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In the 15-20 years I’ve been closely following tennis, I never could have dreamt that one day I’d be covering a local athlete on the biggest of professional stages. I’ve written in this … more
“People will come Ray, people will most definitely come.” The iconic quote above from the unforgettable voice of James Earl Jones is just one of the countless gems from the 1989 film … more
Excitement is building. A first-ever regular season Major League Baseball game will take place in Iowa next year. And it will take place at a location many people consider sacred. On Thursday, … more
I was a city kid growing up. Better yet for Wilton and/or Durant standards, a “town kid.” I wasn’t in 4-H. I didn’t know anything about livestock or crop farming. To an extent, I still … more
While watching (from afar) West Liberty softball’s run to third place in Class 3A last week, I finally decided to ask a question publicly that I’ve been thinking about for quite some time. … more
Let’s begin this week with a couple questions. 1. What is the biggest advantage and disadvantage of social media? 2. If you could change anything about the Muscatine County Fair, what … more
Our hope this week (or perhaps next) was to come to you with a Q & A session with Durant Mayor Scott Spengler with regard to the ongoing feud between Cedar County Sheriff Warren Wethington and the … more
I don’t remember much from the first few years of my life. One thing, however, I do remember – and quite vividly – is seeing my grandfather, Harry Ervin Roberts, lying motionless on his back, … more
It was a beautiful night for fireworks in Durant on the Fourth of July. Of course the evening had its “usuals:” the Durant Lioness Ice Cream Social; fresh popcorn, hot dogs, water and pop from … more
For those in our coverage area who were present for the Cedar County Freedom Rock’s dedication ceremony held in front of the courthouse June 29, you saw a county and city of Tipton come together in … more
As a child, one of my earliest memories was picking up the phone to talk with my aunt. I was seven and with intrigue, I listened to what she had to tell me. What she described sounded like a fantasy … more
Believe it or not, it’s officially summertime. June 21 was the summer solstice. It’s all downhill from there. It certainly doesn’t feel like summer. After a long, hard winter, a wet spring … more
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