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  • Land owners should be cautious of pipeline agreements

    To the editor,As lifetime family farmers and rural property owners, we strongly urge Iowa land owner ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Allan has proven record of dedication to Jasper County

    To the editor,As an employee of the Jasper County Recorder’s Office I would like to give some insigh ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • The other immigrant youth crisis

    Senator Ted Cruz says that eradicating an executive decision he blames for creating the humanitarian crisis on the border is his top priority. And lot ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 10:16 am
  • Its time for men and colleges to step up

    During my senior year of college, the big news in Iowa City was "the campus grouper." A male subject would lurk in the shadows on paved trails and Uni ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Ty’s Take: Hanging with the haulers

    I hate missing out on unique and rare opportunities in life, which is why I try as many new things as I possibly can.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • The meaning of meaningless

    Let me ask you a question: What’s the best part of your job?Is it your paycheck? Not hardly. Is it t ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • A response to 'Hiroshima — 69 years later'

    To the editor,I am certainly opposed to nuclear war in all its forms. Unfortunately, I believe Dr. D ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • EPC rules could help improve Iowa's water quality

    To the editor, Like many Iowans, my grandparents and parents were farmers, and they taught me to val ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Adventures in shopping

    It puts a lump in my throat to say this: my oldest daughter is starting preschool this year. She is 3 years old and will go to class two days a week f ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • The guitar case over in the corner

    There was an old, soft vinyl guitar case that sat over in the corner of my father-in-law’s house for as long as anyone could remember. It was covered ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Saved by a hedge post

    Rex’s uncle drove to Ottumwa with the three horses in an old truck that didn’t have much for side boards. When he screeched to a halt at the corner of ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Supports Critchfield for county recorder

    To the editor, I have had the pleasure of working closely with Marshall Critchfield over the past tw ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • New wheels

    I have a Starbucks drive-thru nemesis.I’ve been in line directly behind her four times, despite my g ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Guess who's being fired?

    Is everything copasetic at your job? Are you feeling happy, content and secure? If so, I have some advice for you — DON’T!
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Hiroshima — 69 years later

    Sixty-nine years ago this Tuesday, the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, killing 80-140,000 people immediately. Three days later on Aug. 9, ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:23 am
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