Garden Road Catfish

Another birthday has passed, and my almost seven-year-old son Grant informed me that now I am old. This is the same boy who helps...

Wade Harman, Denver select Hawkeye Noah Fant in draft

Before the 2019 NFL Draft, some projections had the Denver Broncos selecting former Chariton and Iowa Hawkeye tight end T.J. Hockenson in the first...

Garden Road Superheroes

I actively attempt not to write about my brother in the past tense. At least not too often, mostly for my mother’s sake, but...

A step closer to solving riddle of autoimmune disorders, Dr. Stanley Horner’s work begins

Before Dr. Stanley Horner, D.O., began his service at Wayne County Hospital, he may have already provided a clue to solving the mystery of...

Garden Road Submersion

My wife wants me to find the positive in the time change—not to dwell upon how those without sleep disorders, children, common sense or...

Twenty years after run to State, a teammate assists airman’s return

Amy Carpenter of Allerton—a small town in southern Iowa of less than 1,000 people built around its railway yards—can boast she has served overseas...

Denver Broncos hire Wade Harman

On New Year’s Eve of 2018, the Atlanta Falcons fired offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. It was just a normal Monday in the NFL, but Wayne...

An Iowa farm boy, Dale Spinler, once took on Chairman Mao and Joseph Stalin

In 1953 on the 38th Parallel in the Taebaek Mountains, Americans and South Koreans stood across from a line of exhausted Chinese soldiers wearing...

Jim Murray continues to spread good news while battling cancer

From Peru to Wayne County, from Turkey to Cedar Falls, Jim Murray has spread the word. A few years ago, Seymour’s art teacher was diagnosed...

Even within the herd, there will always be rebels that do not fit

Bob ‘Action’ Jackson’s time is no longer split in two. For six months, he would raise bison in Iowa. The other six months, he...
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