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From the News Desk -- July 18, 2024

Our relationship began on Nov. 19, 2022, with an email I received that began, “Dear Editor,” followed by an introduction and the attachment of four line-drawn cartoons. The cartoonist was from … more

From The News Desk -- June 25, 2024

One of the hazards of working for a newspaper is that other people enjoy community events, and your job is to document that. You, yourself, are not a participant. Sometimes that seems like an … more

The Muddy Season

Back in the early 1940s kids didn’t need to pay as much attention to wintertime calendar dates as broadly as they are required to today. Seasons, such as fall, winter and spring, were properly … more

From the News Desk -- Feb. 21, 2024

This month has been an exciting one for us at The News, as some of us were able to attend the Iowa Newspaper Association’s annual convention in Des Moines on Feb. 8. The convention offers various … more

The Driscoll Dispatch -- Feb. 21, 2024

In the sixth week of our legislative session, we hit our first major milestone of the year, setting the stage for a week filled with intensive subcommittee and committee meetings. Our focus was on … more

Happy Valentine’s Day

V: Value A: All the L: Loving E: Energies N: Needed T: To be I: Invested in N: Newly E: Every S: Special D: Day. A: Again? Y: Yes! Perhaps this is not the … more

Husky Highlites -- Feb. 7, 2024

Highland held their final Facilities Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24. It was the best-attended meeting of the five that were held. We had 29 people there to finalize a plan to take … more

The Driscoll Dispatch: Jan. 31, 2024

A key bill I am sponsoring this session is SF 2067. This bill aims to address and reform various aspects of how sexual assault cases are handled, particularly in terms of evidence preservation, … more

From the News Desk -- January 18, 2024

Now that a fat layer of snow has blanketed our world, it’s safe to say winter is here. But for people who love getting their hands in the dirt, the seed catalogs are out, and plans for spring … more

The Driscoll Dispatch -- Jan. 18, 2024

The gavel has fallen, and the 2024 session of the 90th General Assembly has begun. This week has been filled with exciting results and projections for Iowa, including testaments from Governor … more

The week ahead: Jan. 4-10

Jan. 4: National Spaghetti Day Historians aren’t exactly sure about pasta’s origins: it may have originated in Italy, but also perhaps China. The first pasta dish is thought to date back … more

From the News Desk: Jan. 4, 2023

I’m a “Never look back, darling,” sort of girl, so reviewing the past year goes against my nature. But during the last week of 2023, that is what I did, going through a year’s … more

Huskie Highlites

The four weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter Break are probably the busiest weeks of the year. It seems like a long four weeks but then it goes by in a blur. Winter athletics start up in full game … more

From the News Desk: Dec. 28, 2023

On Friday, Dec. 22 our publisher, Ron Slechta , returned to the office. It was a short visit, but there were smiles all around as we were happy to see him “home,” as our reporter TJ … more

Motorists appreciate walkers with light clothing, reflectors

As more and more people seem to be walking these days, it has been brought to my attention that motorists really appreciate those walkers who walk in the streets of Kalona who are wearing light … more

Smaller districts like Highland allow for more student participation

What is great about a small school in Iowa? Highland’s choir director, Jennifer McClenahan, and band director, Andrew McDonald, put on the Disney musical, Newsies, Jr, in Highland’s high … more

Greeting cards for men

One of the most frustrating chores for men is finding an appropriate greeting card. While shopping for an anniversary card for my wife several weeks ago (which was challenging enough) I was also … more

California Prop 12 will hurt Iowa farmers

Iowa pig farmers care about their animals. We raise them from birth, feed them, nurture them, take care of their medical needs, and provide climate-controlled housing to ensure pigs are comfortable … more
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