Opinion

05/19/2015 - 10:22am
Failing our faith?   Letter to the Editor:        Upon hearing on the news that belief in God has shrunk to 70 percent, I took a look at the attendance at our churches and the lack of dedication by some members who claim faith, but have totally abandoned attending and listening faithfully to what God’s Word says to them.      They have...
05/19/2015 - 10:21am
Hampton woman grateful for quality local health care   Letter to the Editor:        I fell and crushed my hip on April 12. I went to Mercy in Mason City to have it replaced, and a few days later came back to the hospital here in Hampton. Trust me, if you need to be in the hospital or care center for some reason, be...
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...
05/19/2015 - 10:20am
What's In A Name?        Franchises are worth a lot.      Write a book about two space wizards stuck on a hostile planet and it might get a second look from hardcore sci-fi fans. Slap the words "Star Wars" on the cover though and you've got a best seller on your hands.   ...
05/19/2015 - 10:18am
Clint Eastwood's biggest failure        Clint Eastwood has been in my life for as long as I can remember. Rowdy Yates in “Rawhide” driving cattle on the open range was foreign to me in Los Angeles, but now here I am with cows myself. In his 20s Clint was even a choker setter (a logger who attached cables to...
05/19/2015 - 10:17am
Senate votes to improve quality of life for Iowans        This week, the Senate voted to improve the quality of life for Iowa families, expand Iowa’s middle class and attract new workers and businesses to our communities.       The state’s annual infrastructure budget funds projects to...
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