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...
06/30/2015 - 10:23am
    We started in the cattle business with six bred heifers. I can’t remember who was a guiding force at the time; probably vets and neighbors who did things as a matter of tradition. We ear tagged and vaccinated newborn calves because well, I don’t know. We all need a little excitement in our lives and here was a handy...
06/30/2015 - 10:22am
    William Savidge was born in Ohio in May 1845 and joined the Union forces in 1861 at age 16. He was taken prisoner in 1863 at age 18 and was released in 1864. He moved to Hampton in 1869.     He was taken prisoner on Oct. 23, 1863 near Lauden, Tenn. by Longstreet’s men. The group taken prisoner included 300...
06/30/2015 - 10:20am
Letter to the Editor:       I am writing this letter to ask other Chronicle subscribers and readers if they took offense as I did to the column and its insulting statements Travis Fischer, Regional News Editor, wrote about the Republican Party’s “clown car” and insulting remarks about each candidate that...
06/30/2015 - 10:19am
    Iowa’s great quality of life is bolstered by arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities are important to community development, enriching local amenities and attracting young professionals. In addition, they create jobs, draw investments and stimulate the economy through tourism.     Travel spending...
06/23/2015 - 12:16pm
Finding hope after tragedy        Last week’s unthinkable tragedy in Charleston was undoubtedly one of the most heartbreaking events in recent memory. Though endless media coverage has detailed the killer’s life and hateful ideologies, the most dominating message out of South Carolina has been one of hope,...
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