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Opinion

World Food Prize Foundation

Letters to the Editor

The World Food Prize Foundation hosted its 9th annual Iowa Youth Institute (IYI) yesterday featuring the participation of 264 students and 110 teachers from 93 Iowa high schools. This virtual, day-long event was the first of its kind for the IYI supported by over 90 experts from across Iowa. ...

Tama County Court News

Letters to the Editor

Tama County District Court Before Judge Andrew B. Chappell in Tama County District Court in Toledo: Justin Immanuel Hernandez 31, Marshalltown, entered a written guilty plea to 2nd degree burglary. He received a suspended three-year prison term and a $1,000 fine including a $125 law ...

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Love in the time of COVID

Local Columns

We are all social distancing. Hugs from a friend have been put on hold. Personal interaction is kept to a minimum. Masks have become fashion statements, gloves a necessity. We go out only when we are out of milk, or eggs or toilet paper. We fear the touch of human contact. Well, not really but ...

Touring the Skies By Jim Bonser (jbonser@usa.net)

Local Columns

Ps. 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. As I prepared to write this month’s article, I was reminded that Venus will be in inferior conjunction on June 3rd. From our point of view, looking at planets that orbit closer to the Sun ...

Slices of Life by Jill Pertler-Love in the time of COVID

Local Columns

We are all social distancing. Hugs from a friend have been put on hold. Personal interaction is kept to a minimum. Masks have become fashion statements, gloves a necessity. We go out only when we are out of milk, or eggs or toilet paper. We fear the touch of human contact. Well, not really but ...

Looking Back

Local Columns

20 years ago May 11, 1990 Patricia Clausen has been named assistant cashier for Security Bank, Gladbrook. Mrs. Clausen has been at Security Bank since 1980, and previous to that at State Bank of Gladbrook since 1978. David & Frances Bacon, Garwin, are the proud parents of a baby girl, ...

Touring the Skies By Jim Bonser (jbonser@usa.net)

Local Columns

Ps. 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. As I prepared to write this month’s article, I was reminded that Venus will be in inferior conjunction on June 3rd. From our point of view, looking at planets that orbit closer to the Sun ...