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Editorial

It is time for action on shootings

Bullet-resistant backpacks are now being sold in major retail stores. The idea is that when the next school shooter opens fire in the hallway, fleeing children who are shot in the back will have a better chance of surviving. It is a new consideration that children and parents have to make in ...

Woodstock was one of a kind

In August 1969 — a time of cultural upheaval more tangibly disruptive than that of the current day — more than 400,000 people and 32 musical acts found their way to a dairy farm in New York for “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music.” The event, which would become known in ...

More US beef will be sold in Europe

Exporting American agricultural products makes an important contribution to our nation’s economy. When the prospects for an increase in those sales grow, that’s also hugely significant for Iowa. According estimates by the United States Department of Agriculture, agricultural exports ...

Market on Central is worthwhile event

In the space of about two blocks of Central Avenue Thursday evening, someone could listen to live music, buy some garden goodies or craft items, see a fire engine and even meet some visiting sheriff’s deputies from other states and their canine partners. Hot sandwiches, cold ice cream and ...

Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash is back

Tall corn and dragon boats may seem like an odd combination, but here in Webster County they both have emerged as symbolic of summer. The 22nd annual Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash will take place today and Saturday at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. It features assorted festivities and ...

Back Prairie Rivers Trail Ride

The friends and family of Josh Doyle have found a way to honor his memory while at the same time helping the community he called home. They have created a fundraising event called the Prairie Rivers Trail Ride. The inaugural bicycle ride will be Saturday. Doyle passed away two years ago at ...