Opinion

09/02/2014 - 10:45am
More urgency needed to improve Iowa's polluted waters        Despite recent financial pledges from agriculture organizations and other groups, more effort is needed to reverse pollution and improve water quality in Iowa's lakes, rivers and streams.      A new joint effort called the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) was launched...
08/05/2014 - 3:00pm
Hooked on a Feeling        It’s official. “Guardians of the Galaxy” is a hit.      The space adventure filled with sarcastic aliens and 70s pop music didn’t just set a high bar in “Star Wars: Episode VII,” but proved that Marvel Studios could take one of their...
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...
07/29/2014 - 2:22pm
Hampton man thanks fair board for a job well done   Letter to the Editor:        Please accept this brief note as an item that has been on my bucket list for longer than it should have. The bucket list that I am referring to is writing a letter to the editor that would express my appreciation to the Franklin...
07/29/2014 - 2:22pm
Latimer woman appreciates helpful fair board, staff   Letter to the Editor:        We appreciate the fair board for providing scooters for rent at the fair this year. My sister-in-law, Sharyl Stadtlander, came from Garner to the fair and was using her own scooter when it stalled. She was very grateful that...
07/29/2014 - 2:21pm
    Gone fishing        At some point during the sleep deprived blur of days that is Comic-Con, I came to a startling realization.      Comic-Con is like fishing, but for geeks.      Sure, we go out there saying we want to catch the big panels, but it's a...
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