Opinion

10/17/2018 - 7:23am

As a conservative, independent voter in Reinbeck, I will be voting for Dennis Evans, our Democrat candidate for District 50 in the Iowa House, in November.
    

For the past 23 years, prior to his retirement this summer, Dennis has been our Trust Officer, financial advisor, trusted friend and political sparring partner.  He’s the...

10/17/2018 - 7:22am
Well kiddies, it’s that time of the year again when the city holiday police tell you how big your turkey can be, or if your Christmas tree is real or fake, or how tall it can be.    Oh, wait, they can't do that yet, but they will declare that Halloween is under their control. I think not.  If you don't want...
10/17/2018 - 7:16am
With all of the songs about teenage nostalgia and growing up out there, my favorite line has always come from the band Cross Canadian Ragweed: “You’re always 17 in your hometown.”             I was 17 the last time I played with my high school outfit, Rock Bottom, outside of...
10/10/2018 - 8:08am
By any objective standard, it’s completely irrational to feel sadness about the death of a celebrity, but because I’m a journalist, I’m fundamentally incapable of adhering to objective standards or rationality. I’ve always been a sap and something of a rock n’ roll nostalgic, and when the news about Tom Petty broke on...
10/10/2018 - 8:04am
We need to re-elect Kim Reynolds to be our governor of Iowa. I was Marshall County Treasurer and worked with Kim when she was the Clarke County Treasurer. We had many projects, but I believe the biggest was putting property taxes online in every county in Iowa and paying with credit card or by check. Once we got all started, Kim was one of our...
10/03/2018 - 7:37am
Whether you are a Wolverine, a Spartan, a Rebel, a Comet, a Falcon, a Cougar or any other school, pride runs deep in the blood of those who identify with the public schools in those communities. It doesn’t matter if it is music, sports, drama, clubs or organizations; students, parents and the community in general love their public schools...
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