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August 30, 2016 Do you remember the American Indian sitting on his horse, and a solitary tear coming down his cheek. more »»

Back to School Safety Tips

August 25, 2016 Our area kids are back in school and it has been three short months since they got out for the summer. more »»

Hail The Champions

August 23, 2016 I have to admit, at first, I?wasn’t going to watch much of the Olympic coverage when the games in Rio began. more »»

Would You Survive?

August 18, 2016 How many of you would do well on a reality show? How many of you would do well on a reality show where you had to find your own food? How many of you would do well on a reality show where you had to... more »»

Sometimes The Future Really Does Matter

August 16, 2016 As a news reporter, I have learned many things about writing an unbiased article. Keeping personal feelings out can be a challenge, but it is very important to only report the facts. more »»

You Get What You Ask For

August 11, 2016 Everybody at some time or another has been asked a question that just stops you dead in your tracks. Your immediate response can vary from “Are you serious?” to “None of your @#$%&! Business. more »»

Too Good To Be True? Check It Out!

August 9, 2016 If something sounds too good to be true -- it usually is. In other words, check it out. If the news is startling and requires immediate action -- don’t be hasty. Check it out. more »»

Mom’s Favorite Sayings

August 3, 2016 Sometimes you just seem to find those times that really bring back memories of childhood. more »»

A Job Well Done

August 2, 2016 For those who missed out, the 2016 Palo Alto County Fair is entered in the history books. more »»

Iowa Road Trips

July 28, 2016 How quickly this summer has flown -- as shown in Dave Carpenter’s cartoon. It seems once the County Fair is over, school shopping begins and in no time students are headed back to the classroom. more »»

Man’s Best Friend

July 26, 2016 They have been called man’s best friend for hundreds of years. more »»

Stop The Madness

July 20, 2016 The past few weeks in our nation have been tumultuous, to say the least, not only due to the ongoing deaths of people in police custody, but also from the shootings of law enforcement officers as... more »»

Here Comes The Fair

July 19, 2016 The Palo Alto County Fair is this week and I am personally encouraging every one of you to go to the fair. more »»

Don’t You Just Hate It…

July 13, 2016 We all have them, those pet peeves that drive us crazy. What drives me crazy is the lack of common courtesy for other drivers on gravel road. more »»

Obscure Iowa History

July 12, 2016 I was reminiscing about my grade school days a while back, and Iowa History came to min. more »»

It’s Time For Fair Fare

July 7, 2016 One of the best parts of going to a fair is the food -- fair fare! It doesn’t matter what fair you attend, there is always something tasty. more »»

The First Year

July 6, 2016 The end of June marked a milestone for me, I have been with the paper for one year. It seems like just yesterday I was writing this editorial on my first six months. more »»

It's A Conspiracy!

June 30, 2016 While driving home from the race track Saturday night, I was surfing AM radio for a change and landed on a talk show based out of St. more »»

Celebrate With The Magic of Fireworks

June 28, 2016 Fourth of July is a happy holiday, celebrating the United States’ independence as a union. more »»

Fun in the Sun

June 23, 2016 Finally, the weather we have longed for has arrived. The temperatures are rising and the days are getting longer, it’s summertime once again. more »»



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