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From boom boxes to Yahtzee

The other day, while bird watching from the back deck, I posed a question to Mick ... are we going to live in this house for the rest of our…

The passing of a giant

WASHINGTON — On Friday, Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative journalist and writer, released a noble statement to th…

Horsing around

“I’m not sure she was too experienced,” my mom said of the woman who had led her on horseback for her birthday hike.

Garden discoveries

I have always loved to bake. I get it from both sides of the family. Both of my grandmothers and even my Grandpa Rodgers taught me the ins a…

My daughter the artist

We moved Annie, along with her brother, to Mt. Pleasant from Colorado, completely against their will when they were teenagers. They thought …

‘Til Valhalla

Sometimes you bite the bar, and well, sometimes the bar bites you. Wednesday was my birthday, and Friday the Lincoln burned to the ground on…

'Fun for the Whole Herd'

Summer is here, and so the fun begins. The Jasper County Fair Theme “Fun for the Whole Herd” invites the entire family to join the excitemen…

Gas price questions

The gas stations in Newton are cheating all of Newton families.Gas in Newton Hy-Vee is $2.84 a gallo…

Trump’s triumph or Kim’s coup?

This week, President Trump went to Singapore to meet with the most repressive dictator on the planet, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jung U…
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