CHARITON: To the citizens of Lucas County and Iowa:
Most of us grew up hearing that actions speak louder than words. In an election season, this maxim is more important than ever, especially as we evaluate the fitness of incumbents for reelection. Unfortunately, Sen. Joni Ernst falls far short on an issue of critical importance.
GREENFIELD: President Trump’s re-election prospects still look good — in rural America — but do his agriculture policies justify rural votes?
A generation ago, in the weeks after Pella Corporation announced its arrival in Carroll, we had a dinner with leaders of the estimable company, a light manufacturer that helped lift us from the vice grip of the farm crisis.
BREDA: I am proud to be a sustaining corporate partner of the Carroll Times Herald. In support, I have offered my employees complimentary subscriptions to our community newspaper.
In the fall of 2010, I knocked on the door of a 70-year-old woman in rural Grundy Center, Iowa. I was there on a mission: get Terry Branstad and Kim Reynolds elected governor and lieutenant governor of Iowa.
He was a friendly fixture, someone with whom all regular Carroll Hy-Vee shoppers have had interaction — a smile here, a kind word there, and always a helping hand.
What a year 2020 has been and continues to be. We are dealing with civil unrest, prolonged drought and a pandemic that has touched more lives for longer than anything in generations.
Iowa’s beer distributors are local, family-owned, independent businesses that employ thousands of Iowans in stable, high-quality jobs. In normal times, Iowa’s beer distributors are the people working behind the scenes to get your beer where it needs to go — from the brewer to the place you e…
Adequately funding Iowa’s Medicaid program helps to equip health care workers to do our jobs and save lives. The ongoing pandemic has pushed Medicaid to its limits as more and more Iowans rely on the program and health care workers are already experiencing more shortages of critical personal…
On April 22, 2020, Army Spec. Vanessa Guillén disappeared from her assigned post at Fort Hood, a large Army base of more than 40,000 soldiers located in north central Texas.
Thirty years ago Carroll faced an excruciating dilemma even the wisdom of Solomon and the penetrating research of a nationally regarded Iowa State University economist couldn’t fully reconcile.
One of Iowa’s leading voices on community development spies opportunities for rural Iowa as those living in larger cities look to escape population density and the health threats associated with it, while also leaving behind a raft of other challenges, from high rent and long commutes to uns…
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.