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The Supreme Court ruled wisely

July 11, 2016 President Barack Obama is accustomed to getting his way, even when that means trampling the Constitution. more »»

Century Farms celebrate history

July 10, 2016 It’s more than 180 years since land that is now the state of Iowa was opened for settlers. more »»

Thwarting terrorism is difficult

July 9, 2016 In the rush to do something about terrorists, mistakes are going to be made. more »»

Sit-in doesn’t help gun control issue

July 8, 2016 Proponents of new limits on gun ownership should be furious with Democrats in the House of Representatives for the purely political “sit-in” demonstration they staged over gun control. more »»

Trump may have better appeal to allies

July 7, 2016 One of Hillary Clinton’s most often-repeated slams at her opponent for the presidency, Donald Trump, is that he allegedly would be a disaster for U.S. relations with other world powers. more »»

US remains a staunch friend of UK

July 6, 2016 The United Kingdom’s people and government are among the oldest, warmest, staunchest friends we Americans have. Surely U.K. more »»

The US Constitution still matters

July 5, 2016 President Barack Obama lashed out June 22 over a federal judge’s ruling. Obama is upset because he is not being permitted to circumvent the Constitution. more »»

It’s a day to celebrate America

July 4, 2016 Whether you spend this Fourth of July picnicking, swimming, boating, enjoying a parade, attending a community celebration, watching a fireworks display or just plain loafing, there should be at leas... more »»

Be sure to attend your county fair

July 3, 2016 Times change. Even so there are a few constants in life. One is the pleasure provided by the county fairs that continue to be a highlight of summer in the Hawkeye Stat. more »»

Iowa Central expands its reach

July 2, 2016 Iowa Central Community College is an enormous asset to all of north central Iowa. more »»

Let’s take special care on the roads

July 1, 2016 All across the Hawkeye State, people will be taking advantage of this holiday weekend to pursue fun summer activities. more »»

Will Trump endanger US economy?

June 30, 2016 If elected president, Donald Trump would be a disaster for the U.S. economy, Hillary Clinton claimed during a speech recently in Columbus, Ohi. more »»

Questions are many about Mateen

June 29, 2016 In Omar Mateen’s twisted mind, he was an “Islamic soldier” whose self-professed loyalty to the Islamic State terrorist group was more important than any moral compunctions he might have had about... more »»

Investigation of Clinton is too slow

June 28, 2016 President Barack Obama’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president did not compromise the FBI’s ongoing investigation into Clinton, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said recently. more »»

Effort to close Gitmo is a mistake

June 27, 2016 President Barack Obama has become so desperate to keep his pledge to close the U.S. more »»

St. Edmond gets a financial boost

June 26, 2016 Catholic education has been an important part of life in Fort Dodge almost since the town was founded. The first Catholic school got underway in 1862. more »»

Response to emergency was outstanding

June 25, 2016 When a life-threatening emergency occurs, a mixture of professionals and volunteers is called upon to cope with the situation. more »»

US economy remains unimpressive

June 24, 2016 President Barack Obama keeps telling us the economy is humming right along, restored to good health by his policies. But people who know the economy are not as certain of that. more »»

Pvt. Palmer Haraldson is home at last

June 23, 2016 Sixteen million Americans served in this nation’s military forces during the most horrific war in history — World War II. More than 400,000 perished. more »»

IG’s alert is cause for great concern

June 22, 2016 We have been accustomed to hearing about recalls of food products because of concerns they may make us sick. But according to a federal watchdog, the U.. more »»



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