While I am always encouraging families and loved ones to save for the children in their lives no matter the time of the year, September is especially noteworthy as it is College Savings Month. With many children back in school, it serves as a great time to remind the community how important …
Do people not care anymore? Where is your moral responsibility for the next person’s property? If you have a pet you should be a responsible pet owner.
I met my former mother-in-law, “Mama Lou,” and my former father-in-law, “Poppo,” when I was not yet 20 years old. I hitched a ride to meet them, terrified because I’d spoken to my future mother-in-law on the phone and she sounded exactly like Lauren Bacall.
Iowa’s three state universities made a U-turn this summer, and they now are headed down the road toward secrecy with some hiring decisions.
For me it was a magical trip back to Dyersville Field of Dreams for the inaugural Sox-Yankees game — even though my “trip” was viewing the televised game on my local Fox channel in Southern California. I grew up in Dyersville which has always been a “baseball town.” Good memories flood back,…
A friend of mine from the West Coast was in Iowa last week, his first visit to Iowa and really, only his first to the Midwest. He said he visited Chicago once, but I don’t know if that counts as the Midwest in anything other than geography.
Wow, what a day for our city. To paraphrase the movie, I think I can speak for all of us in saying this event went beyond our most ambitious dreams.
While many movies have sequels, “Field of Dreams” never did. Until this week, that is. The MLB at Field of Dreams Game presented by GEICO at the field built next to the movie site is, in a way, the sequel to the film.
It is hard to imagine Norman Borlaug ever joining in singing “Jolene” or “9 to 5.” I can’t picture him harmonizing in a heart-tugging rendition of “I Will Always Love You.”
As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, there’s a sense of relief and optimism that things will return to normal. Long-awaited family gatherings, birthday parties and graduation ceremonies are finally happening in person. Sporting events have fans in the stands, airports are busy, and we…
Several times a week, someone contacts me because they had difficulty learning about a government meeting or ran into obstacles trying to get government records.
When I was a kid, the words “company’s coming” meant there was work to be done, that people were coming to the house. It could be family or friends, but as a kid, I knew there would be a flurry of activity as Mom and Dad got things ready for whoever was coming to visit.
I’m happy to have received the opportunity to join the Dyersville Commercial, Manchester Press and Cascade Pioneer as a reporter intern for the summer. I’m from Lake in the Hills, Ill., about the halfway point between Rockford and Chicago. I’m excited to get out and interact with the communi…
After two Anamosa prison workers were killed by inmates, several lawmakers toured the facility. They urged Iowa’s Republican lawmakers, who hold a majority in both the House and Senate, to add hundreds of corrections officers and staff, restore collective bargaining rights and allocate fundi…
Donald Trump is still banned from Facebook because of what he wrote in the past and the website does not want to deal with any other “inappropriate” rants by Trump.
I think everyone in Dyersville should get a letter from the city about taking care of their dogs or get fined $100. Every dog should have a dog tag and there should be a dog leash law.
Imagine a town without a library. Thankfully Dyersville doesn’t have to worry about that. Even during the shutdown, our staff kept people reading. But a library doesn’t run by itself. Although I am not an on-site volunteer, I can show my support of the library by making a monetary donation. …
May is motorcycle safety awareness month and I’ve noticed some motorcycles out. As it gets warmer there will be more bikers out enjoying a ride. Please be sure to look twice.
The end is in sight, but we’re not there yet. We have the opportunity to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, but we need more people to get vaccinated as soon as they can.
I confess I don’t think I know anyone who has ever owned a Louis Vuitton purse. From what I understand, they are a bit pricey, probably out of the discretionary income range of most of my friends.
In the 1950s and '60s we were taught government, including the U.S. Constitution, in a boring fashion by the football coach. Most people my age can relate to that experience. Here are three thoughts (from unlimited examples) of how our government is abusing our Constitution and how we are al…
Many years ago, during a conversation with an old lawyer, he made a comment I still remember, “You can sue the bishop of Boston for bastardy, but that doesn’t mean you are going to collect.”
Editor's Note: In the March 17 Dyersville Commercial a word was changed in the following letter that changed the meaning. The error was both in the headline and within the body of the letter. The corrected letter follows. The Dyersville Commercial would like to apologize for the error.
On Feb. 5, 2021, Governor Kim Reynolds lifted the limited mask mandate and social distancing for the state, starting Sunday night, Feb. 7, 2021. Reynolds went on to say, “Iowans are smart people.”
Many of us have lived in Iowa long enough to know that while we enjoy seeing the snow melt and a gentle rain clean everything up after a long winter, we don’t put the snow shovel away just yet.
I recently purchased a book titled, “A Church in Crises,” written by Dr. Ralph Martin, who is a professor at a Catholic seminary in Michigan. He describes social justice as a religion. EWTN recently interviewed him and he made a lot of sense. The social justice movement suggests that it is i…
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted everyday life for almost a year at this point. There is hardly anyone who would dispute the validity of that statement. To survive and continue moving forward during the past 12 months, we have been faced with finding new ways to accomplish our daily tasks.
It has always amazed me that Iowa, the largest renewable fuel processing state, is surrounded by numerous states that have stronger biofuels requirements. It’s time we do something about that. That is why I support the Iowa Biofuel Standards, HSB 185/SSB 1170, under consideration in the Iowa…
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