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Poll Watching Dear Editor, I’m not aware of any hints of nefarious activity at the polls in Worth County, or during the count of mail-in or early ballots.  But I’m certain most of us have heard of concerning stories from around the nation.  There is something we can do, and that each of our...
Pictured is the cannon at the Worth County Courthouse.
I’ve always been intrigued by Northwood’s two Civil War-era cannons, one situated at the courthouse, the other in the northwest corner of Sunset Rest Cemetery. As a boy growing up in Northwood, I often wondered if these cannons saw action against the Confederates in the Civil War. As an adult back...
Echoes from the Loafers' Club Meeting What's wrong? It's my son. He won't eat fish. I don't know what to do. Replace him with a cat. Driving by Bruce's drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive, thoughts occur to me, such as: I had stayed up to watch daylight...
Veterans Day honors all those Americans who have served our country in war or peace. They are both dead and alive, although the day is largely intended to thank the living veterans for their service and sacrifices made to a grateful nation. The day was originally called Armistice Day,...
Echoes from the Loafers' Club Meeting I changed the oil in my car in under 30 minutes. Seriously? It doesn't take long when you know what you're doing. Or obviously when you don't know what you're doing either. Driving by Bruce's drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass...
Echoes from the Loafers' Club Meeting What has four legs, a tail and meows? A cat? Oh, you've heard it before? Driving by Bruce's drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive, thoughts occur to me, such as: I'm not as proud as I should be of being a part of the big...
Echoes from the Loafers' Club Meeting What are you smiling about? I wore this when I was in high school and it still fits. It's a hat! Driving by Bruce's drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive, thoughts occur to me, such as: I was idling rough. I'd slept too...
It is Operation Christmas Child time again. This is such an amazing and exciting opportunity to make a difference in a child's life. This is one of Samaritan's Purse Ministries. Each year in October and the first part of November, caring congregations across the country fill shoe boxes with toys,...
By Roger Kreuz Iowa Capital Dispatch, iowacapitaldispatch.com In April, the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary did something unusual. For the previous 20 years, they had issued quarterly updates to announce new words and meanings selected for inclusion. These updates have typically been...
Echoes from the Loafers' Club Meeting My wife threw a surprise birthday party for me. Were you surprised? I sure was. I'd forgotten it was my birthday. Driving by Bruce's drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive, thoughts occur to me, such as: No one is fit for...

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