12/03/2013 - 4:14pm
A holiday headache
There are plenty of reasons to like this time of the year – beautiful holiday decorations light up the area, businesses are buzzing with shoppers and everyone's mood is brightened by the spirit of the season. December is a magical snow-dusted month filled with joy and merriment,...
12/03/2013 - 4:13pm
Debatable facts require a principled stand
I'm not an investigative journalist. I don't have the time around farming, which I love more than writing. Although, as my tired old bones cause me to put a pipe on a wrench handle more often, I look toward the day when I can write about facts I discover myself rather than rely on the...
12/03/2013 - 4:12pm
Learn more about the Rock Island Clean Line project
To the editor:
Rock Island Clean Line, LLC (RICL) is proposing to build a 600kV overhead high voltage direct current transmission line to carry electricity from Northwest Iowa to serve communities in Illinois and states to the east. The transmission line will go through 375 miles across...
11/19/2013 - 4:14pm
Despite scrutiny, ethanol still good for Iowa
An article by the Associated Press sparked controversy last week after it scrutinized the ethanol industry for its detrimental effects on the environment. While the article provided readers with some food for thought, it came up short when trying to tell the full...
11/19/2013 - 4:13pm
Spread the Wealth
Monday is a bad day to go to town. But it seems pent up demand from the weekend drives me there nonetheless. The Chinese restaurant is closed on Mondays. Bob, the barber, is off doing something else and the Korner Bakery is closed too.
I like going to town. I feel like everyone is my friend there and I'm joining a...