Opinion

08/15/2018 - 6:58am

Barring a miraculous turn of events, Kim Reynolds is going to win her first elected term as governor in November and continue to do most of the things she’s doing now, and the Democrats are going to wonder aloud why they always manage to squander golden opportunities and find new ways to lose. Well, it doesn’t take a political scientist to solve that equation.

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08/08/2018 - 8:33am
The Grundy Gossip group Grundy Center can be a very nice place to have your home. The good people of the area help make it that way. It seems that about 95% of the area residents are content in minding their own business; but there are also those who aren’t. I was reminded of this Monday morning, August 6, after a night of...
08/08/2018 - 8:31am
After reading the article on the 12 billion dollar bailout that will turn farmers into the new welfare queens, these thoughts ran through my head.    1. One of the variables in crop production is the land charge. In my 50 plus years of farming, I attended many land and cash rent auctions where the price went far beyond my...
08/08/2018 - 8:27am
As the nation descends further into unbridled madness and the daily news cycle becomes little more than a stalemated locker room slap fight between two middle school boys after P.E. class, civility and moral high ground are suddenly all the rage. “WHY CAN’T WE JUST TALK TO EACH OTHER?!” a resident Beltway media centrist is almost...
08/01/2018 - 8:16am
Upon walking into the Beaman Tap (truly a hidden gem of a restaurant if there ever was one) to pick up my to-go order on Friday night, I ran into my old friends Hank Miller and Stan Neff, who I feel as if I’ve known a lifetime despite my status as a relative newcomer in the area. Without skipping a beat, we got straight to our favorite topic...
07/25/2018 - 8:30am
I was driving from Grundy Center to my house in Conrad when I heard what at first seemed completely unbelievable: a tornado had smashed through downtown Marshalltown and left millions of dollars worth of damage in its wake. People I knew were directly affected, but the best news came through when it was reported that there were no serious injuries...
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