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I'm a jynx. I overreact. I get mad at simple things. In the middle of Saturday's 87 sporting events I had to cover, the Vikings were playing a rare Saturday regular season affair. I wasn't …

Dear Editor I do not get to determine the amount of money the pipeline companies can acquire for their assets or services, so why should...

Driving back from the Xtreme Arena Thursday night after watching a bunch of girls fighting on mats, I was a bit bored. When I’m bored, I think of weird things. Cheez-Its usually. I decided …

Kirk Ferentz set the foundation for the upcoming season by banking on history and a feeling that Iowa’s offense is going to be better. It’s a gamble that is going to define the final …

Not that she asked, but I have some advice for Rita Hart, the new chair of the Iowa Democratic Party.Yes, Hart is an experienced practitioner of politics. She was twice elected to the Iowa Senate. …

Tyler (Ty) Sullivan's handshake is firm.  It comes from his high school running coach, Bob Brown.  Coach Brown would shake the runner's hand if he or she received a medal.  If the …

Sometimes life brings you gifts - a dream, a spouse, a friend...and sometimes it just punches you in the face. People in Fort Madison see me routinely with a backpack and a camera standing on the …

Dear Editor: The Fort Madison Food Pantry Board of Directors and volunteers would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire community for their support of the Food Pantry in 2022. Although there are....

You don’t need a crystal ball to see that private school vouchers appear to be barreling toward passage by the Iowa Legislature, just three weeks into the 2023 session. These vouchers, or …

I like chess. You have to get your butt kicked before you get any good, and it helps define your ability to see the whole board. I've been naive a good portion of my life. Always wanting to be …

This story comes from Marcia Wiedemeier in Burlington. It was a hot Sunday morning.  As we were getting ready for church, my husband, Dan, looked out the bathroom window and spied a pink, …

Something funny kind of fell off the racks in the Missouri legislature this week.  A woman moved to clarify the Legislature's dress code by pointing out that women should be wearing jackets …

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