Category Archives: News

Remember When – Apr. 24

35 years ago (1979) Quad City Construction Company of Rock Island, IL, secured the winning bid on the paving project for the Lynnville to Taintor road. The $519,596 bid was for 4.633 miles of paving, stopping just north of the county line. The crew was scheduled to start May 1. The 22-foot wide pavement was to...
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Press INKlings – Let me count the ways

For a few days, I lost an article about numerical idioms/expressions that I wanted to share here. Accidentally, I found it again. Remember I love words and trivia and once more this qualifies for both. Here are 10 interesting numerical expressions. Some I’m sure you’ve never heard before but then learning something new keeps  your...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers – Apr. 24

There is a saying that goes, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” It is a very true statement. I'm an old dog, and I can't learn anything. I have my grandchildren program my television because I can't learn how. Same goes for my answering machine. My wife bought a new car about a year...
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Agricultural Insights by Marshall Hay – Apr. 24

Spring planting is in full swing in Iowa. The roads are busy and fields full of farm equipment and farmers alike. While the obvious intent is to establish the crop, there are many field operations that are misunderstood involving spray applications being at the forefront of this discussion. Each field receives multiple spray applications each year....
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Resurfacing project will take about six weeks

Jasper County Highway T-38 between Lynnville and Interstate 80 will be resurfaced starting next week. According to Pam Olson, Jasper County Engineer Assistant, the $3,327,070.56 eight-mile project consists of placing a seven-inch concrete overlay on the existing surface under contract with Manatt’s Inc. of Brooklyn. The project will be paid for by the federally-funded Surface...
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Jansen marks two decades with second heart

It’s been 20 years since Roger Jansen received a new heart. Twenty years since he was given a second chance at life. In 1994, the then-50-year-old had been on a waiting list for a heart transplant for about a year and a half. He’d been called to Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines a couple...
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