I have been sputtering like an old pickup truck for the past three years over the sometimes outrageous, sometimes ill-informed, and often infuriating comments our president makes each day on his Twitter account.

The next few weeks will be full of opportunities to meet the candidates for local elected offices such as city council and school boards, leading up to the Nov. 5 elections. In addition to questions about city budgets or school policies, voters should ask candidates about what it means to ha…

In my opinion, it’s time for the long-time council members and mayor to step down or be replaced — same with the city manager — they have been in office far too long. They’ve wasted the taxpayers’ money and achieved little growth of any kind. On Nov. 5, we have an opportunity to begin cleani…

My parents live in a cabin deep in the north woods. I know this sounds like the start of a fairytale. Sometimes it seems a bit like one.

With apologies to the writers of the television show “Mission Impossible,” I’ve taken the line used near the beginning of every episode for my column title.

Pharmacies in Iowa, and across the U.S., are being forced out of business essentially because of a technicality, an unfair loophole in Medicare regulations, by which health insurers and middle-men are taking back a portion of payments to pharmacies well after Medicare Part D prescriptions ar…

“The septic guy can’t find the cover, call him,” was the message. I’ve been getting a lot of messages like this since I decided to put my 100-plus-year-old farmhouse up for sale.

At the Sept. 9 Manchester City Council meeting, the Mayor apparently took time to publicly rebuke me, saying there was “a lot of misinformation in just a couple of sentences,” in my last letter to the editor.

The NCAA has a problem on its hands with college football. The inmates are running the asylum. Or in this case, the Tigers and Longhorns. I give you as examples the following events that occurred before, during and after LSU’s 45-38 win over Texas in Austin Sept. 7.

City officials were on the radio and in the newspaper last week, saying that Manchester’s citizens “need to be educated” about the City’s proposal to spend $2.6 million on a new city shop. In my opinion, that is an insult to the citizens’ intelligence. We are educated, and we know that the c…

The Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB) was created to provide a free, efficient way for Iowans to receive information and resolve complaints related to Iowa Code chapters 21 and 22, Iowa’s open meetings and public records laws.

Hello. My name is Luke Maiers and I am a new reporter/photographer with the Dyersville Commercial, Manchester Press and Cascade Pioneer. I will be based out of Dyersville, but will cover the happenings that will take place in the communities surrounding.

How many more will it take? How many more mass shootings? How many more bodies will need to pile up — in the aisles of retail stores, in churches, in the classrooms and corridors of schools, in offices, in movie theaters, in nightclubs? How many more times must this happen before our leaders…

“If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear” — George Orwell proposed preface to “Animal Farm.”

As I start this letter, let me quote Article 1, Section 2 of the constitution of Iowa: “All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for the protection, security, and benefit of the people, and they have the right, at all times, to alter or reform the same, wheneve…

Drug addiction and abuse are now being considered the largest man-made health crisis ever in recorded history. Since the late 1990s, the drug crisis has surged forward, leaving epic devastation in its wake. Now, more than ever, it’s important that literally, everyone out there knows how to s…

After reading the front-page story in the July 10 issue of the Manchester Press expressing the Manchester City council’s concerns about the length of time citizens are allowed to talk about their concerns I am left scratching my head.

If you’ve been on social media lately you can’t help but see photos of people you know who have aged considerably. It’s done with an app (that’s short for application for you non-tech types) called Face App. Apparently, you can take a photo of yourself and the app ages you.

This past week, my parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and I stood in front of the greeting card rack for a very long time.

As I go about my work of helping communities revitalize and reinvent themselves, I often get to see the best of America and I'm reminded that the foundations that built this country are still just as important today.

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