Controversy, of sorts, arrived in my driveway last week.
ASAC is working with community members to share an anti-stigma media campaign related to substance use throughout the county called “See the Person, Not the Addiction”. This campaign aims to address the misperceptions that may act as a source of shame for people who use drugs and their suppo…
Courthouses are, without a doubt, iconic structures within our civilized societies. However, many people would probably be shocked to discover the lengths - both legal and illegal - that pioneers would go to in order to get one
My mother never liked the gaudy light post that stands in the middle of our front yard. Its awkward and uneven posture tilts even with the slightest bit of breeze that swarms around it.
The Federal Trade Commission announced on June 1 they started a claim-filing process open to people who lost money by sending funds to scammers by using Moneygram. Anyone who lost money in a Moneygram scam is eligible to submit a claim if they meet two criteria:
Not that long ago it was nothing to see hundreds of tree swallows perched on the high line here at the farm. When you mowed hay, they and their first cousins — barn swallows — followed the chatter of the sickle bar to feast on leafhoppers and assorted insects rising from the swath.
Summer is in full swing. The sunny summer days we looked forward to in winter are here. People are busy with backyard barbecues, ball games, and spending time with family.
Just as Iowa is a state of small towns, it’s a state boasting an extraordinary number of small but widely read newspapers — more than 250.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Upper Mississippi River Restoration program is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Since 1986, this unique partnership has grown to be the single most important effort committed to ensuring the viability and vitality of the Upper Mississippi River System’s diverse …
The story played like the opening bell of the campaign for 2022 gubernatorial election: State Auditor Rob Sand, potential Democratic challenger to Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds, accused her of improperly using federal coronavirus aid dollars for “self-promotion.”
The problem of misinformation isn’t going away. Internet platforms like Facebook and Twitter have taken some steps to curb its spread and say they are working on doing more. But no method yet introduced has been completely successful at removing all misleading content from social media. The …
Through the years, the Iowa Legislature is the place where Iowans gather to debate the biggest issues and challenges facing our state. It has been this way for 175 years.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ refusal to lend a hand in dealing with the stream of Central American refugee children piling into bulging border camps on the U.S.-Mexican border is an embarrassing, and yet honest, snapshot of immigration sentiment in this state.
Tell me if this sounds familiar…You answer the phone and hear a recorded voice telling you, “Your automobile warranty is soon to expire. We sent you several warnings but you did not respond. Please contact this number when you receive this message to extend your warranty and prevent costly a…
A local bald eagle trio is once again celebrating new additions to its family. A spying webcam has captured three tiny heads intermittently peering over the rim of the nest. This is great news considering the trio’s nest that had been used for many years was destroyed by last August’s hurric…
It’s safe to say I’m “in my feelings.” Yesterday was three months since one of my little fluff balls, Teddy, passed away.
One of the pandemic’s costly consequences is the ongoing pilfering of the unemployment benefit systems of the individual states. Organized criminal gangs submitted, and continue to submit, phony benefits applications, on an industrial scale.
West Virginia is unique among America’s 50 states. At a convention in Wheeling, Virginia, in 1861, delegates from Virginia’s northwest counties, which were loyal to the Union, voted to break away from that state over the issue of slavery and their refusal to be part of the Confederate states.
April is Community College month. It’s been an extraordinary year for Clinton Community College. We have navigated the challenges of an ongoing global pandemic and a derecho that hit our service area hard. We have found new ways to deliver our curriculum, and we have continued to help our st…
While gathered around the picnic table, sipping coffee after a bike ride on one of those few warm March days, conversation with friends was flowing. No topics are off limits with this group so when we started discussing gender, race and equality we all became highly engaged.
I am looking forward to Easter this year for so many reasons. Number one is that my oldest son will be visiting. We haven’t seen him in person since November 2019. He is a nurse in Chicago, and he’s spent the last year working in close contact with many COVID-19 patients. My in-laws also wil…
Many years ago, during a conversation with an old lawyer, he made a comment I still remember: “You can sue the bishop of Boston for bastardy, but that doesn’t mean you are going to collect.”
As the COVID-19 pandemic reached its one-year anniversary in Iowa, it’s startling to see how this all-pervasive event could have such a profound effect on the state and yet provoke such a negligible amount of attention from the Iowa Legislature.
Iowa Republican lawmakers, as you’ve read in this space, have been so terribly concerned about the First Amendment this year that some are willing to destroy Iowa’s state universities and potentially harm business recruitment to make a point about free speech.
The new addition to the DeWitt Community Library is along the way of my five-minute commute. The modern structure, complete with natural lighting and updated facilities, makes me appreciate living in a community that recognizes the importance of public access to libraries.