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Demand change or waste will continue

July 18, 2014 Estimates by federal agencies that they in effect threw away nearly $100 billion last year should infuriate taxpayers. It is our hard-earned money, after all. more »»

 
 
 
Time to reevaluate U.S. foreign policy

July 9, 2014 Fifty-six people, most of them old women selling food to make money so they could eat, died when Boko Haram terrorists set off a bomb in a Nigerian marketplace last Tuesday. more »»

What lurks in a child's online world?

June 13, 2014 What is the most shocking takeaway from the story of the two 12-year-olds who repeatedly stabbed their friend -- nearly to death -- on the imagined orders of a fantasy character? Is it the... more »»

Veterans still waiting for service they deserve

June 11, 2014 When President Barack Obama's Veterans Affairs secretary, Eric Shinseki, announced his resignation last week, the president said "the VA needs new leadership," in order to address the systemic... more »»

USDA mandating virus reporting

June 6, 2014 DES MOINES – The U.S. more »»

Coffee and conversation

June 6, 2014 Members of the Chamber of Commerce gathered Thursday morning for the quarterly coffee meeting held at Southfield Independent and Assisted Living Apartments. more »»

Summer Nights returns

June 6, 2014 Summer Nights in downtown Webster City returns on June 20 from 5 to 9 pm. The theme of the night is “Be a HERO” and there will be opportunities for those in attendance to be a hero. more »»

Let's keep Highway Trust Fund strong

June 6, 2014 No one in Congress wants to take the blame for higher gasoline taxes just weeks before a major election. That probably explains delays in addressing long-term problems with the Highway Trust Fund. more »»

Workshop for farm businesses designed to aid in evaluating transition, estate plans

June 6, 2014 FORT?DODGE?— Farmers are unique – particularly as there isn't a distinct moment when they just walk out the workplace door to retirement as someone in a regular wage-earning job might do. more »»

Spring field day to be held at Kanawha

June 6, 2014 Kanawha — Nitrogen management, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in agriculture and efficient fuel use on the farm will highlight the spring field day of the Iowa State University Northern... more »»

Adult child continues party lifestyle

June 6, 2014 Dear Annie: My adult stepdaughter doesn’t want to work. Her main goal in life is to drink, smoke pot and pass out naked on the beach. more »»

Skin rash associated with many conditions

June 6, 2014 Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 64-year-old male in good health. I had an outbreak of blisterlike sores on my upper torso, in my mouth and near my eye. more »»

Further review needed for VA scandals

June 4, 2014 At Veterans Affairs medical centers throughout the country, lying, cheating bureaucrats are hoping the buck stops with former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. It should no. more »»

Fix license plate law to not be a general warrant

June 2, 2014 "For the thousands of Iowans who have a frame that promotes a sports team, or an auto dealer, or have a nice (or not so nice) slogan, beware!" That's part of the dissenting opinion from Iowa... more »»

From any perspective, Home Base Iowa is a winner

May 30, 2014 In our view, the signature accomplishment of this year's Iowa legislative session was a package of measures designed to make our state more attractive to veterans as they transition from military... more »»

Get out and vote

November 4, 2013 Tomorrow, Webster City goes to the polls to select the people who will serve us on the City Council for the next four year. more »»

A chance to showcase WC

September 11, 2013 Cyclones or Hawkeyes? Most Iowans have a definitive answer if you ask which football team they favor. more »»

Back to school in Hamilton County

August 19, 2013 Once again, school is starting up in Webster City and the rest of Hamilton County. As always, be careful around school busses and school crossings to help keep our kids safe. more »»

Hablo español

April 29, 2013 Hablo español. That’s Spanish for, “I speak Spanish.” For me, that’s a very long stretch of the truth. What I should say is, “Hablo un poco español. more »»

Time for spring cleaning

April 29, 2013 It’s been years ago now, but I still remember the early spring day when I had stopped by my late grandma’s apartment for a visit. She had to be at least 90 years old at the time. more »»

Christmas dinner a success

January 7, 2013 To the Editor: On Christmas night, another highly successful Community Christmas Dinner was held at Asbury United Methodist Church. more »»

 
 

 

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