Robert Maharry

06/21/2017 - 9:57am

I’ve taken a fair amount of flak since the publishing of my last column (“Let’s Build a Shrine to Trump,” June 8), and a few misconceptions seem to have arisen: that 1) I dislike or have a problem with the Grundy County Board of Supervisors, and 2) I’m a mindless shill for the Democratic orthodoxy with a blind, irrational hatred for President Trump.

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06/21/2017 - 9:51am
West Marshall plated five runs in the opening frame and coasted from there on out to grab a 6-2 win over Gladbrook-Reinbeck and stay atop the NICL West standings last Thursday night.             Rebel starting pitcher Joe Smoldt quickly retired the first two batters he faced and appeared to be...
06/21/2017 - 9:47am
Almost any working journalist you talk to can probably recall his or her first bylined story as a paid professional. Some got sent to a rally or interviewed a local politician. Some drove off to a county fair, a car accident or a natural disaster. I wrote about a four-pound Chihuahua that won an award at a dog show.      ...
06/21/2017 - 9:44am
Great writing takes Sarah Dougherty’s breath away.             The incoming Beaman Library Director, who will take over on July 1, grew up on kids classics like “Where the Wild Things Are” and the “Nancy Drew” series before graduating to John Steinbeck, the...
06/21/2017 - 9:38am
During a brief special meeting on Thursday afternoon, the Conrad city council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that will allow utility task force vehicles (UTVs) within city limits.             The city itself recently purchased one of the vehicles for public works, and...
06/21/2017 - 9:35am
The BCLUW Board of Education spent the majority of Monday morning’s regular meeting absorbing and breaking down the details of the district’s annual progress report, which mostly focuses on standardized testing scores and proficiency levels.             Some of the highlights of...
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