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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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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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With no sports to cover in recent months and empty pages, the sports staff has been racking our brains with ideas for content. I saw on social media other writers posting their sports inspirations. We thought it would be cool to ask our area coaches to answer a few questions about their spor… 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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I feel sorry for the people who left Iowa Falls to avoid RAGBRAI. I get why they did it – at one time, I envied their plans – but I’m disappointed that they didn’t get to experience Iowa Falls that day. Read more

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Two years ago I started a document on my computer that I called “Things I wish people knew about journalists.” I added to it from time to time – mostly when I had discussions with people about how the Times Citizen newsroom operates, or when I was frustrated about a reader’s criticism of my work. Read more

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Last month I attended a meeting where the topic of communication came up again and again. The Iowa Falls School Board, members of the district’s Facilities Study Committee and the public gathered to talk about a bond referendum that would have raised taxes to build a new elementary school. T… Read more

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Tony Baranowski is Director of Local Media 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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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

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I’ve never been to a game the Chicago Cubs lost. I think I’m up to six or seven now, every one of them with some circumstance that made it a notable, if not remarkable, win. Home runs. Extra innings. Near no-nos. Read more