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The thump of my boots echoed in the cold, dark hallway. A bare bulb high above cast shadows over the old steps, but I didn’t care, because when I got to the bottom of those steps and opened the door, an amazing world appeared. more
It was busy and productive this week at the Capitol with floor debate on many bills occurring in both chambers. Last week we reached our first self-imposed legislative deadline where bills that did not advance out of full committee are no longer eligible for debate (barring any procedural maneuvering). more
I stopped and stared. No! It couldn’t be. There on an endcap in the seasonal card section was a very elaborate, sparkly, red and pink castle. Not just a castle, it was a castle VALENTINE BOX! The drawbridge lowered into an opening for depositing cards. It was complete, pre-decorated, ready-to-take-home PLASTIC. more
On Feb. 2 the Iowa House passed our first bill of the legislative session, House File 2128, which is Governor Reynolds’ Biofuel Access bill. This piece of legislation supports Iowa’s renewable fuel industry and provides Iowan’s more choice when they fill up their vehicles at local gas stations. more
“This is a perfect night!” Delmer exclaimed as he slid the pasture gate open and let Rodney and Randy step through before pulling it shut behind them. more
On March 1 voters will decide whether or not Logan-Magnolia Community Schools should receive a bond in order to improve its facilities. I’m pleased to say that my thirteen years at Lo-Ma … more
I see the Logan school board finally made it official to raise the ugly head of the $8.8 + million dollars bond issue again for a gym. Didn’t like to take no for an answer. However, this … more
Week 2 of the Iowa Legislature sees subcommittee work on proposed legislation hitting full stride. This first step of a bill’s life usually consists of a three person subcommittee, two of the … more
“The cousins are coming!” Almost always, that announcement invoked a sense of excitement in us kids, especially if the cousins were our same gender and close to us in age. Memories of ballgames and Anti-I-Over danced in our heads. We couldn’t wait! more
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