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Remember those who keep us safe at Christmas

December 23, 2015 As the Christmas and New Year’s holidays approach, we hope you will take a moment to remember those who work through the holidays to make sure Webster City and Hamilton County residents are safe and... more »»

Agency resorts to ‘covert propaganda’

December 21, 2015 Public opinion is an important consideration for government officials. It can encourage them to proceed with a proposed policy or persuade them to drop it. more »»

Reforms are needed at Secret Service

December 16, 2015 It should not surprise Americans that they have heard little recently about shortcomings at the Secret Service. more »»

Attack was a wake-up call for the U.S.

December 11, 2015 If they had planned to do so, the man and woman who slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif. more »»

The Season of Giving

December 11, 2015 I remember the moment Christmas changed for me. It was Christmas Eve; I was around ten years old, and my five siblings and I had spent the previous month schemin. more »»

The EPA decision on RFS disappoints

December 9, 2015 We share concerns expressed within Iowa and the renewable fuels industry about the Environmental Protection Agency's final decision on the Renewable Fuel Standard for next year. more »»

President Obama hopes to change regulations

December 7, 2015 It has been suggested President Barack Obama wants to secure his place in the history books by forcing a draconian, harmful regime of environmental regulations on Americans. more »»

A few more thoughts on shopping local

December 4, 2015 Few people really enjoy the Christmas shopping routine of trudging from store to store, often battling crowds of others seeking the perfect gifts at good prices. more »»

Include charitable giving in holiday budget

December 2, 2015 It can be easy during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to overlook the fact that for the less fortunate among us, there will be no holiday from need. more »»

President Obama vows to step up airstrikes

November 30, 2015 President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to step up airstrikes against Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Share the joy of the season with others

November 27, 2015 Christmas is a time of joy and love for most. The time spent together with family over food and gift giving is something that we all associate with this time of year. more »»

Holiday fun at Kendall Young Library

November 27, 2015 In my family we believe strongly in giving Thanksgiving its due time. more »»

Much to be thankful for in Webster City

November 25, 2015 Tomorrow, many families will gather together to share a meal and remember the things for which they are thankfu. more »»

Alliance could do enormous harm to US

November 23, 2015 Leaders of both France and Russia want a military alliance against Islamic State terrorists. But thus far, it appears air strikes against IS targets in Syria by those two nations and U.S. more »»

Improving intelligence is critical priority

November 18, 2015 Are U.S. intelligence agencies any better at “connecting the dots” regarding Islamic terrorists than they were before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on America? Let us hope so. more »»

Congress questions training project

November 16, 2015 Several weeks ago, members of Congress were wise to ask about progress in a half-billion-dollar project to train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Role of press is essential in a free society

November 13, 2015 Many people are annoyed from time to time with journalists. We are viewed as too nosy, sometimes insensitive and occasionally biased. more »»

Caution needed to protect troops

November 9, 2015 Members of U.S. military special operations units are very, very good at what they do. But they are not that goo. more »»

Vote for continued progress in WC

November 2, 2015 Webster City has the lone contested race in the county. Three individuals are asking for your support to elect them to the City Council. more »»



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