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Typically, “Editorial writing 101” says to think about an important issue in your community, take a position or stance on that issue, then persuade your reader. You’ll have to come along with … more
The 2019-20 school year has come to a close. I’m sure it’s not how anyone envisioned it ending, with empty classrooms, students learning from home and parents stepping in as impromptu … more
We all know the old adage “A dog is a man’s best friend.” This common phrase is referring to the history of close relations, loyalty, and companionship with humans. Science shows that this … more
Editor: I have been in law enforcement in my military and civilian career for the past 36 years. For the past 31 years, I have spent my civilian law enforcement career in Cedar County and Durant … more
Editor: Mariannette Miller-Meeks has gone negative in her campaigning against Bobby Schilling. Miller-Meeks who has lost the last three elections for the Second Congressional seat against a … more
Editor: I supported Lonny Pulkrabek when he first ran for Johnson County Sheriff. I support Lonny Pulkrabek as a candidate for Iowa House District 73. Sheriff Pulkrabek has served our … more
While in the middle of printing bios for 92 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
Editor: Like many, through the years I’ve saved interesting newspaper articles about historical events. I love my hometown newspaper, but never thought I’d be saving it for its coverage of a … more
Editor: Former President Eisenhower said, “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes … more
Editor: I was excited to hear the news that Lonny Pulkrabek is running for state representative in House District 73. As Johnson County Sheriff for 15 years, his leadership experience will be … more
Editor: On May 11, after speaking against the appointment of James Barry as Muscatine County Attorney, I saw that Mr. Barry was quickly sworn in. He announced his intention to run for the office … more
Editor: Well, here we go again. I started out with a quote from Yogi Berra a few weeks ago to review all of the less than competent actions of our current (Muscatine) county board of supervisors. … more
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