Opinion

09/30/2014 - 11:20am
  Harvest season hazards        The days are shorter, the breeze is a bit cooler and cornfields throughout Franklin County are starting to turn that special shade of gold. It’s harvest season once again, and with its arrival comes certain precautions for both area travelers and local farmers alike.      Last week marked the 71st...
09/23/2014 - 11:07am
Iowa ranks high for fiscal responsibility        A perfect credit rating and strong budget make Iowa one of the best run states in the country. As your state senator, I am committed to keeping Iowa’s finances in good shape.      I am proud of the bipartisan efforts of the Legislature to...
09/23/2014 - 11:06am
As we get closer to the election, everyone naturally begins to think about what his or her priorities are. This is something I really look forward to because I love to hear what you would like to see us work on in the Legislature. Throughout my conversations, it has become clear that a lot of you remain concerned about jobs and the economy....
09/16/2014 - 1:56pm
Always on our minds        It's been one whole year since Ethan Kazmerzak went missing on Sept. 15, 2013. Monday's somber anniversary was highlighted by a press conference marking the unfortunate date, and it was no doubt a difficult day for the 23-year-old's family, friends and massive group of...
09/16/2014 - 1:55pm
TV Goes        Finally! After a long summer drought, it's time for the fall television season to start!      There's a lot of new shows hitting the small screen this year. Here's a list of some of the shows I'm planning on checking out this season.   Agent Carter...
09/16/2014 - 1:53pm
Wasting time at the new faucet Our old faucet leaked and we bought one that had a sprayer hose coming out of the spout. It could either spray or run a solid stream. Then as I was thinking I needed something to read while waiting for the teapot to fill, it occurred to me how much I missed the leaky one. This new thing only puts out 1.5 gallons...
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