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Janet Auge
Janet Auge

An article in The Daily Times Herald Oct. 12 reported on the possibility of a write-in campaign to oust certain Carroll city councilpeople who run unopposed on the ballot.

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  • The opportunity of a lifetime

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    I draw in a deep breath and begin.

    Sometimes it takes a while before I remember I need to exhale and continue breathing.

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    “They stabbed us in the back,” said a board member of a local ethanol plant when telling me what President Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were doing to Iowa biofuels.

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    It was a gray and windy morning as I donned my yellow raincoat and cap.

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    This is National Volunteer Week, and I personally want to say thank you to the more than 200 volunteers who give so generously of their time, energy and talents to New Hope Village.

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    Our country’s future depends upon the success of rural America.

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    For some Americans, their thoughts when waking up in the morning are not as simple as: What am I going to have for breakfast? Or, Did I remember to buy coffee at the store yesterday? The thoughts that race through many minds are: Do I have any money to buy food today? Or, Can I make it to school with the remaining gas in my car until I am paid next?

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