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Mike Limberg never used the word “guns.” The Long Grove mayor’s two-paragraph suggestion in his town’s April newsletter proposes a volunteer civil defense group to, “plan, prepare, and implement measures that would provide for the well-being of all residents should we be faced with an event that makes the COVID-19 crisis pale in comparison.” more
A little over a month ago, I unknowingly had my last day of high school. I probably won’t see most of the faces I used to see in the hallways again; I won’t get to sing in my last high school choir concert; I won’t go to my last prom; and I won’t perform in my last musical. more
April 24, 1980: The Dixon American Legion and Auxiliary noted its 50th anniversary with a special ceremony and reception. more
In three weeks of avoiding contact with anyone since returning from Washington, I have been off the farm just twice. I briefly went to get fuel in Andrew. There is no kibitizing with friends at the convenience store. No one is there save the staff, and we transact business at arm’s length in the full meaning of the term. more
As we all work to adjust during this difficult time, Iowans all across the state have been stepping up to help their neighbors and communities. Stories of people making homemade face masks for their friends, families, neighbors, or donating them to local hospitals are told daily. We have also seen local restaurants contribute food to health care providers, and Iowans purposefully supporting these local restaurants with takeout orders in an effort to keep those places in business. more
When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Iowa, the Legislature responded by suspending the session, ensuring the stabilization of the state budget, and providing Gov. Reynolds with the tools she needed to respond to this public health emergency. more
"Mr. Croken is apparently under the mistaken belief he still lives on the East Coast, rubbing elbows with millions of people each day on the subway ..." more
"An individual who is unwilling to accept any responsibility for a national crisis of the sort we are experiencing is not the kind of person who I want leading my country ..." more
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