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By Robert H. Peck, For The Ranger
Oct 19, 2018

The building I live in is a sturdy sort. At least, if you look at it from the outside. Its foundations seem to just keep going all the way up. Columns, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 19, 2018

Riverton high school sports fans this season are noticing something. After each game, the students in attendance get together and sing the school song. It ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2018

I don't mind Halloween now. I once condemned it as a tacky, a dark, a futile exercise in fear with no place in my charming little life. And I railed against ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 18, 2018

Let's have a show of hands. Anyone who doesn't have an unused, unwanted coat, jacket, sweater, winter hat, scarf or pair of gloves taking up space in the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 17, 2018

One of the smartest things our community ever did was find a way to construct the big multi-purpose arts facility now known as the Robert A. Peck Arts Center. ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 16, 2018

Wintry calling card In terms of the calendar it's still early fall, butSaturday afternoon and evening looked like full-on winter for hours. That was a ...


By Robert H. Peck, For The Ranger
Oct 12, 2018

It's been raining nonstop here in Iowa for about two weeks. Every day I think I might be able to go out without an umbrella and boots, only to discover ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 12, 2018

Things were hopping Wednesday night at Riverton Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 at the public open house for National Fire Prevention Week. The garage bay ...

By Betty Starks Case
Oct 11, 2018

Medical services? Hospitals? Doctors? Our area has been thinking deeply in recent times about all aspects of these services. Or more specifically, the lack ...


Matt Geiger, News Publishing Co., Black Earth, Wisconsin
Oct 11, 2018

Editor's note: In commemoration of National Newspaper Week, The Ranger's editorial space today is being provided to Matt Geiger, executive editor of News ...

By Steven R. Peck
Oct 10, 2018

This is the time of year we publish our "postal statement," the annual declaration of circulation required by the U.S. Postal Service to verify that we are ...

By Randy Tucker
Oct 9, 2018

A little quiz to start off today's column: What do Alex Mills, Max Mazurie, Ben Roethlisberger and Josh Allen all have in common? If you said, they're all ...


By Steven R. Peck
Oct 9, 2018

A fizzler The vaunted "winter storm" that we had been warned about over the weekend, which had led to special weather statements and front-page newspaper ...

By Randy Tucker
Oct 2, 2018

I've been ejected from two games by officials in 36 years of coaching football, basketball and track. Both of them came in eighth-grade football games. The ...

By Steven R. Peck
Oct 2, 2018

No. 10 The 10th of 12 months on our calendar year has arrived. The word "October" brings instant mental connotations to everyone's mind in a way that most ...


By Steven R. Peck
Sep 26, 2018

Rarely in our lifetimes is there likely to be a more unexpected, strange and troubling fall from grace as that of Bill Cosby. The great comedian, writer and ...

By Steven R. Peck
Sep 25, 2018

Season's greetings Here's an opportunity for a student research project: Find out how many times the first day of fall locally has coincided with an obvious, ...

By Clair McFarland
Sep 20, 2018

The Husband was looking at houses for sale, but I wasn't so sure. We had lived in our house on Forest Drive for more than eight years, filled the place with ...


By Steven R. Peck
Sep 19, 2018

We are getting a kick out of the aerial photographs of the North Federal reconstruction site shot from the camera mounted on a remote-controlled drone. The ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 18, 2018

Hot September Even as the first trees are beginning to turn from summer green to fall gold, the Wind River Basincontinues to be - blessed? afflicted? ...

By Betty Starts Case
Sep 13, 2018

"From start to finish the terrorist operation took barely three hours. Three hours of terror and chaos that brought a nation to a halt." Thus reads the ...


By Steven R. Peck
Sep 13, 2018

The sagebrush was crackling Monday afternoon as a brisk breeze pushed flames up a hill toward a vulnerable house east of Ethete on 17 Mile Road. Firefighters ...

By Steven R. Peck
Sep 12, 2018

A news staff member who recently had been in a big city in the Eastern Time Zone saw a marquee outside a huge high school there. reading "Homecoming ...

By Steven R. Peck
Sep 4, 2018

Holiday Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off on Monday. While Monday is no longer a publication day for us, it normally is a work day. We kept ...


By Randy Tucker
Sep 2, 2018

Milestones. Traditions. Rites of passage. All phrases we use in delineating the most significant parts of our lives. We remember that first furtive glance, ...

By Steven R. Peck
Sep 2, 2018

Surely there is no more to be said about John McCain, is there, than was said at his moving, fascinating and, it is fair to say, highly entertaining funeral ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 31, 2018

Aretha Franklin couldn't have a quick funeral. Too many people wanted to say goodbye. She died two weeks ago, but it wasn't until Friday afternoon that she ...


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