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Last March a bull calf was born, and he started out a little behind the 8-ball because his mama’s milk wasn’t coming in very well. We talked about it, and I was tasked with bottle-feeding this little guy until his mama started producing her milk. She finally did, but he liked the formula tha…

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I got the satellite bill and was enraged because once again, it had increased. I immediately called the company and demanded they remove all of their equipment at their earliest convenience. I was tired of paying too much money for a satellite dish when we watched more Netflix and Amazon Pri…

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Wuhan coronavirus, a highly infectious flu-like disease, seems to have arrived in the United States from China just in time to disrupt our presidential election process. The disease, first detected in central China’s Wuhan province, is expected to rapidly spread and quickly become a global p…

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So, I felt kind of bad. The Saturday before the Iowa caucuses, a vehicle pulled into the driveway and two young women got out carrying paperwork and iPads. I was in the middle of eating lunch and watched them through the front glass door as they slowly walked toward the house then up the ste…

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Just when you thought the sting of the caucus reporting debacle had eased, candidates had moved on to New Hampshire, and life began to settle back down, this op-ed appears in your newspaper. I’m not trying to reopen old wounds, but there are a few things that need and deserve to be said.

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I was chatting with a friend who’s also a teacher, and during the ebb and flow of our conversation she said, “children just want to be loved.” I don’t remember how we got there, or what was said before that, but I had to take pause. She was right. Children do just want to be loved. They are …

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New Year’s Eve day culminated into one of those “why me” moments with yet another clumsy injury. There’s really no one to blame but myself . . . and the electric fence line.

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The annual Army vs. Navy football game is one of the oldest sports rivalries in the United States. Last Dec. 14 in Philadelphia the two teams met on the gridiron for the 120th time. Navy won, 34 to 14. I bring this up because in the coming months the State of Iowa just might see its own vers…