“Donuts in the Middle of the Day” While a person may buy a cake here in Mexico seven days a week from early morning to late at night, getting any other kind of dessert is more challenging.
Q: What’s the 10-year forecast for the federal budget and its impact on the economy?
“A Piece of Cake” My husband, Peter, and I landed in Mexico again, and we did what we have done in the past. We bought an enormous cake.
Dear Editor Q: What do you call 53 millionaires around a TV watching the Super Bowl? A: The Minnesota Vikings.
Q: Why did the Senate Judiciary Committee bring Big Tech executives to testify before Congress?
“Enough” My husband, Peter, and I are headed out to Mexico again, and before we do, I thought it was a good time of year to check in with some folks I care about, to see how 2024 had been treating them so far.

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“Donuts in the Middle of the Day” While a person may buy a cake here in Mexico seven days a week from early morning to late at night, getting any other kind of dessert is more challenging. There is a bakery I walk by every day. Everything is fresh and in bins. Customers pick up a metal tray and...
The 2023-2024 basketball season came to an end for the LMHS girls basketball team last Tuesday, Feb. 13, as they were narrowly defeated 51-55 by TIC East Champions Central Springs in overtime. The Bulldogs closely contested the Panthers throughout the game, outscoring them in both the second and...
The Iowa Legislature hit the first deadline of session last week, known as the funnel, and it means we’re almost halfway done with the 2024 session. It’s no secret the first weeks of session have been marked by politics, frustration, and division. That’s because most of the bills brought up by the...
Basic economic theory tells us that when too many dollars chase too few goods, the result is inflation. Americans don’t need to take a course in economics to understand this concept because President Biden personally delivered a real-world example. By wasting trillions of dollars—approved by...
Steve Corbin, Professor Emeritus of Marketing University of Northern Iowa Martin Niemoller (1892-1984), a German Lutheran pastor, composed a 1946 post-World War II confessional titled “First they came for the Socialists . . ..” The four-line composition explains, in straight-forward language, how...
Q: What’s the 10-year forecast for the federal budget and its impact on the economy? A: According to projections released in February by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), dark clouds loom on the federal government’s fiscal horizon. The CBO crunches numbers for a 10-year window to...
“A Piece of Cake” My husband, Peter, and I landed in Mexico again, and we did what we have done in the past. We bought an enormous cake. It’s nice to have a cake in the house. I have discovered it is not necessarily a good idea to eat cake every day, as it eventually makes my clothes too small....
Dear Editor Q: What do you call 53 millionaires around a TV watching the Super Bowl? A: The Minnesota Vikings. I’m not a millionaire, but I’m a Vikings fan, and a KC Chiefs fan. Last year I even picked up a third team favorite—the SF 49er’s. It’s all about QB Purdy. Sorry, Packer fans. Green Bay...
With two kids now in their early twenties, I‘ve spent a lot of time wondering if my kids will end up living in Iowa as they wrap up their education and start their careers. My husband and I spent a year away before returning to Iowa to build our lives, so I know it’s a rite of passage to try...
Q: Why did the Senate Judiciary Committee bring Big Tech executives to testify before Congress? A: When it comes to the safety of children on the internet, parents across our country want action, answers and accountability. Moms and dads across America are raising the next generation who are...

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