Opinion

08/23/2016 - 12:25pm
Are you ready for some high school sports action?    This Friday night marks the kickoff of the high school preps season.    With the pigskins sailing though the air, teams from across the state will converge en route to a state or district title. For many, high school athletics is one of the purest forms of sports. Kids stand side by side with their friends making life-long...
08/23/2016 - 12:25pm
Flossing has its benefits   To the Editor,     As a periodontist in Mason City, I need to say this to those who rejoiced at the recent Associated Press report that found little scientific evidence backing the effectiveness of flossing: You should definitely still floss.     More than 500 different types of...
08/23/2016 - 12:23pm
  Altering the deal      The way games have monetized themselves has changed drastically over the years. Before the internet, you bought a game as-is. It was a one-time transaction where you paid for a game upfront, and got everything you were going to get.      With the internet came the ability to...
08/23/2016 - 12:22pm
Time to delegislate     Iowa Representative, Ken Rizer, has introduced legislation to add law enforcement to the growing list of groups who elicit stiffer penalties when they are victims of hate crimes. The bill is referred to as the “blue lives matter” bill. So far there is no mention of what this will mean for the...
08/23/2016 - 12:22pm
IOWA: The best place to raise a family      Labor Day is near, which brings us a much-deserved long weekend to spend with family and friends. This also means that classes will resume for the thousands of students from all across the state. Good luck to all of our local students who will soon be heading back to school in the...
08/16/2016 - 4:06pm
Enjoy a tradition    The Iowa State Fair is one of those unique traditions which transcends the state. This weekend will bring the culmination of this year’s version of the Iowa State Fair. The fair features loads of interesting options for any possible patron to find something to do, whether its touring the livestock barns, the...
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