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Make your voice heard at the polls

November 2, 2014 Election Day is almost upon us. On Nov. 4, those citizens who choose to vote have the opportunity to shape the future of our community, state and nation. more »»

Halvorson’s actions are despicable

November 1, 2014 In an era of gutterized discourse, perhaps it’s heartening that some acts of politicking still register as universally despicabl. more »»

Attacks in Canada illustrate a problem

October 31, 2014 In a speech about a month ago, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned of the growing threat of “lone wolf” terrorists. more »»

Have a Halloween that’s fun and safe

October 30, 2014 Unlike most holidays, Halloween really has no serious purpose. It’s primarily an opportunity for harmless, child-oriented fu. more »»

CDC must not drop the ball again

October 29, 2014 When public health threats surface, many Americans, including health care professionals, turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials are the experts, after all. more »»

They call it ‘Operation Inherent Resolve’

October 28, 2014 O ne has to wonder how much effort the White House put into coming up with the official name for the war against Islamic State terrorist. more »»

Harassment of clergy is intolerable

October 27, 2014 Harassment of members of the clergy for what they preached was one of the abuses Americans outlawed when we established the United States. It’s back. more »»

Send Joni Ernst to Washington, D.C.

October 26, 2014 If they elect Joni Ernst to the U.S. Senate, Iowans will be sending to Washington a woman whose service there will make our nation stronger. more »»

Daryl Beall should remain our senator

October 26, 2014 Daryl Beall has been a part of north central Iowa for much of his life. He was born in Fort Dodge and grew up in Calhoun County. His lifelong record of community service is impressive. more »»

Jennifer Benson for county attorney

October 26, 2014 Jennifer Benson should be elected Webster County attorne. more »»

Support Sexton in House District 10

October 25, 2014 The voters in House District 10 — all of Calhoun, Pocahontas and Humboldt counties and six townships in western Webster County — have the opportunity to be represented in the Iowa House of... more »»

Send Leffler back to the supervisors

October 24, 2014 The economic upswing in Webster County is undeniable. more »»

Let’s keep Steve King in Congress

October 23, 2014 The 50 American states send 435 men and women to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Most of them are little-known to anyone who doesn’t live in the district that sent them to Washington. more »»

U.S. military faces many challenges

October 22, 2014 Many serious challenges face the U.S. armed forces. But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, no doubt acting at the behest of his boss, President Barack Obama, thinks climate change is a top concer. more »»

October is National Pork Month

October 21, 2014 October has been designated National Pork Month. That makes it an especially good time to reflect on the importance of the pork industry to this state. more »»

Gun control won’t curb mass violence

October 20, 2014 Thoughtful Americans understand new controls on gun ownership are not the way to curtail mass violence such as that occurring all too frequently in the United States. more »»

Keep Branstad in governor’s chair

October 19, 2014 Four years ago, Iowa voters brought Terry Branstad, a four-term former governor, out of retirement because the Hawkeye State faced woes so severe that a proven leader was needed in the governor’s... more »»

Nobel prize winner has a message

October 18, 2014 For most of us, the work Nobel Prize winners do in fields such as science and economics is impenetrable. more »»

Concern about Ebola is on the rise

October 17, 2014 Officials in the U.S. have proven, effective tactics to battle infectious diseases. But the devil is in the details — and the devil now is Ebola. more »»

Fight against Islamic State is failing

October 16, 2014 Our nation’s policy aimed at destroying the Islamic State terrorist army isn’t even containing it. That, of course, was President Barack Obama’s original goal. more »»



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