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We found out we can put out a paper without office internet

Maybe, just maybe, I should have held off writing about the “good ol’ days” of journalism last week.That’s because the technology that we rely on so much for our day-to-day operations here at the Tribune rose up and slapped us across the collectiv

Giving time is year round around here

Christmas is now less than two weeks away, which means 2017 is just around the corner.As 2016 rushes to a close, there’s plenty of folks to celebrate — not only for their accomplishments but also because they remind us each and every day why in an

Reader believes proposed new middle school is more than New Hampton needs

Just over a month after we find out that enrollment is down another 18 students, (51 students less since the last bond issue) another $19 million dollar proposal is going to be in front of the voters.I haven't seen how this building is going

Thank God, the tools of editor’s trade have changed over the years

The question came out of left field Saturday night as Noah and I watched Penn State’s remarkable comeback in the Big 10 football championship game.“So Dad, did you use typewriters when you started in newspapers?”What?“No seriously, that was a lot

Take the opportunity to help those in need this holiday season

Maybe one of the best holiday stories from a year ago was the success of the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, the first-ever held here in Chickasaw County.By the time it ended, more than $10,000 had been raised and that money certainly went to good

Let’s take an open mind into referendum

It looks likely that voters in the New Hampton Community Schools will be heading to the polls in early February to decide if the school district will build a new middle school.A committee of community members, teachers and other district staff mem

Salvation Army aims for an even bigger campaign

The Salvation Army bell is ringing again, and Liz Markham wants folks to know what the local service unit was able to do with the money raised during last year’s campaign.It was able to house, clothe and feed a family that was displaced by a fire.

A little humor goes a long way to ease these ‘scary high school years’

For years, when the boys were little and “looked up” to me, I heard the refrain over and over again.“Enjoy these years because the high school years are scary.”I chuckled and nodded my head in agreement, but evidently I had forgotten about the hel

Senator offers two ‘prescriptions’ to lower drug costs in U.S.

Back to school shopping earlier this year brought sticker shock for families in Iowa and elsewhere.

It’s time to give president-elect the benefit of the doubt

As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump’s challenges are really just beginning.Governing after a toxic election in which the results awarded him an ambiguous national mandate — his opponent, after

Senator offers two ‘prescriptions’ to lower drug costs in U.S.

Back to school shopping earlier this year brought sticker shock for families in Iowa and elsewhere.

A little humor goes a long way to ease these ‘scary high school years’

For years, when the boys were little and “looked up” to me, I heard the refrain over and over again.“Enjoy these years because the high school years are scary.”I chuckled and nodded my head in agreement, but evidently I had forgotten about the hel

It’s time to give president-elect the benefit of the doubt

As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump’s challenges are really just beginning.Governing after a toxic election in which the results awarded him an ambiguous national mandate — his opponent, after

Kudos to the Carnegie for bringing Iowa jazz band to city

I found it surreal last week when I realized at the jazz concert put on by the Carnegie Cultural Center that I was reporting on students from the very college, the University of Iowa, I attended.Some may have been there during my time, we may have

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s time to make a new gratitude list

Thursday is, of course, Thanksgiving, which means we’re supposed to take a break from our hectic lives, sit down and show some gratitude.To be honest, Thanksgiving for us at the Tribune is more of a “take-a-deep-breath-because-holy-crap-we-made-it

Words to live by as we celebrate Thanksgiving

It’s become a bit of a tradition on this page to celebrate holidays by giving our readers words about whatever celebration is upcoming.So with Thanksgiving a mere two days away, here are some words — some thoughtful, some just plain old fun — on T

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