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Thank God, the tools of editor’s trade have changed over the years

The question came out of left field Saturday night as Noah and I watched Penn State’s remarkable comeback in the Big 10 football championship game.“So Dad, did you use typewriters when you started in newspapers?”What?“No seriously, that was a lot

Take the opportunity to help those in need this holiday season

Maybe one of the best holiday stories from a year ago was the success of the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, the first-ever held here in Chickasaw County.By the time it ended, more than $10,000 had been raised and that money certainly went to good

Let’s take an open mind into referendum

It looks likely that voters in the New Hampton Community Schools will be heading to the polls in early February to decide if the school district will build a new middle school.A committee of community members, teachers and other district staff mem

Salvation Army aims for an even bigger campaign

The Salvation Army bell is ringing again, and Liz Markham wants folks to know what the local service unit was able to do with the money raised during last year’s campaign.It was able to house, clothe and feed a family that was displaced by a fire.

A little humor goes a long way to ease these ‘scary high school years’

For years, when the boys were little and “looked up” to me, I heard the refrain over and over again.“Enjoy these years because the high school years are scary.”I chuckled and nodded my head in agreement, but evidently I had forgotten about the hel

Senator offers two ‘prescriptions’ to lower drug costs in U.S.

Back to school shopping earlier this year brought sticker shock for families in Iowa and elsewhere.

It’s time to give president-elect the benefit of the doubt

As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump’s challenges are really just beginning.Governing after a toxic election in which the results awarded him an ambiguous national mandate — his opponent, after

Senator offers two ‘prescriptions’ to lower drug costs in U.S.

Back to school shopping earlier this year brought sticker shock for families in Iowa and elsewhere.

A little humor goes a long way to ease these ‘scary high school years’

For years, when the boys were little and “looked up” to me, I heard the refrain over and over again.“Enjoy these years because the high school years are scary.”I chuckled and nodded my head in agreement, but evidently I had forgotten about the hel

It’s time to give president-elect the benefit of the doubt

As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump’s challenges are really just beginning.Governing after a toxic election in which the results awarded him an ambiguous national mandate — his opponent, after

Kudos to the Carnegie for bringing Iowa jazz band to city

I found it surreal last week when I realized at the jazz concert put on by the Carnegie Cultural Center that I was reporting on students from the very college, the University of Iowa, I attended.Some may have been there during my time, we may have

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s time to make a new gratitude list

Thursday is, of course, Thanksgiving, which means we’re supposed to take a break from our hectic lives, sit down and show some gratitude.To be honest, Thanksgiving for us at the Tribune is more of a “take-a-deep-breath-because-holy-crap-we-made-it

Words to live by as we celebrate Thanksgiving

It’s become a bit of a tradition on this page to celebrate holidays by giving our readers words about whatever celebration is upcoming.So with Thanksgiving a mere two days away, here are some words — some thoughtful, some just plain old fun — on T

Shop local and support your hometown businesses

The good news is that plenty of American retailers have finally gotten the hint when it comes to Thanksgiving Day shopping.Plenty of those big box stores have decided that the bad publicity of making their employees work on the holiday is just not

Music parents appreciate community’s support

We would like to send out a big thank you to everyone who supported the New Hampton Music Parents concession stand at all of the New Hampton home football games this year.

Let us all celebrate American Education Week

This week, we are marking the 95th annual observance of American Education Week.American Education Week is always celebrated the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving.

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