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Growth Alliance celebrates FD economic success

March 9, 2014 Thursday evening an event took place that was a good deal more than just a social occasio. more »»

Qualifications should matter

March 8, 2014 President Barack Obama apparently is more concerned with rewarding political supporters than good relations between the U.S. and other countries. That ought to concern thoughtful Americans. more »»

He made life more fun

March 8, 2014 Few of the expensive films Hollywood has produced, now in the past, stand the test of time. more »»

It’s Newspaper in Education Week

March 7, 2014 Newspaper in Education — NIE — is a collaboration between schools and the nation’s newspapers to use newspapers as educational resources. more »»

Guardsmen receive top honors

March 6, 2014 The 133rd Test Squadron plays a highly significant role in our nation’s defense. It tests communication gear, radar, data links and software before it is issued to all branches of the military. more »»

Hands off our free press

March 5, 2014 We Americans disagree, sometimes fiercely, about government policy and priorities. Liberals argue with conservatives. Republicans do battle with Democrats. more »»

Texting while driving must stop

March 4, 2014 Cell phones are everywhere. Thirty years ago, almost nobody had a cell phone. Today, it’s hard to find anyone who does not. more »»

Grassley champions biodiesel industry

March 2, 2014 A robust biodiesel industry can help America achieve its long-term goal of having diverse sources of energy. more »»

Debt limit follies continue

March 1, 2014 How would you react if your bank gave you an open-ended credit limit — and assured you that within a year or so, no matter how much you had borrowed in the interim, it would be increased? Banks don’... more »»

USDA?invests in Midwest environment

February 28, 2014 The U.S. more »»

The goal is high-quality ambassadors

February 27, 2014 For most of U.S. history, presidents of all political parties have used ambassadorships to other countries for political reasons. Sometimes they reward friends. more »»

Another media blitz begins

February 26, 2014 It would be difficult to top the White House media blitz on the Affordable Care Act as an example of taxpayer-funded government propaganda. more »»

MidAmerican helps build a greener Iowa

February 24, 2014 The American poet Joyce Kilmer wrote a famous tribute to the beauty and wonder of trees on a February day in 1913. more »»

Crime Stoppers helps keep our county safe

February 23, 2014 Totally eliminating crime from our communities is a goal that can never be achieved fully, but there’s a good deal that can be done to move closer to that ideal. more »»

The delays must end

February 22, 2014 Enough is enough — unless, apparently, you are President Barack Obama, determined to please certain environmentalist supporters. more »»

Don’t bail out health insurers

February 21, 2014 No wonder many insurance company executives supported President Barack Obama’s virtual takeover of the U.S. health insurance system. more »»

Congress should monitor this policy closely

February 20, 2014 Allowing immigrants with links to terrorists to stay in the United States makes no sense. We have plenty of applicants for entry who revere this country without giving breaks to those who do no. more »»

These assaults must end

February 19, 2014 Many senior leaders in the armed forces admit the military has a serious problem in how it handles sexual assaults. more »»

Dayton Expo is Wednesday

February 17, 2014 The trials of a hard Iowa winter are a preoccupation for everyone just now. The many pleasures of the Dayton Expo are a good way to take one’s mind off the less than optimal weather. more »»

100 Women Who Care launch new philanthropy

February 16, 2014 Fort Dodge is a community blessed with a wide assortment of charitable endeavors. This is a town where showing concern for people in need of a hand up is a widely shared value. more »»



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