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.
07/21/2015 - 4:16pm
CAL sharing agreement tough, but correct      The CAL Board of Education made a difficult decision last week when it voted to share football with Clarion-Goldfield-Dows this fall. Though the ruling may have sparked some resentment within the community, the board’s decision ensures the safety and wellbeing of Cadet...
07/21/2015 - 4:16pm
The Cost Of Free Games         I'm typically pretty thrifty when it comes to my game purchases. With rare exceptions, I don't buy games on release, opting instead to wait for the inevitable 75-90 percent discount on Steam. If you ignore the fact that it's likely I'll never actually play most of the...
07/14/2015 - 11:29am
Catch some fair time fun in Franklin County!        It’s fair time here in Franklin County, and that means five days of fun for both local residents and visitors alike.      This year’s installment features multiple events for the whole family to enjoy. The forecast calls for steamy weather...
07/14/2015 - 11:28am
A good symbol of the American spirit   A young friend set up my blog on Wordpress with a banner at the top containing a Gadsden flag. The Gadsden flag is the yellow one with the coiled rattlesnake and the words “Don’t Tread on Me,” named after and designed by a true hero of the Revolutionary War, Christopher Gadsden.  ...
07/14/2015 - 11:28am
Special session needed to protect middle-class Iowans   This year, Senate Democrats fought long and hard for education, health care, jobs and public safety initiatives that will strengthen Iowa’s middle class. We hoped to accomplish much more, but after five months of negotiating, we opted for compromise over gridlock.   ...
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