05/12/2015 - 1:15pm
House bill hopes to attract new families to Iowa
April showers have continued into the month of May. Despite the scattered rain, I hope you have been able to find some time to enjoy the warmer temperatures and new greenery that is springing up across our state.
This week the House...
05/05/2015 - 1:53pm
Happy Mother's Day
This weekend ushers in another installment of Mother's Day – a day in which we pay tribute to those special ladies that put up with our guff and keep us in line no matter the circumstance or situation.
Our mothers deserve more recognition than one measly day...
04/28/2015 - 2:07pm
Dialing up diversity
Monday’s seminar on diversity provided yet another in-depth look at our community’s ever changing demographics. Featured was Dr. Mark Grey, a celebrated professor and director of the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration. Grey’s lecture hit on a list of talking points that detailed the...
04/21/2015 - 12:10pm
EAB infestations give added importance to Arbor Day
Friday marks the 143rd annual Arbor Day celebration. The holiday was established in 1872 when the Nebraska Board of Agriculture set aside a special day for planting trees, and it’s grown into a worldwide event commemorating all things tree.
04/14/2015 - 1:01pm
Accentuating the positives
Last week’s development regarding the ill-fated 101 housing project came as good news to some and bad news to others. It’s unfortunate that the project became such a divisive issue within the community, but it’s time for everyone to regain a positive attitude as we look toward the future.