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On September 18, the Herald printed a letter to the editor in which the writer tossed a lot of personal invectives at me, saying that I’m “the kind of person that promotes fear, anger, misogyny and would probably react by saying, ‘Boys will be boys.’” And the charge of "inspiring small-mindedness that causes cowardice and bigotry in the middle of the night." The writer gives no examples to substantiate those bizarre claims.

Recently I was seen by my skin doctor that comes down from Des Moines twice a week. He prescribed a topical cream that I had used before, it being fluorouracil 5 percent. Upon going to the Hy-Vee Pharmacy, I find out it was $194.00, my cost.

Twenty-nine years ago this spring Mrs. Bill (Melba) Akason phoned us with the news the Oskaloosa Community School District had hired a new orchestra director.

In regards to the new construction on C Avenue West that has been completed. I returned from work this last weekend to find my road was opened back up and was glad.

One of the most pressing issues facing our country is the need to upgrade the nation's water infrastructure.

Concerned. As some of you are aware, most are not, we have an illegal shooting range operating in the western part of our county.

Former Oskaloosa head football coach Jerry Staton was honored this morning as one of the “50 greatest Iowa high school football coaches of all time” by the Des Moines Register. What a wonderful honor for a man who devoted his life to teaching young people great life lessons through the sport…

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This week I learned there are neighbors in Oskaloosa that have no place to live. It broke my heart. We need to do something about this. It made me cry. It should make you cry.

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Pella Corporation wishes to express our ongoing appreciation [to The Honorable Jim Mueller, Members of the Pella City Council, Members of PACE, Members of SCRAA] for your important and thoughtful work regarding the future of air transportation for the City of Pella and the surrounding region…

Paul DeGeest, candidate for the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors and former sheriff, is asking that question in relationship to the county's need for a new communication system to serve first responders, law enforcement, fire districts and residents. 

It is unacceptable that someone running for county supervisor would allow any of the county's farmland to be destroyed for a wanted, not needed, airport – much less Heritage and Century farms.

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