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Why not skip the turkey

November 22, 2014 Next week, President Obama will pardon two turkeys to promote the turkey industry. Every one of us can exercise that same pardon power by choosing a non-violent Thanksgiving observance. more »»

Delivery drivers needed

November 22, 2014 If you have ever felt the urge to do some good for people in need in our community, then we have just the thing for you. more »»

Make time to quit smoking

November 19, 2014 Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 marks the 38th anniversary of the Great American Smokeout. Smokers who want to quit for at least one day can participate in the hope that they will quit forever. more »»

Musings from a retired editor

November 18, 2014 Listening to the radio in the mornings, while waiting for the morning paper, as this is what old guys do, I have noticed certain problems among announcers: Some can’t pronounce VULNERABLE. more »»

Honoring Jean Seberg

November 17, 2014 This is the week a town honors and celebrates a girl who became a star, and while she shines in flickering screen light every evening somewhere in the world, she shines brightest in our hearts. more »»

Wake up people!

November 11, 2014 Have you ever really wondered: Who in the world is really running America? I mean it is not us, we the people. We are not the ones starting war after war. more »»

Halloween party a great success

November 11, 2014 The Albion Betterment Committee and the Friends of the Library have so many businesses to thank for the success of the City Halloween Party. more »»

Thank you to our local health care providers

November 8, 2014 For the second time in my life, I wound up being a patient at our local hospital. I never chose that but a failure with my heart put me ther. more »»

The First Amendment revisited

November 5, 2014 Atheism is the “religion” that doesn’t promote its theology and teaching (unbelief in God) but attempts to tear down and destroy other religions. more »»

Whatever happened to an informed electorate?

November 2, 2014 Well boys and girls the big holiday is approaching, Election Day. Before we get started let’s look at a few national surveys such as Roper’s poll etc. more »»

Vote Thompson for supervisor

November 2, 2014 Four years ago I wrote an editorial in support of Dave Thompson and his campaign to serve as our Marshall County Superviso. more »»

Ernst is an extremist; vote for Braley

November 2, 2014 I got a big kick out of the Oct. 1 letter “Nothing but hot air” defending the billionaire Koch Brothers who are bankrolling Joni Ernst’s campaign. more »»

Before you vote ...

November 2, 2014 We have been hearing all kinds of promises from our political candidate. more »»

Stop the Tea Party

November 2, 2014 Over the years, the Republican Party has given us politicians who made important contributions. Teddy Roosevelt gave us our national parks. more »»

Support Mark Smith

November 1, 2014 I would like to address the ad endorsed by Jane Jech and running on local radio. more »»

Vote for Jane Jech

November 1, 2014 Jane Jech is running for Iowa House, but I know her as someone else, too. She’s my mom, and she’s one of the hardest working individuals I know. more »»

Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa was right

November 1, 2014 I am very proud of Pope Francis. He is the one person that is on the line of defense for Justic. more »»

Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon a success

October 31, 2014 On Oct. 16, 96 guests were present for the Third Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon at Elmwood Country Club, sponsored by the MMSC Foundation. more »»

Not pooped out at the parade

October 29, 2014 I agree that streets should be clean for the Oktemberfest parade and all participants. No question. more »»

National Day of Remembrance is Sunday

October 28, 2014 The first Sunday in November is the National Day of Remembrance. This day is set aside to remember those American victims who were killed by illegal immigrants. This year’s event will be on No. more »»



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