It’s been more than a month since the Polk County prosecutor’s office charged a journalist for failing to disperse during a protest in Des Moines.
Gov. Kim Reynolds says she trusts Iowans to make the right decisions to avoid spreading COVID-19. But she apparently does not trust the local elected officials chosen by these very same Iowans to lead their communities. That attitude is endangering the health and lives of Iowans.
With commodity and livestock prices being what they are, many farmers are looking at alternative crops as a possible solution for soft markets. Hemp, aronia berries and different cover crops are being experimented with. One farm family, Randy Schnebbe and his wife AJ (Amy Jo), south of Victo…
The Supreme Court on Tuesday needlessly poked a hole in Thomas Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and state.” By a 5-4 vote, the court ruled in a case from Montana that if a state provides a tax break that benefits students at a secular private school, it must include private rel…
Most of what we fear in life never becomes true. As children we were afraid of the shadows in our bedroom and that the Boogeyman would come and take us away. As adults, most of our fears switch to lack of security. Fear that our home would be broken into, our family will be harmed, or fear o…
The decision last week to cancel the Iowa State Fair was a reminder of the seriousness of coronavirus and the consequences of many people’s anxiety about returning to activities that normally are an important part of Iowa life.
Our nation is immersed in turmoil. Whether it’s racial issues, political fighting or a pandemic destroying our health and economy, we’ve never suffered through the multitude of issues at one time as we are now. The news is depressing and at times frightening. Racial unrest and pandemic domin…
Let’s not sugarcoat it. Your last semester in high school has gotten demolished by a global pandemic and it is wickedly unfair. Your graduation is now a drive-thru, your prom is imaginary, and instead of spending your last semester of senior year hanging out with your friends and taking a victory lap, you spent it in your bedroom doing classwork over Zoom and making Tik Tok videos.
“Optics” is a term that has come a long way from the days when it pretty much was the exclusive domain of eye doctors and companies that make telescopes, cameras, binoculars and microscopes.
The events unfolding as I pen this column are an insult to the human spirit. The unnecessary and terrible death of a fellow human being at the hand of someone we should trust is beyond the limits of the word tragic. I’ll resist dedicating the limited space available weekly by repeating what …
While this pandemic has challenged all Iowans, as our state begins to take the first steps toward safely reopening, I’m continuing to push for support for our families in every stage of life—from new parents to our seniors.
The past two months have been stressful for all Iowans, particularly for children and families and that has put stress on our mental health resources.
I have written on this subject before, but as this current election cycle is beginning to heat up, I hope to pre-empt the anger and vitriol with what I think is basic common sense.
You don't see cigarette burns on the floors of newsrooms anymore. Supposedly, the people who work in them will live longer. But whether the papers they toil over will live is in much more doubt.
He was eight years old when he came west in a covered wagon from Ohio with his family—his father and mother, two brothers, two sisters, and a two year old nephew—eight in all.
Brenda Brehme cooks up gravy-smothered hot beef in her joint gas station and restaurant business, where she relies on hungry drivers to fuel up and chow down.
Be optimistic. Get excited. Great things are on the brink of occurring. Positive shifts in paradigms are happening. Be open and embrace the future. From the ashes of a pandemic, incredible and positive change can occur. Be open!
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In the time of stay-home orders and closed schools, children are walking a tightrope without a safety net. They are more at risk than ever before for abuse and neglect. The network of public services like schools, after school programs, and hea…
William Penn University has had a long tradition of preparing teachers. This is not possible without the area school districts who host candidates to gain authentic experiences in the classroom.
In these uncertain and highly stressful times, there is heightened reliance on managers and supervisors to maintain the well-being, health and safety of their workforce.
- Possible COVID-19 exposure pauses Oskaloosa softball season
- Knoxville moves forward with rental inspection program
- SCRAA to negotiate additional land purchases
- City officials delay, reject bids for Pella Fiber project
- Grassley sweeps through SE Iowa
- United Way of Mahaska County to host drive-thru Back-to-School Fair
- ATI Group breaks ground for Prairie Ridge Development
- Responders ask you to 'Go Blue for Ian'
- Rural Iowa businesses help respond to COVID
- Pella Christian’s Amelse signs with Northwestern College
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