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The wholesome, G-rated TV serial, "When Calls the Heart," on Sunday evenings on the Hallmark Channel, has been a favorite for Linda and me. The setting is Hope Valley, which is a village on the Canadian frontier circa 1913. more
I’ve never taken a job in my life. more
March 22, 1979: Twenty-three people attended the Scott County Postmasters’ meeting at the Tombergs Turner Hall, Eldridge. Long Grove postmaster Eunice McCubbin and her husband, Guy, hosted the meeting. Announcement was made that the next meeting would be a steak fry in June, hosted by McCausland postmaster, Gloria Ostermeir. more
The scary facts: more
This week, the Iowa Senate passed important reforms to how judges are picked in Iowa. Senate File 237 makes a number of changes to judicial nominating commissions in order to give the people of Iowa more of a voice, increase accountability, and bring balance to commissions across the state. more
"It is sad to see a church body judged for holding to a changeless teaching of God’s word – marriage between a man and a woman. Yet, I  commend the editorial writer for his honesty by stating that this is his own opinion, NOT scripture ..." more
"Regarding your remarks about the 2019 UMC General Conference, I offer in reply these remarks by Dr. Jerry P. Kulah, dean of Gbarnga School of Theology, United Methodist University in Liberia ..." more
"Republicans are making fools of themselves pretending climate change is a hoax, and history will not be kind ..." more
On Feb. 15, President Trump declared a national state of emergency. On Feb. 14, Congress passed a funding bill that includes both a dramatic increase in immigrant detention and $1.375 billion for wall construction. more
"Gov. Kim Reynolds is orchestrating a blatant grab for power. She wants to corrupt the judicial system by changing the way judges are appointed from the present nonpartisan way, to a way that will enable her to sell judgeships and appoint her political friends ..." more
"God (any God) bless America and the world and Happy St. Patrick's Day or any other holiday you wish to celebrate ..." more
I was not going to write this week because I haven't been feeling well, but I do want to make this editorial comment about the boys' State Tournament TV coverage. more
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