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Assistant editor and sports editor at the Times Citizen. He grew up on a farm in Alden and has worked at the Times Citizen since 2002. Opinions are his own. Follow him on Twitter @Twinkieites.

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Mount Vernon's body language cried out for mercy, and the Mustangs finally received it when Jenny Wibholm's kill touched the floor, ending Monday's 3A Regional Final. Read more

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Marcos Vila has scored over 50 goals during his only high school season, while produced plenty of eye-popping numbers that have made those outside of Hardin County take notice of the Iowa Falls-Alden boys soccer program. Read more

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Born and raised in Michigan, graduate of the University of Iowa. She’s a reporter (mostly sports, with some news and features thrown in) for the Times Citizen. Follow her on Twitter @mvanwingen.

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I don’t think people really understand how much Sunday night’s LA Rams win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers means to someone who is not necessarily a Rams fan. Read more

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Over the last week, I’ve tried to step back and think about the South Hardin class of 2021 and put into words what they have meant to every Tiger sports program… and I have found myself out of words. Read more

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The end of July is going to be tough for me, and not for what some people might think. It will symbolize me hitting a new tier of my career, in a way. Read more

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A native Iowan, Sara Konrad Baranowski has been editor of the Times Citizen since 2007. She’s a wife, mom to twins and news junkie who appreciates a good waffle as much as a good story. Follow her on Twitter @skonradb.

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A little piece of local history is due to be removed in the very near future, and it’s got me thinking about our past, present and where we’re headed. Read more

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I’ve always really liked the motto, “We can do hard things”. I’ve heard it from teachers as an encouragement for students to stick with a lesson when it’s difficult. I’ve used it on my kids when they’re struggling to learn a new piece of music or get through a far-too-ambitious family hike. … Read more

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Tony Baranowski is Co-Publisher for Times Citizen Communications. He believes smaller is better when it comes to media, but bigger when it comes to beer. He’s a connoisseur of both. Dad to twins, fan to Cubs. Follow him on Twitter @tonyapb3.

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If I’d been to the Iowa Capitol Building before chaperoning last week’s Rock Run Elementary fifth-grade field trip, it had been long enough that I’d forgotten pretty much everything about it. So after Sara and I had put off deciding which of us would fall on the grenade until 12 hours before… Read more

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My wife and I are not the kind of people who have lamented our kids growing up. The truth is, Sara and I were on the fence about having kids at all until about a decade ago it kind of smacked us upside the head- if we were going to have the ‘full human experience,’ parenthood should be a par… Read more

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Two weeks ago I spent some time wandering around the square and off into residential areas of Eldora and Pine Lake State Park. It was a pretty wonderful way to spend a Thursday afternoon. Read more

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I admit it - I was a little leery of jumping into the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) program at Pineview Elementary in Iowa Falls. After joining my kindergartner twins for lunch and recess on their birthday, I wasn’t sure I could survive an entire day in the eye of that storm. Read more