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  • PETERSON: Unexpected drama unfolds during intense rivalry game

    I rushed out of my team's practice late Tuesday afternoon, because I knew it shaped up as a busy night of News Advertiser sports work.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Poolman: Rage, rage against the dying of the light

    A week or so ago, I was sitting in a movie theater, the lights low and the sounds of people munching popcorn reverberating through the room. Then, whe ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • Waddingham: And miles to go before I sleep

    The second hand is falling fast past 3 a.m. and sleep still seems like a distant goal as I finally returned to my apartment this morning.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:07 pm
  • Paulsen: Two weeks away from Christmas Day

    You only have two weeks from today before Christmas Day arrives. That's plenty of time for you experienced shoppers out there to get your shopping don ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Poolman: Being respectful is still important

    During Thanksgiving and the following weekend, I spent my time with my mom's family in Auburn, and dad's family in Parkersburg and Clarion. Saturday I ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • Paulsen: Turkey Day, Black Friday are upon us

    The holiday season really gets to rolling as of tomorrow. Thanksgiving Day is now a day of not only having a good meal, but also a chance to work it o ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • My head is in the fitness game

    I had my final outside run of the year late last week. My neighbors have a chocolate lab, a friendly pup named Diesel, who loves running alongside me ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Reader Poll

    Creston City Council is considering implementing a franchise fee on all Alliant gas and electric customers within city limits? What percentage should they set the franchise fee at?
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