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Delivering results is my promise to Iowa

From our wide-open border to our struggling economy, our country is in crisis under the Biden administration. Since President Biden took office, cumulative inflation has exceeded 19%, gas prices have risen, known terrorists and millions of illegal immigrants have unlawfully crossed our border, ...

Supporting our police, law enforcement, and border patrol agents

From May 12-18, we celebrated National Police Week in honor of our police and law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day to keep our families and communities safe. These men and women are heroes who deserve our deepest appreciation and strongest support for their ...

Seeing anew: On view at the Fisher Art Museum

By NANCY ADAMS This is the 13th and final installment in a series of ARTicles featuring the artists and restored artworks currently on display in the Fisher Art Museum at the freshly renovated Marshalltown Arts & Civic Center (MACC). Approximately half of the Fisher Art Collection is ...

Aimee Gauley’s ‘Hunter and Prey’ headed for the Box Office

I’m usually not one for murder-mysteries, but, I’ll have to say, Aimee Gauley’s, “Hunter and Prey, When the Stalker Becomes the Stalked,” grabbed me from the first line and didn’t let go until the last. Aimee reminds me somewhat of Margret Atwood. Before Atwood hit it big with ...

Honoring our officers during National Police Week

More than six decades ago, on Oct. 1, 1962, President Kennedy by joint resolution proclaimed the second week of May as National Police Week to honor the men and women who answer the call to risk their lives every day to serve and protect the public in the line of duty. Everyday these brave ...

Live-streaming government meetings should be the norm

You don’t often hear anyone extol the benefits of the COVID pandemic. But I did a few weeks ago — when I stood before the Storm Lake Kiwanis club and talked about government transparency in Iowa. I did not wade into the debate over masks, social distancing or vaccinations. It was a polite ...