Commentary

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Liberals come tumbling down By Larry W. Anderson Three events closely connected chronologically and politically have contributed to the tumbling down of the liberal machine so long in place. These were Iowa’s Democratic caucus, the awesome State of the Union speech skillfully delivered by President Trump, and the acquittal of Trump of the bogus impeachment

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Congress must act to permanently ban lethal drugs By Timothy Garrison A Grain Valley teenager ingested what he thought was just half of an oxycodone pill, and it nearly cost him his life. The teenage victim didn’t know the pill he bought on the street in the Westport area of Kansas City was laced with

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Challenges are necessary

By Judy Frueh I truly believe everything happens for a reason. I also believe every action can have a ripple effect. This last year has left me challenged in ways I never thought possible. I have been in situations that still seem surreal to me. I have been shunned by people that I thought loved

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Accolades to the county, city for working cooperatively

It’s been a long time coming, but commonsense did come to our leadership. Call it a Christmas miracle. I hope it is the beginning of a trend. The combining of the county and city’s 911 emergency dispatch centers has long been studied and proposed as a way to save lives and money. The quirks of

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Seeing a bountiful, colorful harvest then and now By Frank Grispino The rolling hills of Nodaway County are a pleasant sight to behold during spring and early summer. This year was especially unique because of the abundance of rain that all the grass, plants and trees had.  Late fall and winter colors turn brown and tan

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Highlights from Hegeman

Shop locally throughout the year By State Senator Dan Hegeman The start of the holiday season also signals the beginning of the holiday shopping season. We are constantly bombarded with advertisements, this sale and that sale, and the convenience of shopping online. But there is something much more convenient than the internet, and it is

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Northwest enrollment surge boosts university, local community By Frank Grispino Enrollment statistics have been reported and Northwest Missouri State University’s enrollment has drastically increased to over 7,000 students. It is good news and a boon to the surrounding areas and the institution. More students bring more spending to local businesses, plus more students increase the

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl

Hide it under a bushel, oh no! It seems to me that many of the best attributes of our Nodaway County are nearly a secret to those who are unfortunate in living elsewhere. I was one of a few who attended a recent meeting where an update to our area’s economic development was shared, as

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That they might have joy: Why aren’t we standing up for teachers?

By Jacki Wood More than 40 percent of teachers quit teaching within their first five years citing lack of administrative support, low salaries, accountability pressures, lack of advancement opportunities and working conditions. My dad was a teacher for 35 years, my husband for 15, and my aunt, cousins and several friends also teach. I’ve covered

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: Tuesday. Be there.

By Kay Wilson Not sure how much more direct I can be with our NNL readers. But, unless you have an appointment with our dear Lord himself, I would highly encourage you attend this meeting. The Northwest University Police Department is hosting an individual, Casey Lawrence, from the Missouri State Attorney General’s office who has

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