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...
03/21/2017 - 3:53pm
Rewards for endured faith      While proper management and attention to the small details sets a community up for success, administration is only part of the equation in creating prosperity for its members. The other factor is luck.      The truth is that fine-tuning revenues and expenditures only make a...
03/07/2017 - 5:17pm
What are we willing to do      Last week, the Mayor of Hampton hosted a town hall-style forum in which he fielded suggestions on how to prepare for the impending release of the Franklin County Affordable Housing Study, which is not set to be released for about another month.      While virtually no...
02/28/2017 - 5:13pm
An Independent Fourth Estate       How important is your community newspaper to you?      How satisfying do you find the paper’s coverage, reporting and delivery of information on a consistent, and weekly basis?      The coverage and reporting that our paper provides is only as...
02/21/2017 - 5:02pm
Dominoes      There are many aspects of Iowa education that could be debated, from methods of school funding, to who should actually supply funding, to best practices of academic success. But what can’t be argued is the fact that the last several decades have shown the priority education is to our legislators.  ...
02/07/2017 - 5:05pm
Sanctuary      In today’s information age of 24-hour social media cycles and partisan cable news programs, just about anyone can be primed to believe something, as anything can be taken out of context and turned into a catastrophe; just about anyone can be made in to an enemy. And with this constant priming of conflict by...
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