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My mother didn’t teach my brother and me how to cook. My wife, Sherry, believes that was a mistake. So Sherry made sure she taught our daughter and three sons how to cook, and she also taught me. But that didn’t always go well. more
April 6, 1994: Mercy and St. Luke’s hospitals in Davenport combined and became Genesis Health System. St. Luke’s became Genesis Medical Center East, and Mercy was renamed Genesis Medical Center West. more
Listen: lately, it seems like life has been hard. This winter was hard. Everything is hard. I need a vacation. You need a vacation. We all need a vacation. more
The present is but a fleeting moment. The future, an abstraction. All else is history. If you don’t know history, you don’t know much. more
The closer we get to what I predict will be our most contentious presidential election on Nov. 3, 2020, the word "socialist" will increasingly be used to label many candidates seeking political office.  The S-word sends shivers down the spine of many Americans. more
On the campaign trail not only did I meet many voters; I met many dogs and cats as well.  And while I met folks with a variety of opinions, we could always agree that we loved our pets. Unfortunately, not everyone is as kind to pets as they should be.  So, in an effort to bring something forward that we can all agree on, I introduced HF737. more
"Just would like to say a BIG thanks to the city employees for a good job on keeping our streets and roads open through all our winter weather ..." more
"I would like to thank the Donahue Fire Department for taking charge of the large CRP burn on my farm April 3rd, and acknowledge the other community fire departments that also help with that service ..." more
"The editorial, 'Can this really be happening in America?' is excellent ..." more
"Thank you for bringing these two incendiary examples to the readers' attention ..." more
"Republicans condemn Democrats for opposing the bill that would help Iowa and Nebraska dig their way out of the tragic abyss in which the recent flooding has left them, and I am with them ..." more
"I’m writing to see if it’s possible to have a day that’s given to an elder citizen in the way of a special day given each year to someone who has been an inspirational person to the younger generation in helping them to become leaders in our community ... " more
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