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Gasoline drops for Labor Day

September 3, 2016 After a dramatic rise during early August, gasoline prices have plummeted back down, losing over 13 cents per gallon this week. more »»

A gem in Chicago

September 3, 2016 We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic ‘’leaders’’ caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of bullying students that it is a long overdue surprise t... more »»

Do Trump’s white men really want problems fixed?

September 3, 2016 Some harsh truths: Years ago, blue-collar America suffered mightily in the loss of manufacturing jobs. Everyone knows tha. more »»

Information you need about property taxes

September 3, 2016 The property tax statements payable in 2016-17 were mailed to Marshall County property owners this past week. The Marshall County Treasurer’s Office is certified to collect $5. more »»

Tablet transition

September 2, 2016 Dear Heloise: I’m an avid reader, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found myself struggling to read the print in books on my shelf. more »»

A ‘slush fund’ by any other name

September 2, 2016 WASHINGTON — Because truth in labeling laws are among the laws from which Washington feels exempt, the titles of congressional legislation often take liberties with the facts (e.g. more »»

The presidential campaign runs off the rails

September 2, 2016 WASHINGTON — It’s not enough that a major American political party has nominated for president a man demonstrably unqualified for the nation’s highest office. more »»

The unfolding Clinton Foundation fiasco

September 1, 2016 The Clinton Foundation has become a serious problem for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Everyone knows the Clintons made a mockery of the promises they made to Team Obama. more »»

What we can learn from Simone Biles

September 1, 2016 The story of remarkable Simone Biles, America’s new record-breaking Olympic gymnast, serves up a powerful elixir for America’s troubled soul. We need only take a close look and lear. more »»

Colorado’s anti-fracking crackup

September 1, 2016 If a pair of extreme green ballot measures fall in the Rocky Mountains and no one in the liberal media is paying attention, does the collapse make a sound? This week, two anti-fracking initiatives... more »»

Bright eyed and bushy tailed

September 1, 2016 If you have children at home, you know that each morning before school begins, your child will wake up in one of two moods; happy — looking “bright eyed and bushy tailed” or grumpy — still tired and... more »»

Maybe borders aren’t the worst invention ever

August 31, 2016 “Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians. more »»

Naked Trump reveals us

August 31, 2016 Well, darn it, I’d like to avoid sounding humorless just because I’m not laughing at something that so many others find hilarious. more »»

Where there’s smoke there’s fire

August 31, 2016 The prize quote of this incendiary political year may go to Hillary Clinton. more »»

J.D. Vance gives substance to America’s invisible

August 30, 2016 His name doesn’t even appear in the book. But make no mistake. “Hillbilly Elegy,” the new best-seller by J.D. Vance, is, in a very real sense, about Donald Trump. more »»

Pressurized Sin

August 30, 2016 Christians differ on whether it is permissible, according to the faith, to participate in gay marriage ceremonies. more »»

Terrific tomatoes

August 28, 2016 There is nothing that tastes as good as fresh, home grown tomatoes. Enjoy these recipes. more »»

Paying cash doesn’t make it smart

August 28, 2016 Dear Dave, What is your opinion on paying cash for a “tiny house”? — Wes Dear Wes, This may be a really un-hip or un-cool thing to say, but I wouldn’t buy a tiny house at all. more »»

Bright lights, big city, long weekend

August 28, 2016 Feeling the need for a little adventure I spent last weekend with friends in New York City. There is an unexpectedly sizable contingent of Iowans in NYC. more »»

Lots of Smoke Here, Hillary

August 28, 2016 Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption, thereby continuing a family... more »»



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