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If this editorial was a letter to Mother Nature, it might read something like this:Dear Mother Nature;You do know it’s supposed to be spring, right? It’s time to get with the program.Sincerely, the folks of Chickasaw CountyBut despite the fact that spring’s appearances have been relatively few and...
Q: Why do you keep bookkeepers at the Pentagon on a short leash?Sen. Charles Grassley: In an era of political divisiveness, this is an issue that bridges the divide among Iowans across the ideological spectrum. Iowans have every right and good reason to care about the management of their hard-...
The date escapes me, except that it was sometime in the spring of 1982 when I donned the ugliest tuxedo known to man.I was a junior in high school at little Mapleton High School in southern Minnesota, and long before “promprosals,” I had stared at the phone for hours before finally mustering the...
I have been a lifelong resident of the Nashua Community and am very proud to have been able to call Nashua my home. Over my time living in Nashua, I have seen many changes to OUR city both positive and negative, most recently in a negative manner.Yes, I have been here long enough to remember the...
In some ways, July 27 seems far in the future, but trust us, the 93 days between today and the date that the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa is going to fly by.Before you know it, thousands of RAGBRAI riders will be making their way through Ionia, New Hampton, Lawler and Protivin as...
Our family adopted, Wyatt, from SNAP of Chickasaw County February 2016. He has been doing very well and is so smart.Our son, Kolton, entered him in the dog program through4-H and competed with him at the Winneshiek County Fair in obedience, agility, and rally. They both loved it!Our family enjoyed...
We live in a state known for its good people. I have lost count of the amount of times I have heard praise for the good people in Iowa from those who live in other states and regions.We as Iowans take pride in being “Iowa nice.” How often have we lifted our fingers from our steering wheels to waved...
Warmer temperatures are finally in the outlook and spring planting season is just around the corner if not already begun for many area farmers.With that in mind, Chickasaw County Farm Bureau would like to take the opportunity to remind everyone that the tractors, trucks and equipment will soon...
Thirty-four years ago, I sat in Ron Newell’s classroom and soaked it all in.My peers, however, did not love history as much as I did; to be honest, I don’t know if many of them even tolerated Mr. Newell’s lectures.And that’s what they were.He wasn’t alone at little old Mapleton High School, or any...
For the last few years, I’ve been keeping a file of clippings about the erosion of transparency and candor in government.I’m sorry to report that it’s getting rather full.This is not a good thing.Public officials should feel strongly obliged to do their business in an open and upfront manner. When...

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