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 By Nick Pedley    Opinion    June 30, 2022 

Pedley's Ponderings

The plight of owning an old home is that nothing ever seems "done." Our to-do list is always loaded, not that we have any ambition to chip away at it anyway. Pressure to cross several items off that...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Opinion    June 30, 2022 

Bits 'N Pieces

Happy Thursday to all! I hope this Thursday finds you well and enjoying these warmer temps. Iowa is truly a champion at giving us multiple seasons in one week, luckily this week we have found...

 

S-N Editorial

America is poised mark its 246th birthday on Monday. While the Fourth is always a big party, many citizens may find reasons to celebrate few and far between this year. To say there's a lot of...

 

S-N Editorial

Oversized ribbons and scissors were put on the shelf in Hartley this week. Local kids will have to wait yet one more year to take their inaugural dip in the new pool, and that's a jagged pill to swall...

 
 By Randy Evans    Opinion    June 23, 2022

Evans: Like it or not, we are all in this together

What is happening to us? What passes for public discussion these days certainly is not civil or thoughtful. Nor is it really much of a discussion. If you read the comments from some supposed leaders,...

 

Jones: State revenue remains strong

General Fund revenue for the state continued to come in strong, as tax receipts in May were 43.6 percent higher than what the state collected in May 2021. While some of this increase is attributable...

 

The Writer's Pen

My parents both were savers. My dad always said, "I might be able to use that someday." If my mom would throw something away that she didn't need anymore, my dad would sometimes take it out of the...

 

S-N Editorial

Anticipating the opening Summer arrived in full force this week. With the extended forecast calling for high temps near or over 90 degrees for the next two weeks, the thought of opening day at Hartley’s new pool has become increasingly enticing....

 
 By Iesha Toft    Opinion    June 16, 2022

Bits 'n Pieces

From the very start you were taught, Just what was needed from you, To work with strong mind and body, And of proper morale too, You were taught that others will need you, And thus, you must be...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Opinion    June 9, 2022

Bits 'n Pieces

Hello to all! I hope you have been staying well and enjoying the sun this week! Between those crazy haboob windstorms and days that feel like rain yet it never rains, I think I'm ready for some heat a...

 

Letters: So, you made a deal?

In a recent commentary titled, “So, I made a deal,” David Kruse announced that he signed with Summit Carbon Solutions. He’s delighted about negotiations that included his neighbors and a relative, saying they “went very well” and...

 

Letters: Dennis Bush for District 5

I am writing in support of Dennis Bush for re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives. His background in farming, as a county supervisor and on a mental health board give him knowledge and experience in key areas of need for Iowa. He also...

 
 By Nick Pedley    Opinion    May 26, 2022

Pedley's Ponderings

There is never a shortage of things to clean in our house. With two kids under 5 and a dog and cat that seemingly replace their coats each week, a thorough cleaning typically lasts six hours. Neither Kaity’s vehicle nor mine receive the same...

 
 By Paul Pate    Opinion    May 26, 2022

Pate: The State of Iowa is committed to protecting your vote

The upcoming June 7 primary election is an excellent opportunity for Iowans to make their voices heard. I believe voting is one the most important duties we have as citizens of this great state and na...

 

S-N Editorial

Though headlines out of Des Moines often scream about the partisan divide and Culture War battles, Iowa legislators were able to pass a bill last month that revamps a law many viewed as a lumbering...

 

Evans: Abby's rhetoric tries to mask embarrassment

A common refrain from Democrats during Donald Trump’s years in the presidency was that he was undermining public trust and confidence in our courts with his talk of judges being biased and having political motives when they ruled against him.... Full story

 

The Writer's Pen

I have taken a lot of road trips in my life, and some of them were even enjoyable. I was watching TV the other night and saw a movie advertised that starred Chevy Chase. He has some interesting and fu...

 

Jones: Closure of Glenwood Resource Center

Last week, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that the Glenwood Resource Center will close in 2024. GRC is one of two state-run resource centers in Iowa to serve Iowans with intellectual disabilities. GRC...

 

Taylor: Senate GOP backs maternal support programs

The Senate advanced a bill this week to create more options for maternal support programs in Iowa. State funding would be earmarked for nonprofit organizations that have "a primary mission of...

 

Letters: PBM reform key to competition

To the editor: As a local pharmacist, I have the distinct pleasure to interact with patients from all walks of life. One common factor among all of my patients is their reliance on familiar, nearby, reliable care. Unfortunately, entities known as...

 

S-N Editorial

Residents in Hartley and the surrounding area can hope a recent proposal for a community trail hits the ground running. A new group dubbed the Hartley Rec Trail Committee is spearheading efforts to get a new pathway paved around the City With a...

 

S-N Editorial

In a day and age where it feels like there’s a new problem every week, it’s hard to care about a bug. Yet, a relatively “new” pest is threatening to create a big headache for small communities like ours. You may have read about the emerald...

 
 By Nick Pedley    Opinion    March 31, 2022

Pedley's Ponderings

I’m no gun nut. My experiences hunting are limited to shooting rabbits with a pellet gun or .22 rifle when I was younger, and the biggest thing I’ve shot in my life is a 20-gauge shotgun. That short list is a lightyear long compared to my...

 
 By Randy Evans    Opinion    March 31, 2022

Evans: Lessons about cracked legal theories from a misguided pots-n-pans salesman

Many years ago, I sat at the kitchen table of a pots-n-pans salesman from Pleasant Valley. We didn’t talk about cookware. He was laying out with lots of precision why the United States government ha...

 

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