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Imagine investing significant resources – more than $2 million – in a business idea and spending years working to make it a reality. But then, just as you are getting close to making it happen, someone tries to change the rules on you in the middle of the game and kick you and your business out.

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As I have mentioned in earlier columns, KIFG Radio officially went on the air in July of 1962. The studios eventually occupied the entire second floor of the two-story brick building on the northeast corner of Washington Avenue and Stevens Street in downtown Iowa Falls. Our station entrance …

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Confusing is how I would describe the election cycle of 2020. Every day across Iowa, auditors are receiving phone calls from voters who are confused by everything from absentee ballot requests, voting on election day, voting by mail, absentee voting in-person, and lawsuits. Add to this, audi…

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Back in 1962 when KIFG Radio first went on the air, working the Sunday shift meant two things. You had to keep one ear tuned to the studio audio speaker to be sure that the remote broadcasts from the local church services were actually going out on the air and the other ear tuned for the pos…

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For many of us, summer in Iowa is synonymous with sitting outside on the patio of our favorite bar or restaurant and enjoying a cold beverage. Luckily, for now, we have been able to do that albeit with some restrictions. In order for this to continue, we all need to take personal responsibil…

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In his later years my father, Jack, morphed into the worst driver on Florida’s West Coast. Driving a beat-up blue Ford Pinto, he cruised around St. Petersburg to his various haunts, paying little attention to other cars and drivers, remaining lost in a world of his own.

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In a normal year, I’d have gone to the Iowa State Fair by now. In a normal year I might have gone two or three times depending on who was at the Grandstand or Free Stages.

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I was in the control room at KIFG Radio on the 22nd of November 1963 when the bells on the Associated Press teletype machine began clanging with an urgency that demanded my immediate attention. When I walked over and started reading the teletype messages that were rapidly printing out right …

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As I mentioned in a preceding Times Citizen column, the founding of KIFG Radio in Iowa Falls, in 1962, was the brain child of four local businessmen: Met Theater Manager Tommy Tompkins, Sewing Machine Shop Owner Russ Schneider, Evergreen Dairy Owner Dwight Brown and Price Hatchery Owner Clar…