“You okay, budder?” are words that our dog, Lambeau, has heard many times in his life.
Some issues permeate society without regard to who you are or where you come from. Opioid addiction is one of those issues.
Keep it simple and safe Dear Dave,
You may have seen my first column as the new writer of the Gasper Gabble in last week’s edition. Since then, everything and nothing has changed. The alternate reality myself and my family are living in will never be fully settled into.
In the past week, I have entered an alternate reality.
Dear Dave,

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Dear Editor, For awhile now, it’s seemed that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is doing everything in their power to make sure factory farm polluters can keep polluting our water. Just last year, the DNR proposed to weaken E.coli rules to hide the fact that more and more Iowa...
BY CONRAD BASCOM LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC A few of my thoughts from before and after the World Cup final—a tense and mold-breaking football match that took place Sunday between Croatia and France’s national teams in Luzhniki Stadium in Russia. Here are some reasons why this iteration has been...
“You okay, budder?” are words that our dog, Lambeau, has heard many times in his life. Whether because of some foreign object that somehow found its way into his mouth, the aftermath of a strange animal encounter, or on the ride home from each visit to the vet, Lambeau has been the subject of our...
Some issues permeate society without regard to who you are or where you come from. Opioid addiction is one of those issues. Chances are that you or someone close to you is personally affected by this epidemic. Opioid addiction is bringing unlikely allies together in the fight against it. With...
Keep it simple and safe Dear Dave, My husband and I finally have our full emergency fund in place. Like you recommend, we’ve kept it in a money market account with check writing privileges for easy accessibility. Recently, we heard about short-term bond funds with a higher interest rate than our...
You may have seen my first column as the new writer of the Gasper Gabble in last week’s edition. Since then, everything and nothing has changed. The alternate reality myself and my family are living in will never be fully settled into. As many grieve and mourn and return to their comfortable...
Editor, We in Iowa are facing ever-increasing threats of water and air pollution from factory farms. The industry knows  it; our governor knows it; our legislators know it; the Department of Natural Resources knows it­—but nobody seems to have a spine anymore. I love Iowa, and it is very hard to...
In the past week, I have entered an alternate reality. In the past week I heard my dad sneeze through the ceiling of the basement and I jumped like I always have—like I still do . . . but now the sound comes from another reality. In the past week my parents finally persuaded me to be on their...
BY CONRAD BASCOM LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC On Thursday, June 28, a gunman harboring a personal vendetta barricaded the back entrance of Annapolis’ local newspaper, strode through the front doors, and opened fire on the newsroom with a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun and flash grenades, killing five of The...
Normally, thank you letters are not published in the Lake Mills Graphic—they are considered ads. However, I am making an exception in this case—one privilege of being the “boss.” Our family is humbled by the overwhelming love, support and concern after the unexpected loss of our beloved husband,...

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