Wednesday November 25, 2015
11/09/2015 - 3:35pm
Saluting our veterans
Today marks our annual celebration of the men and women who so selflessly served the country as members of the United States Armed Forces – Veterans Day. It’s an important holiday, and one all citizens should acknowledge.
Sometimes it’s easy to ignore occasions like this one. People are busy, work is hectic...
11/03/2015 - 1:39pm
Despite flaws, budget deal a positive step
You missed an incredible development last week if you weren’t paying attention to the news: Congress passed a two-year budget, proving it can reach bipartisan agreement and create some semblance of a functioning government.
The deal suspends the...
10/27/2015 - 2:59pm
The last few weeks have been exciting times for Hampton-Dumont fans near and far. The football team secured a third-straight playoff berth after finishing 7-2, and head coach Jerry Shafrath earned his 100th career coaching victory during a blowout win against rival Clear Lake. Needless to say, it’s...
10/20/2015 - 10:51am
More questions than answers
Future changes to Iowa’s Medicaid program need more oversight and explanation before they alter the landscape of this vital service for hundreds of thousands of Iowans across the state.
Gov. Terry Branstad’s Modernized Medicaid initiative is set to...
10/13/2015 - 11:02am
A fresh start to fall
The past two weeks have provided some great weather to usher in the fall season. Harvest is in full swing, dust is flying and we’re powering through another busy month.
This time of the year is always a welcomed period for rural communities like ours. Fields are a...