Evaluating insurance needs Dear Dave,
“Dog Stories” My husband, Peter, and I miss having a dog. I see a lot of dogs on the trail during my daily hike, and so Peter (who is always full of good ideas—usually about things I should do) suggested I carry dog treats.
I’ve never needed a President, or any other figurehead, to pander to me or reaffirm my beliefs—I don’t expect it, and, frankly, would not care to listen.
Do you want control over your land? Letter to the Editor, Farmers, Ranchers, Landowners, and anyone interested in the consequences of government officials making harmful decisions,  
“The World of Birds” The raven nest was the big news this spring.
Ignorance is one of those concepts that—no matter how obvious or widespread it becomes—never ceases to sicken and surprise with the ridiculous power it holds over certain portions of the population.

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 Q: How might scammers exploit the pandemic to steal Iowans’ recovery payments? A: As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, I led negotiations on the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that will deliver direct help to individuals. The public health emergency...
I know the world is panicking right now, and you’re probably a little worried. How could you not be? But I’m glad you found this article, because I want to help you weather this storm. You can have peace during this pandemic. I don’t know your specific situation, so let’s start with what you can...
“Daisy Crosses the Street” My desk faces the window and that is where I spend most of my time. I spend about as much time at my desk as I do in my bed which is, conveniently located about 30 feet away. It’s a pretty short commute and there’s rarely traffic. Occasionally, my husband Peter might be...
I’m certain it comes as no surprise that I am NOT in South Africa as planned. It was a decision that should have been easy, but nothing is ever easy when it comes to human nature. Up until a week before I was scheduled to depart, my sweetheart and I would go back and forth every day: “I’m worried...
To the Editor, Over the weekend, I read an article about how Steve and the crew at Three Oaks Greenhouse turned a problem that developed due to the Corona virus into a positive situation. That speaks very well of our community and of Steve and the crew, to go out of their way, delivering Easter...
Q: What’s in the CARES Act to help Iowans who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic A: The sacrifices and efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus have shut down the U.S. economy and life as we know it. As factories and businesses of all sizes adjust operations, many employers have been...
“Waiting for the Sun” An enormous box arrives at our house. It is filled with food and cleaning supplies and, yes, toilet paper. I feel guilty. But the truth is, these supplies were ordered months ago. My husband, Peter, was a hoarder long before hoarding was in fashion. “Here you go!” Peter says...
The world changes significantly in a matter of minutes these days, and with our attention turned in every direction, it’s easy to lose focus and get lost in the amalgamation of social media. Don’t get me wrong, it’s important to cope however we can in this crisis and find comfort in the simple...
Steve Corbin, Professor Emeritus of Marketing University of Northern Iowa Discerning citizens ask this question when voting in any presidential election: which candidate is best enabled to handle a crisis? Thirteen facts clearly reveal what candidate was not prepared in 2016 or now. For example...
Dear Editor, The Coronavirus epidemic is not the only serious disease our country has experienced. A number of severe illnesses, forgotten by much of today’s population, were brought under control by the discovery of vaccines. My husband’s maternal grandmother lost four young siblings who died of...

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