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April 23, 2014
  • Names published for deterrence; Bubba regular guy

    Recently, I’ve been asked why the names of juveniles who have been charged by local law enforcement are published in Decorah Newspapers and also appear on our website:decorahnewspapers.com.

    It’s a legitimate question, and I assume it was asked of all local media and not just the newspaper. At any rate, as editor, I think it deserves a response.

     
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  • Decorah awesome, but so is our county
    The accolades have been raining down on Decorah like a deluge in recent years, confirming what we’ve known forever and a day: This small, but vibrant town in Northeast Iowa is one of the best communities of its size in all of America.
     
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  • A mystery that's hard to fathom; Hawks down to last gasp
    At the moment, it has to rank right up there with the great mysteries of our time, comparable (not really) to who shot J.R. Ewing, did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone, who really killed JonBenet Ramsey and why hasn’t Pete Rose been inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame? 
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  • Might be a real chance to control our own destiny
    Should a community/county have the right to determine its own future and protect the inherent rights of its citizens? The obvious answer to that question is a resounding “yes,” but it’s not quite that simple. Not by a long shot. 
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  • Tried to make myself cool, but I remained tepid
    I'm not the brightest bulb on the porch, but over the last 63.5 years I have been able to draw one conclusion I’m confident is true: You’re either cool or you’re not. Trying to transition from non-cool to cool is impossible and an exercise in futility. Put another way, you’ve either got it or you don’t. 
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  • It was the end of January ... and for all practical purposes, the end of Iowa. 
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  • So the perennial, all-time-greatest (?) losers are hoping a mascot can change their luck and help lead the likeable knuckleheads to the promised land of baseball glory ... yeah right. If only it were that easy. 
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  • Decorah has just about everything any rural community of similar size could possibly offer its citizens, with one notable exception: some type of community center. 
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  • Anyone who has ever participated in a competitive athletic competition can relate. Perhaps I shouldn't make such an all-inclusive statement ... it's probably more accurate to say "the majority of those who have ever participated ..." At any rate, let's move on. 
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  • There was a time, not so many moons ago, when I actually dreaded the arrival of Christmas - or holidays if you must. Perhaps dreaded is a bit too strong, but at the very least I sure didn't look forward to it. 
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  • What have we become? Or perhaps more importantly, where are we headed? God help us all. 
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  • As I write this, Brother Bones's whistled version of the song "Sweet Georgia Brown" keeps playing over and over in my mind - and I even find myself typing in sync with the happy, delightful cadence of the catchy tune. 
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  • It was 1960, I believe, and was easily the most memorable Halloween this Midwestern boy had ever experienced. 
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  • Trying to come up with the ultimate "Bucket List" and then accomplish everything on that inventory sounds like a lot of pressure to me - and I've got enough of that going on already. 
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  • The U.S. government is broken, and nobody seems to have a clue how to fix it. That's probably because it's an impossible task, and as a government that is supposedly run by the people, for the people, it's a sad situation indeed. 
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