Chronicle Staff

08/23/2016 - 12:25pm
Are you ready for some high school sports action?    This Friday night marks the kickoff of the high school preps season.    With the pigskins sailing though the air, teams from across the state will converge en route to a state or district title. For many, high school athletics is one of the purest forms of sports. Kids stand side by side with their friends making life-long...
08/16/2016 - 4:06pm
Enjoy a tradition    The Iowa State Fair is one of those unique traditions which transcends the state. This weekend will bring the culmination of this year’s version of the Iowa State Fair. The fair features loads of interesting options for any possible patron to find something to do, whether its touring the livestock barns, the...
08/09/2016 - 1:34pm
Government’s slow response to Zika virus outbreak is disheartening   In the latest tussle between the Executive and Legislative branches at the federal level, both sides are pointing the finger at the lack of response. Last week in the Miami, Florida area 17 cases of the Zika virus was reported. Yet, our government and CDC was...
08/02/2016 - 1:59pm
Wind farm expansion should give timely economic boost    Franklin County received another proverbial economic shot in the arm late last week when Alliant Energy announced that they plan to expand the Whispering Willow Wind Farm south of Hampton.    At the height of the project, the proposed $1 billion project will bring an...
07/26/2016 - 2:57pm
Political dynamic an interesting one    As we enter week two of the major party political conventions in the United States, the opportunity to hear the differences – or lack thereof in some cases – is an interesting one.    At the national level, which we rarely discuss, we see the Republicans painting a picture of...
07/19/2016 - 3:59pm
Latest round of violence towards Police is troubling Violence against peace officers across the country has been growing at a troubling rate. In the past two weeks at least eight police officers were murdered as they worked to patrol the streets and keep communities safe. First, five Dallas officers were slaughtered as they worked to protect...
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