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FD celebrates its booming economy

March 13, 2016 About 360 community leaders gathered Thursday at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites for food and camaraderie at the annual meeting of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance. more »»

Eisenhower’s warnings prove accurate

March 12, 2016 Were he alive today, former President Dwight Eisenhower would be angry about a recent report that some Navy SEALs have to share rifles. more »»

Saying ‘goodbye’ to Nancy Reagan

March 11, 2016 During the first half of the nation’s history, wives of our presidents received little public credit or even notice for their behind-the-scenes involvement in public affairs. more »»

Seize the opportunity to learn more

March 10, 2016 Sometime within the next five years, taxpayers probably will have to find $250 million to replace a key bridge at Washington, D.C. more »»

Bureaucrats continue to misbehave

March 9, 2016 The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s former chief security officer knew two people he hired in 2011 had criminal backgrounds, an inspector general’s report has revealed. more »»

Setting a bad example for subordinates

March 8, 2016 Dozens of military intelligence analysts complained last year they were pressured to alter reports to make it look as if U.S. more »»

Muzzling the press isn’t an option

March 7, 2016 No doubt many politicians, both Republican and Democrat, cheered Donald Trump silently for a comment he made last week. more »»

Home & Garden Expo is the place to be

March 6, 2016 With spring in the air, the 2016 Home & Garden Expo should be the destination of choice this weekend for anyone with even the hint of a green thumb or a desire to spruce up the family home. more »»

IRS admits to major security failings

March 5, 2016 If you have used the Internal Revenue Service’s computerized program to obtain copies of your old tax returns, there is an excellent chance criminals have personal information about you. more »»

Obama will definitely have a legacy

March 4, 2016 Americans have to endure less than a year more of Barack Obama’s imperial presidency, but he seems determined to make the time pass painfully. more »»

Congress should ask tough questions

March 3, 2016 If as many as 200 U.S. troops were killed in a terrorist attack, Americans would demand to know how it could have happened. more »»

23rd annual Dayton Expo is Friday

March 2, 2016 The winding down of an Iowa winter is a preoccupation for everyone just no. more »»

We need more scrutiny of the Pentagon

March 1, 2016 Officials of our government reported recently that Cuba has returned a dummy Hellfire missile accidentally shipped there in 2014. more »»

Obama’s request should be opposed

February 29, 2016 How worried are you about the Ebola virus? You remember, Ebola —î the disease that was in the headlines in 2014. How about the Zika virus? Yes, the one making news now. more »»

Iowa’s Conservation Farmer of the Year

February 28, 2016 Iowa’s farm families have long understood the importance of state-of-the-art conservation practices. Our state’s farmers pay close attention to the preservation of soil and water quality. more »»

Justice Department confronts Apple

February 27, 2016 Justice Department lawyers insist gaining access to information on a cellphone used by a dead terrorist is a critical matter of national security. But Apple Inc. more »»

Bureaucratic nonsense never ends

February 26, 2016 The federal government’s social engineers never seem to learn. Time and time again their mandates issued in the name of consumerism make life tougher, not better. They’re at it again. more »»

Not a proud moment for our nation

February 25, 2016 President Barack Obama has said that when he visits Cuba in March, he will discuss human rights abuses by that brutal regime. more »»

This change requires careful scrutiny

February 24, 2016 President Barack Obama seems determined to “normalize” relations between the United States and Cuba, regardless of good reasons why the process should proceed slowly, if at all. more »»

Afghanistan remains a big concern

February 22, 2016 From the beginning of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation years ago, American intelligence and political officials made enormous mistakes. more »»



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