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I begin this week sharing a few public service announcements from local entities involving the three most traditional events of the summer in Wilton and Durant — all of which have been canceled … more
The 2020 legislative session has officially come to a close so I will do a series of columns highlighting the work that was done both pre- and post-COVID break. There are many good accomplishments to … more
Our readers are going to have to bear with me for a week or two as we get back into the swing of sports. For 11 years I've been on the go at least 3-4 nights per week, following area Durant and … more
Editor: ALL lives matter, I agree. That is why I have been standing on Highway 38 at the T-intersection with the highway into Wilton every day since May 30 with a sign that says “Black Lives … more
On of my favorite national observances happened last Friday, June 19. It was National Flip-flop Day. To say I love flip-flops may be an understatement. I have flip-flop pants, hats, jewelry, home … more
In this week’s column I will address the two election bills that passed the Legislature. Unfortunately, an election-year letter writing campaign is mixing partisan politics with policy. The opinion … more
The last two weeks have been a whirlwind. When the Legislature suspended the session in mid-March due to the rapidly advancing novel coronavirus, nobody was really sure what to expect. And when it … more
If I were in the gambling or predicting business, I'd probably lose my shirt most of the time. Yet here's another prediction that may go wrong. With most of the area Fourth of July fireworks … more
Editor: During the first weekend of June, a keepsake child’s yellow Little Tikes car was stolen from my home. You took the joy out of my great-great-granddaughter’s heart. If you have any … more
The first week back in the Legislature was a busy and productive one. For this week’s column, I want to focus on some successes that we were able to achieve. I have heard from many of you about … more
Editor: Iowans are amazing. The level of civic engagement among our citizens is unrivalled. We proved that once again when voters turned out in record numbers to cast their ballots in the June … more
Editor: Iowa boasted record turnout for the June primary, thanks to Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate. He made sure absentee ballot request forms were sent to every registered voter and expanded … more
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