Category Archives: General

Fun With Geography

Des Moines County was one of the first counties in Iowa. But it’s not on the Des Moines River. Go figure! Continue reading

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Control the Issue

In politics, the opposition always says unflattering things about you. Continue reading

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Dennis Barnum 1934-2014

Dennis Barnum: Dennis, as in “Dennis the Menace”, and Barnum, as in “Barnum and Bailey Circus” (he purposefully left off the Ringling Brothers association); that’s how he introduced himself to me, and how I have heard him introduce himself to … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s News; Tomorrow’s Problems

How could the relationship between the community and the police degenerate to the point that officers had to live in fear walking into their headquarters? Continue reading

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Where Have All The Fireflies Gone?

Where did all the lightning bugs go? Continue reading

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Looking Ahead

On Wednesday, the Iowa Court of Appeals handed down five cases that we will be looking at over the next few weeks, along with the Lyle case. Continue reading

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