Commentary

Public Voice: Maryville citizen questions Mozingo spending

Dear Editor, I was so glad the Nodaway County Commission stuck to its guns and refused to give the city manager the gravel tax money. The truth is that Mozingo is Maryville’s money pit. Mozingo is like a fat little pig with its foot extended saying, “give me – give me – give me.” Surely

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Surviving Mold: How much mold is too much?

Editor’s note: The writer is telling her personal story with black mold poisoning and her healing process, sharing information that she has learned through the articles in this series. She does not have a medical degree, but consults her physician in the writing of these articles. by Christina Rice How much mold does it take

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: We need to know

There have been several school boards that have been pushing the envelope on the boundaries of the Sunshine Law. It’s time I call them out. Last fall, one of our Nodaway County school’s administrative personnel started sending out weekly emails updating the board of education about recent happenings. Those of you who know me will

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: Newspapers play an important role

By Kay Wilson “The newspaper offers something very different from Google’s aggregators. It offers a value system, an idea of what matters in the world. Newspapers need to start articulating that value.” Evgeny Morozov During the Christmas chaos, I had time to read some history about our county from the book “Past and Present, Nodaway

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Surviving Mold: Is mold making you sick?

By Christina Rice Have you been feeling sick and doctors keep telling you that you are fine; that it is in your head? Do you feel like you have lost your personality? Could you be reacting to mold or have Lyme disease? If you had told me six years ago that all my ailments stemmed

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: A time to heal

By Kay Wilson To say this fall has been chaotic could possibly be the understatement of the century. But now the post-election life should bring calm. Not so much. While I’m not a Muslim, black American, Hispanic or a special needs person, I have not been immune to some of the challenges that face a

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