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Opinion

McCreery Promotion

Letters to the Editor

Richard McCreery recently attended the promotion ceremony of his son, Marc, to Colonel on July 13th, 2018, in St. Albans, West Virginia. Marc’s wife, Regina, participated in the pinning ceremony while daughter, Meghan and son, Jack observed. The West Virginia Adjutant General, Major General ...

Tama Co. Court News

Letters to the Editor

Tama County District Court Before Judge Chad A. Kepros in Tama County District Court in Toledo: Kevin Romain Banks, 48, Nevada, Iowa, pleaded guilty to 3rd degree harassment. He was fined and assessed court costs totaling $223. A no contact order of protection was issued for a ...

Garwin Christian Church 160th Anniversary Celebration

Letters to the Editor

The Garwin Christian Church will be observing their 160th Anniversary Celebration Sunday, August 5, 2018. A special program will be held at 2:00 p.m. with previous pastors invited to participate. Church history and memorabilia will be on display. Fellowship and refreshments will follow. ...

Q&A: Transparency Matters With U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

Local Columns

Q: How does transparency hold government accountable? A: Sometimes I wonder if people get tired of this Iowa senator talking about transparency and accountability. Let me assure skeptics that these two principles of good government aren’t trite buzz words or talking points I use in floor ...

Tama Co. Economic Development By Heath Kellogg

Local Columns

Two old men had been best friends for years...and they both live to their early 90’s, when one of them suddenly falls deathly ill. His friend comes to visit him on his deathbed, and they’re reminiscing about their long friendship, when the dying man’s friend asks, “Listen, when you die, ...

Slices of Life by Jill Pertler-The lost decade

Local Columns

We play a name-that-tune game in the car while listening to the radio. Whoever is first to blurt the title of a song and the name of the group or artist singing it wins. Last weekend I encountered a melody unfamiliar to me. When I fessed up to this, my husband said, “It’s a song from the ...

Corn Carnival Kiddies Parade

Letters to the Editor

Jack and James Merkel came all the way from Redding, MA to tells us “Corn Carnival Kicks - Kid Tested and Mother Approved!” Parents are Troy and Jackie Merkel and Grandma is Lisa Reinhard.