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.
04/14/2015 - 1:01pm
Accentuating the positives
Last week’s development regarding the ill-fated 101 housing project came as good news to some and bad news to others. It’s unfortunate that the project became such a divisive issue within the community, but it’s time for everyone to regain a positive attitude as we look toward the future.
04/07/2015 - 3:07pm
Spring safety solutions
Fields throughout Iowa have been buzzing with activity recently in preparation for the spring planting season. Though rains might hamper work this week, farmers will no doubt take advantage of ideal spring weather once the clouds clear off.
An uptick in activity means...
03/31/2015 - 1:28pm
Politics of procrastination
The most contentious issue in the General Assembly has turned into an agonizingly bitter standoff in recent weeks, and it’s time Iowa lawmakers end the political song and dance in favor of compromise.
03/24/2015 - 11:01am
Pinching pennies for natural resources
A new legislative proposal has the potential to generate more revenue for much-needed conservation projects that improve the environment and create more wildlife habitat throughout Iowa.
A three-member Senate subcommittee last week unanimously supported a bill that would raise...