Opinion

07/29/2014 - 2:23pm
  The Iowa pipeline predicament                   A proposed underground oil pipeline cutting through the heart of Iowa has sent landowners throughout the state scrambling to address this surprising development in recent weeks. Advocates claim the project will create jobs and promote America’s goal of...
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.     ...
07/15/2014 - 3:41pm
Fair time fun in Franklin County        Saddle up Franklin County, because it’s time for this year’s fair!      It’s hard to believe fair week is already here. Summer has flown by fast so far, and this is just another reminder that its days are numbered. But we welcome it with...
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