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Heartwarming to see Americans' reaction to 'despicable' policy

"Believe me, this action of the president has nothing to do with compassion, but was solely a reaction to the political fallout and disgust brought about by the president’s policy ..." more

Appreciate America's historic greatness

"It’s refreshing for a man reared in a small Iowa town by a Christian family and living in today’s secular society to review the ideals and conviction of our Founders ..." more

Good decision to erect stop sign

"We hope this will prevent further accidents and fatalities ..." more

The children at our Door

"These children and their parents are going to need the intervention and support of men and women of good will for many years ..." more

Can't wait to share our hometown!

"We want to say Thank You for the new flags. On Flag Day, they were awesome, and the flower beds and hanging pots are beautiful along LeClaire Road ..." more

'Everybody's sweetheart'

The music at Shirley Davis' memorial service Saturday at the United Methodist Church in DeWitt was more like a prom than a funeral dirge. more

A community of readers

A shower of ash and sparks spewed from the burning barn like some hellish rainstorm and firefighters instinctively trained hoses on the siding of the adjacent house to save it. The Long Grove barn was a lost cause. more

The day they tossed me a lifeline

My husband was hiding in a back room with Mary Rueter, managing editor of the DeWitt Observer, on the day two years ago when I innocently walked into The North Scott Press office in Eldridge to talk about a job. more

Nikki White crowned Miss Iowa

June 18, 2003: Eldridge’s Nikki White was selected to wear the Miss Iowa crown and would be competing in the Miss American pageant in Atlantic City. more

'Food as a weapon in trade disputes is a grave concern'

The White House announced June 15 that it’s moving forward with 25-percent tariffs on up to $50 billion of Chinese products imported into the U.S. more

Honor the sacrifices of the 'Greatest Generation'

I was born into a world at war. My dad, a young husband in his early 20s and father of two toddlers, served in the Navy during World War II. My mother, a young wife in her early 20s, served on the home front. She took care of my brother and me and worked at the Farmall Works, joining thousands of “Rosie the Riveters” working in factories to supply the war effort.  more

When we get our hearts right, politicians will listen

There is a dark side of the immigration issue, which was the subject of a column in Sunday's Des Moines Register by Rekha Basu. It's the story of Manuel Pacheco. He was brought to the U.S. when he was 3 and was scheduled to graduate with his classmates from Des Moines East High School. Instead, he was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on April 24 and deported to Mexico, where he died a brutal death at the hands of drug cartels. more
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