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Opinion

Q&A on the Senate Judiciary Committee

Editorials

Q: What issues are handled by the Senate Judiciary Committee?A: The Senate Judiciary Committee is one of the original standing committees of the United States Senate. With sweeping legislative and oversight jurisdiction, the 20-member committee examines social, economic, legal and ...

Troop 325 hosts Pancake Breakfast April 17

Letters to the Editor

On Sunday, April 17, Dysart Boy Scout Troop 325 will hold its annual all-you-can-eat free will offering Pancake Breakfast. The breakfast will be held at the Dysart Community Building from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The breakfast will include pancakes hot off the grill along with sausage, white ...

‘It Takes An Iowan’ on display through Monday

Letters to the Editor

The "It Takes An Iowan" Display will be open April 14 through 18. Thursday, Friday, and Monday it will be open from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M., on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., and on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M.On Saturday at 2:00 P.M., Chris Anderson, Tama County Naturalist, will present ...

Escapes Landscape & Design opens in LPC

Letters to the Editor

Escapes Landscape & Design is opening a nursery with a greenhouse operation at 3104 East Eagle Rd, La Porte City. Shade trees, evergreens, ornamental trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, fruits, vegetables, hanging baskets, and combination planters will all be available for retail. Other ...

German Exchange Club Vendor/Craft Fair April 23

Letters to the Editor

The Union High School German Exchange Club will be hosting a Vendor/Craft Fair on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Union High School gymnasium.The fair, designed to help raise funds for the upcoming exchange student program to Germany, will feature many local and national ...

Movie Night April 17 at Dysart UMC

Letters to the Editor

Dysart United Methodist Church is sponsoring a movie night on Sunday, April 17 at 4 p.m.. The feature the movie "The Pursuit of Happyness" is a biographical story of entrepreneur, Chris Gardner. Life is a struggle for single father Chris Gardner played by Will Smith. Evicted from their ...

Wolf Creek Rugby Club opens season with back-to-back wins

Letters to the Editor

On Friday night in Altoona, Wolf Creek opened up with convincing wins over Urbandale 35-14, and SE Polk "B" 49-14. In the first contest, Isaiah Vaughan and Jordan Schmitz each scored twice and Sam Johnson scored once. The second match was set up to play Des Moines North HS but Wolf Creek won ...

The Dengler Domain: Reality Shows

Editorials

Reality shows are the worst. From the Bachelor to Survivor to Naked and Afraid, these shows waste a lot of time. While reality shows are not great in most aspects, they are good at providing entertainment. Reality shows are a recent phenomenon in television history, and I would have preferred ...

Slices of Life – Polyester Wars

Editorials

Laundry's never been my thing, even though I've had more than my fair share of experience with the spin cycle. Lord knows I've tried, but despite a decades-long love affair with bleach, my kids were always the ones with the grayish, never-quite-perfectly white socks. I finally figured out the ...

Providing a Final Resting Place for All Veterans

Editorials

A change in Iowa law will give all veterans the respect and final resting place they deserve. HF 2266 helps solve a problem that goes unnoticed by many: the unclaimed remains of veterans who died alone-whether away from family, without family or homeless.The bill, unanimously approved by the ...