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  • Carrie Donaire photo Summer strolls at the Arboretum I was recently invited to greet a tour group at the Bickelhaupt Arboretum and I was genuinely excited to make my way over there on a gloriously sunny, steamy July day. The group who came was comprised of about 25 Master Gardeners who had elected to i

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Don't consider eating restrictions a 'fad' DEAR ANNIE: The current “fad” of gluten-free products is both beneficial and harmful to those of us who must follow a gluten-free diet because of celiac disease. On one hand, it’s easier to find gluten-free foods. But on the other hand, those of us w

    July 9, 2014

  • Spending and morality During last year’s budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, “We don’t have a spending problem.” When Boehner responded with “But, Mr. President, we have a very serious spending problem,” Obama replied, “I’m

    July 9, 2014

  • Iowa drawing nearer HIV reality One Iowa man can celebrate his freedom in a court verdict all Iowans should celebrate for its insight into contemporary HIV treatment and compassion for those under treatment.Five years ago, Nick Rhoades, of Plainfield, was serving a 25-year prison t

    July 8, 2014

  • Courageous or spineless? The psychological explanation for what happened to Catherine Ferreira is neat and tidy and sounds like reason.“The bystander effect,” explains Psychology Today on its website, “occurs when the presence of others hinders an individual from intervening

    July 8, 2014

  • Volunteers deserve our thanks For the past three Fourth of July holidays, Clinton residents have had a place to celebrate their nation’s independence. That’s because since 2012, Riverview Drive, which runs along Clinton’s riverfront, has been the backdrop for a large parade paire

    July 8, 2014

  • Take a second look at friendship DEAR ANNIE: I’ve been friends with “Louise” for 35 years. She sees the same doctor I do.Apparently, at her last appointment, Louise talked about my grown children and how much they weigh and insinuated that my grown son is too ugly for her daughter.

    July 8, 2014

  • Hobby Lobby case exposes systemic problems The Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case last week illuminates the flaws in an employer-based health insurance system.The Affordable Care Act came with a mandate that employer-based health insurance plans cover birth control. That sparked a

    July 7, 2014

  • Acts of kindness are free, easy It’s easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged by the news each day. From natural disasters, to disease, to poverty, to violence, it causes distress and worry. What could we possibly do to make a difference? Our contributions are so small, and these is

    July 5, 2014

  • A 'narrow' decision from the narrow-minded Relax. This is not a slippery slope.So Justices Samuel Alito writing for the majority and Anthony Kennedy writing in concurrence, take pains to assure us in the wake of the Supreme Court’s latest disastrous decision. The same august tribunal that gut

    July 5, 2014

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With the Clinton County Justice Coordinating Commission and the Clinton County Board of Supervisors discussing proposals to construct a new jail, do you think the time has come for Clinton County to construct such a facility?

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