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I am writing with important plea for help. The recent flooding in Buena Vista County has left many homes, businesses and communities in a state of devastation. Homes have been submerged businesses …

If you are aware of the Marion County (Kansas) Record, it is probably because you winced at the dings and dents inflicted upon the First Amendment when the local police department conducted a raid on …

It must be that time of year — we’re sick of bird flu as the geese take roost. Yet another Sioux County dairy barn has been infected. A turkey flock in Cherokee County was wiped out. …

It was all hands on deck this week as the staffs of the Times Pilot and our sister publication, the Chronicle Times in Cherokee, worked to cover one of the biggest news events in our area’s …

You know how some memories stick with you for no logical reason? One such memory involves my dad in the 1960s when I was a teenager. After World War II, my father worked for the City of …

You don’t have to be a rabid Trump supporter to find his recent felony conviction of falsifying business  records in payment of “hush” money to Stormy Daniels troubling. A …

While Americans still face a long season of political campaigning, more than 80 other nations have completed their federal elections this year or are about to go to the polls. For example, …

Ever since Father’s Day I’ve felt second-rate after reading the heaps of praise on dear old dad. I wasn’t so great in the Ward Cleaver role. It has struck me since that God the …

For the past 3½ years, Donald Trump has claimed the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him. At last count, at least 70% of the nation’s Republicans say the same thing. The …

You may think that climate change is a hoax, or that it is something in the future, or it is not related to the gasoline we burn to rubberneck the flooding at Sioux Rapids or Cherokee, or with the way we farm and produce protein. Shriveled night crawler corpses baked on the Sunday morning pavement, roughly marking high flow from the night before raging down from Spencer through the Valley of the Little Sioux and choking off Cherokee. Stranded people in Rock Valley were rescued by boat and helicopter. It is real enough.

The following information was provided by the Iowa Insurance Division: Dealing with damage to your home or property following a storm can be stressful. If you have a claim with your insurance …

My column last week on electric mowers generated some interest. People have a lot of questions about how practical these new electrical devices are that are transforming our daily lives. Especially …

Bubbling up beneath the surface of the Iowa Utility Board’s pending decision whether Summit Carbon’s proposed pipeline is justified by “public convenience and necessity” is the equally …

I usually agree with Art Cullen’s editorials, but I believe his attack on “the king can do no wrong” argument advanced by Buena Vista County misses the point.   The TIF lawsuit filed by …

Our gratitude goes to federal district court Judge Stephen Locher for saving Iowa from some of its worst excesses. The judge put on hold a law passed by the legislature last session, set to take …

We always assumed that Donald Trump would win Iowa again in the November presidential election. What we did not expect was that Trump’s support among likely Iowa voters would actually increase in …

The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is shrinking because of warming water and not because of less nitrate flowing in from the Mississippi River complex, according to two leading researchers. Dr. …

In the June 12, 2024, issue of the Storm Lake Times Pilot under the obituaries, there is a Donna Stanton, age 65 listed. As it turns out this should have been Donna Salton.  Sadly, …

In the next 10 days, the seven justices of the Iowa Supreme Court will issue a ruling in the misnamed “Fetal Heartbeat” ban. This legislation is the third iteration forced through the Iowa …

Eighty years ago, in June 1944, a massive invasion force landed on Axis enemy soil, opening a beachhead that led the following year to ultimate victory for the World War Two Allied forces. Last …

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