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Ready for some football

Ready for some football

Don’t tell my wife, but I am ready for some football.I love baseball. And love having summers to enj…
From gardens to goldfish

From gardens to goldfish

This column was originally published Aug. 11, 2017.Hallmark can have its “Christmas in July,” but fo…
Coping with loss

Coping with loss

It was the worst day of my life.I had been happily keeping a tiny little secret for nearly three mon…

Better late than never garden

We finally got our garden in, about a month late, we figure. There was way too much rain and the ground was far too wet to do any tilling. W…
Not a fan of all sport, but that’s OK

Not a fan of all sport, but that’s OK

There are sports which I don’t find myself drawn to as a fan but cover — or would cover if need be — because it’s what I do. I’m a journalis…
Ozark adventures

Ozark adventures

For as long as I can remember, I have been going to the Ozarks in Missouri to visit my family. My mom’s sister and two of her brothers, alon…

Barney come home

Barney has disappeared. It happened on Mother’s Day (wouldn’t you know). Barney has always been my cat, because I’m the one who found and fe…
Amazing ‘Aladdin’

Amazing ‘Aladdin’

I don’t write many movie reviews. When I had a blog at my previous newspaper job, I would work one in every so often. However, I have chosen…
Bebout to play in Iowa Shrine Bowl

Bebout to play in Iowa Shrine Bowl

Here’s a little local football news amid the high school baseball and softball action and soon-to-be racing at Iowa Speedway.
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