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Opinion

Beginning farmer tax credit

The House has on its debate calendar HF 768, a bill that would help out new farmers. It is a tax credit program that incentivizes Iowa lando…

Right to print arms

Are you very afraid? 3D-printed guns are coming.“Virtually undetectable!” shrieked CNN.“This changes…

Fix bridges one at a time

We live on F48 West, between the two bridges that are being replaced. It’s going to be hard to change our route to get to town and Interstat…

Why is going green so hard?

Every year around Earth Day, I’m reminded of papers I graded in an environmental sociology class. The assignment was to assess your values, …

Bison babies

“Lucas wants to marry Ellie,” one mom said.“Colton talks about marrying Sophie. Or Jade. Sometimes E…
Walking with a dog

Walking with a dog

I have spent many hours walking around Newton. I have written previously about how I used my nightly walks to familiarize myself with Newton…

Octogenarian walked 30,000 miles

The best way to interview an octogenarian who walked 30,000 miles in 30 years (1,000 miles a year) is to go for a three-mile, early morning …

Budget negotiations

It’s budget negotiation time at the Capitol. Iowa lawmakers face complex decisions about how to distribute approximately $7 billion. Legisla…

Thank you for the support

Night of Stars again was a huge success for our community. This wonderful event celebrated its 27th anniversary April 13 to benefit Iowa Riv…
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