Chronicle Staff

07/26/2016 - 2:57pm
Political dynamic an interesting one    As we enter week two of the major party political conventions in the United States, the opportunity to hear the differences – or lack thereof in some cases – is an interesting one.    At the national level, which we rarely discuss, we see the Republicans painting a picture of being “the outsiders” with their...
06/07/2016 - 11:56am
And then there were two     Hillary Clinton finally clinched the Democratic nomination this week after six months of gritty campaigning and strong pushback from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Her victory set up a November showdown with Donald Trump, whose candidacy defied the odds to win the Republican nomination against a stiff field...
05/31/2016 - 4:15pm
Connecting our cultures      Local residents will have a unique opportunity to celebrate the community’s diversity June 4 during Gran Festival in Hampton. The new event was spearheaded by La Luz Hispana to showcase local Hispanic culture through music, food, games and other fun events.      The street...
05/17/2016 - 12:30pm
Primary pregame      Though some Iowans are still nursing their hangovers from caucus season, we’ve got more hot political action coming down the pike: The June 7 primary election.      The local ballot features a few contested races on the GOP side. As you’ve probably noticed on yard signs...
05/10/2016 - 11:25am
Oh, so close      The entire region missed out on a huge opportunity last week when the Mason City City Council failed to pass a development agreement with Prestage Foods. Though the company’s plans for a $240 million pork processing facility in north Iowa are now dead, so too are any hopes of immediate economic expansion...
05/03/2016 - 1:52pm
A wall worth building      Recent developments at the Hampton Public Library sent ripples through the community after the building’s famous curved brick wall was deemed unfixable. Ongoing renovations intended to repair a bulge in the wall were halted, and the project was left in limbo as officials scrambled to find...
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