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The Orpheum this Fall: Learn and enjoy!

October 7, 2015 Many of you know about the wide variety of learning opportunities available through Iowa Valley Continuing Education (IVCE). more »»

Policy reform that comes from outside (and in spite of) Washington

October 7, 2015 Not all important public policy reforms come from Washington. Really lasting reforms can percolate from the bottom up, brewed by citizens with a grievance pushing state and local governments to act. more »»

Standing tall for Planned Parenthood

October 7, 2015 Seeing as it’s still all too common to depict a determined woman as an angry one, let’s be clear on who did and did not yell at the congressional hearing Tuesday. more »»

We need cops with people skills

October 6, 2015 What can I do? Not quite six months ago, a reader named Tracy posed that question to me and I, in turn, posed it to you. more »»

Pope Francis and the pain of prisoners

October 6, 2015 The pontiff had compassionate words for the incarcerated, but I wish he’d said something to their guards, too. During his historic U.S. more »»

Our shameful foreign policy

October 6, 2015 Barack Obama has made the American political left comfortable with human rights abuses. See a despot engaged in genocide in Obama’s America, blame George W. Bush and move o. more »»

Join a CSA for your health and wealth

October 6, 2015 Being a savvy consumer can mean a lot of things. It can refer to a person who knows how to get the lowest price on whatever he or she is buying. more »»

The mind of Mr. Putin

October 5, 2015 “Do you realize now what you have done?” So Vladimir Putin in his U.N. address summarized his indictment of a U.S. more »»

Spreading the ugly truth

October 5, 2015 Political Washington just got a welcome dose of refreshing candor. more »»

Does the right to collect still exist?

October 5, 2015 Dear Dave, If a credit card company has charged off a debt, can they still sell that debt to someone else who can come after it? I’m currently receiving calls about a debt that’s more than 20 years... more »»

Who is the real King of Merchandise?

October 4, 2015 There is one unquestioned master of all merchandising the world over, and that master is Star Wars. more »»

Heaven does exist – it’s called a Brazilian steakhouse

October 4, 2015 When faced with dining options, I generally stick to things I can pronounce, from animals I’ve seen in real life. Though, if push came to shove, I’d totally devour a unicorn. more »»

OJ squeezed lower

October 3, 2015 Frozen orange juice futures fell to a three-year low this week under $1.05 per pound. Prices are dropping as the peak of hurricane season has passed, leaving Florida unscathed. more »»

Good riddance!

October 3, 2015 The impending departure of Speaker of the House John Boehner gives the House Republicans a real opportunity to accomplish something. But an opportunity is not a guarantee. more »»

Drug price gouging a product of our political system

October 3, 2015 If Hollywood had created Martin Shkreli as the monster from Wall Street, we would have accused it of unfair characterization. more »»

Health care changes could harm vulnerable Iowans

October 3, 2015 Many Iowans are expressing concern about Governor Branstad’s unilateral decision to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid program. more »»

Don't box yourself in!

October 2, 2015 Dear Heloise: Recently, I RENTED A CAR. It wasn't until I received my final contract through email that I discovered I had been charged for the roadside service pla. more »»

Our Navy, our character

October 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Navy’s operations, on which the sun never sets, are the nation’s nerve endings, connecting it with the turbulent world. more »»

After John Boehner, whither the GOP?

October 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — It’s said that faith can move mountains. Perhaps Pope Francis moved House Speaker John Boehner to step down by urging Congress to break out of its partisan paralysi. more »»

Cleaning out the closet

October 2, 2015 It was announced this week that Tom Cruise will play the role of Jack Reacher in another film built around the Lee Child series of thrillers. more »»


Marshall County Conservation Board Nature's Story Hour October 7, 2015

for preschoolers at the Grimes Farm & Conservation Center, 2359 233rd St. more »

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