Opinion

11/07/2018 - 9:01am

To the folks who removed the “Black Lives Matter” sign from my yard, I’d like to suggest a few resources for you.  First is the just released movie “The Hate U Give.” It sheds light on the American experience of black folks living in white supremacy, which we are all a part of.  

 

Second is a book entitled When They Call You a...

11/07/2018 - 8:52am
I’ve consciously avoided politics in my column space over the last month or so for a few reasons: perhaps most importantly, because newspaper endorsements in any form are nothing but an ego trip for journalists who seem to believe they have some unique insight into the human experience that can’t be found anywhere else—a useless...
10/31/2018 - 8:26am
Bob Kruse was wrong on so many levels it's hard to know where to start.  In defense of Tracy Freese, she was interviewed before I was so she didn't know, comment or laugh at my comment, 'old fart farmers.' I didn't give a second thought to making that comment because I was married to my favorite old farmer for close...
10/31/2018 - 8:23am
I would like to encourage everyone to get out this year and support our State and Local candidates for office.  We are blessed with outstanding public servants who need and deserve your support at the ballot box, so we can continue growing and improving our great State of Iowa.   Kim Reynolds is seeking to be elected Governor, having...
10/31/2018 - 8:22am
Please take the time to vote for our "Friends of Agriculture" on Election Day.  This designation is given to our candidates that agree with policy developed by Grundy County Farm Bureau and the Iowa Farm Bureau.    This policy comes through grassroots members that are asked for their opinion on issues....
10/31/2018 - 8:20am
“Knowledge is, in any nation, the surest basis for happiness.”   Thus did President George Washington address Congress, January 8, 1790—a call for simple study, without  political party lines. Congress respected the president’s clear commitment to education—its properties and purposes—to lead in...
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