As a farm kid growing up outside a small town of 500, I loved everything about the Fourth of July. The fire department street dance, BBQ chicken, swimming, the annual parade, volleyball and softball tournaments, and even a horse show that I competed in. At night, everyone grabbed their blank…
Many white Iowans involved in urgent conversations on race in the Hawkeye State digest observations and challenges to institutions — business, political or educational — as insults to them personally, an attack on their whiteness, a reflex that stalls and complicates change, says Stacey Walk…
We join with a common voice to say “Thank you!” Our community has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by taking personal responsibility for keeping ourselves, our families and each other physically and emotionally healthy.
On Friday, June 19th, the nation will honor an event that occurred 155 years ago. It is an event that has never received the nationwide attention that it deserves. But it is a day that all freedom loving people in the United States should celebrate. And it is a day that I successfully worked…
A few months ago I was at Carroll’s Hy-Vee shopping and happened upon Mr. Hughes — a highly respected, beloved and recently retired teacher and coach at Carroll High School — for the first time in 27 years.
The shuttering of JCPenney in Carroll, expected in August or September, is tragic for a raft of reasons.
Walk a box store or surf a retailer’s website with one of our nation’s top product safety advocates and you’ll see some of the horrors he’s dedicated a professional life to removing from the seemingly, but often deceivingly, safe shelves from which Americans grab the stuff of quick errands o…
Now is our time to lead. A chance to quarterback the Great Comeback, to pass the baton to the latest and greatest generation. These next few months could lead to significant ramifications lasting long after the fact.
Our leaders in the next year, both state and national, will need to understand loss, human and financial, and summon the resiliency in themselves and us for a collective recovery from the horror show of the coronavirus.
United Airlines is based in Chicago. Delta in Atlanta. The Goliath airlines flew first class themselves, with early-bird seating no less, in the federal relief package for coronavirus-affected businesses.
Following is the speech retired USAFR Col. Robert W. Peters prepared to give at Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony in Carroll, which has been canceled because of continued precautions against the spread of COVID-19.
One of my great misfortunes is that I never got to know my grandfather, the late publisher of this newspaper, James W. Wilson.
Citizens from Carroll County and surrounding areas are proud of their communities — deservedly so. Here is my story: I swell with pride as I watch the Manning community respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. What do I see?
At the Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, the board met with County Engineer Zac Anderson and approved a utility permit he recommended. It involved the boring of an electrical line by Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative between Sections 21 and 22 of Maple River Township f…
This coronavirus pandemic has produced changes for all of us that feel very strange. I now have a face mask in one of my car’s drink holders and a pair of washable gloves in the other. My calendar consists entirely of meetings scheduled at my computer.
The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified many problems in our country. One of the most glaring is the disappearance of local journalism. While people are increasingly turning to local journalists for information on how the pandemic is impacting their communities, advertisers are cutting their bud…
DES MOINES: I welcome this opportunity to share some perspective on the Iowa Senate race in your area and to express my enthusiastic support for Craig Williams.
Each morning Sen. Joni Ernst walks into her Red Oak kitchen, and while getting nourishment for the day, listens to her local radio station, KCSI, which she tells us is about a mile from her house. She follows that up later in the day with consumption of her local newspaper, The Red Oak Express.
First off, we would like to sincerely thank Mark Segebart for his service in the Iowa Senate. Mark did a wonderful job representing his district and all constituents.
Growing up on my family’s hog, corn, and soybean farm in Southwest Iowa, I know firsthand the sense of pride our farmers have. These hardworking Iowans understand how important they are to our state, our country, and the world — and they should.
After we emerge on the other side of this collective international nightmare, many of us will find ourselves at the Carroll Recreation Center again.
SIOUX CITY: Right now, the failures of our healthcare system are on full display. Hospitals and their healthcare workers are overwhelmed and strapped for resources. Patients are receiving bills for COVID-19 testing and treatment that reach into the tens of thousands of dollars. The death cou…
As I watch this pandemic unfold in slow motion and as our elected officials responded even more slowly, I’m newly reminded why I am running to unseat Joni Ernst: because Iowans deserve decisive leadership in Washington.
We’re living in challenging times. But it’s in these trying days that we’ve seen the resilient spirit that makes our state and our people so great.
As we continue to experience the disruptive effects of COVID-19, there is one thing we can count on: all Iowans will need access to food.
Gov. Kim Reynolds tweeted on Monday afternoon that she and Governor Rickets (of Nebraska) spoke with leading infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci over the phone to discuss “shelter-in-place.”
Like many of you, my parents live in a rural area and drive half an hour to shop for groceries, go to church and see a doctor. If a single community hospital closes in Iowa, too many folks like them will have to drive hours or, even worse, go without the care they need.
BRYANT, ARKANSAS: By early last week, I had stopped looking for televised sports. When I have downtime (usually that’s rare), I settle in and find a game, often accompanied on the couch by my sons J.D. (11) and Luke (8). A few days earlier, I had flipped to our CBS affiliate during what was …
We need coronavirus testing in Iowa, and we need it now. The Des Moines Register is reporting that sick Iowans are being denied virus screenings, and that could endanger public health.
This week, I scheduled a dozen county meetings in keeping with my annual tour across the state to keep in touch with Iowans. Like many events, my meetings are postponed. The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting society and everyday life.
In the past few days, cases of coronavirus have started to arise here in Iowa, just like we’ve seen in many other states across the country. At this point, there are more than 1,000 cases in the United States, and that number is almost certain to grow.
It comes as no small relief in these quarters that our local Republican legislators are not on board with Gov. Kim Reynolds’s plan to raise the sales tax for mental health, natural resources and property tax relief.
The Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, Feb. 24, started with a discussion concerning zoning. Zoning Director Carl Wilburn voiced his concern with proposed legislation that would affect rural zoning in Carroll County. His particular concerns were with the airport and flood…
The first item on the agenda for the Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday was the acceptance with regrets, the letter of employee retirement of Dan Heiman from the Conservation Department on April 30.
Talented rural Democratic candidates for the Iowa Statehouse with deep wells of connectivity in their communities, like Stuart’s Warren Varley, Manning’s Peter Leo and Rippey’s David Weaver, went down to defeat by muscular margins in their 2018 election bids to represent what collectively is…
The most underrated aspect of NBA All-Star weekend is the insane amount of celebrities that dot the landscape. And for a first time attendee like myself, it was a tad overwhelming.
Last week we spent most of the time moving bills through sub-committees so they can be considered by the standing committee they were assigned. Once they have been approved at that level, they are eligible for floor debate.