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By Randy EvansPeople in the health care field have worked their tails off since the Covid pandemic hit Iowa with a vengeance in 2020.Doctors, nurses and all manner of technicians and support staff …

I could tell he wanted to ask a question. The young boy kept wandering past me as I wrote a story at the state high school baseball tournament in Iowa City. He and his friends were fascinated by …

Spenser Remick, formerly of Salem, is 35-years old, weighs 320 lbs ±, is 6'3” tall and is well on his way to being a competitor at the World's Strongest Man contest.  …

I want to write about sports today. I really do. Fall sports are just days away from official practices. Anticipation is palpable for another HTC run at state volleyball, the next-man-in …

It is difficult for many of us to muster empathy for people accused of crimes who have complaints about the way police treated them.This lack of empathy probably occurs because ordinary folks do not …

We have a yellow trumpet vine.  Not the standard orange trumpet vine that you see a lot of, but yellow. There was a huge growth of it just west of New London a few years ago.  It was …

Surprise, surprise.Exxon reported record profit sales for the past quarter. According to CNN Exxon made $2,254 per second over the past quarter.That's per second.President Biden waived off recession …

To the Editor: Working for southeast Iowa in the Legislature is something to which I am wholly committed. I want Lee County to have a representative voice that reflects working families, education …

Ginnie and I went to Yellowstone again this year for vacation.  Last year we were there and saw actual wolves in the wild feeding on a bison carcass.  Not only that, but we were treated to …

I had planned on writing today's piece on a baseball player named Juan Soto who last week turned down $441 million to play baseball for the next 15 years in Washington. I just get around  …

In my day job, I wear the hat of the executive director of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council. This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization has been around for 40+ years.We advocate on behalf of the …

 I turn 74 this month.  I'll take and tell you, what Ginnie and I went through with COVID 19, I could see the end, and it wasn't pretty.  It made me realize that life is so …

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