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Opinion

VETERAN’S CORNER – July 17, 2014: Lifetime hunting, fishing licenses for vet

July 16, 2014 Amana Colonies news

Since I am an Iowan (born and raised), there were many activities enjoyed in Iowa that I naturally assumed everyone enjoyed across the United States as past-times and hobbies. When I joined the Air Force I had the opportunity to meet people from all over the United States and often people would ask me, “Chip, […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR – July 17, 2014

July 16, 2014 Amana Colonies news

Vols make everything happen To the Editor: As I was walking around the park on July 3, I noticed hundreds of children and their families laughing and playing. I noticed organization upon organization working together toward a common goal to better the youth in the local community. I noticed people celebrating. This year was the […]

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Benton County Letters, July 16, 2014

July 16, 2014 Benton County Letters

POTUS left with a big mess No one should be surprised at what is now occurring in Iraq. It’s a monster created by W. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice. Many of us said that when W. Bush invaded Iraq, it was a great blunder. It’s already cost over $3 trillion, 4,486 American lives, and future […]

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Sour Grapes, July 16, 2014

July 16, 2014 Sour Grapes

My favorite story from Belle Plaine’s July 4 celebration came from a friend who told of a couple looking to buy a card, congratulating a couple on their 50th wedding anniversary. They could not find a 50th anniversary card. So they bought and signed two 25th anniversary cards. *    *    * It was […]

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Crystal Ball, July 16 2014

July 16, 2014 Crystal Ball

The gardening fitness program continues In May, I spent the big bucks and bought a nice long no-kink garden hose. There was nothing wrong with my current no-kink garden hose except that it was always too short. I spent recent summers attaching additional hoses to the not-long-enough-hose so it would reach all my flower beds […]

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Cooking chicken and smoking Lions in Montezuma

July 15, 2014 Agriculture News

Do you think I’m nuts? On second thought, don’t answer that. It’s the July 4th weekend and was I busy. Took pictures of the Grinnell parade on Friday, July 4. Then, having volunteered for both the rededication of the Civil War Monument at the Poweshiek County Courthouse square and the Montezuma Lions Club annual chicken […]

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Emails, getting older, Fun Days and inspiring others

July 15, 2014 On The Road Again

I receive a lot of emails on any given day or week. Some I read, while others I delete, which is most often the case. It seems email is worse than regular junk mail. The Internet is sometimes just as bad with pop up ads and junk stuff scrolling along the sides to distract you. […]

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VETERAN’S CORNER – Finding a forever home

July 9, 2014 Amana Colonies news

By JENNIFER OLSON I was born and raised in a small community in Iowa. I grew up under the impression that every community was like the one I was raised in. I always believed the place people grew up in would eventually be where they would come home and raise their families as well. Imagine my […]

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GUEST OPINION: Economic impact – MMH makes a difference

July 9, 2014 Amana Colonies news

By IOWA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION and MARENGO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Marengo Memorial Hospital is a good example of something that is so vital a part of our immediate environment that it is easy to take for granted.  Yet, its excellence is enormously important to our communities and region. Having first-rate medical care close at hand is essential […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR – July 3, 2014

July 9, 2014 Amana Colonies news

W’burg is a great place to celebrate the Fourth To the Editor: Williamsburg is a wonderful place to celebrate our country’s freedom. We’re so proud of our small town Williamsburg, Iowa, with a population of 3,068 located in the heart of Iowa’s, Iowa County. We’re big in honoring out country’s Independence Day, July 4. We […]

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