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A day for memories and fierce resolve

September 11, 2014 Sept. 11, 2001, is a day etched in the memories of Americans. Recollections of 9/11 remain vivid, though less so as time passes. more »»

Islamic State has distinct advantages

September 9, 2014 Islamic State terrorists are a greater threat than al-Qaida ever was. That is because they possess several advantages al-Qaida never enjoyed. more »»

Inspector general finds budget overruns

September 8, 2014 In large measure, the Affordable Care Act was sold to Americans based on the contention government can handle certain tasks more economically than the private sector. more »»

Backpack Buddies gets a big boost

September 7, 2014 In our affluent society, it is unacceptable for any children to be hungry or lack regular access to nutritious food. more »»

Reynolds Park gets a new feature

September 6, 2014 Last month, the Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation and Forestry Commission voted to approve the installation of a new feature at Reynolds Park. It will consist of three supports that will look like rocks. more »»

Concern about Islamic State grows

September 5, 2014 Comments recently by members of Congress familiar with the threat of terrorism should set off alarm bells in the heads of thoughtful Americans. The lawmakers worry the U.S. more »»

Concerns remain after new VA report

September 4, 2014 It will come as no surprise to those who watch the government closely that the Department of Veterans Affairs has concluded it was not responsible for the deaths of veterans kept waiting for care at... more »»

Clay County Fair starts Saturday

September 3, 2014 The days are a tad shorter. The kids are back in school. There’s a hint of fall in the air. The season for summer fairs and festivals is nearly at an en. more »»

From Other Editors: King and Mowrer need to debate

September 2, 2014 Famine or feast seems an apt description for candidate debates in our congressional district. In his first four campaigns for re-election, Republican U.S. Rep. more »»

Today America celebrates its workers

September 1, 2014 To most Americans in 21st-century America, Labor Day is not an important holiday. It marks the unofficial end of summe. more »»

Ethanol’s future is launching in Iowa

August 31, 2014 H elping fuel the nation’s vehicles while reducing America’s dependence on imported oil has been a major benefit of the ethanol industry. more »»

Dots still not being connected in D.C.

August 30, 2014 Here’s news for you: The FBI and Department of Homeland Security say there are no “specific or credible” threats to Americans from Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Dayton Rodeo fun starts today

August 29, 2014 The 2014 incarnation of the Dayton National Championship Rodeo will attract large crowds this Labor Day weekend — deservedly so. more »»

Market on Central continues to thrive

August 28, 2014 Downtown Fort Dodge is on the rebound. more »»

Better public relations isn’t the solution

August 27, 2014 As Washington, D.C., resident Justin Gray was trying to board an airliner in Orlando, Fla., earlier this summer, a Transportation Safety Administration agent asked him for some identification. more »»

Suppose Ukrainian forces keep winning

August 26, 2014 It is unclear whether or not the U.S. has a contingency plan to deal with a potential disaster involving Ukraine — success by that nation in battling Russian-backed separatists. more »»

Hamas is at fault for Gaza crisis

August 25, 2014 Negotiators from Israel and the Hamas terrorist group that controls Gaza met under Egyptian sponsorship last week, in an attempt to end fighting between the two. more »»

Farm Progress Show warrants a look

August 24, 2014 It won’t be long before the 2014 incarnation of the Farm Progress Show welcomes a multitude of visitors to the Boone area. This year’s event kicks off Tuesday and will run three days. more »»

National debt keeps on increasing

August 23, 2014 Another reminder of the seriousness of the national debt came earlier this summer, when foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities topped $6 trillion for the first time in history. more »»

Federal court demands IRS action

August 22, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials finally are being called to account in court. more »»



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