Chronicle Staff

06/30/2015 - 10:26am
A boost for broadband       A bill signed into law last week by Gov. Terry Branstad has the potential to spark economic growth in rural Iowa by expanding broadband Internet service through new incentives.     Branstad signed the Connect Every Acre initiative following Legislative approval in June. The law establishes a series of property tax incentives for...
05/19/2015 - 10:20am
Celebrate Memorial Day the right way   On Monday millions of Americans will gather to commemorate the heroes that paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedoms and liberties. Memorial Day gives us a chance to reflect on past conflicts while showing appreciation for those who gave their lives, and we encourage you to express your...
05/12/2015 - 1:15pm
House bill hopes to attract new families to Iowa        April showers have continued into the month of May. Despite the scattered rain, I hope you have been able to find some time to enjoy the warmer temperatures and new greenery that is springing up across our state.       This week the House...
05/05/2015 - 1:53pm
Happy Mother's Day        This weekend ushers in another installment of Mother's Day – a day in which we pay tribute to those special ladies that put up with our guff and keep us in line no matter the circumstance or situation.      Our mothers deserve more recognition than one measly day...
04/28/2015 - 2:07pm
Dialing up diversity   Monday’s seminar on diversity provided yet another in-depth look at our community’s ever changing demographics. Featured was Dr. Mark Grey, a celebrated professor and director of the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration. Grey’s lecture hit on a list of talking points that detailed the...
04/21/2015 - 12:10pm
EAB infestations give added importance to Arbor Day   Friday marks the 143rd annual Arbor Day celebration. The holiday was established in 1872 when the Nebraska Board of Agriculture set aside a special day for planting trees, and it’s grown into a worldwide event commemorating all things tree.      Arbor Day...
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