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I Was Just Thinking… His weak heart was, nonetheless, a big one

Apr 28, 2016 3:57pm

As I recall, I was about seven years old when my dad took me aside and told me that it was time for me to receive a weekly allowance.

He set the amount to 20 cents a week and, in 1950 or ’51...

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Sunshine Week

Mar 10, 2016 10:00am

Iowans will see a lot of discussion in the news media and among First Amendment advocates during the March 13-19 Sunshine Week about the vital importance of open government in a free and...

Letter to the Editor: Corndog Checkoff

Mar 03, 2016 11:00am

Dear Editor:

Every August the Iowa State Fair has the honor of hosting more than one million people at the historic 450-acre Iowa State Fairgrounds. The Iowa State Fair continues to attract...

I Was Just Thinking: Even if you never met him, you’ll probably remember him

Mar 03, 2016 11:00am

For many Iowans, February has been a month of passage.

These countless folks board planes or pack the family wagon for an annual trip to the Sunshine State.

February means Daytona....

Health and Wellness: Alert Iowa

Mar 03, 2016 10:00am

Alert Iowa is a statewide mass notification and emergency messaging system that Dallas County has adopted. The system can be used by local authorities to quickly disseminate emergency information...

Country Roads: Plans 50 years in the making

Mar 03, 2016 10:00am

The process has begun. The date has been set. “Save the date” notices have been distributed. A committee is working on a “memory” booklet and in July the Northeast Hamilton Community High School...

Op-Ed: Save the Children Action Network

Feb 25, 2016 11:00am

I will never forget this year’s Iowa caucuses, because this time, I was focused on using my voice to help kids.

My mother was a kindergarten teacher for 30 years, and she always talked about...

I Was Just Thinking: ‘Growlers’ hitting the Iowa marketplace

Feb 25, 2016 11:00am

To growl, or not to growl.

That may be a question facing Iowans who enjoy sipping an adult beverage occasionally.

With more and more of the so-called “micro” breweries popping up...

Country Roads: Talking to a brick wall

Feb 25, 2016 11:00am

In a recent three-way Facebook exchange with a mutual friend my daughter accused me of being a chatterbox. A Facebook meme showed a child in a sleeping bag on a supermarket floor. The caption read...

Health and Wellness: Oral Health and Breast Cancer May be Linked

Feb 25, 2016 11:00am

Here’s something interesting to consider. There seems to be a link between having gum disease and getting breast cancer.

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a chronic inflammatory...

Country Roads: Idioms: another way to say it

Feb 18, 2016 11:00am

For more than 30 years my cousin, Tim, has been a pastor in Latin America. Earlier this month, Tim flew back to Iowa to visit his parents. I was privileged to have been able to spend some time...

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