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As most are aware Lee and I made a hot dash to Houston basically for a 4th of July party. Kinda crazy, but sometimes life calls for a little crazy. I packed up the work laptops and made phone …

The Iowa State University agricultural engineering graduate began raising sheep and crops. He also set about working to restore the “prairie pothole” ecology of shallow wetlands that was …

The Big Ten didn’t add USC and UCLA on Thursday. It added one of the biggest media markets in the United States. If you want to know why a conference with a mostly-Midwestern footprint …

The Big Ten didn’t add USC and UCLA on Thursday. It added one of the biggest media markets in the United States. If you want to know why a conference with a mostly-Midwestern footprint would add two universities 2-3 time zones away, look at …

The Big Ten didn’t add USC and UCLA on Thursday. It added one of the biggest media markets in the United States. If you want to know why a conference with a mostly-Midwestern footprint would add two universities 2-3 time zones away, look at …

The temperature driving across Nebulous Nebraska reached 104 degrees.  Someone else said it hit 109.  Yikes, this is June!            Of course we knew about the massive flooding in …

I fell down the rabbit hole of watching old baseball games on ESPN Classic during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. The now-defunct network surprisingly didn’t have a large library of games — they were postseason games from the 1970s …

It really is one of the greatest stories to roll through Fort Madison in decades. People tend to dismiss vocational awards as secondary to athletic awards, but what happened over the past week in Atlanta is something to be recognized and …

Here we are, well into year three of the effects and after-effects of Covid.  An oft-heard comment during this time has come from people who believe government should simply butt out. These people believe government should leave it to individuals, …

The first-pride festival was held in Fort Madison on Thursday night. For the past few years a small group of passionate people has organized a parade and park rally to create, and celebrate, awareness of openly gay and transgender individuals in …

What is happening to us? What passes for public discussion these days certainly is not civil or thoughtful. Nor is it really much of a discussion. If you read the comments from …

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