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.
08/11/2015 - 9:06pm
You can't always get what you want        Who has wild hair, a tendency to yell and is turning out to be a more popular presidential candidate every day?      It’s not Donald Trump. Well, it is, but it’s also Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.      While Trump’s...
08/04/2015 - 7:52pm
Honoring America's Vietnam vets   Letter to the Editor:   Finally, people are going to recognize the men who fought in the Vietnam War.      Aug. 26-30, Forest City will have four days of events to honor our forgotten heroes. These boys did not have a choice. They experienced such horrible conditions that most won...
08/04/2015 - 7:52pm
Community support brightens future for Franklin County      If you haven’t noticed all the commotion going on throughout the area recently, then you obviously haven’t been paying attention.      Multiple projects are underway that will eventually improve the quality of life here in Hampton and...
08/04/2015 - 7:51pm
You're as young as you feel      A couple weeks ago while covering a county fair, one of the fair workers mistook me for a 4-H student, thinking I had an animal to show.      I am 30 years old.      It happens on occasion. Every so often somebody will assume I’m with a school...
08/04/2015 - 7:50pm
High-speed Internet a must for rural economic expansion      It’s hard to believe, but July is now over. With the help of some great weather, I have recently enjoyed spending more time outside gardening and playing with my grandchildren. Parade season is well underway and I’ve enjoyed seeing many familiar faces...
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