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Attention, Please

February 9, 2017 From our very first days of recollection, we have been told to “pay attention.” From toddler to forever, our minds wander and we have to bring things into focus and pay attention to the real world. more »»

A Sound Decision

February 7, 2017 It’s been a little over a week since the Iowa Supreme Court issued a ruling on an appeal of the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit against Buena Vista, Sac and Calhoun Counties and their rural drainage... more »»

My Naughty Kitty

February 2, 2017 Owning an active, lively pet can be exasperating at times. Whether your pet is a cat or a dog, trying to keep up with a pet can be difficult. more »»

What’s In A Name?

January 31, 2017 The name “John Hancock” has become synonymous with a flourishing, cursive signature. more »»

A Day In The Life

January 26, 2017 For those of you who utilize Facebook®, you’re familiar with those little remiders that pop up from posts you may have made a year, two years or even five years earlier. more »»

Before I Was A Mom

January 24, 2017 Seeing pictures of the first baby born at PACH this year reminded me that my son was the first baby born in the county in 1993 and he turned 24 years ol. more »»

Thoughts Turn To Gardening

January 19, 2017 When the weather is cold and blowing and the ground is covered with ice and snow, thoughts turn to gardening. It’s a great escape. more »»

Did You Survive Friday?

January 17, 2017 Hopefully you all survived last Friday the 13th without incidents. more »»

How To Know If You Are Addicted to Facebook

January 12, 2017 Over 400 million people are Facebook users and half of them visit every day to post, socialize, play games and network. more »»

Battling Cold and Flu

January 10, 2017 Welcome to the new year! This is the time of year when students return to school and come home with colds, flu and sore throats. Parents bring those germs from home to work and everyone is exposed. more »»

Conservation Ensures A Bright Future

January 5, 2017 From the time the first European settlers made Iowa their home, the stateás rich, productive farmland has been at the heart of the state’s economy. more »»

Music That Heals

January 3, 2017 With Editor Jane gone over the holidays, things have been a little hectic at the newspaper office, with altered deadlines for presstimes due to the holidays. more »»

New Beginnings

December 29, 2016 All the hype and build up of Christmas is over and New Year’s Eve is coming fast. more »»

Holiday Attitudes

December 27, 2016 The Christmas holiday, according to the calendar, is over, and New Year’s is just a few short days away. more »»

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

December 22, 2016 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 »»

For the Teachers

December 20, 2016 It seems like it was just Christmas and here it is four days away already. As a kid growing up, I couldn’t wait for Christmas to get here. more »»

Holiday Traditions

December 15, 2016 The hustle and bustle of the holidays starts at Thanksgiving and wraps up with the beginning of the new year. more »»

Iowa's Loss Is A Plus For The Nation

December 13, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump vowed during the campaign that his administration would make closing the U.S. trade deficit with China a top priority. more »»

Bah! Humbug!

December 8, 2016 I’m pretty sure everyone is familiar with Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”, a holiday tale of a green character who disliked Christmas, the bright lights, packages and celebration. more »»

Pearl Harbor – 75 Years Later

December 6, 2016 It was a day, that as President Franklin D. Roosevelt said “….would live in infamy. more »»



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