Opinion

10/28/2014 - 4:18pm
Election Day 2014        Nearly everyone is now aware that next Tuesday marks the close to this seemingly never-ending election season. Mud has flown feverishly since June, and Nov. 4 certainly comes as a welcomed sight for most voters across the state.      Television stations, radio airwaves and newspaper pages have been flooded by a slough...
10/21/2014 - 12:03pm
Streaming Into The Future        Score another one for the cord cutters.      Two, actually.      Last week during a Time Warner Inc. investor meeting, Richard Plepler, the chairman and CEO of HBO, announced that HBO will be offering a stand-alone streaming service in 2015...
10/21/2014 - 12:01pm
Sheffield woman supports Ragan        Please consider voting this Nov. 4 for Amanda Ragan. She is a caring person who has done a fine job for us in the Iowa legislature. Mrs. Ragan works for all of us and will continue to represent our interests in education, alternative energy and job growth. She works to promote...
10/21/2014 - 12:00pm
Ragan works hard for District 27   Letter to the Editor:        All of us are having to make tough electoral choices this year. Sorting out the competing claims and proposals requires concentration and effort. However, one choice is easy – re-electing State Sen. Amanda Ragan.    ...
10/14/2014 - 12:55pm
Prioritizing downtown street renovations a must        A recent in-depth study on Hampton’s downtown district revealed some interesting statistics about future economic development here in the heart of Franklin County. Customers and shop owners completed surveys that gauged their opinions on the local business...
10/14/2014 - 12:55pm
Who Ya Gonna Call?        "What's your favorite movie?" is such a strange question to ask somebody.      The only reason to identify a movie as your "favorite" is so that you have an answer when somebody asks that question.      That said, I do have...
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