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I Was Just Thinking: Can we now return to a few months of ‘normal’?

Feb 04, 2016 11:00am

Can we finally return to some normalcy?

Iowans from the Mississippi to the Missouri and Big Sioux awoke Tuesday morning to an eerie sort of calm, a sense of being that we’ve all missed for...

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Mumps Outbreak

Nov 26, 2015 10:00am

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), between July and November of this year, more than 100 laboratory confirmed cases of mumps occurred at the University of Iowa. Recently the...

Bill Haglund

The big red ‘F’ was a devastating lesson

Nov 26, 2015 10:00am


There it was, a big bold red letter “F” at the top of a paper I had worked so diligently to complete for a fifth grade assignment.

I was a 10-year-old in a new school, trying to...

Veteran’s Day

Nov 12, 2015 10:00am

Veteran’s Day

Wednesday, November 11 is Veteran’s Day, set aside to honor anyone who has served the United States in the Armed Forces. It’s a good opportunity to thank the men and women in...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator Dallas County Public Health

Resources for Seniors are just a call, click away

Oct 31, 2015 9:00am

The term “senior” is not always used in the same way. If you’re currently going to school, or working in a school, senior refers to the class preparing to graduate. However, as used here, it...

WCV’s Lohse’s Lowdown, Oct. 23

Oct 25, 2015 5:00pm

Twenty-five percent of the year is already done. That seems hard to believe. Today marks the end of the 1st quarter. Grades should be mailed home by next Wednesday. Let us know if you don’t have...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator Dallas County Public Health

Those Creeping Numbers

Oct 24, 2015 9:00am

Are the numbers on the bathroom scale registering higher all the time? Typically individuals who are overweight gain little by little, over an extended period. Eventually those incremental gains...

"Duffy's Iowa Caucus Cartoons: Watch 'Em Run" by Brian Duffy was published by Iowa and the Midwest Experience on September 15, 2014 and features 190 pages and 156 illustrations; $21 paperback.

A collection of caucus quips, check out Brian Duffy’s first cartoon anthology

Oct 24, 2015 9:00am

Brian Duffy has been poking fun at the Iowa caucuses for just about as long as they’ve been a media circus, since the 1970s. Now, the longtime editorial cartoonist has gathered a selection of his...

Are you smarter than technology?

Oct 23, 2015 3:53pm

During the 1980s my job required sales trips to regional cities. In addition to road trips to other cities, I flew to the Twin Cities, Green Bay and Chicago. Upon arrival I rented a car and had...

Win or lose, these aren’t your father’s Cubs

Oct 23, 2015 8:00am

Those of us who grew up in the 1950s, most of us in small towns anyway, found ourselves drawn to Major League baseball.

After all, there never has been a “major league” team in any sport in...

An interview with Pastor Herman

Oct 16, 2015 5:50pm

(Author’s note: The following is written with a smile and with deepest appreciation to the men and women who serve God and humankind as pastors.)

In observance of Clergy Appreciation Month...

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