From the category archives:

Opinion

Looking back

June 9, 2015 Brooklyn

I really was willing to offer ISU basketball coach Fred Hoiberg $30 to stay at Iowa State. Well, I’ve seen how far $30 goes. But really, he helped put Iowa State on the map – again – and as an Iowa State fan, and an Iowan in general, we are grateful. He brought success, and […]

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Memories of yesteryear keep me going

June 9, 2015 On The Road Again

Remembering the good ole days is something I like to do on occasion. I recall my dad. He had the uncanny ability to walk up to a total stranger and strike up a conversation. And most of the time, they would know someone he knew or would have a connection to his upbringing in the […]

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VETERAN’S CORNER — Emergency room visits

June 3, 2015 Amana Colonies news

By JENNIFER OLSON When I was growing up I remember being told that life altering moments aren’t planned, that those moments sideswipe you, out of the blue, on some random Tuesday afternoon. I used the word “Tuesday” as metaphoric for random days in your lifetime, and that statement couldn’t be more accurate. I remember that […]

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JUST FOR THE HEALTH OF IT – Can you hear me now?

June 3, 2015 Amana Colonies news

By DEB HESS RN, COHN-S, Infectious Disease nurse at Marengo Memorial Hospital Have you ever thought about how many pleasurable sounds you would miss because of a hearing loss? We are not even talking about vital sounds that warn us of impending dangers – sirens, street noise or honking cars. Rather, we are referring to […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR – June 3, 2015

June 3, 2015 Amana Colonies news

WHS band director showed wonderful love of music We would like to offer our thanks and appreciation to Williamsburg High School Band Director, Mr. Tyler Kalina, and wish him well with his next endeavor. He has left a wonderful legacy of inspiration, passion, and community, and the next school that is lucky enough to hire […]

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Reminded that dirt and water make mud!

June 2, 2015 Agriculture News

My wife and I planted a few trees over the Memorial Day weekend. While I did have to work because of our early deadline, I was able to do much of it from home with the new laptops we’re now using. That was my first mistake – working at home. Going inside to check the […]

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Track memories

June 2, 2015 Agriculture News

Memorial Day memory. Don Knaack leads the Memorial Service in Van Horne. He’s been with the Legion for a long time. He recalled when members had five bars to meet at in Van Horne. Now they all meet at the town pharmacy. *** Many, many memories came back as I traveled back to the state […]

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Fed up with the news feed

June 2, 2015 Agriculture News

As a news person, I spend a lot of time reading, watching and listening to the news. In recent weeks, I have decided there is a lot of news I do not care about. Nothing personal, it’s just that I only have enough brain cells to process a limited number of things on any given […]

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Electronic blues and summertime adventures

June 2, 2015 On The Road Again

I consider myself to be a multi-talented person who can fix things and solve problems. I also consider myself to be a good old boy who is easy to get along with, unless I’m dealing with some electronic device. I once rebuilt a car engine, pulled and replaced a transmission and installed a new garbage […]

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VETERAN’S CORNER – Memories of Memorial Day

May 27, 2015 Amana Colonies news

By JENNIFER OLSON Memorial Day is again upon us. Each year this holiday is anxiously anticipated as heralding in the beginning of summer. Each year families make plans of visiting graves of loved ones, hosting barbecues, maybe even camping for the first time of the season. But for a veteran, Memorial Day means so much […]

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