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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 This month, the Pentagon revealed U.S. Patriot missiles are being withdrawn from Turkey.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 »»

EPA mistake should be investigated

August 15, 2015 A private company guilty of releasing 3 million gallons of wastewater into a river would be in deep trouble with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

Schumer puts nation ahead of party

August 13, 2015 United States Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has been a staunch supporter of President Barack Obama on most matters. But even Schumer has a limit. more »»

Time is running out for elephants

August 12, 2015 An ongoing environmental disaster has not received appropriate attention from world leaders, including both Republican and Democratic American presidents and members of Congress in the United State. more »»

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 »»



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