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The Insane Civil Liberties Posse

January 12, 2014 There is a scene in “The Blues Brothers” where the eponymous brothers Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues drive their Bluesmobile (a 1974 Dodge Monaco sedan capable of great things) through a gathering of... more »»

2014 New Year’s resolutions

January 12, 2014 There are so many things I neglected to do in 2013, however I’m confident with the right resolutions this time around 2014 will finally be the Year of Kelly. more »»

Miraculous solutions for two of life's little problems

January 11, 2014 Dear Mary: A red rag somehow managed its way into a load of what used to be white clothes. How can I get the pink tint out of the clothes and return them to bright white? --Anne P. more »»

Fight obesity and keep children active during winter

January 9, 2014 It’s really hard sometimes to figure out a way for your child to get all his “wiggles” out during the cold, windy months of winter but we still need to keep those little bodies active; for our sake... more »»

No one requested Carson Daly, or that camel

January 5, 2014 New year, new stories, new cold. Yeah, while you were off at some “party” or “event” I kicked off New Year’s 2014 in style. more »»

Reflections on carrying all kinds of cool

January 5, 2014 Recently, as I watched my two-year-old daughter attempt to put an unzipped backpack on upside down, it reminded me of how much cooler and “together” I was as a young person than she i. more »»

Scrabble art offers endless possibilities

January 5, 2014 Have you ever noticed that thinking of past no matter pleasant or unpleasant only brings regret and misery? The beautiful moments we lived in the past fill us with misery for not having them now and... more »»

Check cashing fees: Are they legal?

January 4, 2014 Dear Mary: A friend repaid a personal loan of $900 by giving me his personal check, drawn on Bank of America. I took it to a local branch. They charged me $6 to cash it. more »»

Splitting up is hard to do

January 3, 2014 Dear Heloise: When I moved three years ago, I discovered that many of my PHOTOGRAPHS were all smashed together and inseparable. more »»

Social media can break down marital bonds

January 2, 2014 Q: How can I tell if Facebook and social media are negatively impacting my marriage? I don't think this is the case at present, but I don't want to be taken by surprise either. more »»

$20,750 for one computer?

December 31, 2013 If you think technology continues to travel at the speed of light, you would be correct. Which is why it was refreshing when a co-worker alerted me to a story that ran in the Times-Republican on No. more »»

A long-lasting rug

December 27, 2013 Dear Heloise: I just purchased an ORIENTAL RUG. Do you have hints for how to take care of it? I want to keep it looking goo. more »»

Kids have a Christmas ‘present radar’

December 24, 2013 Isn’t it funny how a kid can spot a wrapped present like they have radar? I’m noticing this trend more and more and it really is an interesting trait of the younger sect. more »»

Gifts for your little revolutionary

December 22, 2013 Buying gifts is the great burden of the holiday season. Yes, I say “holiday season.” You want to know why? Growing up I remember people saying “Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year. more »»

Ornamenting with coach mom

December 22, 2013 I don’t know how it is for you, but growing up Thanksgiving in my family meant loving each other unconditionally (until one of us gets on the other’s nerves – estimated time: 23 seconds), yelling at... more »»

Agency services will be impacted by United Way shortfall

December 21, 2013 As the year draws to a close we at the Marshalltown Area United Way have much to be thankful for. more »»

How to keep your little ones busy during Christmas break

December 19, 2013 It would seem almost impossible for little ones to get bored after all the great toys and games they got for Christmas but it does happen. more »»

Advice for those considering technology gifts for the holidays

December 18, 2013 By Shaelynn Farnsworth Technology tops most holiday gift lists, but with so many options available, choosing the perfect gift is daunting. more »»

Our tree is still standing

December 17, 2013 What does our Christmas tree and Elton John both have in common? No, it’s not the fact that they both like to get dressed up in sparkly things. more »»



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