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Dear Editor A new presidential administration is the chance for new opportunities. A fresh start. I can think of no better issue to address than immigration. It is time for America to regain the …

The actions of journalists and police officers were in the spotlight last week in a Des Moines courtroom. The scrutiny came at the trial of Andrea Sahouri, a Des Moines Register reporter. She …

A day in the life of a writer: I was going to meet another writer for lunch in Stronghurst, Illinois.  We both publish columns in various newspapers and thought it would be nice if we could meet …

My first trip to the golf course was Friday morning. Granted, it was to pedal some ads and talk about the upcoming May 7th United Way golf outing at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course. When you make …

I was trying the other day to come up with a memory from one year ago, when the world we knew stopped because of a virus we knew little about.And then from the other room, I heard the ESPN …

Tucked away among hundreds of bills being considered this year by the Iowa Legislature is one people might have quickly embraced in a different era.But times have changed. It has been 38 years since …

I've espoused the benefits of copper before. I completely cured the pain in my left elbow by wearing a copper bracelet. I don't even wear it anymore, nor do it need it. The pain is gone. When my …

It's a record setting year in the Vandenberg funhouse. I took the Christmas tree down Friday and reset the living room. I like it when that happens because it creates space. Christmas can be …

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 …

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