Opinion

10/28/2014 - 4:18pm
Election Day 2014        Nearly everyone is now aware that next Tuesday marks the close to this seemingly never-ending election season. Mud has flown feverishly since June, and Nov. 4 certainly comes as a welcomed sight for most voters across the state.      Television stations, radio airwaves and newspaper pages have been flooded by a slough...
10/28/2014 - 4:17pm
Dumont woman voting for a “fresh start”   Letter to the Editor:        I watched the debates between Jack Hatch and Terry Branstad for governor of Iowa and I am going to vote for Jack Hatch because it is time for a fresh start.      Terry Branstad has been governor for...
10/28/2014 - 4:16pm
Five Flicks For Halloween         Halloween is here and what better way to celebrate than by turning off all the lights, setting out a bowl of candy, and enjoying some horror movies.      Now, horror movies can be enjoyable whether they're good or bad. As long as you've got some...
10/28/2014 - 4:16pm
Iowa stands out for jobs and business climate        Creating more good jobs and expanding Iowa’s middle class are my top priorities for the 2015 legislative session. Iowa is already one of the best states in the nation for business because of our investments in economic growth and job creation. The credit-...
10/28/2014 - 4:15pm
Father's Day We head to another funeral tomorrow. This time for a young cousin, a nurse taken swiftly by cancer. Between Dawn's musical talents needed for funerals and the funerals of friends and relatives, over-population seems the remotest of worries. We look back on these losses and are assured they did not become more valued just...
10/21/2014 - 12:03pm
Home Base Iowa program a good move for Franklin County        Recent efforts to make our community a more welcoming place for military veterans is a step in the right direction for Franklin County and the businesses that call it home.      Local officials have been pushing a new initiative...
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