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  • Sinclair’s vote against businesses

    Iowa businesses contribute greatly to the economic engine of our state. Main Street business owners take risks; they pay taxes and spend hard earned d ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • Changes at Clarke County Hospital

    We at Clarke County Hospital are excited to begin a new chapter at our facility on Monday, March 30. The vision of planning on our expansion and renov ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • Iowa’s dark, dirty secret — puppy mills

    Man’s best friend needs our help! I bet that most of you readers have no idea that Iowa has the second largest number of puppy mills in the United Sta ...
    March 14, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Expanding the Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Act

    I’m urging all Iowa lawmakers and the couple of groups that really have the governor and legislators ears right now, Concerned Iowans for Medical Cann ...
    March 14, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Need help for social studies

    Good morning. My name is Kimberly T. I am a fifth grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa.
    March 10, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • In response to Lorenson’s church column

    I appreciated Pastor Lorenson’s editorial (3/5/15, “Iraq’s Christians Need Help Now”).Everyone needs ...
    March 10, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • To Osceola businesses — it’s cake bake time

    Once again it is time for the annual Scout “Feller’s Cake Bake.” This year, it will be held 6 p.m. Monday, March 9, in the Clarke elementary cafeteria ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Sen. Sinclair and the minimum wage vote

    Iowa’s working families are struggling. That’s one reason why a record number of Iowa children, more than 40 percent, live in poverty.
    March 3, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Odds and ends

    It is all about odds and ends.Our thoughts move one moment to many different issues in our world tod ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Reader Poll

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