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  • It comes with age

    Editor’s Note: This column was originally published May 28, 2015I’m set in my ways. Always have been ...
    Aug. 18, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Live from Facebook

    Editor's note: This column originally published Oct. 13, 2016During the height of the Apollo program ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:41 am
  • Mythical state champs

    With the Friday-Night-Lights season nearly upon us, I’ll relate a story that I’ve been itching to tell for some time. It’s the story of when Mt. Pleas ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 11:39 am
  • Time to buff the goobers

    It’s a problem that dates back several generations... unloading the dishwasher.I remember my mom get ...
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • A teaser trailer for the rest of our lives

    I saw a teaser trailer last week for “Rocko’s Modern Life.” For those of you not up to speed on your 1990s pop culture references, the aforementioned ...
    Aug. 2, 2017 - 1:34 pm
  • All the chickens come home to roost

    I love my hens. They’re ISA Browns. The literature on them said they are, “A docile bird, extremely easy to work with.” They are all of that and then ...
    Aug. 2, 2017 - 1:33 pm
  • Stack this!

    Do you know the second place score in this year’s impromptu Jasper County Fair adult Oreo stacking contest? I do, it’s 23. How do I know? Because it’s ...
    July 26, 2017 - 9:09 am
  • A life without convenience

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Aug. 13, 2015The last thing anyone wants is for the ...
    July 26, 2017 - 9:12 am
  • Reminder to Stay Safe in the Sun

    Many Iowans have felt the effects of skin cancer. If detected and removed early, skin cancer is almost always curable. Our family was fortunate in tha ...
    July 26, 2017 - 9:07 am
  • What to do when you have a summer cold

    I made it all through winter and spring without my token cold, and was feeling pretty confident, like maybe, along with old age comes an immunity to t ...
    July 26, 2017 - 9:07 am
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