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Step right up to MTV's incest plot

July 24, 2014 For those who predict the coming collapse of Western civilization, there's always MTV for proof. more »»

Sick pig problems

July 24, 2014 A pound of bacon now costs more than $6. That’s a record increase from $3.86 a pound four years ago. What’s driving this spike? Blame Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus. more »»

Obama dragged down by chaos at home and abroad, not by the economy

July 23, 2014 "Why do you think President Obama's job rating is falling, even though the economy is recovering?" the interviewer asked. It's a fair question, even though the economy declined 2. more »»

A pipeline of sorrow

July 23, 2014 The Rev. more »»

Daughter walking down the aisle

July 22, 2014 Well, the music played and my daughter walked down the aisle of a church Saturday in a beautiful dress holding flowers. No, I wasn’t the father of the bride, though sometimes I feel old enough to b. more »»

The normal people have gone Full Geek

July 20, 2014 There was a time, in the long-long ago, that geekdom was considered to be a hinderance, a liability, something to hide when in public. more »»

Please get your hands out of my mouth

July 20, 2014 I always hate going to my dentist; not because I’m afraid of him, but because I’ve been running out of ways to lie to him about my flossing habit. more »»

Lovely brunch menu

July 20, 2014 My favorite way to entertain is to have friends or relatives over for brunch. I am more confident about fixing eggs than pot roast. Following is my latest brunch menu that I made for my neighbors. more »»

Iron the whole wall of wax

July 18, 2014 Dear Heloise: I blew a candle out too hard the other day and GOT WAX ON A WALLPAPERED WAL. more »»

Woman tries to relearn to trust with straying husband

July 17, 2014 Q: Should I ask my husband to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases? He recently ended an affair, and we're working toward reconciliatio. more »»

Competitive eating not for me

July 15, 2014 I’ll admit it. When I saw the hot dog eating contest on TV on the Fourth of July I thought maybe I can do that. more »»

So long, Marshalltown

July 13, 2014 When I began my newspaper career I wrote a weekly column for two years. It took a lot of time and dedication to come up with ideas and execute them into something readable and enjoyable. more »»

Summer movie preview 2014, y’all!

July 13, 2014 That’s right! Beat the heat and stop worrying about losing the majority of your possessions in a freak flood and head on out to the theater because it’s summer and that means it’s time for Summer... more »»

A child’s lesson in freedom

July 13, 2014 My 3-year-old daughter does not understand the nuances of America’s Independence Day, which really isn’t that hard. more »»

Making cuts for the military

July 11, 2014 Dear Readers: A recent column about COUPON HINTS brought in a bunch of comments and suggestions. more »»

Keeping very young children safe from the heat

July 10, 2014 As many of you know, the heat in Iowa can at times be unbearable! Especially for very young children; and dangerous! Here are some tips to keep your little one safe from the heat on those very warm... more »»

This weather is something nuts

July 8, 2014 I was jogging last Wednesday night with the cool air of 50-some degrees wearing a long sleeve shirt and thought to myself — “What a nice October night.” The problem was is that it was July 2. more »»

The Food Network might be a little racist

July 6, 2014 I watch a lot of Food Network. A lot. I’m not some kind of gourmand. I’m not Youtubing old episodes of Alton Brown’s “Good Eats” to learn the proper way to cook a porterhouse steak. more »»



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