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Online instruction can be a bridge

The current pandemic, coupled with a new Director at the Department of Education, is finally bringing about some much-needed change for Iowa…

70 great years

It was June 6, 1950, when as a sophomore at Newton High School, I started a part time job at the Newton Manufacturing Company.  The pay was …

The childcare industry is the backbone of the U.S. economy. Parents of 6.4 million children need child care in order to get back to work. In…

More wildlife, less mowing

It’s that time of year when the crops are in, the cows are done calving, most of early spraying is done and the fertilizer in on and in plac…

Getting back to a new normal

Now that Governor Reynolds has allowed businesses in Jasper Country to reopen with some restrictions, finally, we will again be able to go o…

We lost a good one

We lost a good one, Shirley Suckow. Wow. Shirley.I met Shirley and Bob Suckow in the spring of 1997 …

Miller-Meeks shows dedication

To my friends in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District:As voters cast their ballots in the Republican pr…

Support candidate Miller-Meeks

I have gotten to know Mariannette Miller-Meeks over a number of years and have developed a deep respect for her on a personal, professional …

Profits versus people is a false choice

When we are faced with the question of worker safety versus production of goods, historically, we have always been told we just have to sacr…
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