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It’s time to honor our fathers

June 19, 2016 Father’s Day is upon us once again. That’s good news for the greeting card vendors. In recent years, they have sold upwards of 100 million cards to Americans intent on paying tribute to good old da. more »»

Orlando attack raises crucial questions

June 18, 2016 Along with the many other questions, some unanswerable, about the mass killings in Orlando is this: The murderer, Omar Mateen, was known by many —î apparently including the FBI —î to be dangerous. more »»

Ag sales abroad help America

June 17, 2016 America’s economy would be more robust if this nation were able to sell in the international marketplace more of the products that are made or grown here. more »»

OHV Park gains national recognition

June 16, 2016 When dedicated individuals partner with governmental bodies and private sector entities in pursuit of a shared vision, amazing things can result. more »»

Obstruction at the State Department

June 15, 2016 Recently, the State Department set a new standard for dishonest, partisan outrageousness. more »»

Today Americans honor our flag

June 14, 2016 More than two centuries ago, on June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress of the newly established United States of America adopted a resolution making an early version of the stars and stripes our... more »»

Bill Northey keeps in touch with Iowans

June 12, 2016 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 »»

Relay For Life of Webster County is Friday

June 12, 2016 From close family members to close friends, we all know someone whose life has been touched by cancer at some point. We don’t face cancer alone and neither should you. On Friday at 6 p.m. more »»

Clinton will head Democratic ticket

June 11, 2016 Hillary Clinton has become the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for president. Primary elections Tuesday reinforced that she is over the top. Challenger Sen. more »»

Zoo incident is a useful reminder

June 10, 2016 Most parents come to realize quickly that taking their eyes off little children for even a few seconds can result in big trouble. Some do not. more »»

TSA woes continue at US airports

June 9, 2016 Travel season is upon us, and as many local residents take to the skies in coming weeks, they may, for the first time, experience the absurdly long security lines that have prompted the... more »»

Battle for Fallujah is a crucial test

June 8, 2016 Iraqi troops engaged in vicious fighting to drive Islamic State terrorists out of Fallujah are involved in more than a battle. Their success or failure will do much to define U.S. more »»

World Pork Expo is worth a look

June 7, 2016 The 2016 incarnation of the World Pork Expo gets underway in Des Moines Wednesday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and runs through Friday. more »»

IG’s report raises serious questions

June 6, 2016 Often, it is true: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In Hillary Clinton’s case, it is a four-alarm blaze. more »»

Make your voice heard at the polls

June 5, 2016 Primary Election Day is almost upon us. On Tuesday, those citizens who choose to vote have the opportunity to shape the future of not only their party but our community, state and nation as well. more »»

Energy independence is a key priority

June 4, 2016 America’s need for natural gas and oil has not lessened. To the contrary, as more and more gas-fired power plants are built, demand will soar. more »»

Frontier Days 2016 kicks off summer

June 3, 2016 Starting today, there is a sure sign that the summer season is truly at hand — Frontier Days 2016 kicks off. more »»

New Vietnam policy requires caution

June 2, 2016 Instead of risking a confrontation with China himself, President Barack Obama has decided to let Vietnam do so over Beijing’s expansionis. more »»

These mistakes cannot be excused

June 1, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired. more »»

Drug addiction is a huge problem

May 31, 2016 Most members of Congress no doubt comprehend the need for more spending on drug addiction treatment programs. more »»



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