Did you get a tape-recorded message on the phone from Rep. Steve King last week?
The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was atop the charts, the first
Ford Mustang came off the assembly line in Detroit and the nation was
still recovering from President Kennedy being shot just months earlier
the last time a significant investment was made in the Carroll Athletic
Field in 1964.
On the first day of the 115th Congress, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron,
jump-started his legislative agenda by introducing a bushel basket of
bills — bills to repeal 100 percent of Obamacare, bills to impose
stricter laws on immigration, and a bill condemning a two-state solution
With the ballots counted on Election Day, there were several election results that gave me hope. The winners in these particular races were Tammy Duckworth, Kamala Harris, Catherine Cortez Masto and Ilhan Omar.
Carroll County is blessed with many great citizens and communities.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, voters in the Carroll Community School
District will be asked to vote on a physical plant and equipment levy
(PPEL) in order to reconstruct the current Carroll Athletic Field
(Stadium). My hope is that the following frequently asked questions will
clear up some of the misinformation that may be out there regarding the
PPEL, if it is approved.
Soon after I moved to western Iowa, I sat in a room in late 2014 with
sources, western Iowa residents, and listened as the then-recent
shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri came up.
Well, so much for that secret, “mystic order” thing.
We Christians love to argue about theology.
First things first. The news of the appointment of the nation’s
longest-serving governor, Iowa’s Terry Branstad, to be ambassador to
China is encouraging for a host of reasons, from national security to
agricultural export opportunities to breakthroughs only possible through
the sort of personal relationships Branstad has wisely cultivated over
Months ago, when Commercial Savings Bank board chairman Pat Moehn stood
in front of the Carroll City Council and announced a “million-dollar
offer” — use of the bank’s building to end a decade of deadlock and
allow the city’s library to expand — he cited an unexpected inspiration.
1. Accept the results of the election, kids. Trump won.
Full stop. Disgruntled millenials in Portland, Oregon, tea cuppers who
crack when the microbrewery short stocks their favorite craft beer, need
to learn to take a loss. The time for protest of vote totals? Election
I’ve cried a lot since Tuesday night.
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