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SKIPPER: What kind of city do you want Mason City to be?

Fill in the blank. I want Mason City to be the ….iest city in the country. → Read More

SKIPPER: Everything in Moderation

Once upon a time people would often guide their lives by adhering to “everything in moderation.” → Read More

SKIPPER: Supervisor income could factor into re-election bids

Silly me. → Read More

SKIPPER: By the numbers

Silly me. → Read More

SKIPPER: On the passing of Michael Grandon

Mike Grandon was a master at both wit and wisdom in his many years of public service. → Read More

SKIPPER: Books people read says a lot about them

Silly me. → Read More

SKIPPER: On the passing of Roger Bang

We are bombarded with sounds every day, some loud, some soft, some so common we don’t even pay attention to them. → Read More

SKIPPER: Getting groceries should be easier than this

We are bombarded with sounds every day, some loud, some soft, some so common we don’t even pay attention to them. → Read More

SKIPPER: Elders still need quality time with family

We are bombarded with sounds every day, some loud, some soft, some so common we don’t even pay attention to them. → Read More

SKIPPER: Ambition, not public service may be driving politicians

We are bombarded with sounds every day, some loud, some soft, some so common we don’t even pay attention to them. → Read More

SKIPPER: There's no escaping the noise

We are bombarded with sounds every day, some loud, some soft, some so common we don’t even pay attention to them. → Read More

SKIPPER: Learning should be up to the school districts

It could get out of hand, and in Iowa, we are inching closer to it. → Read More

SKIPPER: Experience is a two-way street

It was one of those, “If I had it to do all over again…” conversations. Have you ever had any of those? → Read More

SKIPPER: It takes being cold to feel true gratitude for warmth

The paradox is: you have to be cold to grasp the full warmth. → Read More

SKIPPER: If you make people laugh, prepare to live a long life

It seems like entertainers who make people laugh tend to live long lives. → Read More

SKIPPER: Engaging in a bit of 'future' nostalgia

It is also a time to think about the new year that awaits us and what the future will bring. → Read More

SKIPPER: It's right on the tip of my tongue, but ...

When you reach a certain stage in your life, trying to think of someone’s name becomes the national pastime. → Read More

SKIPPER: The Shakespearean saga of the Mohawk name

Silly me. → Read More

SKIPPER: In search of the politically correct name

Mason City High School sports teams have been the Mohawks forever, it seems, but maybe not for much longer. → Read More

SKIPPER: Iowa's claim to fame up for debate

What struck me about this is the notion of “Iowa nice.” What is it? What does it mean? → Read More