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.
“In the United States, 14% of the adult population, a staggering 32 million adults, cannot read. What’s more shocking is that we haven’t moved that needle in 10 years. We know that literacy helps people escape the bonds of poverty and live longer. We know that literate people are more inclin…
“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.
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.
We’ve got a big goal this year, Iowans, and we need your help to achieve it. The Healthiest State Annual Walk is celebrating its ninth year. To celebrate, our goal is to have walks registered in all 99 counties across the state with a total of (at least) 900 walks.
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…
When he was governor, Terry Branstad often voiced his frustration that he was not able to comment on the reasons a state government employee was fired or demoted.
This week I celebrated my grandson’s 10th birthday. I gave him a gift and a birthday card and asked him to read what I had written. He told me he couldn’t because it was in cursive. He attends a public school in the state of Iowa, receiving excellent grades in all his classes. I didn’t write…
Here is some information that I have retrieved from the “Luxembourg News.” I get the news on my computer in English and get to see what the other side of the ocean is saying about the United States and the rest of the world. U.S. Steel Corp has a plant in Slovakia and is going to lay off 2,5…
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…
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.
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 was at Randy’s Food Mart today and had an amazing experience. A young man came up to me and asked if I was a Vietnam veteran. I told him that I was and he thanked me for my service to our country. He shook my hand and walked away. Soon after, a check-out clerk came to me and handed me a $2…
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…
When members of the Iowa Legislature show up at coffee shops in their districts on weekends, you won’t hear them talking about not trusting local government officials.
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…
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…
While some people still wish to be the President, I have decided I am not qualified. When I was asked, I immediately went to my family history and high school books to check my past for skeletons to be used against me in this PC world of sexism and racism. Here are my reasons why I am not qu…
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