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When driving back-and-forth from Fort Dodge multiple times in a week, a trip that includes a lot of nothingness while en route to a town that, in humble opinion should never be hosting state-level … more
Iowa is lagging behind the national average for economic momentum, according to recent data compiled by State Policy Reports. A comprehensive approach to pandemic recovery can help by ensuring … more
We knew these weeks were coming. We couldn't stop it. I'm not Superman. I haven't figured out how to stop the rotation of the earth, or better yet reverse it to go back in time. I dreaded the … more
On July 6, at around 2:30 p.m., the city of Wilton posted the following to social media: "Due to the city of Wilton well repairs, please begin conserving water effective immediately through July 13. … more
O n July 6, at around 2:30 p.m., the city of Wilton posted the following to social media: "Due to the city of Wilton well repairs, please begin conserving water effective immediately through July … more
Community colleges are well positioned to help Iowans and our economy bounce back from the pandemic. Since 1964, Iowa’s community colleges have provided education, training and services to … more
As I sit here on a Monday, working when most of our readers are off, I’m not bitter. Instead, I feel some congratulations are in order. With the Fourth of July falling on the weekend, it … more
The federal American Rescue Plan is the biggest piece of anti-poverty legislation in more than 50 years. It’s putting money into Iowans’ pocketbooks and lifting thousands of Iowa children out of … more
I was pleasantly surprised to return home one day last week to see my curb was painted.Let me explain.Many moons ago, perhaps during the last Wilton FFA Field Day hosted at the Wilton school ag farm, … more
Keeping it brief this week, but be sure to check out our family news pages. In the 13 years I've been back with this publication, and nearly 20 that I've been involved off and on, this week was a … more
My simplest piece of advice for Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand: Quit while you're behind. We see ourselves as a community newspaper first, county/state resource second. We know that for several of … more
The Legislature wrapped up the 2021 session by taking steps to address years of inadequate funding for Iowa’s prisons and public safety, which has had increasingly dangerous and tragic … more
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