Chronicle Staff

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 community more efficient with the money it currently...
01/24/2017 - 4:52pm
Planned Parenthood logistics      Among the list of issues on the agenda for the Iowa Legislature is what to do about Planned Parenthood. It is a general view among legislative majority that there should be no public funding of Planned Parenthood facilities that provide abortions.        As members of...
01/17/2017 - 4:35pm
Spending problem or revenue problem, it’s probably both      It turns out that lawmakers’ projections of budget revenues for the upcoming fiscal year are lower than anticipated, at approximately $96.2 million, according to a Des Moines Register article. The result is a proposal by Governor Terry Branstad that cuts $...
01/10/2017 - 3:26pm
Education among agenda items for Iowa State legislature      With the new year in almost a full swing for most (even though you may write 2016 on your dates still), state legislatures across the nation have already been hard at work, setting agendas for the issues that will dominate its sessions.     ...
01/03/2017 - 5:30pm
Resolutions      With the new year upon us comes the time-old adage of making resolutions to do better, be better or become something. In today’s day in age, traditions are hard to come by, with many choosing new habits rather than sticking to old ones; making new year resolutions might be one of those traditions.  ...
12/13/2016 - 4:46pm
Community leaders can guide us, but when is it time to vouch support?      United Way of North Central Iowa stopped by Hampton earlier this week, its biggest turnout out of the five trips to towns it’s made thus far. United Way is a non-profit organization that aids in developing grants and supporting community programs....
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