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Celebration of freedom rocks on in George, Iowa

July 7, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

GEORGE, Iowa The community of George stretched out holiday festivities by turning its annual Fourth of July celebration into a weekend affair called Freedom Days. Continue Reading

Commentary: Starting all over again

November 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Nothing’s impossible I have found,
For when my chin is on the ground,
I pick myself up,
Dust myself off,
Start all over again.
From the 1936 movie “Swing Time”

WASHINGTON Conservatives should jauntily sing as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers did in a year in which the country’s chin was on the ground. Conservatives are hardly starting from scratch in their continuing courtship of an electorate half of which embraced their message more warmly than it did this year’s messenger. Continue Reading

Commentary: Starting all over again

November 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Nothing’s impossible I have found,
For when my chin is on the ground,
I pick myself up,
Dust myself off,
Start all over again.
From the 1936 movie “Swing Time”

WASHINGTON Conservatives should jauntily sing as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers did in a year in which the country’s chin was on the ground. Conservatives are hardly starting from scratch in their continuing courtship of an electorate half of which embraced their message more warmly than it did this year’s messenger. Continue Reading

UN official says McGovern was tireless advocate

October 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The director-general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says the world has lost a tireless advocate for the hungry with the death of George McGovern.
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Former SD Sen. George McGovern dies; lost 1972 presidential race

October 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way and that he had done so. Continue Reading

Television legend Sherman Hemsley Dead at 71

July 25, 2012 in West Central Tribune

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — George Jefferson was a bigot. A loudmouth. Rude. Obsessed with money. Arrogant. And yet he was one of the most enjoyable, beloved characters in television history.
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St. George (Utah) airport shuts down after “ground incident”

July 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

(AP) SALT LAKE CITY – A small southern Utah airport has been shut down and an investigation was under way Tuesday after an overnight “ground incident” involving a SkyWest Airlines plane that damaged the aircraft, some cars and the terminal, authorities said. Continue Reading

George celebrates Fourth of July

July 2, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

GEORGE, Iowa The George Fourth of July Celebration will begin Wednesday with a 5K Fun Run at 8 a.m., followed by duck races at 9 a.m. Continue Reading

Grassley hosts town meeting in George

July 2, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

GEORGE, Iowa While the United States doesn’t face the fiscal disorder of Greece or Spain, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said Monday morning, that doesn’t mean Americans shouldn’t be concerned. Continue Reading

Polls: Public opinion on George Zimmerman continue shifting

June 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SANFORD, Fla. For weeks, the death of Trayvon Martin, the investigations it launched and the civil rights rallies it spurred were the most important news stories in the country, according to pollsters. Continue Reading