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Before the weather turns for the worse for good and we find ourselves in the cold of winter, I felt it time to note a trip I was able to take in late June to Washington, D.C.     I, on behalf … more
I want to take a moment this week to acknowledge two area resignations that impacted me personally. One is a bit overdue and the other is quite recent.     The first, which not only touches me … more
    The latest financial picture for Iowa shows slow growth. Here’s one way we can give our economy a boost: shop local!     Small businesses are central to Iowa’s economic vitality. … more
    Wednesday, Oct. 11 was my birthday. I got to spend the morning of it at a memorable ceremony for Dave Happ of Durant – a Vietnam Army veteran who, after 50 years, got the recognition he … more
This week’s column is going to read more like diary entries as it’s 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 and I’m sitting in the business area of the Tulsa International Airport.     After spending … more
(Editor’s note: The following was written by North Scott Press assistant editor Mark Ridolfi and printed in the North Scott Press on Oct. 4.)     Prayers go out to those in Las Vegas this … more
    Manufacturing is one of the largest employers in our state. Iowa ranks third in the country for percentage of workers in manufacturing — 8.4 percent — and the industry is growing.    … more
I’m going to give the floor this week to school officials at both Durant and Wilton, as we’ve seen several emails and social media postings in recent weeks regarding behavior at local school … more
I come to our readers this week wanting to give a public thank you to Wilton senior Cole Rabedeaux.     Having just gone through two straight weeks of homecoming activities at Durant and … more
    Painful. That’s how a woman I know described the process of downsizing. She and her husband shed many of their possessions and moved from a house to a condominium a couple years ago. Later, … more
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