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Bill Haglund Bhaglund13@msn.com

We had our own little part of Philadelphia

Oct 27, 2014 11:10am

Teenagers in Philadelphia more than half-a-century ago were pretty well known to most Iowa teens.

Some Iowa high schoolers even knew the names of those young folks who lived a thousand miles...

Ray Harden rayharden2@aol.com

How cold will it be this winter?

Oct 27, 2014 10:10am

What will the coming winter bring? Will we have more cold weather like last winter?

The Weather bureau has predicted a mild weather because of the low “El Nino” in the Pacific Ocean. However...

Ann Welch ann4plus1@yahoo.com

Union of Concerned Scientists evidence for global warming

Oct 22, 2014 9:10am

In my last column I wrote about how progress dealing with climate change is being impeded by denial of global warming by our huge energy interests such as Chevron, Conoco, BP, Exxon, and Shell. In...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator with Dallas Co. Public Health Ann.Cochran@co.dallas.ia.us

Getting your home ready for winter

Oct 22, 2014 9:10am

After the polar vortex of last winter, many Iowans are dreading the coming winter months. If you are concerned about how you will afford to heat your home, please consider applying for the LIHEAP...

There goes a Chevy …or, was it a Ford?

Oct 22, 2014 9:10am

I have a tough time understanding how anyone today can tell one car from another.

I can’t.

To me, almost every car looks the same – at least the so-called “mainstream” cars. When I was...

Eb’s tofu and fiber diet

Oct 22, 2014 9:10am

On the way home from the lumberyard I drove by the coffee shop. I hadn’t planned to stop but when I saw Eb Griper’s rusty old Studebaker pick-up in the parking lot I realized I missed his insults...

Children deserve a chance at a bright future

Oct 22, 2014 9:10am

To the editor:

Our children deserve a chance at a bright future and it begins with a community that invests in the well-being of its citizens.

Research shows that children who...

Supporting Appel

Oct 22, 2014 9:10am

To the editor:

In 2007, State Senator Appel pushed for the Statewide Preschool Program that gave funding priority to school districts without existing preschools or districts with children...

Ernst misleading

Oct 22, 2014 9:10am

To the editor:

Like Joni Ernst I am a combat veteran (Vietnam). Also like Joni Ernst I was never in harms way. I was on a carrier (USS Oriskany/VF-194) off the coast of Vietnam. Sure, there...

Ann Welch ann4plus1@yahoo.com

Climate change - it’s happening

Oct 16, 2014 9:10am

Climate change is on my mind again—I guess prompted by the news photo I saw of some 30,000 walruses crowded on land which used to be ice where they could haul out of the water to rest.