opinion

Greetings from the Statehouse: historic tax cut signed into law

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 4:35 pm

Thanks to strong leadership and responsible budgeting, Iowa’s economy remains strong – so strong that we have the opportunity to deliver the largest tax cut in Iowa history while continuing to fund Iowans’ priorities.  

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Klimesh’s Corner: exciting week eight in the legislature

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 4:31 pm

We watched the governor sign historic tax relief into law and then watched her tell Iowa’s story on a national stage.

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In tribute to ordinary

Monday, March 7, 2022 10:57 pm

When my weary wife and I moved to Decorah to begin my career as a teacher at Luther College we chose to make First Lutheran the original “college church” our church so home only because of proximity.

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Klimesh’s Corner: Senate budget plans put taxpayers first

Thursday, February 24, 2022 6:44 pm

Week six was the first legislative funnel of the session. It is one of the busiest weeks of the year. 

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Yellow River State Forest needs a full time ranger

Monday, January 3, 2022 6:45 pm

Dear Editor, Last Spring the Iowa DNR decided, despite the fact Yellow River State Forest (YRSF) has tens of thousands of visitors annually, it only needs a .25 percent time park ranger to protect the resources and visitors.

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It had to be Jesus

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 10:24 pm

The prophet Micah foretold, some 700 years before the event, that One would go forth from (be born in) Bethlehem in the region of Judah. The place of this Person’s birth was named, but there were also other distinctives of …

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Receiving tour Christmas gift

Thursday, December 16, 2021 7:19 pm

Our lives are busy with ourselves and the people around us. We are so busy getting and giving in the natural world…we do “good deeds” and “acts of kindness” for the people around us but what about “loving God with …

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An Inclusive Christmas

Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:34 pm

Most people are aware that Jesus was born in the lineage of King David. His mother, Mary, belonged to the line of David’s son, Nathan and his father (actually step-father), Joseph, belonged to the line of David’s son, Solomon. Now …

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Have a thankful Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:19 pm

The Bible makes the generally accepted claim that, “It is good to give thanks to the Lord.” Psalm 92:1  But how good is it? Well, it is so good that giving thanks significantly improves your emotional well-being! Participants who completed …

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Salute to The Getup and Seed Savers Exchange

Friday, November 19, 2021 11:14 pm

Dear Editor, November is National American Indian Heritage Month. I wish to commend the Getup of Decorah and Seed Savers Exchange for doing their part for sharing, honoring, and supporting Native Americans and Indigenous people during this time, as well …

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DCSD Red and Blue could turn into Red versus Blue

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 9:50 pm

We recently went through a lively off year election. What used to be a largely ignored election turned into one filled with yard signs, lively discussions, and letters to the editor. Turnout almost doubled! That alone is not a bad …

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Blames and causes

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 8:04 pm

I watch the news but like to do real research and analysis. Do you see that the news and political propaganda focuses on blame rather than real causes? Blaming leads to fear and anger and defensive maneuvers rather than creative/cooperative …

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Bluffton Road good job done

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:15 pm

The Winneshiek County Engineering Department, along with River City Paving, JB Holland Construction, Bruening Rock Products and all of the other subcontractors involved did an excellent job on the recently resurfaced W20 Bluffton Road project. I know that with the …

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Take a closer look at Convention of States

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:14 pm

Dear Editor: Help! We need our government back in the hands of the people and the States. Please learn more about Article V of the United States Constitution and a Convention of the States therein. Our need is more important …

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New ordinance means moving cars

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:07 pm

Dear Editor:         I just read the online Decorah paper and found that the Decorah City Council will have a 2nd reading of new ordinance. That it will look like most of Decorah, who has to park …

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