“Animal Office Mates” Today I will get Blue again.
This week is a reluctant segue back into politics (pause for groans) . . . I know.
Dear Editor,
“The Stomachache” I get stomachaches. I get them with regularity and always have. “It’s just gas!” my mother says, and of course, she’s right.
This week’s column will be a marked departure from those I have been writing of late. And we all breathe a collective sigh of relief for the brief (but welcome) digression.
Dear Editor,

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“Animal Office Mates” Today I will get Blue again. Blue is the anxious Italian mastiff that I dog-sit on Wednesdays while his owner, Bill, works in the office. The new procedure is that I walk down to Bill’s house, fetch Blue, and bring him back to my home. This seems to work better than having...
 Iowans have options about how we choose to vote. We can cast an absentee ballot from the comfort of our home, in-person at the county auditor’s office, or vote at the polls on Election Day. All three methods are safe and secure. Whichever method you choose, it’s important to have a voting plan. A...
This week is a reluctant segue back into politics (pause for groans) . . . I know. To catch us up: yes, I’ve seen the debates—as inappropriate as that is as a descriptor for what can only truly be described as individual dumpster fires (pardon the lack of more “professional” nomenclature). The...
“Women are the most consistent, reliable voting bloc across the country, across the elections, year in and year out,” according to Jeanette Senecal, senior director for elections, League of Women Voters. In every U.S. presidential election since 1984—nine straight elections—more women than men...
Dear Editor, When I first started working at Winnebago County, I had just moved to the area, and knew no one. Steve (Hepperly) was someone who I got to know very quickly, and shortly thereafter getting to know his wife, Michelle. He was always there for a question, or a conversation—as most of us...
“The Stomachache” I get stomachaches. I get them with regularity and always have. “It’s just gas!” my mother says, and of course, she’s right. My mother tells me I get stomachaches because I have the “Benson stomach,” by which she means that I have the same stomach she has, which is the same...
This week’s column will be a marked departure from those I have been writing of late. And we all breathe a collective sigh of relief for the brief (but welcome) digression. While the topics for concern have shown no signs of slowing, it is always important to take moments for inner reflection and...
Despite bipartisan support, rural small businesses and communities with loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development program will not be included in the latest stimulus package for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The updated Heroes Act, introduced Monday...
Dear Editor, Steve Hepperly has the experience and knowledge to be our next sheriff. Steve has been active in  law enforcement for 35 years, with 28 of them serving Winnebago County. He has served in many areas over his career, starting out as a Reserve Officer, than on to Corrections Officer/Jail...
Education is somewhat different from days of yore for many of us. With school now in session throughout the country, we hear of various methods of teaching and classroom arrangements approved by school boards, as well as parental choice to protect students and teachers from exposure to COVID-19. I...

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