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It’s been awhile since I’ve had HBO as part of my local cable package. To say I’m having withdrawals is an understatement. One of the shows I miss the most is “Real Time with Bill … more
Here are some scraps from an old reporter’s notepad: When it comes to Iowa’s 20 safest cities, Eldridge ranks no. 5. That’s according to an Oct. 26 report from safewise.com, which … more
When you turn to our sports pages this week, you’re going to see a new byline.Durant senior Erin Shelangoski will be helping us with Durant bowling coverage this winter. As I’m sure most … more
The passing of President George H.W. Bush last week had me traveling down several different avenues of thought in the days that followed.Bush served the nation as the 41st president from 1989-1993, … more
This column contains everything you ever wanted to know – or perhaps never wanted to know – about fruitcakes. And when I say fruitcakes, I’m talking about those cakes that contain dried fruit … more
We were truly saddened to see Durant’s annual community Christmas event get cancelled last Sunday. It’s become a fun tradition for local children to sit on Santa’s knee and enjoy food and fun … more
This week begins the holiday season and hopefully I’m not the only one wondering where summer, fall, and for that matter 2018, has gone! As we give thanks this week with family and friends, … more
If you want to read about Wilton’s fourth state volleyball run in school history, see our coverage on pages 10-11. What can’t go unmentioned is the morning the volleyball team had prior to … more
When we talk about volleyball family, we take it seriously – Brenda GrunderWithin the past week, our communities have shifted from football fever to volleyball hysteria after Wilton upset … more
Musician Neil Diamond made his announcement in January. Actor Alan Alda made his announcement in July. Now it’s my turn. Like Diamond and Alda, I, too, have Parkinson’s disease, a … more
Last week we introduced the acquisition of the West Liberty Index by our parent company, North Scott Press Inc. I've penned a column that will print in this week's Index and wanted to share it with … more
Unemployment is low in Iowa, and business leaders say they need more skilled workers. So why aren’t people flocking here from around the country to take our jobs? Maybe because our state has … more
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