Recently, my sweetheart and I finally created our own Netflix account in order to watch our shows together more easily.
At no time in our state’s history has the need for education and training after high school been more important.
We are, all of us, familiar with the differing ideas of what constitutes “freedom,” as well as the differing values we place on the importance of individual freedoms.
October is National Women’s Small Business Month, and it’s no wonder we’re dedicating a whole month to celebrate.
Mortgage disability insurance? Dear Dave, If someone is following your plan, is it a good idea to get mortgage disability insurance during Baby Step 2? Craig Dear Craig,
It is likely that many of those reading this have, at some point or another, asked themselves the question: “What would I do if I had a billion dollars?” Or some variation to that extent. I have a controversial opinion . . .

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Most acknowledge our immigration system must be fixed, but we can’t even agree on the value of border security. And it’s election time, so Democrats are trying to “make hay” from the hysteria surrounding the unfortunate process for handling illegal immigrants and their children. Trump’s “zero...
By Christy Wright Being a summer baby, I love the warm weather months. I love cookouts and picnics, vacations, and being outside as much as possible. Everyone is in a better mood, and it seems like there are endless fun things to do and get into. During the summer season, many of us have dreams...
I know that many of the readers of my dad’s “Gasper’s Gabble” really enjoyed his ramblings and thoughts on subjects surrounding politics, local happenings, as well as personal experiences—and I know my dad strived for variety in his weekly musings. I am also aware, that so far in my own writings...
Hiring the right person Dear Dave, I own a small business with two employees, and I have a bit of a hiring conundrum. I’m looking at two candidates for a position, and on paper they’re evenly matched. I’ve interviewed each of them four times, and I’m still undecided. I was hoping you had an idea...
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...

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