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Today is Small Business Saturday

November 30, 2013 Three years ago, American Express launched an event designed to support small businesses all across the United States. more »»

It’s time to obey this law

November 30, 2013 Americans should not have to go to court to force President Barack Obama to follow the “all of the above” energy policy he claims to espouse — and to obey the law. more »»

It’s a day to give thanks

November 28, 2013 Sometimes in America, it seems as if we actually enjoy advertising our trials and difficulties. There really were trying times in the early days of our nation. more »»

Don’t confirm this nominee

November 27, 2013 Ask most people what they believe is top priority at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and they are likely to say battling terrorists. more »»

‘Abuse’ is the right word

November 27, 2013 Sit down for this one. more »»

The Santa Cops are back

November 26, 2013 The Santa Cops project is a delightful effort to make the holiday season a bit brighter for area youngsters whose families need a hand up to make this time of year as merry as it should be. more »»

Lincoln’s words remain valid

November 25, 2013 A century and a half ago this month, one of the most profound, beautifully written speeches in the English language was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln. more »»

USDA helps build a healthier tomorrow

November 24, 2013 Good health is determined by many factors. Some aren’t within our control. Eating right, however, is a behavior anyone can learn. more »»

We’re still very late to the game

November 23, 2013 After the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, U.S. intelligence agencies were accused of failing “to connect the dots. more »»

JFK’s assassination still resonates

November 22, 2013 Memories fade. Most days are remembered in detail only briefly. As the years pass, they may be totally forgotten or recalled only with difficulty and most often with a lack of precision. more »»

Don’t accept a bad deal

November 21, 2013 Barack Obama is not the first U.S. president to be taken in by con games pursued by other world leaders. more »»

U.S. must send help fast

November 20, 2013 Whenever anyone in the world is suffering from a massive natural disaster, Americans are among the first to send aid. That is as it should be. more »»

This must not happen again

November 18, 2013 Sometimes, our elected and appointed government officials just do not think. It happened just a few weeks ago, during the so-called “government shutdown. more »»

They are up and running

November 17, 2013 There is good economic news in Webster County. Earlier this month two major manufacturing plants in the agricultural industrial park just west of Fort Dodge both moved closer to full operation. more »»

Veterans deserve better than this

November 16, 2013 When our nation needed them, veterans of the armed forces responded quickly and decisively. more »»

St. Edmond gets a powerful boost

November 15, 2013 Catholic education has been an important part of life in Fort Dodge almost since the town was founded. The first Catholic school got underway in 1862. more »»

Prompt action is needed

November 13, 2013 Millions of Americans already have received notices that, because of Obamacare, the health insurance policies they have will not be renewed. more »»

Today we honor our veterans

November 11, 2013 More than nine decades have passed since the guns fell silent in the war then known as the Great War — the one we now call World War I. more »»

Anti-fraud effort is achieving results

November 10, 2013 Many government programs address important societal or community needs. People disagree about precisely which initiatives have merit and how much financial support they should receive. more »»

This law is like a runaway train

November 9, 2013 The new national health insurance law, known popularly as “Obamacare,” has become something like a runaway locomotive — doing an enormous amount of damage but with no one willing — or able — to ease... more »»



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