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Iowa’s low mark from American Cancer Society

Aug 27, 2014 3:28pm

To the editor:

It is really not surprising that Iowa has been given low marks in the fight against cancer by the American Cancer Society. It is especially upsetting after the $1.7 billion...

Luna Moth

Luna moth

Aug 27, 2014 2:29pm

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Letters to the editor 070314

Jul 02, 2014 11:09am

Fireworks remain illegal

To the Editor:

Iowans will gather with lawn chairs and blankets in their communities to enjoy firework displays during the Fourth of July celebrations across...

Bill Haglund

Floods conjure up memories of long ago

Jun 25, 2014 12:55pm

All the flooding in Iowa last week brought back memories of a Model T ride long ago.

I’m not sure of the exact year, but I remember I was just a lad, so I’d guess it may have been the late...

Not all of America’s got talent

Jun 25, 2014 12:52pm

If I were to find a magic lamp and were a genie to pop out of it and offer me three wishes, I know what I would choose. My first wish would be for the ability to sing.

I love to sing; I just...

Poison ivy

Jun 25, 2014 12:50pm

It was out there hiding under the lilac bushes on the south fence line of my property.

I moved carefully through the bushes, took aim, and gently squeezed the trigger. Although I hate to use...

Ann Welch

A new friend

Jun 25, 2014 12:48pm

I’m embarking on an adventure I haven’t enjoyed for many years—raising a new puppy. Ozzie is a 3-month old pug, and he is, as my kids say, “ridiculously cute”. It is truly amazing how similar...

Devon Murphy-Petersen

The many stories of Chestnut Street

Jun 25, 2014 12:41pm

Just a year ago I wrote a glowing review for “A Week in Winter”, billed at that time as the last book of the late beloved Irish author Maeve Binchy. Luckily for all of us, during her long writing...

Letter to the editor 062614

Jun 25, 2014 12:38pm

To the Editor:

Gov. Terry Branstad often likes to say that he met his match in terms of energy and enthusiasm for the state of Iowa in Lieutenant Gov. Kim Reynolds. Jack Hatch picked his...

Devon Murphy-Petersen

A month lost

Jun 18, 2014 4:18pm

I just finished listening to an interesting memoir, “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness” by Susannah Cahalan. One day Cahalan woke up in restraints in a hospital room, unable to move, speak, or...

Ann Welch

Views from my window

Jun 18, 2014 3:50pm

As I sit at my computer near one of my porch picture windows just inches away I have seen several interesting things I want to share with you. First, one of my cats came strolling across the yard...

It had to be the worst ‘job’ in the world

Jun 18, 2014 3:49pm

The man who answered the door was wearing boxer shorts and an undershirt – one of those narrow strap things some of our mothers forced us to wear when we were kids – that only barely covered his...

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