Opinion

01/27/2015 - 11:46am
Narrowing needs at North Side   A $1.4 million improvement plan at North Side Elementary has sparked extensive discussion from the Hampton-Dumont Board of Education in the past two months. Though it’s clear the building needs the updates, it’s important that the district looks at the long game while planning ahead.      The $1.4 million project is only...
12/30/2014 - 3:58pm
Start date standoff        The Iowa Department of Education recently announced its intentions to start enforcing a rule that mandates schools begin classes no earlier than the week of Sept. 1. For years, the department automatically granted special waivers for districts that wanted to start before that date, but the...
12/30/2014 - 3:57pm
Ten Movies For 2014                   Another year has come and gone and, like everybody else in the media, I’m celebrating with a Top 10 list.      These movies are by no means the best movies of 2014, as there are definitely movies out...
12/30/2014 - 3:53pm
New year to focus on job creation, fiscal responsibility                   As 2014 ends, we are capping off the year with promising news on the economy. That means we can continue to make both fiscal responsibility and job creation top priorities in 2015.  ...
12/24/2014 - 12:46pm
Merry Christmas from the Chronicle!        ‘Tis the season once again. It seems like just last week we were celebrating Thanksgiving, but Christmas is here whether we like it or not. Hopefully you’ve completed all your shopping and avoided the last-minute crunch.      It’s easy...
12/24/2014 - 12:38pm
My Christmas wish list        Merry Christmas, everybody!      I love Christmas. It really is the best time of year, although I have to say this last week or so has really put that theory to the test. So without further ado, here are three things I want for Christmas.   I want everyone...
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