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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
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
Hundreds of citizens took to the polls in November to decide who their local policy makers would be. more
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