Commentary

Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: Big News! Roads are a mess

While the extra business to our local chiropractors is undoubtedly stimulating our economy, the bumps we’re driving over, not only on our town’s streets but the federal highways, are reaching code blue. The state-lettered roads are quickly becoming cow paths, too! The amount of money it’s going to take to fix all the flood water

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: My first memory at St. Francis

By Kay Wilson This week has been an emotional roller coaster for many of my friends at St. Francis Hospital with the transition ceremony of the ownership of the facility as the official closing of a chapter and the opening of the new beginning with Mosaic. Even I felt my throat fill as the officials

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Children’s dental health is important to future oral health

By Dr. Fallon Stiens Does your child floss? Their teeth that is. Not the floss dance which I’m aware 99.9 percent of children know and can do way better than me. I’m on a mission to inspire tooth flossing to be just as cool. A lofty goal, I’m aware. February is Children’s Dental Health Month

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: They are not resolutions

Just like most of you, I have given up on embarking on annual resolutions to mark the beginning of a new year. While the flipping of the calendar from December to January has a bit different feel than the turning of the months other times, it seems to be a bit of a blur at

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: Small business drives community

By Kay Wilson This week is a special week at the Nodaway News Leader. Every year we salute our small business operations by allowing them to tell their stories in a promotional spot. Over 35 area firms joined our efforts to sell you, our loyal readers, on their services, products and abilities to serve your

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: Future looks so bright, you might need shades

By Kay Wilson I’ve watched literally hundreds of young people marching in numerous processionals during commencement exercises through my years. During the last couple years, I’ve been gone for literally most of the high schools’ commencement ceremonies, thankfully leaving it to a dedicated news crew. But, I detect something new this year that I hope

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: This is important

By Kay Wilson There are just a few points I need to draw to your attention from my recent escapades, otherwise known as newspapering. Elected leaders need to follow the rules. There is a standard of how you operate a meeting. It’s called Robert’s Rules of Order. An agenda that truly speaks to the topics

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Rep. Andrews calls for Greitens to resign

By Allen Andrews – Capitol Report – 4/19/18 After the release of a report made by the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight,and with new information that Attorney General Josh Hawley has evidence to support another felony charge on an unrelated matter, I am joining with the members of the House leadership team in calling

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: Tariff skirmish hits ag

By Kay Wilson This may be painful. Of course it will be for the farmers of the country. Government actions always hit the ag sector. I understand the quality of steel from China has never been as good as the steel we make right here. And while I have never heard firsthand about the aluminum

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