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  • Ty’s Take: My first trip to Newton

    As I was driving home on Interstate 80 after getting my haircut Saturday, it reminded me of my first trip to Newton way back in December 2012.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Ride Mustangs Ride

    Monday marked the start of PCM’s (Prairie City-Monroe) homecoming week. I have many fond memories from homecoming week starting in elementary all the ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Speaking up and stopping hate

    About two and a half years ago a 14-year-old boy in northwest Iowa took his own life after being aggressively bullied at school. While I didn’t know K ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • My Wooden Kingdom

    At 700 N. Fourth Ave. E., lies an empty lot where my wooden kingdom once stood tall and proud. The grass and the weeds grow desolate in the earth that ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Someone to lean on

    To my grandfather, my full-size upright bass was interchangeable with a number of other instruments in the orchestra. From the time I picked up the in ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Money does buy happiness

    Contrary to the popular saying, “Money doesn’t buy happiness,” people in upper income brackets are happier and have more going for them. Here are the ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 11:46 am
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