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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 …

Dear Editor,As I drive around Lee County I get to thinking about the psychology of yard signs.  Do yard signs really make a difference in the out come of elections?  What does the display …

With November right around the corner, I felt compelled to write a letter about the current race for the Lee County Board of Supervisors. I’ve watched on social media as Tom Schulz has talked down

The bathroom floors in the Hotel Manning are heated, at least in the “Old Part” of the hotel.  I had gotten up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, and was …

These days, I stand in front of audiences and engage in what is politely called “public speaking” more often than even Mr. Gentry ever imagined when I showed up at his office door 55 …

I"m not a rich man, sometimes its a challenge just to remain a happy man. As we get older the philosophies of life - the aches and pains - death, all on occassion smack you right in the mouth, and …

  President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel up to $10,000 in federal student loans for many borrowers is fair game for vigorous debate — and disagreement.Americans have been …

Famed international French artist Cecile Houel (pronounced “Well”) is honored, pleased and excited.  Tourists aboard a Viking River Cruise will be visiting her art studio on …

I sat about a month ago with Mark Cartwright in the MPR room at Fort Madison High School.I saw a man tired... a retired veteran who spends most of his time at the high school athletic facilities …

It's going to the top!  “Task Force IED”, my third book, is going to the top of the best seller lists.  Amazon has it rated at five stars.  Unlike my first two book that …

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