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It has been 14 years since Rep. Steve King was first elected to the U.S. House and it is time for him to go. You see him in the news once in a while, but not often for something good, rather for some outlandish thing that has come out of his mouth.  King compares immigrants to animals, claims white...
Turkey Valley Community Schools is a preschool through twelfth grade school located in the center of its’ many communities — Fort Atkinson, Saint Lucas, Waucoma, Lawler, Protivin, Little Turkey, and Jackson Junction.  We are a thriving school that has much to offer.  Part of our success comes from...
Mary Kay Carr knows her husband would be humbled beyond words about the news that broke last weekend.The New Hampton Invitational dual-meet wrestling tournament is no more; instead, it will be replaced by the Doc Carr Dual Tournament.“He would be so humbled, so honored and maybe a little...
I have received three pieces of campaign literature and have watched television ads produced by a corporation named “Priorities for Iowa, Inc.”  This corporation uses a post office box in Des Moines and gives the impression that it is organized in Iowa.  If it were, in fact, incorporated in Iowa,...
I know the following to be true of Chickasaw County District 1 Supervisor Republican candidate Dennis Litterer:• Dennis is a graduate of Nashua High School and received an associate of arts degree from Waldorf College, 1975, and a bachelor of arts degree from Northern Illinois, 1977. He lives with...
I went home for homecoming on Saturday and took a walk back in time.When I graduated from little old Mapleton (Minn.) High School, my first college choice was Augustana in Sioux Falls, S.D.I visited the campus twice — once on my own and once with my father, and the latter proved to be my undoing....
Yay for fall! It always takes me awhile to get into the swing of things and this time it bit me in the behind.I wasn’t quite ready just yet to take on warmer clothes and the changing of the seasons got me with the flu! Bummer! But I am over it, my closet is switched over to my long sleeves and...
Four weeks from tomorrow, we will turn on our televisions secure in the knowledge that we won’t have to watch a single political advertisement. After this election cycle, maybe Nov. 9 should be declared a national holiday, for we deserve one.The negativity of this election has been downright...
I began covering high school students in 1986, so if you will forgive me, I have every right to be one of those jaded journalists.God only knows how many classrooms I’ve been in, how many games I’ve watched, how many concerts I’ve viewed or how many times I interviewed a kid.And yet, here in my...
If you happened upon a covered wagon with three horses in the lead on Highway 63 either coming into New Hampton Friday afternoon or leaving New Hampton Saturday morning, you saw “Lee the Horselogger.” Lee the Horselogger has been on the quest of his life for the last 10 years, traveling from coast...

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