Logan called it bipolar weather. He might have a point.
The buzz over whom former Vice President Joe Biden will pick for his vice presidential candidate has been circulating for months. He has committed to selecting a woman as his running mate. While there are many well-qualified women candidates, there are a number of ethnic groups who are pulli…
There are three presidential debates scheduled before the Nov. 3 election. The first will be on Sept. 29 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The second will be on Oct. 15 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. And the third will be on Oct. 22 at …
I serve as the Executive Director of Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. We are very proud of our beautiful venue, the 550-plus events we annually host for our community, and our vital role as one of the main economic drivers in our community ($8.9 million in 2019) and delivering important qualit…
If the protesters swarming the streets of Portland, Oregon, and other cities really want to defeat President Donald Trump, they might want to consider this suggestion: Go home.
One week ago, President Trump tweeted a picture of himself wearing a mask during a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The president’s critics quickly labeled the maneuver too little, too late.
Many Democrats, along with some in the press and a few Republicans, have expressed outrage at President Trump’s commutation of political operative Roger Stone’s jail sentence for lying to Congress and witness tampering. GOP Sen. Mitt Romney, the only senator ever to vote to remove a presiden…
The death of Congressman John Lewis last Friday night accomplished what police officers with their billy clubs and white mobs with their fists and pipes never were able to achieve: Silencing his voice.
During the first transition of power from one party to another in the nation's history, a president and a lame duck Congress engaged in a rapid reorganization of the federal judiciary.
When I was growing up, I always thought a World Series between the Cardinals and Rangers would be a no-lose prospect for me. I lived in St. Louis. I was born in Dallas. Either way, a team I liked would win.
Newsrooms have a long, not always proud tradition of gallows humor. The jokes and stories that get passed around are rarely the kind of things we’d publish, especially when the people telling the stories have been in the business for a while.
I’m not a chilihead the way some people are. Don’t get me wrong, I probably use more than my share of hot sauce. When my wife and I were dating, she thought my parents’ cooking was too hot. Now she reaches for the Tabasco as readily as anyone.
I’m writing this a few days early this week. I woke up this morning to news that the Boy Scouts of America declared bankruptcy amid thousands of abuse claims against the organization.
Tuesday brought my favorite part of preparing items for our Ottumwa Life magazine. I got to head over to Heartland Humane Society to get photos for the Adoptable Pets section.
Monday night was a first for me. Even though I've lived in Iowa my whole life, I've never been to a caucus. That changed the other night, when I was assigned to cover Precinct 2.
I’ve written before about “Star Wars” being my first movie in a theater. It’s a bit odd to think this week’s release of “The Rise of Skywalker” ends the story arc that began all those years ago.
Well, as predicted my resistance to Disney+ lasted all of about 12 hours this past week. The lure of Star Wars was too much to resist. Honestly, for a lifelong Star Wars fan “The Mandalorian” alone probably is worth the price.
The return of trout to Ottumwa was a boon for area anglers, but I never can watch the stocking of the ponds without recalling a scout trip I went on more than two decades ago.
This week, as always, provides some time for reflection. The tragedy that took place 18 years ago, to many, still elicits strong memories and emotions from those who witnessed it, even if it was through the lens of television.
Back to school preparations this year were pretty much the same in my house as they’ve been for more than a decade. As my children got older they had more say, but it’s still fundamentally a process of preparing to get back to a school schedule.
I’ve been reading an interesting book this past week. I almost always have more than one book going at a time, but this is one of those rare times one of them has been so strong it crowded out the others.
This Week's Circulars
BIRMINGHAM [mdash] Patricia Irene Shaw, 81, of Birmingham, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, August 08, 2020 at the Keosauqua Heath Care Center in Keosauqua, Iowa. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 5th, 2020 at the Abel Cemetery in Hedrick, Iowa. Officiating is …
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