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As some may or may not know, I have served for several years on Muscatine Community College's Alumni Board. I attended MCC from early 2002 through 2004 and it remains the best collegiate decision of … more
The 2019 Legislative Session has concluded. I believe many good bills were passed this session and there were a few that fell short. In this week’s column I want to highlight some of the top … more
While in the middle of printing bios for 99 Durant and Wilton seniors, I felt it fitting to reprint a column I wrote May 21, 2009, which I think is still applicable today. Congratulations to our … more
The 2019 Iowa legislative session is over — “Sine Die” is the official Latin phrase. The Iowa Senate gaveled out mid-afternoon on Saturday, April 27. This will be my final legislative recap, … more
Cursive is making a comeback. Do you remember cursive? You probably learned it and still use it. Cursive, also known as longhand or handwriting, is, according to one definition I found, a style … more
Your hometown newspaper is involved in numerous partnerships within the cities of Wilton and Durant and surrounding area. Some extend throughout Muscatine and Cedar County as well. One of the … more
Editor:For more than four decades the Durant Volunteer Ambulance Service (DVAS) members have responded to people in need of medical assistance in the surrounding communities. Now we are asking for … more
When I was approached to serve as the sole judge for the Wilton Public Library Edible Books Challenge March 30, I must admit I thought it was a joke. For anyone who really knows me, it doesn’t … more
We are approaching what could be the last week of the session. Many policy items of significance continue to be worked on. If any one big piece of policy has a breakthrough I will send everyone an … more
When I heard that an out-of-state investment group was purchasing manufactured housing communities in Iowa, I was surprised — and then I heard how much they were planning to raise the rent. And … more
My mother didn’t teach my brother and me how to cook. My wife, Sherry, believes that was a mistake. So Sherry made sure she taught our daughter and three sons how to cook, and she also taught me. … more
Editor:In the 2016 Presidential election, Donald Trump received 51.8 percent of the Iowa vote. Hillary Clinton received 42.2 percent of the Iowa vote. Trump won the majority of the votes in Iowa.As … more
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