Opinion

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’s first paycheck in motel crap games. Gambling...
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...
07/22/2014 - 10:39am
House focused on increasing skilled workforce        The recent unseasonably chilly weather makes it feel more like harvest season than mid-July in Iowa! While I must admit it has been a refreshing break from the usual scorching heat and humidity, warmer temperatures appear to be on the horizon – just in time...
07/22/2014 - 10:38am
Football field renovations another plus for community        Local sports fans have more to look forward to than just football when the Hampton-Dumont Bulldogs hit the gridiron this fall. A new all-in-one ticket booth, concession stand and bathroom facility will greet visitors at the H-D football field this September...
07/22/2014 - 10:38am
Diversity: A Limited Time Offer        I'm all for diversity, especially in comic books.      Comics were the medium that introduced me to social issues, particularly those that minorities face. Which is ironic since the comics themselves have such a hard time with the issue of...
07/15/2014 - 3:41pm
  Warns area landowners about eminent domain        Eminent domain is out of control in this country. It was intended to be used by governing bodies for the construction of public projects for the benefit of many people. It was not intended for economic gain by private enterprise.     ...
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