Category Archives: Opinion

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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How many phone numbers do you know?

See if this sounds familiar: You’re not sure where your U.S. road atlas is or if you even own one. It’s been so long since you licked a stamp, you’ve forgotten what it tastes like, especially since they no longer require licking. You’ve seen more scrumptious two-minute videos in the past week than you’ve consulted...
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‘I think I can’ positive thinking

Yesterday, Sept. 13, was Positive Thinking Day. It’s not too late to think about your attitude, especially a positive attitude. It's a lot like the ant, when faced with moving a rubber tree plant thought, "I think I can." Or, remember the children’s story about the little train engine that could, also with the signature phrase,...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers – 8/31/17

I had yet another unusual experience this past week (big surprise). I’m going to have another back surgery in a month or two that is supposed to do away with some of my nerve damage pain. It works for some people but for several it does not help. I have had several MRIs, and I hate them. I...
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