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Recent Columns

  • Volleyball offers collective 'unity' experiences

    I only minored in psychology and sociology at Iowa as an undergrad, so I don't profess to be the ultimate authority on human behavior.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 1:26 am
  • Paulsen: I think the ponds are full again

    The rain this past week along with what we have received over the past four months has made last year’s drought condition a thing of the past. I seem ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Poolman: Cats are big, but fun, responsibilities

    For those who don’t know yet, I recently got a cat. He’s a black and white thing, about a year and a-half old, and is named Pawter (since I’m a big Ha ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Waddingham: Fantasy football kick off and Pumpkin Days this weekend

    This year I put about as much preparation time into my fantasy football draft as Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones does ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • PETERSON: Life after the "big time" can be even more rewarding

    When former Creston/O-M players Dane Wardenburg and Ryan McKim talk about "lifestyle decisions" in their moves in the coaching business, I know exactl ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Lost friend's legacy making a difference

    I still remember the gut-wrenching feeling, the way my heart sank, the utter disbelief and then the way I felt absolutely nothing after hearing the ne ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Poolman: The cost of children

    Recently, I have been seeing news stories pop up about raising children and how much it costs to do that. Having children is one of the furthest thin ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Wilson: Have you noticed the change?

    I need to start this column out with an announcement.Perhaps you noticed.Last week, the letters AP r ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:57 am
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