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Well, I for one, feel better. The European Space Agency has determined that 100-foot, 22-ton piece of a Chinese rocket probably will not hit Fort Madison. The latitude of our city, in case you …

People like to talk about what the law says. And in Iowa, the law has a lot to say. Just look at the Iowa Code. It now fills eight volumes and costs $295 for a complete set. But common sense …

Eighty-eight-year-old Elna Greenfield of rural Birmingham in Van Buren County had heard that the country-school teacher she had at Mt. Zion was still alive and living in Keosauqua. Elna remembered …

BY SARAH CLENDENINGFort Madison Public Library Director FORT MADISON - SYNC Audiobooks for Teens returns for a 12th season of free audiobook downloads to keep for individuals ages 13 and up! …

Dear Editor,  I am happy to announce that within the next week the new playground at Pollmiller Park will be open for play. Last week the playground was installed and this week the wood chips …

Romping through a field of clover, the maiden laid down on the hillside and breathed in the fragrance of nectar-filled blossoms, felt golden sunshine on her fair cheek, and heard humming bees going …

After a lengthy, but lovable rant last week on the comedy of errors resulting from the city's simple, but apparently not-so-simple detour around the next phase of the Hwy. 61 project, I've been …

Editor: Several weeks ago, a man wrote that he did not need the stimulus payment. Therefore, he would save it for his grandchildren since he believes they will be the ones paying for the American …

The 2021 session of the Iowa Legislature will end in a few weeks, and one big issue moving toward a final vote would make charter schools easier to create as an alternative to the traditional K-12 …

The little brown sign on Highway 34 is easy to miss, just like the significance of two little sisters in Danville, Iowa, in the late 1930's and early 1940's, who were pen-pals with Anne Frank and her …

Things are a little crazy in the world right now. My brother and I were having a phone conversation Saturday evening about that every thing. It started with an update on my nephew's Saturday …

It’s hard for those of us of a certain vintage to realize it has been 39 years since Robert Ray was Iowa’s governor. In spite of the passage of so much time, his name was on the minds of many …

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