Opinion

09/30/2014 - 11:20am
  Harvest season hazards        The days are shorter, the breeze is a bit cooler and cornfields throughout Franklin County are starting to turn that special shade of gold. It’s harvest season once again, and with its arrival comes certain precautions for both area travelers and local farmers alike.      Last week marked the 71st...
09/09/2014 - 11:15am
More big rig enforcement needed        Editor’s note: The author of this letter attached a newspaper clipping of an article about a four-vehicle crash on Highway 65 between Chapin and Sheffield that occurred Aug. 27. Also included was a spreadsheet with vehicle crash statistics in Iowa. In 2010, 16.5 percent of...
09/09/2014 - 11:14am
Reader cautions landowners against signing RICL easements   Letter to the Editor:        The Rock Island Clean Line (RICL) is trying to convince landowners and the public their transmission line project is needed in Iowa. Why? Because the already billionaire investors of Rock Island Clean Line want to reap...
09/09/2014 - 11:13am
New System, Same Old Nintendo        This year is Nintendo's 125th Anniversary.      Founded on September 23, 1889 (we share a birthday, though it's 95 years apart), by Fusajiro Yamauchi, the company was created to produce playing cards. Which they still do today.    ...
09/09/2014 - 11:12am
Prioritize those properties, people        Recent efforts by the Hampton City Council to keep our town looking nice have been valiant attempts at addressing a perpetual problem – too many people are failing to keep up their properties, and too few are taking city ordinance seriously.     ...
09/09/2014 - 11:11am
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”      Rural folk are notorious for their deep faith roots and determined stoicism in the rugged face of hardship. And the rich tap roots and inspiring tales of Coulter’s early Danish history rank right up there with the...
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