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Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016
Is Clinton's health really the biggest campaign issue? (09/27/16)
Hillary Clinton has been sick, as the media has reported. We've heard about her pneumonia, seen her coughing at the podium and struggling to stay afoot as she was escorted to her car. The strenuous pace of campaigning for President of the United States would surely take its toll on any human body...
A discussion group on water (09/27/16)
Dozens of protesters barricading the governor behind executive limits - ah, it reminds me of those anti-war days. But the thing is, when people start talking moratorium, next comes boycott, and then John Brown and Harper's Ferry (ala North vs. South)...
At 90, more miles for Bob (09/27/16)
Dear Editor, I inadvertently told a half truth in a previous Letter to the Editor when I mentioned that my 90 year old friend, Bob, was planning on biking 15.2 miles Saturday at the Jack 15 in South Dakota, instead of running the race like he did in 2015 and 37 other years. Actually Bob ended up biking 30.4 miles that day because when he reached the finish line in Brookings, he promptly turned around and rode his bicycle all the way back to the start in White, SD in order to retrieve his car...
Readers Respond (09/27/16)
Negative comments by R. L. Williams, a Des Moines Register letter writer, concerning Chuck Grassley's age of 83 being a problem in his upcoming reelection bid reflect stereotypes about aging that simply do not apply in the case of this long term senator. ...
Taking initiative on nitrates (09/22/16)
Yesterday, 9/19/16, I was in my local Iowa State U. extension office talking about water quality ideas-and a local farmer came in to gather info about a research project near Newell, Iowa where Kris Kohl, Engineer, had modified a drain tile. Casey Schmidt, the farmer, wanted to show this to his banker for support (ok, a loan)...