From the category archives:


Remembering Diane and time spent in the Ozarks

October 28, 2014 On The Road Again

Having returned from a week-long vacation, I got ready for work on Tuesday morning last week as usual. I was just ready to step into the fresh morning air when my cell phone rang. It was Dann Hayes, my co-worker and boss. He called to say that Diane Goodlow, general manager of Marengo Publishing Company, […]

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‘G-Ho’ was there for questions, concerns, advice

October 28, 2014 Brooklyn

By Roxanne Dass I started working for the MPC family in June 2007. The first person I met was Nick Narigon, then editor-in-chief. The second person I met was Diane Goodlow. She was in HR and accounting back then. During my tenure with the MPC family of papers I got to know Diane. I learned […]

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Diane was a guiding hand for a young editor

October 28, 2014 Agriculture News

By ABIGAIL PELZER Editor, Newton Daily News No sleep till Brooklyn It’s an odd thing to have a Beastie Boys song stuck in your head as you’re grieving the loss of a friend, but I know Diane Goodlow would understand. After all it was our joke, and had been since my early days at the […]

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Support Trevor White as county supervisor

October 27, 2014 Brooklyn

To the Editor: I write this letter to urge my fellow citizens of Poweshiek County to support the reelection of Trevor White as Poweshiek County Supervisor. Trevor has brought to the job on County Supervisor and in some respects different perspective. He has two young children with is wife and operates his own small business. […]

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My wife and I are finally getting to know each other; it’s worth it

October 21, 2014 Agriculture News

My wife, Melissa, and I recently took a trip to Door County, Wisconsin. Her family has a small cabin on Clark Lake and we went up to clean the place for the winter and to see the fall colors. You’ll see some photos of the trip in this issue of the Poweshiek County CR. I […]

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Obituary: Robert G. Roese

October 19, 2014 Benton County Letters

  KEYSTONE – Robert G. Roese, 89, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at the Keystone Nursing Care Center, where he had been a resident since 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Church in Keystone with the Rev. David Lindgard officiating. Interment will be at […]

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You’ll get a chuckle out of this!

October 15, 2014 Agriculture News

I usually don’t have a lot of good things to say about this social media stuff, but I do have to admit, I do get some laughs from it every so often. It also helps that I can share something from Facebook with my wife. Some of my friends send me stuff that is, well, […]

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Pumpkins, emails, winter weather and reminiscing

October 15, 2014 On The Road Again

I was in Brooklyn the other day and decided to stop at Brooklyn Community Estates and guess the weight of the big pumpkin. The residential care facility has a huge pumpkin on the front porch and the person who comes closest to guessing the correct weight will win a $100 Visa gift card. I think […]

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VETERAN’S CORNER – Oct. 15, 2014: Resources available to veterans living in rural areas

October 14, 2014 Amana Colonies news

Over the course of the last six years I can’t even begin to remember how many people I have talked with in reference to the resources available in Johnson County and Linn County for a large portion of the population in need. I will be the first to admit that those two counties have an […]

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Benton County Letters, Oct. 15, 2014

October 14, 2014 Benton County Letters

Political ads So many negative political ads these days from all candidates. One has to question if any candidate is worthy of the office. However, looking at who is sponsoring these negative ads tells a lot about how the candidate will act and vote during their term of office. Most ads coming from Branstad and […]

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