Opinion

08/22/2019 - 11:03am

Richard “Dick” DeVore, 88, of Cedar Rapids died August13, 2019, under hospice care at Conrad Mansion Country Estates, Conrad. Visitation was held August 21 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. A Memorial service with military honors followed at the funeral home. A reception was held at the Legacy...

06/12/2019 - 8:36am
Because “summer” never really begins until school is out, it feels like we’ve missed a whole two weeks now that it’s officially shifting into gear. I’ve already checked two summer festivals off of my annual list, and I haven’t written a column in forever—perhaps because I’m just not in the mood for...
05/22/2019 - 9:53am
Johanna “Jo” Garrett, 89, of Grundy Center passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center. Visitation for Jo will be held on Thursday, May 23 from 5 to 7:00 PM at Abels Funeral & Cremation Service-Engelkes Chapel in Grundy Center. The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 24 at 10:30 AM at the...
05/15/2019 - 10:10am
I’m always hesitant to latch on to any cultural phenomenon, which probably explains why I’ve never seen any of the “Star Wars” movies and watched about half of the first “Avengers” before realizing I had at least 20 more to catch up on before I could actually consider myself a fan. But there is an undeniable...
05/08/2019 - 9:45am
One of my favorite pastimes when any big news story breaks is gauging the way people react to it, especially when it involves the release of a publicly available document they couldn’t be bothered to read themselves. In this regard, the Mueller Report is the granddaddy of ‘em all—a 400-page summary of two years and $30 million...
05/01/2019 - 9:46am
Almost anyone can hear the Star Wars theme blaring in their head at the slightest mention or indication of the franchise, I find it annoyingly impressive how my brain -- a marvelous wonder of Humankind -- can memorise the entire Star Wars theme song, but can’t remember what I just told someone less than five minutes ago. This may be largely...
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