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Let’s shop locally

December 8, 2013 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 »»

The bells toll for thee

December 8, 2013 The sound of bells signals that The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign is once again in full swing. more »»

Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2013 As Americans observe the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor today, much will be said and written about the necessity for us to remain vigilant against our enemies. more »»

Never put kids at risk

December 7, 2013 The overwhelming majority of school teachers are well aware that while to err is human, even one mistake jeopardizing the health or safety of a child is too many. more »»

Eggs and Issues is back

December 6, 2013 Democracy works best when there are ample opportunities for dialogue between elected officials and those people they represent. more »»

Better luck this time

December 6, 2013 A new national security strategy, replacing one he initiated in 2010, will be unveiled next year, President Barack Obama has informed Congress. more »»

Only in Washington

December 5, 2013 Among the many upsetting aspects of federal spending negotiations going on in Washington is a comparison of budget cuts in dispute to those agreed upon with little controversy. U.S. Sen. more »»

Iran plan has problems

December 3, 2013 A substantial number of members of Congress, along with several other countries that have been longstanding allies of the U.S. more »»

Celebrating 4-H achievements

December 2, 2013 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

December 1, 2013 Even those with the most casual interest in agriculture will want to be on hand when the 12th annual Farm News Ag Show kicks off at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the 2031 Quail Ave. more »»

Today is Small Business Saturday

November 30, 2013 Three years ago, American Express launched an event designed to support small businesses all across the United States. more »»

It’s time to obey this law

November 30, 2013 Americans should not have to go to court to force President Barack Obama to follow the “all of the above” energy policy he claims to espouse — and to obey the law. more »»

It’s a day to give thanks

November 28, 2013 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 »»

Don’t confirm this nominee

November 27, 2013 Ask most people what they believe is top priority at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and they are likely to say battling terrorists. more »»

‘Abuse’ is the right word

November 27, 2013 Sit down for this one. more »»

The Santa Cops are back

November 26, 2013 The Santa Cops project 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 merry as it should be. more »»

Lincoln’s words remain valid

November 25, 2013 A century and a half ago this month, one of the most profound, beautifully written speeches in the English language was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln. more »»

USDA helps build a healthier tomorrow

November 24, 2013 Good health is determined by many factors. Some aren’t within our control. Eating right, however, is a behavior anyone can learn. more »»

We’re still very late to the game

November 23, 2013 After the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, U.S. intelligence agencies were accused of failing “to connect the dots. more »»

JFK’s assassination still resonates

November 22, 2013 Memories fade. Most days are remembered in detail only briefly. As the years pass, they may be totally forgotten or recalled only with difficulty and most often with a lack of precision. more »»



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