Marriage is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, so the last thing you want to do is go in unprepared.
This week, Mandy and Tom, my former sister-in-law and brother-in-law, came to visit.
Q: What does a recent report card about lawmakers tell Iowans about your work in Congress?
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. A day that focuses on romantic love, but is more appropriately a day to celebrate love in all its forms—with beloved friends, close relatives, even the furry members of the family.
Greetings from Capitol Hill: Supplemental State Aid and School Transportation Costs:
I sit here in disappointed wonder and, paraphrasing a Bible verse, I’m asking: “What hath mankind wrought?”

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Recently, my sweetheart and I finally created our own Netflix account in order to watch our shows together more easily. It may seem a small thing, but we both felt very “adult” having something that belongs to the two of us, even with an ocean in between. This decision, along with the second season...
Dear Editor (with my compliments), This is a response to Conrad Bascom’s “Civil War reenactment conjures past” article, Sept. 12, 2018, edition. Thank you for participating at our Press Booth. The article’s cynical phrasing, which should be used in investigative reporting, will be a “good shot”...
At no time in our state’s history has the need for education and training after high school been more important. A Georgetown University Center for Education and Workforce report shows that by 2025, 68 percent of jobs in Iowa will require some education and training beyond high school. That means...
By Terry Durby Winnebago county supervisor Over the past couple of months, there have been a number of news reports, articles and social media posts involving the North Central Iowa Regional Economic and Port Authority (Port Authority). While the accuracy and merit of some of those accounts can...
by Conrad Bascom Lake Mills Graphic The Forest Theater broke from routine and slotted an additional movie in before the traditional 4 o’clock matinee and evening show on Sunday, Oct. 7—which wasn’t the only departure from business as usual, it turns out, as tickets to this one-time showing of the...
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. Lately, however, I cannot seem to shake the feeling—the knowledge—that we, as a nation, have lost sight of what “America” was meant...
Dear Editor, My D-day survivor father supported Eisenhower. I remember my childhood “I like Ike” campaign button and for years we identified with the GOP. This is the 1956 Republican Platform: • Provide federal assistance to low-income communities • Protect Social Security • Provide asylum for...
“Do what you have to do, so you can do what you want to do” QUESTION: I have a degree in nutrition science, but for the last 10 years I’ve worked as the food service manager in a hospital. I’m really burned out in this job, but I still want to help people. Ideally, I’d like to pursue an...
October is National Women’s Small Business Month, and it’s no wonder we’re dedicating a whole month to celebrate. There are 12.3 million women-owned businesses, and over 30 million Americans working as independent workers or “solopreneurs.” With the endless free social media and selling platforms...
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, No, it is not. Mortgage disability insurance is a gimmick, and I would never recommend it to anyone. I think I know where...

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