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  • 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
  • Waddingham: To Living History Farms we go

    Over the river and through the woods. But instead of grandma's house, I will be trying to reach the finish line at the Living History Farms cross coun ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Paulsen: Football continues for Creston and Mount Ayr

    The football season is extending a little longer this year for both Creston and Mount Ayr with both teams making the trip to “The Dome” today and tomo ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • VICKER: What a ride it's been

    In Larry Peterson’s column Thursday, he wrote about enjoying the ride as a sports writer. Going back ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • Poolman: My education baby step is taken

    Ice crystals flickered in the moonlight against the black paint of my car as I left my house and threw open the car door. I tugged my turquoise hat do ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • PETERSON: History-making Panther team the latest in special memories collected

    I had kind of a reflective experience last Friday in covering a regional volleyball match between Southwest Valley and the Woodward-Granger team coach ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Waddingham: A bustle of fall activity, but winter weather looms

    Last week's surprising warm temperatures reaffirmed my decision that I want be a snowbird and plan on heading south for the winter. Sadly, I don't thi ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Poolman: Baby steps to further education

    Thanks to the wonder that is Facebook, I've been able to keep up with what my high school and college friends have been doing since graduation. Many h ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • Reader Poll

    Did the grand jury make the right decision Monday in the Darren Wilson/Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri?
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