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Beginning farmer tax credit

The House has on its debate calendar HF 768, a bill that would help out new farmers. It is a tax credit program that incentivizes Iowa lando…
Walking with a dog

Walking with a dog

I have spent many hours walking around Newton. I have written previously about how I used my nightly walks to familiarize myself with Newton…

Octogenarian walked 30,000 miles

The best way to interview an octogenarian who walked 30,000 miles in 30 years (1,000 miles a year) is to go for a three-mile, early morning …

Budget negotiations

It’s budget negotiation time at the Capitol. Iowa lawmakers face complex decisions about how to distribute approximately $7 billion. Legisla…
Art For You

Art For You

A new shop has opened in my area and I think it may be one I frequent a lot. It isn’t really open to the public, since it is located in our …
If you want it, I've got it

If you want it, I've got it

Editor's note: This column was originally published July 9, 2015How did my house become the dumping …
‘Dolly’ wows on stage

‘Dolly’ wows on stage

“Put on your Sunday Clothes” and head to the Des Moines Civic Center while the Broadway classic “Hello, Dolly!” is in town. I have seen the …

Kendall the Cancer Sniffing Dog

Kendall was on Sue’s lap as usual, after supper, while Sue and her husband, Gary, watched television. The half-beagle-half-pug rescue dog (i…

Iowans want the truth in taxation

Time for truth in taxation on properties: Do you think you could sell your property for 10, 20 or even 40 percent more right now compared to…
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