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  • What I learned from country school

    Let me take you back to a simpler time: a time when children walked to school with their books of poetry and arithmetic securely fastened, not in a No ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Frequently asked questions concerning the new Veterans Memorial Complex

    The dedication for the new memorial complex was held on July 4, and as anticipated, many questions have arisen since then. We will try to answer them ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • I is Perfect

    Excuse me if I’m being too personal, but honestly, if there’s one workplace problem you will never ever have to worry about, it’s being perfect.
    July 11, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Behind every man...

    This week, I can’t help but to think about an old summer camp that is going on this week at Grinnell College called Summer Games University. Besides t ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • The Cheat Sheet for Life

    I am not a big fan of most teachers, and certainly a screaming majority of the ones I had growing up. Teachers only stood in the way of my desire to g ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Ty's Take: Perfection is my ultimate goal

    Sometimes, I’m too hard on myself, and I can’t help it.I have this overwhelming desire for several t ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • World Cup at the White Castle

    When I was 19 years old, I lived in Australia in a house with six other expatriates — three Americans, two Germans and a Bulgarian. We lovingly referr ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Atkins diet

    Disgusted with myself back in March, I went on the Atkins diet. I had been on the Atkins diet years back, when Atkins was all the rage, and had lost a ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Culture War as State Hobby

    The Supreme Court recently closed its term with a ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, concerning the government’s mandate for employer provided insuranc ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Know thy neighbor

    I have a regret. I’ve always been told not to dwell on regrets, but if I don’t learn from them, then it’s a waste of an emotion. Like many regrets, it ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Let's Get Simple

    Is there a simple solution to all your problems at work?The simple answer is yes.Welcome to the new ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • My Visit to the Jasper County Historical Museum: The 1930’s House — ‘A Young Couple’s Home’

    Personally, what I know about the 1930’s is from what I’ve read, or as depicted on television or what I was taught in school; and of course, now, by w ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • My 'Crazy Good Wonderful Life' Part 2

    If you have known me for any extended period of time, you would have heard me talk about a friend of mine named Papi at least once. He is one of the b ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Ty's Take: Yes, Newton, there is a ‘Santa Claus’

    If you can’t tell by now, I’m slightly — maybe extremely — competitive.My competitiveness is present ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Happy Birthday, America

    Celebrating the Fourth of July brings family, friends and neighbors together for backyard barbecues, pool parties and patriotic parades. It’s also the ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:26 am
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