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Don't take this advice sitting down

This morning, I shall attend the weekly Quad-City Times editorial board meeting. It will last from 9:30 a.m. until however long it takes us to…

Wundram: Answer the phone! You might miss something

Wundram: Answer the phone! You might miss something

 A ringing telephone — unanswered — is the most annoying sound that can assault the eardrums. If I hear an untended phone ring, I have an unco…

The O'Malley factor

The O'Malley factor

Martin O'Malley, former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor, announced his presidential candidacy on Saturday, and said some things that cou…

Ask the Times: Semi crash killed 2, damaged stores in 1966

Ask the Times: Semi crash killed 2, damaged stores in 1966

Q. I am a former Davenporter who now lives in Kansas City, Mo. There is a Facebook page titled "You know you're from the Quad Cities when ..."…

From planting to silage/hay, seasons are changing on the farm

Now that planting season has been finished at our farm, we’ve moved on to the next one. It involves a silage chopper, a silage bagger, a hay r…

The spiderwort still blooms

The spiderwort still blooms

A recent visit to the western Iowa farm where I grew up brought me face to face with a little piece of prairie.

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