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Opinion

Community Outlook: Gladbrook Mayor Keith Sash

Editorials

Winter is almost over and spring is supposed to be here this week and I finally got around to writing one of these letters. I did see about six robins this last week and the snow is almost gone. Some spring flowers are coming up and I think the eagles are on the nest at the lake so maybe we can ...

Sen. Edler: Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

Editorials

The seventh week of session was busier as many bills moved out of committee. Next week is the first funnel week of this legislative session, meaning all Senate policy bills need to be out of Senate committees in order to be considered for the rest of the year. This deadline will narrow the ...

Rep. Fisher: District 72 Newsletter

Editorials

In my last newsletter I reported on the use of the “Black Lives Matter” curriculum in the Ames Community School District (ACSD) and that the Government Oversight Committee would be holding a public hearing on the issue. This hearing was a result of parents in Ames contacting the Republican ...

Legislative Editorial: Rep. Dean Fisher

Editorials

The 89th Iowa General Assembly has begun. There is much the same as previous years of course, but much that is different as well due to the Wuhan virus. We continue to social distance, we are meeting in larger rooms, and we are taking care to minimize the number of meetings. What hasn’t ...

Cornfields, common sense and community

Editorials

Dear Constituents, I hope this finds you all well and healthy. Our state has been through a number of unique challenges since my last newsletter and I am proud of Iowa’s determination to persevere and rise above the derecho and all the complications from the pandemic. The Legislature has ...

Iowa Outdoors By Brett Reece State Conservation Officer

Local Columns

This year, at the end of April, my family and I were in our backyard enjoying the stars when we observed something shocking coming out of the northwestern night sky. It was a string of very bright lights that took our breath away. Upon realizing that they were satellites, I went to the internet ...

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Small changes – big changes

Local Columns

This year, at the end of April, my family and I were in our backyard enjoying the stars when we observed something shocking coming out of the northwestern night sky. It was a string of very bright lights that took our breath away. Upon realizing that they were satellites, I went to the internet ...

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Small changes – big changes

Local Columns

One day she was here and the next she was gone. We’d been taking care of our grand daughter during the weekdays since September. And although getting up early in the morning to care for her was a bit of a yawn, our dear grand daughter was anything but. We thought we’d have her with us ...