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a fine appearance

A Fine Appearance

A trucker came into a truck stop cafe and placed his order. He said, “I want three flat tires, a pair of headlights and a pair of running boards.” The brand new waitress, not wanting to appear stupid, went to the kitchen and said to the cook, “This guy out there just ordered three flat […]

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Highway 30

Push to Widen Highway 30

Check out B.A. Morelli’s article in The Gazette about the new push to widen Highway 30 along the eastern portion of Tama County.   After the opening of Iowa Premium Beef in November, more tractor-trailers utilize that stretch of highway, not to mention employee vehicles; and as production ramps up, so will traffic.

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pleasing everyone

Pleasing Everyone

A miller and his son were taking their old run-down donkey to sell at market, when they passed a group of girls, who laughed at how foolish the miller was to have a donkey and yet be walking. So the miller put his son on the donkey. Further down the road they passed some old […]

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too clever

Too Clever

A Fox was boasting to a Cat of its clever devices for escaping its enemies. “I have a whole bag of tricks,” he said, “which contains a hundred ways of escaping my enemies.” “I have only one,” said the Cat; “but I can generally manage with that.” Just at that moment they heard the cry […]

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a road more traveled

A Road More Traveled

Dave’s New Year’s resolution was to begin walking each day to improve his health. Living in a very rural area he often would walk for miles upon miles before returning home. One day, on a gravel road that he had not been on before, he stumbled upon a man lying on the ground with his […]

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the Policeman

The Policeman

Growing up on a farm near Montour, one of my fond memories was listening to Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story,” on the pickup radio. It always fascinated me that the stories Paul told with dramatic pauses always ended with an ironic twist. Paul wrote a powerful newspaper column called “What Are Policemen Made […]

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cow humor

Cow Humor

The teacher asked the students to name five things that contain milk. Little Timmy quickly raises his hand and starts giving his answers:  Butter . . . (teachers says yes) Cheese (that is good), Ice Cream (great job Timmy – do you have two more?) Timmy looks up, scratches his head, and says . . […]

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Penny for Your Thoughts

If it’s a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone, somewhere is making a penny ~ Steven Wright Once upon a time in the US we were encouraged to go to school, study hard, get a scholarship, go on to college, get a degree, get a good job, […]

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Happy New Year

New Year’s Resolutions

There’s a man sitting at a bar on New Year’s Eve, just staring at his drink for half an hour. Then, a big trouble-making hell’s angel biker steps next to him, takes the drink from the guy, and slams it, pounding the empty glass on the bar. The poor man starts crying…The biker says, “Come […]

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Bishop Nicholas

Bishop Nicholas

Two snowmen were standing in a field; one looks over to other and says “hey, do you smell carrots, or is it just me?” With Christmas upon us I would again like share the story of Bishop Nicholas- enjoy. Long ago there was a poor widower man with three teenage daughters. This man hardly had […]

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