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Officially, bishops and archbishops in the Roman Catholic Church have one boss, the pope. Of course, their ultimate authority figure is Jesus.  That’s why many Catholics and non-Catholics have …

Dear Editor, At its April meeting, the Central Lee Board of Education approved the district’s tax levy for the 2022-23 school year. The district was able to drop the tax rate another 40 cents …

It started when the internet went down.  We live in the country so we have our own satellite internet provider.  The internet has gone down before, in storms and so-on, and it was just a matter of …

There's something about being back at home after a weekend away. I don't know if it's just age (yep!) or expanding the work week for a full weekend at Drake, but there's something about coming …

Dear Editor: When I hear “Pickleball”, I immediately flash back to my high school P.E. days. I vaguely remember the rules, but the game itself was fun. Fast forward to today, when you hear of …

Aaron Salter Jr., 55, was on duty at the security job that supplemented his retirement income. Ruth Whitfield, 86, was buying groceries. Celestine Chaney, 65, stopped in for strawberries for the …

Linda and Kevin Ross live on the Skunk River near Augusta on the Lee County Side.  They already have three older Airstream Travel Trailers—you know, the ones that look like silver beetles going …

I just don't get it. If someone would have asked me a month ago if I thought Fort Madison could pull off being "crunchy", I would have thought they were talking about its age or maybe some …

Irony has been so deep in recent days that we shouldn’t be surprised if people start walking around with their chore boots on or with the cuffs on their pants rolled up to avoid the …

Thad Crane and his wife Laura live in the old Selma school house.  In fact, Thad sleeps in his old home room.  You wouldn't know it from the outside, but their living space on the first floor of …

It's been an interesting past several days. The wife went to Nawlins with the daughter for about six days for a jazz festival. In that time I've written a bunch of things, filled out some …

The legendary U.S. Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis once observed, “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.” Brandeis was not talking about everyday cleaning around the home. He …

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