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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

‘Wonder’ is one of best this season | Movie Review

Being a middle school teacher, I’m usually pretty critical of middle school-aged books being made into movies. Really, I’m critical of any books made...

‘Despicable Me 3’ | Movie Review

'Despicable Me 3' Tries Hard and Falls Short Sequels are a big gamble for movie makers. We all loved "Despicable Me." The sequel was pretty...

The Rodent Destroyers | Planet Ryan

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with snakes. I’m not talking about keeping a house full of them in cages...

Abominable | Movie Review

Kiddos are anticipating the opening of “Abominable”tomorrow, and why not?  The trailers are good and it looks like a lot of fun.  It is,...

New book sheds light on the 140-year-old Saxtown murders

The bloody massacre of an entire household occurred nearly 140 years ago in the countryside not far from Waterloo, almost right on the St....

Everyone’s an Idiot | Mark’s Remarks

How do you like that title? I figured I’d get your attention.  Now, I have to say, I don’t generally feel this way. But...

Story of a toxic family | Mark’s Remarks

I like talking to older folks. There have been many I’ve “interviewed” over the years, tucking their stories in my little notebook. I read...

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood | Movie Review

You simply don’t mess with Mr. Rogers. To many of us, he symbolizes sacred ground; a person who liked you no matter what, and even...

Waterloo man in upcoming film

Following appearances as an extra in hit shows such as “Ozark” and “The Walking Dead,” Waterloo’s Corey Thouviner is continuing his acting career with...

Frozen II | Movie Review

I am, for the most part, skeptical of sequels, especially those of blockbuster kid movies.  In my opinion, many of them aren’t as interested...

Let Him Go | Movie Review

There is very little time to relax in director Thomas Bezucha’s Let Him Go, in theaters Nov. 5.  The suspense thriller, also produced and written...

Living in fear of betrayal | Mark’s Remarks

Can you remember most of the times someone hurt your feelings? Many of us connect an incident to a person, regardless of the severity of...
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