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Celebrating freedom: Salute to Frederick Douglass

July 4, 2013 Washingtonians brace themselves for the flood of tourists who come to soak in the monuments, museums and memorials that attract millions of visitors to the nation’s capital every year. more »»

Questions & Answers: Student loans

June 29, 2013 Q: What do college-bound students need to know about student loans before school resumes this fall? A:Many young adults use the summer months to earn money to help pay for their college expenses... more »»

The Farm Bill - Failure isn’t an option

June 28, 2013 Last week, I voted for Iowa farmers, manufacturers, and small businesses by supporting the Farm Bill. more »»

Let’s be more charitable!

June 26, 2013 Americans have long been known as a very charitable people. According to the World Giving Index, we give more to others than any other national group. more »»

The Mensa’s of Meat: A tribute to backyard grillers who make Iowa great!

June 24, 2013 There are some things we can agree on that we don’t like about summers in Iowa: mosquitos, humidity, road constructio. more »»

Common Ground

June 23, 2013 In a commencement address at Notre Dame University, President Barack Obama urged the graduates to strive to find common ground with respect to their views on abortio. more »»

Successful session for Iowa’s middle class

June 21, 2013 It’s been a busy summer so far. We got through graduation and the party for Adam. We have also visited Upper Iowa University with him. Adam is going to work all summer at Hometown Foods. more »»

From God’s Perspective – Homosexual Marriage

June 16, 2013 I wanted to write to ask that all God-fearing people in our community would begin to speak up concerning what is right and wrong in relation to marriage. more »»

Benghazi and the USS Liberty- a Parallel?

June 15, 2013 June 8th marked the 46th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. As readers may recall, the USS Liberty was an U.S. more »»

Today is Flag Day

June 14, 2013 Q: When is Flag Day? A: Every summer on June 14, the United States pays tribute to the 50 stars and 13 stripes that majestically symbolize the founding principles and enduring freedoms of this grea... more »»

Iowa Legislative session wrap up

June 13, 2013 The 2013 session was adjourned on Thursday, May 23. We accomplished a great deal this year. And of course there were a few disappointments, but very few. more »»

The Great Coolidge Revival

June 7, 2013 A rediscovery is under way in regard to the presidency of Calvin Coolidge. Amity Shlaes, who is the Director of the 4 Percent Growth Project at the George W. more »»

Sodders lauds 2013 legislative session

June 6, 2013 State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center )says the 2013 session of the Iowa Legislature took a comprehensive approach towards strengthening and expanding Iowa’s middle class. more »»

Job training at community colleges will boost economy

May 31, 2013 The final days of the 2013 session brought great news for Iowans who want to do more for their families, and for Iowa businesses in need of skilled employee. more »»

How Will History Judge Bush 43?

May 29, 2013 Relaxed and self-confident as ever, Bush 43 told CNN’s John King in an interview during the recent opening of the George W. more »»

Efforts worth fighting for to expand the middle class

May 22, 2013 The 2013 Legislature is in overtime. more »»

Iowa Recycling Association: Time for a Better Bottle Bill

May 17, 2013 Believe it or not, as Iowans, we have the potential to take something that is both overwhelmingly successful and incredibly popular and make it even better than it already is. more »»

Five Principles of Prayer

May 12, 2013 On May 2nd our nation observed the 61st national day of prayer that commenced under President Eisenhower. Prayer is perhaps the most under utilized resource available to the believe. more »»

District 72 Update

May 11, 2013 Week sixteen of the session is done, we have completed the official calendar but we have not adjourned. more »»

Tama County welcome enhanced by Community Foundation grants

May 9, 2013 Each year Tama County residents roll out the welcome mat to thousands of visitors who come to enjoy the sights and attractions of this beautiful count. more »»

 
 

 

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