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  • PETERSON: Lenox Tigers are back on Iowa's baseball map

    Twenty-five years ago I stood in the media box at Marshalltown High School shooting photographs of Lenox pitcher Kurt Stoaks on the mound for coach St ...
    July 25, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Paulsen: Sweet corn time is upon us

    I know I've been getting my sweet corn fix taken care of as of late. You only have a couple of months to take advantage of the fresh, off the cob stuf ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Waddingham: Rest in peace Archie, thanks for the laughs and lessons

    Part of my morning routine Monday through Friday is taking a five-minute mental break from putting together the newspaper to read through the comics o ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Paulsen: County fairs are off and running

    July is county fair month here in Iowa. It also seems to be prime time for vacations. The local county fairs are always a good time. I know I’ll be ou ...
    July 15, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Poolman — Coming to realizations through the help of the media

    Recently, United States Supreme Court voted on a very controversial issue revolving around women's health and religion. I'm not going to comment on th ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Waddingham: Slowly learning to feel OK about taking a short vacation

    My girlfriend is leaving for Europe on a three-week vacation with the Iowa Bandmasters Association. Their group will tour the continent playing in som ...
    July 2, 2014 - 2:05 pm
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