Monday September 01, 2014
08/19/2014 - 12:18pm
Fast-forwarding through summer
The end of the State Fair typically marks the proverbial close to summer for most Iowans. Ball diamonds are quiet, traffic at local pools has slowed and days are getting shorter and shorter. These seasonal changes can mean only one thing despite the wishful thinking of area...
08/12/2014 - 3:53pm
Veishea decision tough, but justified
Iowa State University President Steven Leath announced last week the permanent end to the school’s annual Veishea celebration. Though the decision might sting for ISU students, alumni and supporters, it was a justified conclusion that was brewing for the past two...
08/05/2014 - 3:01pm
Soapboxing at the state fair
It’s state fair time here in Iowa; a magical 11-day spectacle featuring a smorgasbord of events that draws visitors in from across the Midwest. People come from miles around for the amusement rides, great entertainment, delicious food and politicians?
It’s hard to...
07/29/2014 - 2:23pm
The Iowa pipeline predicament
A proposed underground oil pipeline cutting through the heart of Iowa has sent landowners throughout the state scrambling to address this surprising development in recent weeks. Advocates claim the project will...
07/22/2014 - 10:38am
Football field renovations another plus for community
Local sports fans have more to look forward to than just football when the Hampton-Dumont Bulldogs hit the gridiron this fall. A new all-in-one ticket booth, concession stand and bathroom facility will greet visitors at the H-D football field this September...