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  • 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
  • Thank you

    From Wayne Gridley • Kent | Thank you for a great Veterans Day breakfast at Hy-Vee. It was appreciated, and well done.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 5:26 pm
  • Veterans Day program was excellent

    From Jim MorrisCrestonJust a word of appreciation and gratitude to Lesa Downing and the students at ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:11 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
  • November is National Hospice Palliative Care Month

    From Taj Cassagrande, team director, Care Initiatives Hospice • Greenfield | No one likes to think about death and dying, but it’s something everyone ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • 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
  • Remember the Tom Harkin Senate seat

    From Marcia Fulton • Creston | A great deal has been said and written about the open Iowa Senate seat but I need to add a different perspective. When ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Please get out and vote

    From Joe Owens, chairperson Union County Republicans • Creston | On Nov. 4, many decisions will be made as we select citizens to represent and lead th ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Celebrate our veterans

    From Dan Kirkpatrick • Creston | I know that I should be writing a letter telling people whom to vote for, but allow me to take you back into time to ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:24 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

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