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With high school graduation less than a month away, now is the time for seniors to decide what they’d like to do next. The good news is that students have a wide range of options available. Whether it’s a four- or two-year degree or short-term career training, they have much to choose from i…

OK, everyone’s complaining about this winter, me included, but don’t you think this is a wake up call from God telling us to get right with him? “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven …

Hello. My name is Jordan Berner and I am a student in Mr. Tod Bowman’s American National Government class. For my civic engagement project, I chose sports betting. Here are some reasons why sports betting should be legal in Iowa: It’s already legal in Delaware, Nevada, Montana, and Oregon, s…

As co-chairman of the recent 2018 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, I have many people to thank, starting with the hundreds of volunteers who rang the bells at Fareway and Wal-Mart no matter how bad the weather was. Thanks to the management at Fareway and Wal-Mart for allowing us to work i…

What a treat to attend “Hot Tamale Louie, the Story of Zarif Kahn” at the Maquoketa Art Experience recently. This little-known but fascinating part of America’s immigrant history was accompanied by wonderfully unique music performed by composer/pianist John Rapson and his multi-talented band…

I hear people complaining about how things are being run on every level of government, but they refused to vote or they say I don’t give an expletive, and my response to that is if you don’t vote you have no right to complain.