Opinion

11/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Give generously this holiday season        This time of the year always gives us a chance to count our blessings and reflect on life’s positives. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and there’s definitely a lot to be thankful for here in Hampton and Franklin County.      We live in a friendly community that supports progress...
11/18/2014 - 1:36pm
Stop the EPA   Letter to the Editor:        In the past few decades, farmers have changed their farming practices to help the environment: tillage practices have been changed to save soil loss, the use of cover crops has reduced nutrient loss, and modern tiling practices have allowed water to drain away...
11/18/2014 - 1:35pm
Taking Sides On Net Neutrality         Well that didn’t take long.      Almost immediately after the midterm elections, President Obama, no longer needing to be concerned about his party’s election chances, stepped out of his bunker and started presidenting again.  ...
11/18/2014 - 1:32pm
Who is Jonathan Gruber?   Letter to the Editor:               How many of your readers know who Jonathan Gruber is? Only on Fox News and radio talk programs have I heard about him. Shame on network news and newspaper media for not reporting the news on him and shame on...
11/18/2014 - 1:31pm
We want veterans to make Iowa their home        In 2007, the Iowa Senate established a Veterans Affairs Committee, which has since approved wide-ranging initiatives to help veterans, service members and their families.      In 2010, Iowa became the first state to address the Department of...
11/18/2014 - 1:30pm
Upmeyer geared up for another term        It is hard to believe but the holidays are almost here. I am looking forward to spending time with family over Thanksgiving and I hope you have the chance to do the same. With the early arrival of winter weather, we will have to throw an extra log on the fire.   ...
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