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I Was Just Thinking… 160 acres of crops, 80 acres of fun

Jul 28, 2016 2:40pm

If you drive north from Stratford, turn on Xavier Road and head past historic Vegor’s Cemetery and continue until the hills are behind you and the gravel road finally runs in a straight direction...

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Country Roads… A moving tribute to moving

Jul 07, 2016 10:00am

Life has taught me to never say “never.” However, my heart is saying I never want to move again.

During the first 19 years of my life I lived in 13 different houses in six different...

I Was Just Thinking… Former ISU President Hilton part of ’53 Veishea celebration

Jul 07, 2016 10:00am

I’ve watched, as a semi-interested observer, what was once an annual Springtime Iowa State University tradition fall by the wayside.

Of course, I’m talking of Veishea – a celebration that...

Health and Wellness… Parenting Way

Jul 07, 2016 10:00am

“Nothing teaches children more than a parent who is willing to learn.”

If you are that parent who is willing to learn, consider Parenting Way, which is a continuously running weekly class...

Letter to the Editor

Jul 07, 2016 9:00am

Dear Editor:

Simply put,

Hillary Clinton is a traitor. To make a mistake once- using her private line to send classified information- is understandable and forgiving. To make the same...

Country Roads… What do you want to be when you grow up?

Jun 30, 2016 10:00am

If you want to strike up a conversation with a kindergartener just ask, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Most 5 and 6-year-olds will slip their imaginations into high gear and lead you...

Thin strip of aluminum caused a life crisis (of sorts)

Jun 30, 2016 10:00am

It was just a thin strip of malleable aluminum, about five inches long and about three-quarters of an inch wide.

But, that little piece of aluminum caused more than its share of problems for...

Health and Wellness… Poisoning in the Elderly

Updated: Jun 29, 2016 12:27pm

When you hear the phrase “poison prevention,” you probably think of young children putting harmful substances into their mouths. According to the Iowa Poison Control Center, older adults are...

Mark Hanson, Dallas County Supervisor (R-Waukee)

Letter to the Editor: Dallas County Supervisor Mark Hanson

Updated: Jun 29, 2016 4:32pm

I would like to thank the citizens of Dallas County for their support in the primary for re-election as county supervisor. I am very proud of the fact that Dallas County is financially healthy and...

Country Roads… Summertime… and Bible-school Kool Aid!

Jun 23, 2016 10:00am

When the first assignment of the new school year called for a report on “What I Did Last Summer,” the Huisman boys could always count on one experience to write about Vacation Bible School. The...

There’s something wrong with this picture

Jun 23, 2016 10:00am

Okay, so I’ll admit I’m not a fan of guns. I don’t own a gun, I don’t shoot a gun, I avoid guns.

That doesn’t mean I don’t believe you should own a gun, at least if you’re not a terrorist,...

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