Chronicle Staff

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 children and teens: it seems a new school year has...
06/24/2014 - 11:34am
  Rain, rain, go away        Last week's tumultuous weather was yet another reminder of the unpredictable, and sometimes insane, weather we're subjected to here in Iowa. When it was all said and done, much of Franklin County had received more than 10 inches of rain during a five-day period.  ...
06/17/2014 - 2:39pm
  All eyes on Iowa        Get ready for a bloodbath, because the campaign season is about to get ugly.      Well, maybe uglier.      Election season throughout Iowa and the entire country has entered a fever pitch in recent weeks. Primary elections have yielded some...
06/10/2014 - 1:23pm
Regents two-for-three with new funding plan        After a month of speculation, the Iowa Board of Regents followed through with a controversial new funding plan last week that benefits two out of the three state universities. Only the University of Iowa stands to lose money under the model, which comes with both...
05/27/2014 - 12:07pm
Summer is here – get out and enjoy Franklin County!        With the Memorial Day weekend behind us, we can now shift our sights to the unofficial start of the summer season. Things are green again, farmers are finishing up in the fields, and temperatures are starting to stay consistently warm. Early summertime...
05/20/2014 - 2:03pm
Flat tax could spark economic growth in Iowa        One of the most prominent and well-known of all Republican Party buzzwords has once again re-entered the Iowa political realm: The flat tax.      Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, R-Hiawatha, revived discussion on the topic recently when he...
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