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AI’s starting to bust my buttons. Not A1, I kind like that savory sauce with hints of raisin and orange on steak when I break down and eat beef. But AI – Artificial Intelligence - …

Leaving the veterinarian's office, carrying Buddy wrapped in a blanket, his head barely peeking out, a person coming into the vet's office said, “Ah, poor Buddy!”  I realized people, …

Is it just me or is life just hazy right now? I had to put a new taillight assembly in my truck and paid close to $200 for it. I asked what the markup was and they told me it was one of the …

Many decades ago, Mrs. Gentry and Mr. Halferty put up with an inquisitive kid’s classroom questions about American democracy and the workings of government. I did not imagine back then how the …

The sole of my sandal started flapping, then came off all together (which made me limp), while walking to an interstate rest stop in Tennessee.  Well, duh!  People looked at me like I was …

America is a crooked road, man. From our seat as a local news publisher, it’s been extremely interesting talking to people over the past several years about where this crooked road is …

We had a great summer reading program this year thanks to many people in our community. Thank you to United Way of the Great River Region for providing funding to help pay for performers and supplies …

Iowa is about as far removed from an ocean as you can get. But this state figures in recent news reports about the U.S. Navy — and not in a puff-up-our-chest-with-pride way. One of the reports …

From the first sentence, Each man in the squadron carried, along with a sea chest, his own burdensome story, to the last, Nothing else remains of the ferocious struggle that once took place there, or …

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Tri-State Rodeo’s C. E. “Eddie” Richards so full as it was Friday night for Alabama. What a tribute to so many. I’m not sure …

My beans didn't come up this year, nor did the peas, cucumbers or sunflowers.  And I planted them twice, first with a reputable brand of package seed, then bulk seed.  It was dry, yes, but …

Fort Madison Mayor Matt Mohrfeld and I have a love-hate relationship. We’ve squawked at each other over philosophy, principal, prose, and polls. And what actually constitutes a legitimate …

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