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…

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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.

A couple of court cases involving the U.S. government and illegal aliens have garnered a great deal of my attention the last couple weeks. What has come out of those cases is nothing short of incredulous, given the principles this nation was founded upon.

I’ve got a good friend, Ayo, who told me, “Don’t use your head to break a coconut.”

I started The Postscript exactly one year ago. I am more than a little superstitious when it comes to numbers. When I wrote the first draft of my memoir, Blue Yarn, I had an even number of chapters in all three sections. This was probably tidier than necessary, but maybe not terribly unusual…

Spring came late and so, appropriately, did the annual deep cleaning of the refrigerator.

I’ve been known to purchase an occasional lottery ticket when the jackpot has reached exorbitant levels. I’ve said an extra prayer here and there when I’ve fallen short and perhaps needed a bit more forgiveness from the Almighty. I’ve even clamped down and made sure extra money went into our…

This is a terrific time of year in Iowa sports. I had the opportunity to cheer for my local high school team at the Iowa state bowling tournament last week. What I found were parents, student fans, athletes, and coaches all cheering each other on. It brought back a whisper of sportsmanship a…

We recently read in the Manchester Press, about the meeting with Rep. Lee Hein, House District 96 and Senator Dan Zumbach, District 48. I was perplexed by Senator Zumbach’s comments about the media stories concerning bills floating around that we shouldn’t take seriously, as the chances of t…

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