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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
The time has finally come to begin figuring out how to start vetting the largest presidential candidate field in history. Next week in Miami, the first Democratic presidential debate will be held … more
Editor’s note: The following is part three of a 3-part Iowa legislative session wrap-up submitted by Sen. Zach Wahls. In the first part, printed June 6, Wahls discussed 2019 legislation he … more
April 10 may seem like a long time ago to some. I’m sure it will for the Wilton seniors that I’m about to mention, as they’ve already said goodbye to the only place they’ve known as home … more
Editor’s note: The following is part two of a 3-part Iowa legislative session wrap-up submitted by Sen. Zach Wahls. In the first part, printed June 6, Wahls discussed 2019 legislation he … more
Close your eyes. Take yourself back in time … you’re in third grade. Where were you? What school? Who was your teacher?What are some of your third grade memories?I was tasked to take a … more
The Iowa Senate adjourned about one month ago, and I feel like I am finally catching my breath and getting back into a good routine. A lot of life piled up over the past five months, and during the … more
After the harsh, snow-filled winter we have endured, coupled with the cool, wet spring we find ourselves in the middle of, we shouldn’t be surprised that rain tried to dampen our Memorial Day … more
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