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Summer is getting closer. Isn’t the saying, “it snows three times on a Robin’s back”? I think a better analogy would be that it snows on a golfers paid membership check three … more
The town of Armstrong has been missing Nick Mart for nearly one week as I type this. Nick has been in my life here and there since I was very young. I can remember moving back from Nebraska with my … more
I saw a short video online last week where parents would ask their child to make a pretend phone call. Most kids nowadays will hold their hand flat (like the shape of a smart phone) and then place … more
The holiday which we celebrate on March 17th known as St. Patrick’s Day has really taken on an unusual character in recent decades.  What originated in the early 1600’s as a … more
Last week my plans for going to the Woman’s Big Ten Tournament were scratched after receiving some extra print jobs and a long day of work Friday. Instead of going to the games with a couple of … more
Two Sunday’s ago Taylor got called into work the night before and worked Saturday night to Sunday morning. I decided that the kids were being fairly noisy while Mom was trying to sleep. So I … more
There is an interesting study in contrasts playing out right now in Iowa.  One example comes from the Davis County School District in Bloomfield. It is the 96th-largest of Iowa’s 328 … more
The Armstrong Heritage Museum met last week and talked about a few things. First we decided to start a project in the front room to have a small tractor or any other agricultural die-casts. We are … more
Today is Ash Wednesday in the Church Year.  If you know anything about the season of Lent or about Ash Wednesday, you likely know that this is the day in which some Christians choose to have … more
We recently made the trip to the Capitol on Wednesday, February 8. Why did we travel nearly 8 hours to Des Moines and back to go to the Capitol? We recently made the trip to the Capitol on … more
How do you express your love for someone? With Valentine’s Day being yesterday, my guess is that many gave and received expressions of love for a spouse, a child, grandchild, friend and the … more
Is everyone else intrigued by everything that is being shot out of the skies near the U.S.? I am interested because the easy answer is probably Chinese intelligence related but the adventurous side … more
This past week the Armstrong Little League board met for the first time in 2023. We discussed many items but got the most important talks done for the year. Getting sign-up forms and sponsorship … more
The United Methodist Church has decided to move away from that name and pursue different views from our top people at the United Methodist brand. The vote to disaffiliate didn’t surprise me per … more
This past week I had Radann Dawson in the press room working on a few electrical projects. A few times we had talked about the 49ers and their playoff run in the NFL. Of course, our conversations … more
You don’t need a crystal ball to see that private school vouchers appear to be barreling toward passage by the Iowa Legislature, just three weeks into the 2023 session. These vouchers, or … more
On Tuesday, I was able to serve on my first subcommittee for this session where we discussed and passed HSB 2. This was the first among many subcommittees I will be taking part in this legislative … more
I have just started watching televisions most watched series, The Yellowstone. For those who have been watching it for some time now, I never jumped on the bandwagon until now. I can remember friends … more
The Legislature wrote Iowa’s public records law 55 years ago, and one of the tenets of the statute was the belief people deserve to know how state and local governments spend their tax … more
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.  James 1:17 For some reason I chose to … more
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