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Great news from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica

December 13, 2014 A decision made public Friday by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica should make the holiday season merrier for area residents. more »»

Holmes Christmas Club helps make holidays merrier

December 12, 2014 In just about every community, there are some individuals and families for whom — because of difficult financial straits — the holidays are something less than truly festive. more »»

Deere Tractor & Engine Museum opens

December 11, 2014 FROM OTHER EDITORS Area residents who have lived in the Cedar Valley for any significant amount of time know well the huge impact John Deere has had on this area. more »»

Micromanaging is creating problems

December 10, 2014 As leaks from the Pentagon grow in the wake of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s decision to step down, it becomes apparent part of the problem has been White House micromanaging of the military. more »»

The cost of health care is on the rise

December 9, 2014 Saving most Americans money on health insurance by repealing the most objectionable sections of the Affordable Care Act ought to be a priority when the new Congress convenes early next year. more »»

Did Democrats not get the message?

December 8, 2014 Democrats in Congress seem to have learned nothing from the Nov. 4 elections. By repudiating President Barack Obama’s policies, many voters also were being critical of Democratic leaders in the U.S. more »»

The Santa Cops are back once again

December 7, 2014 The Santa Cops project — now entering its 14th year — is a delightful effort to make the holiday season a bit brighter for area youngsters whose families need a hand up to make this time of year as... more »»

GEAR UP Iowa has a crucial mission

December 6, 2014 More than a half century ago, the Iowa General Assembly created the Iowa College Student Aid Commission, which is a state agency “dedicated to making the path to education and training beyond high... more »»

Congress has some vital work to do

December 5, 2014 Time is running out for Congress to act on critical pieces of legislation. more »»

The fight against terrorism is vital

December 4, 2014 Kenyans on the bus stopped by armed men at dawn on a recent Saturday knew they were in trouble when their assailants demanded each recite the Shahada, part of Islamic scripture. more »»

Hagel’s departure is not good news

December 3, 2014 President Barack Obama does not seem to have very good luck in keeping secretaries of defense. The third one of his administration, Chuck Hagel, is resigning. more »»

This death did not need to happen

December 2, 2014 Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice of Cleveland probably would be alive today had he not brandished a realistic-looking gun when challenged by a police office. more »»

Let’s celebrate 4-H achievements

December 1, 2014 The Webster County 4-H Leaders Recognition and 4-H Awards Banquet was Sunday at the Best Western Starlite Village in Fort Dodge. more »»

Farm News Ag Show is the place to be

November 30, 2014 Even those with the most casual interest in agriculture will want to be on hand when the 13th annual Farm News Ag Show kicks off at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the 2031 Quail Ave. more »»

Today is Small Business Saturday

November 29, 2014 Four years ago, American Express launched an event designed to support small businesses all across the United States. more »»

Let’s shop locally whenever possible

November 28, 2014 The holiday shopping season is upon us once again. In the quest to find just the right gifts, seeking out bargains is part of the fun. more »»

It’s a day we all should give thanks

November 27, 2014 Sometimes in America, it seems as if we actually enjoy advertising our trials and difficulties. There really were trying times in the early days of our nation. more »»

Islamic State atrocities continue

November 26, 2014 Islamic State terrorists — still, for some reason, referred to by many in the media as “militants” or “extremists” — have beheaded another American. more »»

New Congress should revamp ACA

November 25, 2014 Economist Jonathan Gruber, who helped write the Affordable Care Act has admitted Americans were deceived about some aspects of the measure. more »»

This isn’t the way to achieve reform

November 24, 2014 Beating the will of the people to the punch is not part of the job description for presidents of the United States. Neither is altering or hamstringing laws with which a chief executive disagrees. more »»



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