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School boards shape tomorrow

September 5, 2015 Voters here in Fort Dodge and elsewhere in Iowa go to the polls Tuesday to select school board members. Some voters may be tempted to regard these local contests as low priority. They aren’t. more »»

Dayton Rodeo fun starts today

September 4, 2015 The 2015 incarnation of the Dayton National Championship Rodeo will attract large crowds this Labor Day weekend — deservedly so. more »»

Mission accomplished? Not exactly

September 3, 2015 Get out those “Mission Accomplished” banners. Uncork the champagne. Deficit spending by the federal government this year will be at the lowest level of President Barack Obama’s administration. more »»

Congress should demand answers

September 1, 2015 Arodolo Roberto Castillo-Serrano should be sent to a U.S. prison for a long, long tim. more »»

HUD needs to rethink this policy

August 31, 2015 Perhaps you have done well during the past few years. When you got married, you and your spouse didn’t have two dimes to rub together. more »»

USDA partners with NASA

August 30, 2015 At first brush a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration may sound like an odd pairing. more »»

This achievement deserves praise

August 29, 2015 Army Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver made history recently. They became the first women to make it through the Army’s rigorous Ranger training program. more »»

Planning for tomorrow is crucial

August 28, 2015 The local economy is booming. Fort Dodge and Webster County are poised to make the early decades of the 21st century a time of remarkable positive transition. more »»

This case underlines a key concept

August 27, 2015 An Ohio resident is lucky his stupidity cost him only $200, and not an arm. A certain percentage of idiots always have been part of the human race. more »»

Turkey has good reason to worry

August 26, 2015 President Barack Obama and his administration are giving America’s allies one more reason to distrust us. This month, the Pentagon revealed U.S. Patriot missiles are being withdrawn from Turkey. more »»

It’s time to get this memorial built

August 25, 2015 Frank Buckles is smiling. And, reunited in the hereafter with his fellow doughboys, he may well be telling them, “See, fellas! I told you they wouldn’t forget u. more »»

Schools are starting — drive safely

August 24, 2015 The fairs are over or soon will be. It won’t be that long before cooler weather becomes the norm rather than the exception — summer is drawing to a clos. more »»

Women play a vital role in agriculture

August 23, 2015 For as long as human beings have engaged in the assorted pursuits referred to collectively as agriculture, women have been key players in the success of those undertakings. more »»

She deserves the Medal of Freedom

August 22, 2015 American Kayla Mueller went to the Middle East because she wanted to help people. As a result, she was captured by Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Enthusiasm for Clinton is declining

August 21, 2015 Rumors recently that former Vice President Al Gore was considering another run for the White House said something about Hillary Clinton’s candidacy — and it was not good. more »»

Century Farms celebrate history

August 20, 2015 It’s more than 180 years since land that is now the state of Iowa was opened for settlers. more »»

This IS terrorist will be prosecuted

August 19, 2015 An Islamic State terrorist who helped create the horror of American Kayla Mueller’s last months probably will be held accountable for her crimes, even though U.S. more »»

Joe Biden ponders a White House run

August 18, 2015 Vice President Joe Biden may know something the rest of us do not about investigations into Hillary Clinton’s behavior while she was secretary of state. more »»

Social Security must remain strong

August 17, 2015 Virtually all Americans rely on the Social Security program or will once they reach the age at which they need income to replace paychecks they no longer receive. more »»

Water Quality Initiative moves forward

August 16, 2015 In July, Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law the Iowa Legislature’s latest commitment to an ongoing partnership with farmers to protect the Hawkeye State’s soil and water resources. more »»

 
 
 

 

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