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Category Archives: Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Reverend Billy Graham

Dear Editor, I couldn’t help but write a letter in regards to Billy Graham. Mr Graham is rightly being said to be America’s Pastor. He was truly a great pastor, perhaps the Greatest Man of my lifetime. You see it was at a young age that we as a family sat down to watch a Billy...
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Letter to the Editor: School safety measures suggested

  On the heals of our nation's most recent mass shooting, our local school district sent parents an email outlining a few safety measures the administration has in place to help keep our children safe. The communication additionally asked that parents share any suggestions we may have that could help bolster that safety. One of the reasons...
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Letter to the Editor: March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Nothing is sweeter than the start of springtime in Iowa. March means the start of spring and its promise of warmer weather. But did you know March is also the start of Problem Gambling Awareness Month? Problem gambling affects hundreds of thousands of Iowans each year. In fact, the Center for Social and Behavioral Research...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers – 12/14/17

I am not making New Year’s resolutions this year because I never stay with them, so it’s the best thing to do. I’m going to jot down some things that might happen this coming year.
  1. I think Pat and Vanna will finally admit they have been lovers for decades.
  2. I think Hillary will make another run...
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Letter to the editor: Concerned about CAFOs

Dear Editor, I have retired to a small acreage, and I worry that my property could become unlivable or lose much of its value if an unregulated CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) is built too close to my home. Livestock farming is vital to Iowa’s economy. Livestock operations of reasonable size have thrived in the past. But...
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Letter to the editor: Sully shines

Dear Editor, Last weekend, the Sully square become the venue for my daughter’s wedding. She rented a tent and all the necessities for a vintage wedding. Me, being a total control person, was in awe of the town of Sully and community that put forth such an atmosphere of love and respect. The Lynnville-Sully School and Student...
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Press INKlings: Iowa is eighth happiest state

With the United States ranking No. 14 on this year’s World Happiness Report, down one spot since the previous edition, and research proving that money up to a certain dollar amount can contribute to happiness, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Happiest States in America. Iowa is 2017’s eighth happiest state...
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