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The Writer's Pen

Everyone who owns an automobile knows that regular maintenance is required. You need to keep the tank full of gas, the tires full of air and the engine full of oil. People also need regular maintenanc...

 
 By Randy Evans    Opinion    January 27, 2022 

Evans: State government may be harming Iowa population challenges

I stumbled across a statistical tidbit the other day that probably will surprise many people. U.S. Census Bureau figures show that between 1900 and 2000, the state that grew the least in population, o...

 

Letters: Proposed CO2 pipelines

To the editor: The letter to the editor on January 6, 2022 by Bonnie Ewoldt was well written and very informative. As a landowner this addressed concerns and issues for me. It is important that the public knows and understands all aspects of this...

 

Pedley's Ponderings

I marked my 31st trip around the sun last Thursday. That’s just a fancy way of saying it’s been 10 years since my last fun birthday party. I’ve never been particularly fond of my “big day.” There isn’t much to do during the dead of...

 

Ernst: Washington Democrats are gaslighting the American people

Just last year, Washington insiders colluded to try to overturn the will of the people of Iowa in a fair and free election. The Speaker of the House of Representatives attempted to steal a House...

 

Letters: In response to Terry Branstad and Summit Carbon Solutions

To the editor: As one of 15,000 landowners impacted by the proposed CO2 pipeline through Iowa, I recently received a letter from our former governor, Terry Branstad. In his letter, Branstad sings the...

 

Toft's Thoughts

The "Where are you Christmas" song was playing in my head as I sat in my living room, looking at the debris from Christmas. New gifts sat freshly played with and game cards were left unshuffled by...

 

Pedley's Ponderings

Kaity asked me what I wanted for Christmas a couple weeks ago. I told her new underwear, and I wasn’t joking. It’s funny how things change over time. I can’t remember the last time I ever really wanted anything for Christmas other than less...

 

The Writer's Pen

Anticipation simmered like apple cider on the back burner. The weeks before Christmas were filled with activities at school, church, home and the great outdoors. Our snow fort was frozen so hard that it would be spring before its walls would melt. Ou...

 

S-N Editorial

Property owners in northwest Iowa have been subjected to a tsunami of information this fall about a "new" kind of pipeline that would cut through many miles of farmland in the region. While these...

 

The Writer's Pen

My workday begins every morning when most people are settled in for a good night’s sleep. I usually wake up before my alarm goes off at 2 a.m. My morning begins with a shave and shower, then...

 

Letters: Rep. Wills endorses Rowley in SD1

To the editor: Dave Rowley is a man of integrity and will be a voice protecting our rights and individual liberties in the Iowa Senate and I support him wholeheartedly. Dave has been a long-time advocate in the Iowa Great Lakes region and has lived...

 

Letters: Keep dogs on leashes in city limits

To the editor: What does a safe community mean to you? Is it a small town where you know everyone? Is it feeling comfortable enough to leave your vehicle unlocked and the keys in it? Is it leaving your house unlocked? Is it having sidewalks that you...

 

Letters: GOP state rep supports Rowley

To the editor: I write in full support of the candidacy of Dave Rowley for state senator. During my time in the legislature, I have had the opportunity of working with a wide variety of people. The most successful legislators have a fluid working...

 

Pedley's Ponderings

Like a re-occurring nightmare, I found myself up there again last weekend. The wind blasted my face as I clung to a teetering ladder clipping Christmas lights to the gutters. Light by light and foot...

 

The Writer's Pen

Every Christmas movie on television has a perfect Christmas tree. Usually the tree is live, rather than artificial, and it comes from a tree farm or a downtown tree lot. The trees are somehow...

 

Toft's Thoughts

I’ve been ill lately. Some of it strep throat and caring for sick babies, and now an unknown back injury we are trying to properly diagnose. I’ve been down for the count for two weeks off and on,...

 

S-N Editorial

Today marks our annual celebration of the men and women who so selflessly served the country as members of the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day is an important holiday, and one that every...

 

Feeling chili

I have a friend who hates the weather every time the temperature falls below 70 degrees. It’s a small wonder he’s lived in Iowa his whole life. Summer is the only season he enjoys. He’s wrong, of course, because fall is the best time of the yea...

 

Letters: CO2 pipeline poses health concerns

To the editor: Many Iowans are unaware of a plan by Summit Carbon Solutions to run a buried CO2 pipeline through 31 counties. The fact that the proposed route passes near populated areas raises concerns about public safety. The company claims,...

 

Evans: The wacky extremes with 'two sideisms'

The requirements for becoming a teacher were always straightforward: Earn a college degree in education, take enough classes in your area of specialty, practice your teaching skills for a semester as a student teacher. Politicians have added a new...

 
 By David Hoye    Opinion    November 4, 2021

The Writer's Pen

When we first got Heidi, our chocolate Labrador, she learned quickly not to get too close to either our horses or our barn cats. After a few close misses with our most aggressive horse, she learned no...

 

Pedley's Ponderings

I’ll never understand why people get so mad at social media platforms. You have to voluntarily sign up for them, and doing so puts you under their terms and conditions. It also subjects you to the idiocy, lies and unrestrained vitriol that have bec...

 

Sentinel-News Editorial

The University of Iowa turned heads last month when it announced it would become the first Power Five conference school to add women's wrestling as a scholarship sport. The move is a landmark win for...

 
 By David Hoye    Opinion    October 14, 2021

The Writer's Pen

As Cheri and I are closing in on our 50th anniversary, I have been reflecting on what has kept us together all these years. Here are some tips I have learned over the past five decades. 1. Your wife...

 

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