Opinion

07/28/2015 - 4:06pm
Beating back bird flu      Though we’ve entered into a summer lull, Iowa poultry producers are staring down an uncertain future as the industry continues its ongoing fight against the dreaded bird flu virus.      There have been no new cases of the disease in Iowa since June. However, wounds from its spring outbreak are still fresh. Around 30 million...
07/07/2015 - 2:00pm
    First, before considering the recent national holiday, a few quick notes from around town.     The Freedom Rock location has been determined. It will be located just east of the cannon at the Coulter trailhead of the Rolling Prairie Trail. The current account holds $2,800 for the work to go ahead, and more...
07/07/2015 - 1:58pm
Letter to the Editor:     Two men love each other. Totally devoted, marry and promise to be chaste. Have sex. No baby results.     Two women love each other. Totally devoted, marry and promise to be chaste. Have sex. No baby results.     If the men want a child, how do they decide whose sperm to use or...
07/07/2015 - 1:56pm
Letter to the Editor:       The Supreme Court just passed judgment on all Christians! While the minority of persons in this country may desire same sex marriage, the majority doesn’t. God still does not, and I agree with God. I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.      People have always had...
06/30/2015 - 10:26am
A boost for broadband       A bill signed into law last week by Gov. Terry Branstad has the potential to spark economic growth in rural Iowa by expanding broadband Internet service through new incentives.     Branstad signed the Connect Every Acre initiative following Legislative approval in June. The law...
06/30/2015 - 10:25am
    I know I said I was going to review the Democratic primary contenders this week, but the tragic shooting in Charleston has brought up an issue that I strongly feel needs to be addressed.     Not about race, or gun control, or even flags; but about context and how it gets lost in people's haste to be righteous...
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