Country Roads: The job of eradicating disease

Local Columns

My second COVID-19 vaccination was administered on a recent Sunday afternoon. Other than some fatigue, I experienced no unpleasant side effects from the shot or from the first one for that matter. My wife has had her first vaccination and has an appointment for the second. One of these days ...

Iowa Senate addresses child care, property taxes

Local Columns

Last week was the 12th week of the legislative session. It included the next important legislative deadline of the year. In order to be considered for the rest of the year, policy bills needed to be out of their original chamber and through committee in the second chamber. In other words, we ...

Proven more than qualified to lead

Letters to Editor

To the Editor: With March being Women’s Month in the U.S. and International women’s Day during the first week, it is important to recall that it was 52 years ago that Shirley Chisolm was historically elected the first Black woman in Congress. Black women are the backbone of the U.S. ...

Don’t confuse science and government with God

Letters to Editor

To the Editor: Let me begin with the definition of oxymoron: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. Now the definition of miracle: a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to ...

Editorial offers no criticism for Trump

Letters to Editor

To the Editor: The Los Angeles Times editorial in the March 8th edition was very critical of President Biden for not imposing sanctions against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (who will be referenced as MBS for the rest of this letter) of Saudi Arabia after the report released by the ...

Catch more fish this year

Local Columns

Fishing success means different things to different people. To some anglers, success is catching a bunch of fish. They’re not concerned about size, they just want to feel something pulling back on their rod. Other anglers measure their success by the size of the fish ...