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The moon budged in front of the sun last week for the first time in about six years. It won’t happen again for another 20. As I drove around north Lee County looking for kids and adults alike …

Dear Editor, At our regularly scheduled March board meeting, the Central Lee Board of Education approved two significant facility projects to begin this summer. These projects, including a …

I spent a few days in the Ozarks this past week trying to shake off the winter blahs. It was cold enough for the first three days that the chill in my bones stayed in place. It took morning coffee, …

I have a little muscle memory left for tennis. I’ve enjoyed tennis since I was a kid. I didn’t play in high school because we didn’t have it. I might have played had we offered it. …

(With the indulgence of our readership and a nod to the mental health of our communities, today’s Beside the Point has been offered to Dr. Mike Maher of Counseling Associates, Inc,  Mike …

What were they thinking? That is a question I ask myself a lot lately. Those were the first words out of my mouth when the Manhattan district attorney had to postpone Donald Trump’s New York …

The year was 1984.  People were wondering if George Orwell's predictions for the year would come true; in basketball socks were up to the knees and shorts were nowhere near them; and Mt. …

Election season is heating up. At Friday’s monthly legislative update at the Lee County Career Advantage Center, a very well-attended event, I might add, we got a sniff of the Lee County …

Like many people who call this state home, I have long taken an interest in the careers and achievements of people who have gotten their start in Iowa.  As a kid, I was fascinated to walk …

Like master, like dog.  I have lipomas all over my body.  Especially on my forearms.  They're embarrassing.  I think I have them on my forearms because of all the knocks and …

A tea with ginger, cinnamon, white rice, apple cider vinegar, avocado oil, and a full lemon. That’s what I’m drinking now. Because eating 13 gourmet cheeseburgers in 36 hours is not …

I have a weekend coming up. Kind of a spring break kind of thing with a little cholesterol involved. I read the Des Moines Register in the morning. Not all of it, but I hit the highlights and look …

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