Opinion

08/25/2015 - 3:53pm
Lisa Hovenga, age 48, of Eldora, died on Monday, August 24, 2015 at her home in Eldora. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, August 28th at the Our Saviors Lutheran church in Ackley. Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Thursday at the Church in Ackley.
08/18/2015 - 1:05pm
The free tuition pipedream        The presidential campaign cycle brings with it many promises. Some candidates guarantee tax cuts, while others promise to strengthen the middle class. These assurances need to be taken with a grain of salt, and that’s certainly true with the latest buzz about “free”...
08/18/2015 - 1:04pm
Be Careful What You Wish For      During this year’s E3, Square-Enix shocked the gaming world when they announced that after years of speculation, hoping, and begging from their audience, they would be developing a remake of “Final Fantasy VII.”      It was easily the highlight of this year...
08/16/2015 - 1:05pm
Local senator urges support for NIACC fundraiser   Letter to the Editor:        I write today to express my personal support for the current “NIACC First Campaign.” This public fundraising effort is being conducted to provide necessary funds to keep North Iowa Area Community College in its educational...
08/11/2015 - 9:07pm
Remembering our local “rock” stars                 A pair of highly-anticipated additions in two Franklin County border towns are a welcomed site for both local residents and military veterans alike.           ...
08/11/2015 - 9:07pm
The hidden costs of crony-capitalism      If Congress doesn’t approve this highway bill, we will need a four-wheel drive to navigate our highways. That is usually how it goes when Congress needs to get dumb legislation passed. Sen. Ted Cruz wasn’t biting. Attached to the highway bill was re-authorization of the...
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