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Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Thoughts on Mother’s Day

Local Columns

Mother’s Day is fast approaching - again. Last year, I had one of my best ever. I had a new granddaughter to hold and love. All my kids, who are grown or nearly so were on hand to help celebrate. I give thanks for them nearly every day. I am lucky and blessed. (Not necessarily in that ...

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Thoughts on Mother’s Day

Local Columns

Mother’s Day is fast approaching - again. Last year, I had one of my best ever. I had a new granddaughter to hold and love. All my kids, who are grown or nearly so were on hand to help celebrate. I give thanks for them nearly every day. I am lucky and blessed. (Not necessarily in that ...

Looking Back

Local Columns

30 Years Ago May 25, 1990 The Gladbrook American Legion has built a new Flag Display Case, with the help of Ivan Gethmann for providing a heated building to construct the case in, Legion members Dale Osten, Chuck Weckersham, Bill Pippert, Roger Sievers, Dennis Haack, Elwood Sievers, Dick ...

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 ...