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As we pulled out onto the highway for our week-long vacation at Yellowstone National Park, I saw something flash in the rear-view mirror.  It was our Road Atlas that I had left on the roof of …

I bought a new pair of shoes this weekend. I have two other pairs - one a pair of Brooks that I used for walking and jogging, and the other just a pair of gray Nikes I got at an outlet mall that I …

Through the long arc of history, the Iowa Supreme Court has developed a reputation for judicial courage that often puts it ahead of many other courts when crafting groundbreaking decisions before …

Anna Banana where are you? A sign in the shape of a chicken in the front yard of Connie Nolin's house in Monroe reads, “A chicken rules this roost.” Signs with Connie's Grandchildren's names also …

My father died when I was six years old. I only remember a powder blue suit with white ruffles on this guy lying in a casket. I remembered smiling because it was funny to me at that age that …

Gov. Kim Reynolds talked last week about the importance of government leaders keeping other government officials looped in as decisions are made and events unfold. The governor was more correct …

She doesn't look a day over 80, but Betty Kilbourn, a resident of the Van Vorhies Haus, a retirement home in Mt. Pleasant, will be 100 years young on Wednesday, June 16th.  The residents and …

It's been two years since I've thought about a vacation. It's been longer since my family has gotten together and spent time nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The first …

Dear Editor,  On September 10, 2019, Central Lee community members went to the polls to approve a $12.9 million general obligation (GO) bond to improve facilities for our students. In advance …

Fort Madison Community, I know we’re coming off an extremely unusual year and realize many of you have endured hardships when it comes to your business and services, and that expendable fund …

Too often these days, Americans and our government seem to be incapable of agreeing on what the best course of action is, regardless of the issue.This is especially true when we are talking about …

Ralph Messerli of Fairfield hates ties.  But being a high school principal, guidance counselor, coach and teacher, he had to wear one.  Over his 42 years in the public school system, first …

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