Chronicle Staff

08/25/2015 - 3:52pm
Participatory politics      It’s easy to get caught up in all the hoopla surrounding the presidential election. Thanks to 24-hour media coverage, we now know what each candidate ate at the state fair, how many people attended their speeches and the amount of hecklers that hounded them at each stop – riveting stuff.      However, it’s...
07/14/2015 - 11:29am
Catch some fair time fun in Franklin County!        It’s fair time here in Franklin County, and that means five days of fun for both local residents and visitors alike.      This year’s installment features multiple events for the whole family to enjoy. The forecast calls for steamy weather...
07/07/2015 - 2:03pm
SCOTUS gets it right with recent decision       It was a narrow 5-4 vote, but a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court promises to uphold justice and fairness for millions of Americans well into the future.     No, not that ruling.     The Supreme Court last week upheld an Arizona law that...
06/30/2015 - 10:26am
A boost for broadband       A bill signed into law last week by Gov. Terry Branstad has the potential to spark economic growth in rural Iowa by expanding broadband Internet service through new incentives.     Branstad signed the Connect Every Acre initiative following Legislative approval in June. The law...
06/23/2015 - 12:16pm
Finding hope after tragedy        Last week’s unthinkable tragedy in Charleston was undoubtedly one of the most heartbreaking events in recent memory. Though endless media coverage has detailed the killer’s life and hateful ideologies, the most dominating message out of South Carolina has been one of hope,...
06/16/2015 - 4:01pm
Celebrating our dads        Dads across the country will be honored this Sunday on Father’s Day. The annual holiday gives us a chance to celebrate dad the right way and thank him for his years of dedicated parenting.      Our dads are all special in their own unique ways. They’ve watched us...
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