Opinion

07/29/2014 - 2:23pm
  The Iowa pipeline predicament                   A proposed underground oil pipeline cutting through the heart of Iowa has sent landowners throughout the state scrambling to address this surprising development in recent weeks. Advocates claim the project will create jobs and promote America’s goal of...
07/29/2014 - 2:22pm
Hampton man thanks fair board for a job well done   Letter to the Editor:        Please accept this brief note as an item that has been on my bucket list for longer than it should have. The bucket list that I am referring to is writing a letter to the editor that would express my appreciation to the Franklin...
07/29/2014 - 2:22pm
Latimer woman appreciates helpful fair board, staff   Letter to the Editor:        We appreciate the fair board for providing scooters for rent at the fair this year. My sister-in-law, Sharyl Stadtlander, came from Garner to the fair and was using her own scooter when it stalled. She was very grateful that...
07/29/2014 - 2:21pm
    Gone fishing        At some point during the sleep deprived blur of days that is Comic-Con, I came to a startling realization.      Comic-Con is like fishing, but for geeks.      Sure, we go out there saying we want to catch the big panels, but it's a...
07/22/2014 - 10:40am
James Garner, Imperfect role model I’ve had the theme from “Maverick” going through my head lately. Next to my mom and dad, James Garner was a role model for me. Kinda weird because, as Maverick, he played a gambler. The loader operator I worked with for Columbia Helicopters taught me not to gamble by taking every new guy...
07/22/2014 - 10:39am
Creating jobs, growing Iowa’s economy with clean energy        Iowa leads the nation in wind power generation and in biofuels production. We also rank among the Top 12 states in the nation when it comes to energy efficiency. These successes have not come about by accident. Iowa is responding to the growing...
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