Opinion

07/26/2016 - 2:57pm
Political dynamic an interesting one    As we enter week two of the major party political conventions in the United States, the opportunity to hear the differences – or lack thereof in some cases – is an interesting one.    At the national level, which we rarely discuss, we see the Republicans painting a picture of being “the outsiders” with their...
07/19/2016 - 3:59pm
  T-Mobile used Zero-Rating, it’s super effective         “Pokemon Go” is the hottest new app in the world and everybody is looking to cash in on the craze, including mobile phone network T-Mobile, who have announced that “Pokémon Go’s” data usage will not be counted...
07/12/2016 - 3:48pm
It’s fair time!      This week is one of the busiest of the year for Franklin County, so take a few moments this week to enjoy the sights and scenes of the Franklin County Fair. Whether its catching some top-notch entertainment, grabbing a cup or two of the old-fashioned homemade ice cream, paying a visit to Grandpa...
07/12/2016 - 3:47pm
Polarized Opposites         I'd love to write about "Pokemon Go" this week.      It'd be great to make this column about how this nostalgia powered app has gotten me to do more recreational walking in a few days than I've done in years. My legs may be sore, but it's a...
07/12/2016 - 3:46pm
Preferring local control     Back in the days when socialism was failing in the Soviet Union (The system failed. Ronald Reagan had nothing to do with it.), I had a friend who traveled to Latvia on a farm tour. I remember what he found when he got there.     Imagine a field of oats, just beginning to head out, a...
07/12/2016 - 3:45pm
New Fiscal Year   Happy 240th birthday to the greatest country on earth, the United States of America!  I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Independence Day filled with family and friends.  It was great to see and talk with so many Iowans during the Clear Lake parade.   I also want to say thank you to the men and women of...
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