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Randy Stewart and his son, Austin, had a brain storm one day.  They are patriotic people and, wishing they had a flag pole for an American Flag (the 4th of July was coming up), they did the next …

Fort Madison school officials and community volunteers have jumped through just about every hoop they can to try and upgrade district facilities. The latest plan, after district officials went …

Iowa’s 2020 election was one for the record books --- with 1.7 million people marking ballots.It was an impressive turnout in Iowa --- with 76 percent of Iowa’s eligible voters taking part.There …

There have been three major “Where were you whens...” in my life. I was born in 1948, making me 72 years young. The first, “Where were you when...,” happened while I was a sophomore in high …

Sorry, but Beside the Point's a little late this morning. Saturday was a bittersweet day and just chalked full of emotion for this spent editor, father, uncle, brother, and friend. I'm a homer …

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ message for Iowans has been consistent since the coronavirus pandemic arrived a year ago:Yes, wearing masks is important, the governor has made clear, but government should leave …

I've always believed in God.  It's the way I was raised.  Oh, there have been times, like when I was a teenager and questioning everything, that I had some doubts.  What puzzled me, …

Trying to get into the Central Lee gym in time for the girls Class 3A Region 8 quarterfinal game was a chore. I didn't want to leave the balmy interior of the Beast, our Toyota FJ Cruiser. Inside …

To the Editor: There has been discussion, recently, about people feeling uninformed about things that are happening in local government. I have also seen the statement that people must choose to …

Through the years, the Iowa Legislature has chosen an official state flower and a state bird. There’s also a state tree and even an official rock.It may be time for lawmakers to designate an …

Being a writer with my little ole undergraduate Degree in English from Iowa State, I pay closer attention to words than maybe most people. My one class in linguistics (I didn't even know what …

Fort Madison at-large City Councilman Kevin Rink said at Tuesday's council meeting that he's been fielding calls from people who don't have the Internet, and don't get the newspaper. They're …

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