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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My opinion about abortion has evolved dramatically. Years ago, I didn’t even think about it. Later, while more informed about the abortion issue, I didn’t seem to care. I have trouble admitting that to you. And now, I’m in a different place, and on behalf of others like me, I want to share my...
A Funny Thing Dear Editor, It’s a funny thing. Try to protect your home, you’re labeled. Expect to breathe clean air, you’re labeled. Want a clean lake to take your kids to, you’re labeled. Fight for your rights, someone calls you names, someone “warns” you about what you’re doing. Ask your...
Resolving the conflicts dividing our country will require a devotion to facts, dialogue and compromise In a world riven by tension, there’s one skill that stands above all others: the ability to resolve conflict. It is the paramount challenge of our time. There are so many divisions that fracture...
We are not clones. If we understand that basic principle, we are over halfway there. I am kind of playing off of the column to the right, by Lee Hamilton, only relating it more to regular people, like us, just trying to navigate life as best we can. We all have differences. We attend different...
Good neighbors Dear Editor, Back in the days when I was growing up, it seemed like all the neighbors helped each other out, simply out of the kindness of their heart and it was the Christian thing to do. Over time, it seems like everyone expects to be paid for any little thing, and the act of...
The 2018 Legislature was scheduled to adjourn on Tuesday, April 17, but it won’t happen anytime soon.That’s because another week has gone by and GOP leaders who control both the House and Senate can’t agree on much of anything lately, especially on the budget and taxes. It’s bad news for Iowans...
Tax Reform and Budget: We are at a cross roads coming to an agreement with the Iowa Senate on tax reform and the budget. The House does not agree with the Senate’s tax reform and the budget they have decided on and vice versa. In this case, if we do not come to a decision by the end of this week...
by Anna Johnson Center for Rural Affairs A major wave of consolidation that kicked off in 2016 continues to move forward with the U.S. Department of Justice allowing chemical producer Bayer to acquire the U.S. based seed company Monsanto, reported last week. “As giant transnational corporations...
A birthday party is a fun way to recognize important milestones in a child’s life. Family and friends are invited to join in the fun, and everyone enjoys a day of celebration. Behind the scenes, however, this can be a stressful experience for parents. Organizing and throwing a party can be an...
Many parents across America are trying to live the dream through their sons and daughters. It’s a popular dream: Land a college athletic scholarship by prioritizing traveling sports teams or specializing in a single sport year-round. Unfortunately, most of these dreams are never realized. The odds...

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