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Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

December 21, 2018 One of the most famous newspaper editorials of all time has to do with Christmas. It first appeared September 21, 1897, in the pages of a leading newspaper of the day, the New York Sun. more »»

What Is Santa Like In Russia?

December 18, 2018 Around the world, you can find a different version of what Santa Claus is, what he does and how he travels. more »»

It’s A Wonderful Performance

December 13, 2018 “It’s A Wonderful Life” is a wonderful performance. Once again, Main Street Community Theatre has brought us the best of the best on stag. more »»

Zodiac Signs - Do They Fit

December 11, 2018 I’m not a believer in astrology, nor do I believe that what my horoscope says in newspapers, magazines, etc. is even close to what the outcome could be. more »»

The Cost of Staying Alive

December 4, 2018 Rising costs for patented drugs drive growth of pharmaceutical spending in the U.S., according to the 2017 Health of America report. more »»

It’s a Wonderful Life

November 30, 2018 Next month, Main Street Community Theater stages “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The play, of course, is based on the 1946 Frank Capra classic; a movie that has become synonymous with Christmas. more »»

Winter Survival Kit for the Car

November 27, 2018 As we get closer and closer to winter months and snow storms, it is time to consider winter survival kits for your vehicl. more »»

Candor, Action, Dignity, Respect

November 23, 2018 Candor. more »»

Demonstrating `Iowa Nice’ at Thanksgiving

November 21, 2018 by Steve Corbin Thanksgiving is the holiday where most people extend gratitude to family members and close friends for making their life bette. more »»

How To Tame An Aggressive Rooster

November 16, 2018 Every now and then, a person comes across an article that hits you just right. One that you find so funny, that every time you think about it, all you do is laugh. more »»

Rural Residents Grapple with Shifting Long-term Healthcare System

November 14, 2018 Across the nation, Americans are making tough decisions about long-term health care for themselves and their loved ones. more »»

Why Don’t Veterans Get The Day Off?

November 14, 2018 Veteran’s Day - many today do not understand the origin of Veteran’s Day. more »»

Overcoming biases and political hygiene needed in Iowa

November 9, 2018 by Steve Corbin With the 2018 election concluded (thankfully), maybe we can get back to a normal life without political banter and negative campaigning. more »»

Unusual Results in Elections Past

November 6, 2018 I suspect we all have had our fill of politicians, campaigns and commercials. more »»

Cast Your Ballots for “Tree of Life” Candidates

November 6, 2018 The name of the Pittsburgh synagogue where an unspeakable tragedy occurred last Saturday -- “Tree of Life” – provides a criterion for voters in the mid-term election – the language they use in their... more »»

Voice of the Engaged

November 2, 2018 Thirteen countries in Latin American have compulsory voting. Roughly one-fifth of electoral democracies enforce some type of national compulsory votin. more »»


October 31, 2018 We’ve all heard the story of how Halloween came to be. It was an ancient pagan day when the veil between the living world and spirit worlds are at it’s thinnest. more »»

No Irish Need Apply

October 26, 2018 I am a fan of the Irish band The Pogues. Lead singer and lyricist Shane MacGowan’s fondness for the jar eventually led to the band’s implosion. more »»

What are Common Sense Ethics?

October 23, 2018 We’ve all heard it at one time or another “he/she doesn’t have any common sense. more »»

A Thing of Beauty

October 19, 2018 Is October baseball. I appreciate and respect I am in football country. This is not an either/or editorial. I enjoy the first Sunday morning NFL games. In California, they aired in the morning. more »»



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