Opinion

04/21/2015 - 12:10pm
EAB infestations give added importance to Arbor Day   Friday marks the 143rd annual Arbor Day celebration. The holiday was established in 1872 when the Nebraska Board of Agriculture set aside a special day for planting trees, and it’s grown into a worldwide event commemorating all things tree.      Arbor Day typically brings with it little fanfare or commotion. We...
04/14/2015 - 1:00pm
Loud library riles local citizen   To the Editor:         I’ve been in this community for 26 years and have been to many public libraries. I have never seen one quite like the Hampton Public Library. It is louder than most any business that you will walk into in Hampton. The librarians are chatting...
04/14/2015 - 12:59pm
Shut up and take my money!        Dear HBO, I can only hold out my money for so long before I’m forced to come to the conclusion that you’re just not interested in it.      The latest season of “Game of Thrones” started this Sunday and, if history holds true, it will become the...
04/14/2015 - 12:58pm
Fostering charitable giving in Iowa communities        Iowa Community Foundationsare nonprofit organizations that provide grants to meet local needs, build philanthropy and create endowments for the long-term benefit of charitable projects and programs. Their work enhances local arts and culture, the environment, education...
04/14/2015 - 12:58pm
“Untrue” claims skew new gun legislation   Another productive week in the Iowa House is under our belts. We continue to work hard on behalf of Iowans as we move various pieces of policy forward that will make Iowa a better place to live and work.      Through the passage of amendment H-1177 to SF 427, for the...
04/07/2015 - 3:07pm
Spring safety solutions        Fields throughout Iowa have been buzzing with activity recently in preparation for the spring planting season. Though rains might hamper work this week, farmers will no doubt take advantage of ideal spring weather once the clouds clear off.      An uptick in activity means...
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