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So, who needs a couple of bucks?

August 2, 2015 Times are toug. more »»

Treats in August, why not?

August 2, 2015 Hard to believe it’s August – where did the summer go? So, let’s eat treats! Candy Bar Cake 1 box German Chocolate Cake mix 1 stick melted butter 1 . more »»

A Warrior’s Tale: Sorrow and handsomeness

August 2, 2015 Lo, in the year two thousand and twelve, a great tragedy struck a castle in the kingdom in the Great Plains of central Iowa. more »»

Dough won’t rise

August 1, 2015 Nothing seems to be able to make wheat prices rise or even stabilize this summer as supplies increase, U.S. yield potential accelerates, and demand wanes. more »»

Documented irresponsibility

August 1, 2015 People who entered the United States illegally may be called “undocumented” in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political partie... more »»

‘Proud partners’ corporatize our parks

August 1, 2015 Editor’s Note: Froma Harrop is off. The following column is by Jim Hightower. Our presidents are good at praising America’s magnificent national park system, but they’re lousy at maintaining it. more »»

Ask the mayor

August 1, 2015 Editor’s note: On occasion, Marshalltown Mayor Jim Lowrance will address questions residents have asked him on a whole host of topics. The following is this month’s questions and responses. more »»

Store brand versus name brand

July 31, 2015 Dear Heloise: My girlfriend had a headache and asked for some PAIN RELIEVER. I pulled a store brand out of my bag, and she said, “Um, that’s OK ... more »»

With Iran deal, Obama makes bad history

July 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near... more »»

Why is Trump running for president?

July 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — Real estate mogul Donald Trump has informed the Federal Election Commission, as required of presidential candidates, that he is worth more than $10 billion. more »»

Ensuring good health care for vulnerable Iowans

July 31, 2015 We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, which were established on July 30, 196. more »»

Husband needs to refocus his priorities for his family

July 30, 2015 Q: My husband is a workaholic -- he spends very little time with our sons and me, but when I approach him, he simply says, "Things will be better soon. more »»

Laughing over dead babies? Media bored

July 30, 2015 The Center for Medical Progress has now issued a third recording of Planned Parenthood officials explaining their grotesque trafficking in baby body parts. more »»

To fight racism, protect the right to vote

July 30, 2015 The cold-blooded murder of nine people at a Charleston church made it impossible to deny the persistence of racism across the nation. more »»

The importance of whole grains

July 29, 2015 When it comes to grains, there’s a big distinction between “whole” and “refined.” It’s important to be aware of the difference between grains like white rice and brown rice. more »»

Is America entering a new Victorian Era?

July 29, 2015 Forty-seven years ago, the musical "Hair" opened on Broadway. more »»

The diaper dilemma that shouldn't be

July 29, 2015 A worrisome trend in this country illustrates in the starkest terms how a mother's income affects not only her baby's health but hers, to. more »»

Severing a higher education lifeline

July 29, 2015 Three months ago, I walked across the stage at the University of Mississippi to claim my Bachelor’s diploma. more »»

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 »»



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