Chronicle Staff

06/13/2017 - 5:37pm
A decision that’s already been made      Making decisions is hard. Not the decisions of what to have for breakfast, or where to go over the weekend or which car to buy. While these decisions are challenging, they don’t carry as much magnitude as definable, life changing decisions that define who we are. Look back on your life and you can probably remember only a...
05/23/2017 - 3:52pm
Contradictive ideology      Last week, fireworks became legal in Iowa. They can only be bought from June 1 through July 8, and from Dec. 10 through Jan. 3 and their firing is also legal on and between those dates, if your county allows it, and then, only if your city allows it. The rationality was that the taxes for the state...
04/18/2017 - 1:32pm
“Skip it and move on” is no strategy now      For years, students across the US have been taught the 21 century adage, “skip it and move on,” as a strategy for navigating the eight-year marathon-gauntlet of standardized testing. Beginning in third grade, all the way through 11, students take their seats...
04/11/2017 - 3:29pm
You get what you pay for      In this issue of The Chronicle, we investigated the process by which most of the community received a notice of increased property values. Many were and are still confused about a certain discrepancy that exists between what the government believes properties are worth, and the amount they can...
04/04/2017 - 2:41pm
In like a lion, and out like a lamb      The last couple days — maybe even weeks — Franklin County has seen its share of Seattle. The windy, earthy heartland briefly became the Northwestern bay area, marred by consistent rain, clouds, puddles, mud, restless children, seasonally affected adults — the only thing...
03/28/2017 - 2:50pm
Avoid the void      There’s a difference between being wrong and telling a lie. Being wrong is unwittingly knowing an answer, or believing something to be true regardless of the facts. Telling a lie is knowingly deceiving someone.      When a child tells their parents that they made their bed but didn...
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