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National Volunteer Week starts today

April 12, 2015 Vision teamed with dedicated volunteers can help make our world a better place to inhabi. more »»

Let’s make our roads much safer

April 11, 2015 For the sake of public safety, we support making illegal in Iowa the practice of using a hand-held cellphone while driving. more »»

Saudi coalition is on move in Yemen

April 10, 2015 Across the Middle East, nations that for years took inactive roles against Islamic terrorists have been spurred to actio. more »»

Prairie Valley voters approve levy

April 9, 2015 Nobody likes to pay taxes, but some are absolutely necessary to fund important community project. more »»

Conservation efforts get a big boost

April 8, 2015 Clean, safe water is important to all living things. more »»

California has a critical water problem

April 7, 2015 Climate change has been blamed by some for all sorts of evils. Alarmists have taken to claiming any undesirable weather is a result of global warming. more »»

National Parks are hugely important

April 6, 2015 When Americans want to impress foreign guests, we sometimes take them to national parks. more »»

Easter offers a message of hope

April 5, 2015 Having commemorated the sorrow of Good Friday, Christians the world over today are contemplating the joy of another Easter morning with the message of victory over death and despair. more »»

Railroads have untapped potential

April 4, 2015 For many years, energy conservation campaigns have been considered very “green” — that is, good for the environment. more »»

Iran’s Middle East influence is growing

April 3, 2015 Some analysts believe that Iran poses a greater threat to Americans than do Islamic State terrorists. more »»

An ally says ‘thank you’ to America

April 2, 2015 Too often, American service men and women make great sacrifices for seemingly unappreciative people in foreign countries. more »»

Yemen developments raise questions

April 1, 2015 In January, President Barack Obama referred to U.S. anti-terrorism efforts in Yemen as a “model” for avoiding massive deployments of American troops. In recent days, however, U.S. more »»

This measure must be approved

March 31, 2015 Of course, Congress should approve a measure to prevent steep cuts in amounts the Medicare program would pay health care providers. And of course President Barack Obama should sign it into law. more »»

Visits to nation’s capital produce results

March 30, 2015 Visiting our nation’s capital is always an adventure. Walking the hallways where history was made and continues to unfold is seductive for even the most jaded among us. more »»

Follow the letter and the spirit of the law

March 29, 2015 Any meeting with three or more of the Webster County Supervisors is subject to Iowa’s open meeting law. more »»

Rival budget plans have shortcomings

March 28, 2015 Republicans in Congress are being criticized by liberals for a budget proposal that makes relatively modest cuts in federal spending. more »»

U.S. should treat Israel with respect

March 27, 2015 American officials often intervene in the internal affairs of other countries, usually while insisting no such thing is happening. more »»

Area heroes deserve strong praise

March 26, 2015 People whose positive actions go far beyond the ordinary warrant particular praise. more »»

Gift makes new auditorium possible

March 25, 2015 Finding the funds to turn worthwhile projects from dreams into realities is a challenge for towns of all sizes. more »»

New EPA target may hurt farmers

March 24, 2015 Farmers are in the Environmental Protection Agency’s crosshairs now. more »»



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