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Harris’s election as VP proves more is possible

The first time I remember it happening, I was 10 years old and at summer camp. A group of boys told me I couldn’t play with them because I was a girl — this was after they figured out I … more

Tough times make me proud to represent Iowa

These past few months have not been easy on folks in our state. The coronavirus pandemic, and now, the Aug. 10 derecho, have tested Iowans and strained our resources. But Iowans are strong, and … more

Kunkel will be an amazing sheriff

Editor: As a police officer I have known and worked with Brad Kunkel for nearly 20 years. Brad has the integrity, experience, community ties, emotional intelligence and empathy that is second to … more

Memorial Day: Remembering our heroes

Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out. Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, the most … more

This is not the time to stop distancing

Gov. Kim Reynolds has started lifting some social distancing restrictions in Iowa. That easing does not apply to Washington County yet. There are many residents here who want to break free of the … more

Thanks to all of the COVID-19 heroes

Heroes are all around us. You see them everywhere. At the top of the list are our doctors, nurses and other health professionals who go to work to take care of COVID-19 patients as well as those … more

Thanks for people with foresight on COVID-19

Things could have been much worse in Kalona and Wellman if not for the foresight of Mid-Prairie Superintendent Mark Schneider. Schneider pushed the school board to cancel the school’s fine … more

Life in the time of COVID-19

There is much uncertainty today. One thing is certain: Our lives have changed greatly in the past 10 days. Schools are closed. Tables sit empty in restaurants. Nursing homes and hospitals … more
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