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The scoop on free ice cream

July 28, 2015 Is there anything better than ice cream on a hot summer day? Well, yes there is — FREE ice cream! And I’ve got the scoop on where you can get free goodies like ice cream on your birthday and other... more »»

GOP’s condemnation of Trump pure hypocrisy

July 28, 2015 Here’s the thing about principle. Unless applied equally it is not really principle at al. more »»

The depravity of our left side

July 28, 2015 Want to eat genetically modified food? Expect a number of voices from the American left to tell you to avoid it. They claim it causes all sorts of maladies. more »»

Appreciate depreciation

July 27, 2015 Dear Dave, I’m self-employed, and I travel about 30,000 miles a year in my van. I’m three payments away from having the vehicle paid off, but it has 170,000 miles on it. more »»

When children hurt, schools can help

July 27, 2015 Nobody should lose out on a good education because of a bad experience. What happens when children witness violence? It’s more common than you think, and the effects can be devastating. more »»

‘A new dark age’

July 27, 2015 “If God does not exist, then everything is permissible. more »»

The importance of the “like” factor

July 27, 2015 Bill Cohen, the former three-term Republican U.S. more »»

Safely betting on a consistent Trump

July 26, 2015 I told myself I?wasn’t going to write about Trump. I?write this column on Wednesday nights. more »»

Recipes for one or two

July 26, 2015 Today I have sandwich recipes that serve one or two. The chicken salad recipe is for two and the burger and grilled cheese are for one. Creamy Chicken Salad Sandwich 1/2 c. mayonnaise 1/8 tsp. more »»

Boys: Seeking new ways to destroy themselves

July 26, 2015 CCongratulations, the doctors have informed you you’re going to have a boy! (Flash forward nine months) What are you doing? Don’t open it! Well, now you’ve done it. more »»

Fire sale in gold

July 25, 2015 Commodities prices are tumbling, with gold leading the way down this week. Prices fell to a five-year low, with August gold futures worth a mere $1080 per ounce on Friday. more »»

The fact-free left: Part II

July 25, 2015 There is no way to know what is going on in someone else’s mind. But sometimes their behavior tells you more than their words. more »»

Sensitivity over at Gawker

July 25, 2015 The truth will make you free, the more horrible the better. And the more humiliating the truth the richer you get — certainly if you’re Nick Denton, founder of the gossip-mongering website Gawker. more »»

Monsanto hits all the wrong notes

July 25, 2015 The Canadian rocker and master storyteller Neil Young says: “Music is a universal language. more »»

Not so 'deer' to this gardener

July 24, 2015 Dear Heloise: We have a lot of DEER in our neighborhood. I love watching them. However, they are messing up my garden. Any hints for deterring them? -- Sammie in Texas Well, the answer is yes and n. more »»

Why people like Trump

July 24, 2015 Last week, 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump dropped his second headline-making comment of the race. Responding to statements from Senator John McCain, R-Ari. more »»

Many GOP messengers, same GOP message

July 24, 2015 WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's comment on the Donald Trump train wreck went to the heart of its damage to the Republican Party. more »»

Musings by Rick

July 24, 2015 If the city of Marshalltown needs to make some quick money, it should set up a speed trap every so often on the Olivebahn between 6th street and 12th stree. more »»

Rambunctious kids: Are you pulling your hair out yet?

July 23, 2015 Settle down! Quit running! Stop it! Go to Time Out! Do you hear yourself saying this over and over in a day to the child that just can’t stop going? It’s not uncommon to have a child like this; they... more »»

Charity golf tourney a success

July 23, 2015 The Marshalltown Area United Way would like to thank everyone for making our 4 Person Best-Shot Charity Golf Tournament a success. more »»



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