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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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I don’t think this is what my teacher had in mind

Jun 05, 2014 9:09am

One of the biggest tasks we faced during our years in school was memorization.

I remember my teachers in grade school, junior high and high school sending us home with the admonition to “...

‘…Who has not created me a woman!’

Jun 05, 2014 9:07am

Some of my childhood heroes were Jewish men – Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David and others. As I grew older I developed an interest in Judaism that continues tod+ay.

In my studies I discovered...

Rain barrels saving water and reducing pollution

Jun 05, 2014 9:05am

Saving rainwater in barrels or cisterns is an idea that is thousands of years old but it is becoming popular again with homeowners. It has many ecological benefits. It provides a water source for...

Fun at the movies

Jun 05, 2014 9:04am

Being a life-long movie lover I have to comment on what my family and I saw on the silver screen this week end. Specifically I am a great enthusiast of good monster movies, and “Godzilla” surely...

Letter to the editor 6/5/14

Jun 05, 2014 9:01am

To the Editor:

We are told the answer to wasteful government spending is to outsource government functions to private businesses. There are two ways a company can save money over what...

Mentoring for beginning teachers

May 29, 2014 10:08am

To the Editor:

Iowa state legislators need to be persuaded to financially support full-release mentoring for beginning teachers. This program shifts new teacher training duties to veteran...

A boast to classmates earned ‘Bumps’ a career

May 29, 2014 10:08am

With America less than a decade removed from World War II and a new conflict raging on the Korean Peninsula, young men graduating from high school in 1953 faced an uncertain future.


Summertime and the livin’ is easy

May 29, 2014 10:08am

Within the next week or so, if not already, public schools will have dismissed for the summer. Though it’s been nearly 50 years since I was a public school student I remember well the excitement...

A fantasy, a mystery, an adventure, a secret society, and a little romance too

May 29, 2014 10:08am

I just listened to a fabulous debut book, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan. After techie Clay Jannon is laid off from his San Francisco web design job during the recession, he...

Iowa needs management and labor balance

May 23, 2014 9:28am

To the Editor:

The Republicans now have control of the executive and legislative branches in 20 states. Influenced by business groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)...

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