Opinion

07/28/2015 - 4:06pm
Beating back bird flu      Though we’ve entered into a summer lull, Iowa poultry producers are staring down an uncertain future as the industry continues its ongoing fight against the dreaded bird flu virus.      There have been no new cases of the disease in Iowa since June. However, wounds from its spring outbreak are still fresh. Around 30 million...
07/28/2015 - 4:06pm
Gracious fair-goer appreciates hometown hospitality   To the Editor:      Last week, my husband and I visited Hampton in order to go to the Franklin County Fair. We are big country music fans and we were only in town for the Friday night and Saturday morning events.      We were super excited to see the...
07/28/2015 - 4:05pm
Gawking at Gawker      If you look up “Gawker” on Google, the first thing you’ll see is a link to the website followed by the tagline “Today’s gossip is tomorrow’s news.” That short introduction should tell you all you really need know about the website’s philosophy regarding...
07/28/2015 - 4:02pm
An election can't change a culture      Whenever I leave my little ivory tower by the West Fork, I meet someone who comments on the writing I do here. But rarely does anyone dispute what I have written. I think we've taken to heart what Rodney King said after that drug-crazed fool was beaten into submission in Los...
07/21/2015 - 4:16pm
CAL sharing agreement tough, but correct      The CAL Board of Education made a difficult decision last week when it voted to share football with Clarion-Goldfield-Dows this fall. Though the ruling may have sparked some resentment within the community, the board’s decision ensures the safety and wellbeing of Cadet...
07/21/2015 - 4:16pm
The Cost Of Free Games         I'm typically pretty thrifty when it comes to my game purchases. With rare exceptions, I don't buy games on release, opting instead to wait for the inevitable 75-90 percent discount on Steam. If you ignore the fact that it's likely I'll never actually play most of the...
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