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Opinion

‘Tapestry’ of song

‘Tapestry’ of song

Carole King is an icon in the music industry. She has had an impact since she wrote her first song in the 1960s. It’s fitting that there are…

Thanks for the memories Vern ...

My long-time friend Vern Pinnt, now living in Yuma, Ariz. shared this 2011 Reader’s Digest story which should give folks a laugh for the day…

Taking care of each other

My parents recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary by dining at Yanni’s in Newton. When they went to pay, they were told their bi…

Just another God story

Our outside temperature gauge told me it was -21 degrees at 2 a.m. — the time I usually get up to read and write. I could hear the wind howl…
Getting back on track

Getting back on track

Yeah, I haven’t ran in a while, once again.Through the busyness of my life, I have resorted to the o…
Dreaming of warmer weather

Dreaming of warmer weather

Editor's Note: This column original ran Feb. 27, 2018.Having been a citizen of Iowa my entire life, …

Seussical: The Presidency

If you want to know why people in America shoot so much heroin, re-watch Pres. Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address.
Better  together

Better together

Every year around the Iowa Newspaper Association convention I become this anxious, short-fused neurotic as I try to finish my work early eno…
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