Chronicle Staff

08/19/2014 - 12:18pm
Fast-forwarding through summer        The end of the State Fair typically marks the proverbial close to summer for most Iowans. Ball diamonds are quiet, traffic at local pools has slowed and days are getting shorter and shorter. These seasonal changes can mean only one thing despite the wishful thinking of area children and teens: it seems a new school year has...
05/13/2014 - 12:17pm
Congratulations, Class of 2014!        With the recitation of a few speeches and the tossing of mortarboards, the Class of 2014 will be sent into the real world this weekend. Local seniors from throughout the area will gather in their respective gymnasiums with fellow classmates, teachers and family members for one...
05/06/2014 - 11:03am
  2014 progress builds hope for next year's General Assembly        What was poised to be a relatively mundane year for the Iowa General Assembly turned out to be anything but in 2014. Legislators made significant headway during the five-month session and tackled some key issues that many people thought...
04/29/2014 - 2:18pm
  Many opportunities exist within Hampton’s diverse population        A presentation last week at Center 1 gave guests a lot to chew on, but one thing was clear: Hampton’s diverse population has created an ever-growing reservoir of untapped opportunities to spur future community growth.  ...
04/22/2014 - 2:52pm
The plight of the procrastinating voter        A troubling loophole in absentee voting laws has led to the disqualification of some ballots in local elections throughout the state, but it appears a viable solution is nowhere in sight for Iowa's lawmakers.      Last week, the Des Moines...
04/15/2014 - 10:26am
  Veishea suspension a justified decision                As the light poles and street signs came crashing down in Ames last Tuesday, so too did the fate of Iowa State University’s beloved Veishea celebration. The senseless alcohol-fueled destruction from a student-led...
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