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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 »»

Growth in exports boosts Iowa economy

October 30, 2015 When Terry Branstad emerged from political retirement as a candidate for governor in 2010, one of his campaign promises was to expand markets for Iowa products. Promise kept. more »»

Continuing to put Webster City on the map

October 28, 2015 There are a multitude of activities and events going on in Webster City these days. One simply has to look at the Daily Freeman-Journal's Go and Do column to see that. more »»

Conservative Congress Members face issues

October 26, 2015 During the next several weeks, conservative members of Congress will face a perfect storm of politics over government spending. more »»

The quiet approach

October 23, 2015 J. Bruce Harreld, the incoming president of the University of Iowa, seems to be quietly easing into the job. more »»

Stronger presence still needed in Afghanistan

October 21, 2015 President Barack Obama may have begun doing the right thing in Afghanistan — but time will tell whether he will follow through. more »»

Six more years of certainty for Deere

October 19, 2015 United Auto Workers' Deere work force voted for six years of certainty by approving a new contract that covers 10,000 workers at 12 plants in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas. more »»

O’Malley seems to have dropped the ball on his chances

October 16, 2015 Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley had little chance of winning the Democrat Party’s nomination for president prior to the Tuesday debate among the contenders. more »»

Public should see images on body cams

October 12, 2015 What would you do if you were a policeman who — fortunately wearing a ballistic vest — had just been shot by a suspect? Remember, the impact of a bullet striking a ballistic vest is severe and ofte... more »»

Clinton ‘believes’ whatever pleases voters

October 9, 2015 While she was running unsuccessfully for president in 2007-08, Hillary Clinton’s stance on protecting Second Amendment rights was so tough her chief opponent, Barack Obama, accused her of “talking... more »»

Shooting in Oregon another sign our culture is ill

October 9, 2015 He asked them their religion. If they said they were Christian, he killed them right there in that classroom in Orego. more »»

Timing is everything

October 9, 2015 Lately I have been mulling over the passing of time. Time is something I will never fully comprehend. It flys by and it creeps on like molasses. It’s been five years since the passing of a friend. more »»



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