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Frontier Days 2016 kicks off summer

June 3, 2016 Starting today, there is a sure sign that the summer season is truly at hand — Frontier Days 2016 kicks off. more »»

New Vietnam policy requires caution

June 2, 2016 Instead of risking a confrontation with China himself, President Barack Obama has decided to let Vietnam do so over Beijing’s expansionis. more »»

These mistakes cannot be excused

June 1, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired. more »»

Drug addiction is a huge problem

May 31, 2016 Most members of Congress no doubt comprehend the need for more spending on drug addiction treatment programs. more »»

Take the time to remember

May 30, 2016 Today is Memorial Day. For many people, it is a time to welcome the summer season by taking advantage of a three-day holiday weekend to spend relaxing time with friends and family. more »»

Eggs and Issues is a vital forum

May 29, 2016 Many of the issues that members of the Iowa Legislature deal with each session are complicate. more »»

Finally, we’re doing the right thing

May 28, 2016 Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots group who flew noncombat missions for the military during World War II deserve to be viewed as veterans. A 1977 federal law codified tha. more »»

Let’s take special care on the roads

May 27, 2016 All across the Hawkeye State, people will be taking advantage of this holiday weekend to pursue fun summer activities. more »»

Support veterans — buy a poppy

May 26, 2016 The men and women who have served this nation in times of war should have a place in our hearts at all times, but most especially as the Memorial Day weekend approaches. more »»

US should proceed with great caution

May 25, 2016 One can almost picture Islamic State terrorists in Libya, rubbing their hands together in glee at the thought of restocking their arsenal with advanced weaponry, courtesy of the United States. more »»

Is your family’s farm eligible?

May 24, 2016 It’s been more than 180 years since land that is now the state of Iowa was opened for settlers. more »»

Both major parties have problems

May 23, 2016 Just a few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton and other Democratic Party leaders were chortling with glee at what they called disarray in the Republican Party. more »»

Graduates are a source of pride

May 22, 2016 All across Iowa, this is the time of year when high schools celebrate with commencement exercises an important milestone in the lives of seniors. Graduation from high school is a key benchmark even. more »»

Area heroes deserve strong praise

May 21, 2016 People whose positive actions go far beyond the ordinary warrant particular praise. more »»

It’s EMS Week all across America

May 20, 2016 In Webster County and all across America, teams of dedicated professionals stand ready to render medical assistance in emergencies. For some this is their career. more »»

PICA celebrates a major milestone

May 19, 2016 Some people who reach their retirement years lose interest in community involvement. more »»

Iowa leads nation in egg production

May 18, 2016 Egg production is big business in Iowa. The Hawkeye State has more than 50 major egg producers. The state’s nearly 60 million layers generate a remarkable 1. more »»

No apology should be made by US

May 17, 2016 President Barack Obama’s aides insist his planned visit to Hiroshima, Japan, will not include a U.S. apology for dropping an atomic bomb on that city in 1945. Good. more »»

Developing tomorrow’s community leaders

May 16, 2016 Leadership Fort Dodge has an ambitious mission. It seeks to develop community leaders “who are informed, dynamic, qualified and motivated. more »»

Iowa Central is an educational treasure

May 15, 2016 Iowa Central Community College is an enormous asset to all of north central Iowa. more »»



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