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Opinion

Pastor’s Corner: EF-0 tornado versus an EF-7!

Local Columns

After moving to Des Moines from the farm, I won’t forget the tornado of 1964. Later, it was characterized as an EF2 tornado (with winds 113-157 mph). Playing in our yard with my brother and sisters, I looked up through the neighbors back yards at the ominous, heavy, dark clouds and a sudden ...

Lucas Dvorak for Tama County Sheriff

Editorials

In the heart of Iowa, Tama County is on the brink of a pivotal change. Lucas Dvorak, a name synonymous with dedication, expertise, and community involvement, has announced his candidacy for the position of Tama County Sheriff. With nearly 15 years of commendable service within the Sheriff's ...

Letter to the Editor: Thoughts on recent articles

Letters to the Editor

I saw two Republican related articles on the front page, last time. Congressman Naig looking of the slaughter house and the renovations at the old church. First off the slaughter house got 12 million dollars to expand their facility, but because they said construction cost were high, they'd use ...

Letter to the Editor: Flim Flam Man

Letters to the Editor

Here he comes again, the old Flim Flam Man, Hawking his goods as fast as he can. Gold-dyed shoes and Bibles galore, ones he reads daily and more. Someone must pay for those dirty deeds and vile crimes, Not he, so devotees rush and pay on time. He likens himself to Mandela, Hitler, ...

Wieting Theatre 2023 Year in Review

Editorials

Have you ever felt isolated, invisible or insignificant? Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States is touring the country because he views loneliness as a public health concern. He thinks it is important to “invest in local institutions that bring people together, create ...

You’ll Figure It Out: John’s annual pet peeve article!

Local Columns

Finally! After a long and cruel winter, I've managed to lock a lot of things inside me, things that just frustrate and annoy me. Those little things are called "pet peeves." Over the last month or so, I've asked a number of people those little annoyances that just bug the "bejeebers" out of ...

Letter to the Editor: Gov. Reynolds is doing a good job

Letters to the Editor

It was interesting to note that according to a T-T News Chronicle article [campaign ad for governor] Democrat State Auditor Rob Sand, is the most popular politician in Iowa. Certain figures from a Des Moines Register/MediaCom poll were given to support the popularity statement. The Des Moines ...

Wealthier, urban Americans have access to more local news

Editorials

Is local news readily available in your town? Do reporters still cover your school board and other municipal meetings? The State of Local News Project at Northwestern University documents the changing local news landscape across the country. Our latest report shows that where you live and ...

District 53 Newsletter: April 4, 2024 Edition

Editorials

We have finished week 13 of the session, but we are continuing to pass policy bills, including bills that have come back from the Senate with amendments, as work on the budget continues. Senate File 2391, known as the Meat Integrity Act, is a bill to establish fair labeling standards on ...