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"We QCA drivers are currently in the middle of our fifth season of the year – the pothole parade ..." more
"I have two roses ..." more
Gardeners may be wondering just how, and if, trees, shrubs and perennials survive below-zero temperatures. They know that the below-ground parts of a tree are kept insulated by a layer of snow, and that is important to winter survival, but the exposed parts of a tree are not so protected. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain the cold hardiness of trees, shrubs and perennials. more
Nov. 9, 1978: Several residents of the Long Grove area met and organized the first Long Grove Lions Club. Dan Nagle was elected president and Spencer Johnson, secretary. more
One big topic of conversations at the capitol last week was Senate File 348. This bill is from Gov. Kim Reynolds and allows for the dispensing of self-administered hormonal contraceptives by a pharmacist without a previous consultation and prescription of a doctor. more
As I walked off the Lancer Stadium field for the final time in 2018, there were a couple of memory clips running through my head Friday night. more
March 5, 2014: With a thrilling 47-46 victory over Cedar Rapids Xavier, the North Scott girls’ basketball team earned a trip to the state tournament in a game played at Mount Vernon. Teammates Gina Percuoco, Karly Soy, Shelley Matthys and Karli Rucker mobbed Evan Hundley after she made the game-winning shot with time running out. more
A newspaper is a community's best friend. It will tell you when something is wrong and then help you fix it. Communities don't solve problems unless they recognize them and discuss them. more
It’s almost routine. more
In a way, Rylie Rucker’s life is all about numbers. more
The light and love of pastor Bill Steward which I wrote about last week did shine on the assembled delegates at the worldwide General Conference of the United Methodist Church – but only on 384 of the 822 who voted for progressive, inclusive acceptance of our gay and lesbian sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles. more
"Americans by the hundreds of thousands have sacrificed their lives in wars waged to protect the rights our songs and speeches and official documents say that we, as free men and women, should have, but all we ask is that you sacrifice a few minutes or hours of your time to VOTE ..." more
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