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I have worn many hats in my 11 years at the Mapleton Press. I have written stories, taken pictures, laid out the paper, designed ads, and when I first started, I did the front office duties.On … more
Sitting at the keyboard typing this column, much is going through my mind because I am writing my final column as publisher of the Missouri Valley Times-News, The Dunlap Reporter, and The Mapleton … more
By DeAnn Kruempel “We need a dishwasher,” I sighed as I reluctantly stacked the plates on the table and carried them to the counter, plopping them down with a bit more force than … more
This week was the second funnel week for the Legislature. The second funnel is a self-imposed deadline by which policy bills from the Senate must be out of committee in the House and likewise House … more
Each year one of the most common complaints I receive is from constituents who believe someone is receiving welfare benefits who shouldn’t be getting them. I haven’t heard many say the … more
In Week 11 of the 2021 Legislative Session, House Republicans continued to hear the concerns of constituents to address the need for more parental choice in education. We have great school districts … more
On Thursday, March 12, 2020, we were getting ready to watch all the conference basketball tournaments. One game was already underway and the teams playing in the Big Ten tournament were on the court … more
Although many of us would like to forget 2020, there are parts of that year that will remain a favorite memory of our travels to other parts of the world. On March 2, 2020, my husband and I flew to … more
Over the last year, the pandemic has created a lot of change in our everyday lives. One thing that we have noticed over the course of the pandemic is the way people dress. When the pandemic … more
I ripped open the envelope and pulled out the piece of paper. It was a check. I stared at the numbers for a few seconds, and soon the wheels in my head, treaded with dollar signs, began turning. We … more
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