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Dear Editor; An article in the Burlington Hawkeye on September 11 gave an overview of the difficulties facing Keokuk due to the pending closure of our hospital on October 1. The closure will …

There was a news update over the weekend about two elderly Iowans who wandered away from different care centers last winter and froze to death. There is no question the deaths were horrible …

They pray every morning to bring them God encounters.  Thomas and Carole-Anne Elliott are Canadians.  In their fifties, they are floating down the Mississippi River on a sailboat.  …

My daughter is a very worldly person. This past week she got on a train and headed to New London, Connecticut to watch "I know This Much is True," a live production with Mark Ruffalo. Mark is the …

Growing up in Bloomfield in the 1950s and 1960s, I remember seeing empty coffee cans next to the cash registers in places like Ollie O’Briant’s drug store, Bill Tews’ coffee shop …

Curt Petersen's wife, Emma, shouted, “Curt, Curt, are you alright?” “Yeah,” Curt groaned.  “Call an ambulance.” When the life-flight helicopter landed, the life-flight nurse asked, “Mr. Petersen, on a scale of one-to-ten, with ten being the worst, how much pain are you in?”

Seeing the throngs of people at Rodeo Park on Thursday brought back memories of the annual cross country meet that was held there for years. Something was a bit special about Thursday's Timm Lamb …

Senator Grassley called the January 6th attack on the Capitol an “insurrection” and “an attack on American democracy itself”.  He stated, “I condemn today’s …

Televisions are getting larger, but that does not make it easier to decipher the political ads that are as common these days as gnats at a picnic.There is one thing we should understand about these …

Dear Editor: I have had the pleasure of working under the leadership of Donna Amandus to make the Canine Corral dog park a reality.  I have been impressed by her enthusiasm for everything she …

Curtis Giberson from Hillsboro studied the '54 Chevy he saw on an on-line farm auction.  The picture wasn't very good.  The caption read, “Only 32,400 …

I don't know what's more amazing, the number of people I know when I walk Avenue G during the Rodeo Parade... Or the number of people I don't. I live about three blocks from the parade route so …

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