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Campaigning for public office is no picnic. Day after day there are speeches, Q&A’s, interviews and the constant need to think before you speak. Candidates eat enough chicken to have … more
One of Hartley’s favorite things to do outside is ride his bike. Like most small town kids, he will ride it on the street in front of our house and come tearing down our driveway. He loves … more
After writing last week that people need to sign up for the Armstrong Firemen’s Golf Tournament, I found myself not attending. I was stuck at home with the stomach flu that my two loving and … more
One of the photographs of my father that I clearly remember appeared on the pages of the Bloomfield Democrat about 60 years ago. Pop was standing chest-deep in a hole that had been hastily dug … more
Pastor Jim Dewar • First Baptist Church Bancroft Trusting God   Do you have any Scripture memorized? The Bible verses in today’s article, Proverbs 3:5-6, could quite possibly be … more
This summer has been one of the busiest summers I have had in a long time. We are currently remodeling our walk in shower on the second floor of our home. Which has brought me to realize I … more
A graveside service for Theresa Arney will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Ringsted Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Suzanne Wobig officiating.   Theresa Frances Arney, was born in … more
Pastor Thomas Cowell St. John’s & Trinity Lutheran Churches, LCMS Burt & Algona, IA As the Fourth of July approaches, Christians have the chance to consider how we can … more
Stay Close to God in the Summertime Pastor Jim Dewar • First Baptist Church Bancroft About now I think we would all agree that we welcome warm weather. I guess we could say we waited all … more
Baseball practices have begun for my preschool through first grade team. We have had two practices (despite all the rain) and plan to have a third as this newspaper hits the stands. I have ten kids … more
This past week has been a very busy on for many people in the Armstrong-Ringsted area. My weekend started with a trip to Spencer with my friend, Jeff Hardman. He is teaching me a little something … more
My second born son, Calvin, turned 2-years-old yesterday, May 2nd. It is hard to believe that he has already passed 2 years since the day he was born. He has started showing signs of who he will … more
I thought the often-repeated desire to weed out waste, fraud and abuse from government spending was something Republicans, Democrats and independents could all agree on in Iowa.   Boy, am I … more
Today I want us to learn from Jesus about leadership. Who has made the most impact on your life? From the passage below, we learn from Jesus which influences to reject and which influences to … more
What a whirlwind this past two weeks has been in the Armstrong/Ringsted area. Quite literally in-fact. We have seen nearly 50 mile per hour wind gusts. To the point where the wind gust were hard … more
My friend Denny and I were as different as night and day. He was conservative; I was wasn’t. I accused him of being to the right of Atilla the Hun. He accused me of working for Pravda, the … more
I hope all of our Armstrong Journal and Ringsted Dispatch readers had a great Easter weekend. I love seeing all the extra people and vehicles in Armstrong during a weekend like Christmas or Easter. I … more
Just a few days ago on Easter Sunday we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus died on the cross and three days later rose from the dead. With God’s Word, I will point out several … more
Like most people in the Armstrong community, I enjoyed my last meal at my favorite restaurant. Johanson’s Café and Pizzeria closed its doors at their Armstrong location. As many of you … more
The Iowa Legislature and Governor Kim Reynolds cannot seem to make up their minds whether they support parental rights or are against Mom and Dad being the decision-makers when it comes to their … more
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