
  • Column: Not so ‘Rotten’

    William Shakespeare has always been a favorite of mine. I was assigned to read works by Bill the Bard in school and have also watched film adaptations ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • College isn’t always it

    You don’t have to spend much time on the campaign trail to figure out the economy is a big deal to Iowans. Candidates love to talk about “putting the ...
    Oct. 11, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Mom fail

    Feeling like you failed your kids is one of the most awful feelings in the world. Whether you can’t make it to an event because of work, missed a spec ...
    Oct. 10, 2017 - 11:14 am
  • A wonderful time of the year

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published Oct. 24, 2016.While I love a Thanksgiving gathering ...
    Oct. 9, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Things that go bump

    Editor’s note: This column originally published April 9, 2015There’s something odd going on in my ho ...
    Oct. 6, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Column: Star holds the brightest future

    Editor’s note: This column originally published March 3, 2017. I’m a card-carrying member of The Pl ...
    Oct. 6, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Column: Proud of mom

    The city of Montezuma has always had a large presence in my life. I have never lived there, however, it feels like a second home. It’s where my mom gr ...
    Oct. 5, 2017 - 12:31 pm
  • Column: Into the great wide open

    Thomas Earl Petty is headed into the great wide open, but it’s the rest of us who’ve lost something we’ll never get back. After suffering from a massi ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Column: Adventures with Moe and Carl

    We’re trying it again. Last week we added two new family members, kittens Moe and Carl. My girls lo ...
    Oct. 3, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Column: Actualities of addiction take hold

    When the Jasper County Substance Abuse Coalition hosted a community conversation last week it was an accomplishment in many ways. In its first year, t ...
    Oct. 2, 2017 - 10:23 am