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“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
Iowa is the leading biofuels producing state in the nation but lags other states in biofuels market share. Ethanol sales can be improved by creating an E10 standard for most on-road fuel sold in … more
The 2022 session of the Iowa Legislature began on January 10. I’d like to describe what we find as we arrive and what we will be doing. It is the second session of the two-year General Assembly. 50 Senators and 100 Representatives will work from now until mid-April to move legislation, work with the governor and her departments, and communicate with constituents back home. All of this with the goal of making Iowa a better place to live, work, and raise a family. more
Do you ever find yourself in a real jam where you can’t make heads or tails of a nearby conversation? Modern-day jargon is a far cry from the way we used to talk. Once in a blue moon I will ask a grandchild just what a word or phrase means, but truth be told I don’t mind admitting I was born long before yesterday, and sometimes, ignorance is bliss. more
Hoodwinked by LOMA School District Election Once again, like the previous three times, the taxpayers in LOMA school district are being asked to vote on a school bond on March 1. The last three … more
Dear Editor: We live in a world filled with violence. The deadly Michigan school shooting was, very sadly, yet another example. While many of us ached and prayed for the victims and their … more
In the split second before the crash, a warning flashed through my brain. I am pretty sure I squeezed my eyes shut and waited for the sound of breaking glass, but it was not the glass that broke. Yesterday morning when I opened my cupboard door, a juice glass tumbled from the top shelf. It took a nosedive directly to the counter below. Unfortunately, my just-poured mug of morning coffee took the hit. more
Dear Editor, As winter settles in, I want to take a moment to recognize everyone for making "The Little Christmas Store" a success, once again. After missing a year, we had great response from … more
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