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Learn from the Hiroshima bombing

August 11, 2015 No human being with an ounce of compassion in his or her soul would deny that what happened 70 years ago this month — the only hostile use of atomic bombs in history —î was a horrible even. more »»

It’s crucial to keep our troops safe

August 10, 2015 It is impossible to say how many members of the armed services would have survived attacks on them during the past few years had they been, well, armed. more »»

Nothing compares to the Iowa State Fair

August 9, 2015 If you love a parade, plan to be in Des Moines Wednesday evening at 6:15. more »»

Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash is back

August 8, 2015 Tall corn and dragon boats may seem like an odd combination, but here in Webster County they both have emerged as symbolic of summer. more »»

Iowa Sales Tax Holiday starts today

August 7, 2015 It’s hard to believe, but area families are already beginning to think about the items that will be needed to send young folks back to school properly equipped and looking good. more »»

Cecil’s shooting raises major issues

August 6, 2015 Cecil, the lion killed illegally in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, will not have died in vain if what happened to him draws attention to the threat of extinction of his kind. more »»

Many dispute Iran deal claims

August 6, 2015 “Faute de mieux.” That means “for want of something better” in Secretary of State John Kerry’s second language. more »»

It’s never too late to say you are sorry

August 3, 2015 Ed Jackfert of Wellsburg, W.Va., has received something for which he has been waiting more than half a century —î an apology. The gesture will have worldwide significanc. more »»

Bill Northey keeps in touch with Iowans

August 2, 2015 Bill Northey, Iowa’s secretary of agriculture, is determined to keep faith with his pledge to visit all 99 Iowa counties each year to meet with Iowans to discuss the future of agriculture. more »»

Smart911 can help save lives

August 1, 2015 Beginning today, Webster County residents have a new way to pass on detailed information that can help firefighters or medical crews better respond to emergencies. more »»

Seeking input is the right thing to do

July 31, 2015 The value of the Des Moines River corridor to Fort Dodge and Webster County is undeniabl. more »»

Iran pact warrants close scrutiny

July 29, 2015 Members of the United Nations Security Council recently voted unanimously to support a proposed agreement with Iran over production of nuclear weapons. more »»

‘Lone wolf’ terrorists pose a threat

July 28, 2015 Terrorists in the Middle East may not have an armada of drone aircraft at their disposal, but they kill by remote control just as effectively —î perhaps more so —î as the U.S. military. more »»

Sixteenth Republican enters the race

July 27, 2015 For too long, the economy has been the political playground of presidents — of both parties — and many members of Congress. Ohio Gov. more »»

‘Cold cases’ series starts today

July 26, 2015 Homicides attract the attention of just about everyone. more »»

‘Cold cases’ series starts today

July 26, 2015 Homicides attract the attention of just about everyone. more »»

The Blanden is more than a museum

July 26, 2015 The Blanden Memorial Art Museum, has been a landmark institution of fine arts and learning in the state of Iowa and Fort Dodge for 83 years. more »»

VA funding request requires scrutiny

July 25, 2015 In Washington, the penalty for shoddy work and sometimes criminal actions too often is more money. And remember, behind the Beltway, they keep the books in 10- to 12-digit numbers. more »»

John McCain is an American hero

July 24, 2015 It is unlikely Donald Trump remembers what he was doing on Oct. 26, 1967. He was a student at the prestigious Wharton School of Finance, not having to worry about being drafted for the Vietnam War. more »»

IRS needs to face budget realities

July 23, 2015 Taxpayers were not given good service by the government tax agency this year, officials admit. Advocates for the Internal Revenue Service blame —î you guessed it — budget cuts. more »»



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