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Make your voice heard at the polls

September 21, 2014 It’s still more than six weeks until Election Day. The upcoming election will afford those citizens who choose to vote the opportunity to shape the future of our community, state and nation. more »»

Livestock thefts raise new concerns

September 20, 2014 In those old Westerns that were so popular with movie-goers not so many years ago, cattle-rustling was a recurring theme. Anyone who supposes that is a crime that disappeared ages ago would be wron. more »»

Keeping public schools strong is vital

September 19, 2014 Most of the financial support for public schools comes from the taxpayer through property taxes, state monies or federal program. more »»

King Band launches circus convention

September 18, 2014 Karl King’s musical legacy is well-known by Fort Dodgers. more »»

Commemorating the U.S. Constitution

September 17, 2014 Most Americans likely remember the first seven words of the U.S. Constitution, but far fewer are apt to remember the remaining words of the introductory sentence. more »»

Home-grown terrorists must identified

September 16, 2014 Americans have gone abroad on their own to fight for many causes during our nation’s history. more »»

ISIS definitely must be eliminated

September 15, 2014 If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor,... more »»

Honor Flights deserve strong support

September 14, 2014 Sixteen million Americans served in this nation’s military forces during the most horrific war in history — World War II. more »»

Internet offers both delights and risks

September 13, 2014 Parents are strongly advised to monitor their children’s online activities regularly. The Internet is a jungle where many predators stalk naive youngsters. A recent example comes from West Virginia. more »»

America is losing its productivity edge

September 12, 2014 Americans are renowned the world over for finding ways to work more efficiently, to produce more goods and services with less labor. For about half a century, beginning in the late 1940s, U.S. more »»

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 »»



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