Chronicle Staff

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 the spheres of our influences, it is imperative...
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....
11/29/2016 - 4:57pm
21 Century Zines      Who remembers the “Fanzine?” Or as they would become more well known in the 1970 counter-culture movement, “Zines?” As a quick refresher, these “zines” were magazines put together by small groups of people for the most niche of audiences. They found their popularity in...
11/22/2016 - 3:14pm
Suck it up Buttercup      Iowa House of Representative Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) plans to introduce a new bill during the January session of the state legislature, entitled “Suck it up, buttercup,” with the primary aim of deducting funding from state colleges and university who spend excess money on “grieving...
11/15/2016 - 6:12pm
Long Division      There’s a saying that goes, “to conquer, first they must divide.” To an extent, whoever said it, said something true. And whether or not there is a “they,” or if “they” is meant to be an enemy or a friend, the fact remains that the easiest way to gain influence is to...
11/08/2016 - 5:03pm
Coming together      In these political times of heightened tensions and anxiety about our nation’s future, we often forget that each and every one of us wants the same thing: to live in a nation that is safe, prosperous and grants us the liberties we’ve come to know as the American way.      With all...
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