Opinion

06/28/2016 - 3:12pm
Rotary and Chamber should be commended for saving fireworks event    Few likely don’t realize it, however, up until about 10 days ago, the skies would have been dark for the Fourth of July weekend.    That’s when Hampton Rotary Club members led by Brad Staley, and members of the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce teamed up to save the annual event. With...
06/28/2016 - 3:11pm
Not in my back yard…. To the editor:     If Hampton would like to have a pork processing plant then HAMPTON should have it. Don't put it in my back yard and expect me to do a happy dance about it. Hampton should have the privilege of increased semi traffic, noise, stench and the by products of slaughter. Keep it in...
06/28/2016 - 3:10pm
  When Hype Meets Hate            It’s interesting how expectations and reputation can affect the perception of a product.      This week saw the release of “Mighty No. 9,” a game that had many expectations to live up to.      First, a bit of...
06/28/2016 - 3:09pm
Beware of opportunistic meddlers     The mass shooting in Orlando is tragic in ways beyond the immediate loss of loved ones and the terror experienced in the event.     Well-intentioned advocates, pundits, and politicians jumped on the news as a way to further their own agendas. They all approached it from the aspect...
06/28/2016 - 3:08pm
Summer fun in Iowa   Summer Adventures     County fair season has officially kicked off in District 54 with the Butler County Fair this week. I really enjoy visiting each of the county fairs in the district because it gives me an opportunity to talk with constituents and hear about their ideas and concerns.    ...
06/21/2016 - 4:28pm
Whole-grade sharing conversations are a great first step    Long have been the days where conversations about the future of education in Franklin County have been held. For many years, prognosticators have spelled the doom and gloom of smaller schools. However, in the day and age of smaller classrooms, higher expectations and fewer...
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