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Learn about the candidates at forum Thursday

May 23, 2016 The June 7 primary election is quickly approaching. more »»

Congratulations Class of 2016

May 20, 2016 This is the time of year when thousands of words are written about our high school graduates heading off to face the world. more »»

Saluting the dedicated Special Olympics athletes

May 18, 2016 Special Olympic athletes from all over Hamilton County are getting ready to travel to the state summer games Thursday through Saturday at Iowa State University in Ames. more »»

Revelations abound near end of Obama’s term

May 16, 2016 Though it should not be unexpected, there are always shockwaves near the end of presidential administrations when someone lifts the veil and we are reminded of the way politicians really think and... more »»

Time to end the personal attacks, move on

May 11, 2016 The City Council of Webster City had what appears to have been a successful first town hall meeting Monday night. The mayor and councilmen fielded many questions, concerns and ideas from the public. more »»

Time to rethink strategy against IS forces

May 9, 2016 For weeks we have warned that feeding U.S. troops into Iraq and Syria in relatively small units risks a massacre of them by Islamic State terrorists. A U.S. more »»

New clinic another sign of growth for WC

May 6, 2016 The new Van Diest Family Health Clinic will officially open for business on Monda. more »»

Political correctness versus common sense

May 2, 2016 Common Sense, written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. more »»

Common sense not really that common

April 29, 2016 “Common Sense,” written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. more »»

Schatz: Earmarks are making a comeback

April 22, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fas. more »»

Students shine in efforts to aid the community

April 8, 2016 Webster City Middle School students are taking part in an exciting project today as they attempt to package 40,000 meals to aid Iowa food pantrie. more »»

Castro critiques Obama’s recent visit to Cuba

April 1, 2016 Lest anyone forget the regime President Barack Obama flirted with in Cuba last week, that nation’s former ruler Fidel Castro penned a mocking response to Obama’s visit and speeches, which was... more »»

Sunshine Week is an important reminder

March 21, 2016 Democracy functions best when the public has access to detailed information about what government officials do and why they do it. Iowa and most other states have what are called "sunshine" laws. more »»

Congress holding hearings on Flint River water crisis

March 18, 2016 Start building a new home on a tract of marshy land, and the U.S. more »»

Realistic response needed for North Korea

March 14, 2016 U.S. officials cannot say — or at least, will not — whether North Korea has managed to miniaturize nuclear weapons enough to use them as missile warheads. more »»

Nancy Reagan, an influential first lady, advisor

March 11, 2016 During the first half of the nation’s history, wives of our presidents received little public credit or even notice for their behind-the-scenes involvement in public affairs. more »»

When premonitions become a reality

March 9, 2016 Were he alive today, former President Dwight Eisenhower would be angry about a report this week that some Navy SEALs have to share rifle. more »»

Maintenance might have prevented costly repairs

March 7, 2016 Sometime within the next five years, taxpayers probably will have to find $250 million to replace a key bridge at Washington, D.C. more »»

Safeguarding free, vigorous press is critical

March 2, 2016 No doubt many politicians, both Republican and Democrat, cheered Donald Trump silently for a comment he made last week. more »»

Allies must be able to depend on U.S.

February 29, 2016 If as many as 200 U.S. troops were killed in a terrorist attack, Americans would demand to know how it could have happened. more »»

 
 
 

 

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