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  • How (Not) to Cure a Headache

    I ran into my good friend Nick Brubaker last weekend. I only get to see him about once a year, so there were a lot of benign topics we wanted to cover ...
    July 17, 2014 - 3:35 pm
  • More adventures in 'Godfather-ism'

    I went back to Kansas City this past weekend for some family time — which culminated in a multi-generational water gun fight and barbecue on Sunday.
    July 16, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Hi, I'm Jamee!

    Starting around the age of 10, I knew that someday I wanted to work at a newspaper. I grew up in Monroe, and with help from my mom, I started my own n ...
    July 15, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Prairie City Cemetery Walk — A Historic Event

    A nice crowd of people attended this very special event a the Historic Waveland Cemetery near Prairie City on Saturday, June 28. It was another histor ...
    July 15, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Tractors & Art

    The corn was a sight to behold, standing thick, proud and tall, reaching for the sky, tassels sticking up like priests carrying crosses, ready to poll ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • I Blame the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

    “Ray, when someone asks if you’re a god, you say, ‘Yes’!”In the iconic ending of “Ghostbusters,” Goz ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • High school math teachers invited to trig training class

    To the editor: Here is a real life example of the compelling need for the STEM program (Science, Tec ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Q&A on Cellphone Sovereignty

    Q: What is the cellphone “unlocking” bill making its way through Congress?A: Lawmakers have dialed u ...
    July 15, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • What I learned from country school

    Let me take you back to a simpler time: a time when children walked to school with their books of poetry and arithmetic securely fastened, not in a No ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Frequently asked questions concerning the new Veterans Memorial Complex

    The dedication for the new memorial complex was held on July 4, and as anticipated, many questions have arisen since then. We will try to answer them ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • I is Perfect

    Excuse me if I’m being too personal, but honestly, if there’s one workplace problem you will never ever have to worry about, it’s being perfect.
    July 11, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Thank you, Steve Long, for the history lesson

    To the editor:Probably all of us have concerns about rising medical costs and confusion with health ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Behind every man...

    This week, I can’t help but to think about an old summer camp that is going on this week at Grinnell College called Summer Games University. Besides t ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • The Cheat Sheet for Life

    I am not a big fan of most teachers, and certainly a screaming majority of the ones I had growing up. Teachers only stood in the way of my desire to g ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Skiff creates $27 million impact on local economy

    To the editor:Skiff Medical Center is a good example of something that is so vital a part of our imm ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:06 am
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