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Response to emergency was outstanding

June 25, 2016 When a life-threatening emergency occurs, a mixture of professionals and volunteers is called upon to cope with the situation. more »»

US economy remains unimpressive

June 24, 2016 President Barack Obama keeps telling us the economy is humming right along, restored to good health by his policies. But people who know the economy are not as certain of that. more »»

Pvt. Palmer Haraldson is home at last

June 23, 2016 Sixteen million Americans served in this nation’s military forces during the most horrific war in history — World War II. More than 400,000 perished. more »»

IG’s alert is cause for great concern

June 22, 2016 We have been accustomed to hearing about recalls of food products because of concerns they may make us sick. But according to a federal watchdog, the U.. more »»

Oil tax increase should be opposed

June 21, 2016 President Barack Obama’s proposed $10-per-barrel tax increase on oil deserved what it got recently —î a 253-144 vote against it in the House of Representatives. The Senate should follow suit. more »»

It’s time to honor our fathers

June 19, 2016 Father’s Day is upon us once again. That’s good news for the greeting card vendors. In recent years, they have sold upwards of 100 million cards to Americans intent on paying tribute to good old da. more »»

Orlando attack raises crucial questions

June 18, 2016 Along with the many other questions, some unanswerable, about the mass killings in Orlando is this: The murderer, Omar Mateen, was known by many —î apparently including the FBI —î to be dangerous. more »»

Ag sales abroad help America

June 17, 2016 America’s economy would be more robust if this nation were able to sell in the international marketplace more of the products that are made or grown here. more »»

OHV Park gains national recognition

June 16, 2016 When dedicated individuals partner with governmental bodies and private sector entities in pursuit of a shared vision, amazing things can result. more »»

Obstruction at the State Department

June 15, 2016 Recently, the State Department set a new standard for dishonest, partisan outrageousness. more »»

Today Americans honor our flag

June 14, 2016 More than two centuries ago, on June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress of the newly established United States of America adopted a resolution making an early version of the stars and stripes our... more »»

Bill Northey keeps in touch with Iowans

June 12, 2016 Bill Northey, Iowa’s secretary of agriculture, is determined to keep faith with his pledge to visit all 99 Iowa counties each year to meet with Iowans to discuss the future of agriculture. more »»

Relay For Life of Webster County is Friday

June 12, 2016 From close family members to close friends, we all know someone whose life has been touched by cancer at some point. We don’t face cancer alone and neither should you. On Friday at 6 p.m. more »»

Clinton will head Democratic ticket

June 11, 2016 Hillary Clinton has become the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for president. Primary elections Tuesday reinforced that she is over the top. Challenger Sen. more »»

Zoo incident is a useful reminder

June 10, 2016 Most parents come to realize quickly that taking their eyes off little children for even a few seconds can result in big trouble. Some do not. more »»

TSA woes continue at US airports

June 9, 2016 Travel season is upon us, and as many local residents take to the skies in coming weeks, they may, for the first time, experience the absurdly long security lines that have prompted the... more »»

Battle for Fallujah is a crucial test

June 8, 2016 Iraqi troops engaged in vicious fighting to drive Islamic State terrorists out of Fallujah are involved in more than a battle. Their success or failure will do much to define U.S. more »»

World Pork Expo is worth a look

June 7, 2016 The 2016 incarnation of the World Pork Expo gets underway in Des Moines Wednesday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and runs through Friday. more »»

IG’s report raises serious questions

June 6, 2016 Often, it is true: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In Hillary Clinton’s case, it is a four-alarm blaze. more »»

Make your voice heard at the polls

June 5, 2016 Primary Election Day is almost upon us. On Tuesday, those citizens who choose to vote have the opportunity to shape the future of not only their party but our community, state and nation as well. more »»



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