Wrap it up

Local Columns

Fall nights with freezing temperatures have returned, and while some gardeners welcome wrapping up garden chores for the winter, it is not time to relax yet. Now is the time to wrap young and newly planted trees for protection against sunscald or injury from deer, rabbits, rodents and other ...

Support Kim Reynolds for governor


Iowa is doing well. The economy is healthy and growing. State government is well-managed. Taxpayers are seeing their money spent wisely and with frugality. Unemployment is at a historic low. Assorted national rankings put our state ahead of most other states in a diverse assortment of ...

All the news from Cornfield, Iowa

Local Columns

(In observance of National Newspaper Month, I have asked Buford P. Inkster, publisher/editor of the Cornfield Weekly Sheller, to write a guest column. Mr. Inkster is reputed to be Iowa's oldest active newspaper publisher.) What a year 2018 has been, folks! Why, I can’t remember a harvest ...

Hansen is right person to be county treasurer

Letters to Editor

To the Editor: Why do we support Colleen Hansen for Hamilton County Treasurer? Colleen is the best qualified for a complicated job. She has the accounting, budgetary, and personnel management skills needed for the job of Hamilton County Treasurer. The general duties of the County ...

On the road to adventure

Local Columns

“I’m not in Iowa anymore,” I thought last week as I sat on the middle deck of a ship enjoying a leisurely afternoon cruise on Lake George, the longest inland lake in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. We motored along at a steady pace that allowed plenty of time to see ...

Legion official encourages Americans to vote

Letters to Editor

To the Editor: The American Legion encourages all Americans to register and to vote in all elections. Legionnaires have traditionally responded to the call and are among the groups of individuals most likely to cast their ballots on Election Day. Americans have the right to vote for whom ...