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Urban myths and other lies

Jul 26, 2015 8:00am

Some 30 years ago a frightening rumor made the rounds in Sioux City. According to the rumor, a child had been abducted from a restroom in what was then a new shopping mall in Sioux City. I...

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Clint Cole

Pros and Cons: Reducing high school football playoffs

Jun 18, 2015 9:00am

On Monday it was announced that the Iowa High School Athletic Association will be reducing the size of the playoff field in 2016. Currently, 32 teams in each class make the playoffs by finishing...

Write a letter. Tell ‘em, ‘Family Farms Only’

Jun 17, 2015 9:00am

What we need in Iowa is only family farms. I encourage everyone to write or call or email Gov. Terry Branstad, Mr. Gipp, the Department of Natural Resources director and your representatives in...

Do’s and Don’ts for Wildlife Rehabilitation

Jun 15, 2015 9:01am

In my last column, I discussed the Wildlife Rehabilitation Network of Central Iowa, which is now up and running as a group dedicated to helping orphaned, abandoned or other wildlife in need....

Pool of what? Microbial things you should know before swimming in pools

Jun 14, 2015 9:05am

The common backyard kiddie pool can be the source of germs that can make small children very sick. Small inflatable and plastic pools are typically filled with water from the hose, and it may not...

Come on now; what’s wrong with you?

Jun 01, 2015 9:00am

After more than six decades of observing others, I have come to the conclusion that we’re

all a little bit batty; some more than others.

We all suffer from one or more irrational...

Suckered into another ‘dream’ job

Jun 01, 2015 9:00am

I suppose I was the most naïve kid in the world. At least, that’s how I felt when I took a job that

came my way.

Jobs weren’t easy to find in a small town, though, so most kids jumped...

Mowing the grass or cutting the grass?

May 28, 2015 9:00am

As close as I can figure, I’ve been mowing grass for nearly 60 years. It is a chore I don’t necessarily relish, but of all the things that need to be done in a yard mowing are my favorites.


If you’re going to live here, learn how to pronounce Iowa’s towns

May 28, 2015 9:00am

Okay, maybe I’m a little fanatical about this. Maybe I need to take a “chill pill” or something.

It seems lately that some of the younger announcers – on all three of central Iowa’s...

Clint Cole

Get ready for State Track

May 21, 2015 9:00am

It’s going to be another rigorous schedule for me this year as I head for the Co-Ed State Track Meet at Drake Stadium starting on Thursday, May 21. The non-stop long days for me is just another...

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Network of central Iowa gives critters a second chance

May 18, 2015 12:37pm

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Network of Central Iowa was established in November of 2014, a not for profit group with, in its words, “the mission being to provide care and rehabilitation to...

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