Opinion

09/01/2015 - 2:59pm
Righting an obvious wrong State officials must act swiftly and restore services to Iowans affected by changes to a program that left some elderly residents without vital in-home health care assistance.      Last winter, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) tweaked the eligibility criteria of the Elderly Waiver program to align more closely with federal standards. The...
09/01/2015 - 2:59pm
Surrender now, or prepare to fight      Man, we Iowa people are really disruptive lately.      First we have an Iowa teenager throwing a monkey wrench into the presidential race, now we have two Iowa men making headlines after bringing weapons to a Pokemon convention.      Held in Boston...
09/01/2015 - 1:33pm
Former board member supports Miller’s re-election               I was on the Hampton-Dumont school board for 29 years and worked with many different board members over that period of time. When Stacy Miller was first elected he was quite young, but I soon found that he was mature...
08/25/2015 - 3:53pm
Lisa Hovenga, age 48, of Eldora, died on Monday, August 24, 2015 at her home in Eldora. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, August 28th at the Our Saviors Lutheran church in Ackley. Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Thursday at the Church in Ackley.
08/25/2015 - 3:52pm
Participatory politics      It’s easy to get caught up in all the hoopla surrounding the presidential election. Thanks to 24-hour media coverage, we now know what each candidate ate at the state fair, how many people attended their speeches and the amount of hecklers that hounded them at each stop – riveting stuff...
08/25/2015 - 3:52pm
The candidate we need or the candidate we deserve?      He's pro-choice, pro same-sex marriage, wants to implement tax reform, is for background checks on gun sales, and a government spending limit. He's an Independent candidate with a mission to give an alternative to the two-party system.      And...
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