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It has been five months since a 17-year-old Perry High School student walked out of a school bathroom and began shooting toward students who were having breakfast before heading to their classes on …

I joined the growing ranks of homeowners this spring who switched from gas to electric lawnmowers. So far, so good. It all started back in April after the first time I mowed the lawn with my old …

If the king can do no wrong, as Buena Vista County argues, then the Storm Lake City Council might as well throw in the towel and disincorporate. Let the county supervisors deal with a crumbling …

Growing up in small town Iowa, our mother taught us to always tell the truth, treat people fairly and respect others. She’d say if you are not honest, people won’t be able to trust you. When …

The clothes we wore, like the crops we worked, marked the seasons on the dairy farm of my youth. Coveralls, for example, suggested winter while (ahem) “cover little” meant the hot, steamy …

When the House Agriculture Committee marked up its draft Farm Bill in late May, they included a provision that’s a big gift for the corporate livestock industry. Dubbed the EATS Act (Ending …

Dear Mr. Cullen, I am responding to your editorial in the Wednesday, May 22, 2024, Storm Lake Times Pilot entitled, “Who blowed up the boiler, dude?” First of all and foremost, the fact …

About 30 million acres of cropland were abandoned from 1986 to 2018, researchers from the University of Wisconsin reported last week in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The greatest area …

According to a May 15 NBC News report, there are a multitude of issues that voters must discern about Biden, Trump and the independent presidential candidates before voting on Nov. 5. Logically, the …

Friends of Byron Stuart have committed to building him a new bar in Pomeroy before the wrecking ball swings later this summer. Byron’s Bar, which is probably the World’s Greatest Bar …

The facts are as follows: On May 31, a New York trial jury of five women and seven men unanimously convicted former President Donald Trump of falsifying business records regarding a hush money …

The Biden Administration recently finalized a rule that would require nursing homes in America to have a minimum level of staff on duty at all times. As advocates for consumers in nursing homes …

President Joe Biden denies America’s best tradition and hopes, and forgets his own heritage, by severely restricting the ability of refugees to claim asylum in the United States. We are a nation of …

Most people go through life never stepping foot inside a courtroom. Most people, that is, except for attorneys, judges, journalists, the few of us chosen to be jurors, and an even more select group, …

I’m a long-time resident of Des Moines and a member of lowa Citizens for Community Improvement. I’m very concerned about our water supply and water allocation process. This process needs to …

This is shaping up to be one of the most chaotic summers in history for tornadoes in Iowa. A normal summer sees about 200 tornadoes across middle America. Forecasters fear there may be double that …

One of the best things the Iowa Legislature did this year was appropriate $250,000 to study the state’s declining underground aquifers, starting with the Dakota Aquifer that underlies Northwest …

On Friday, May 24, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach reissued a press release relaying that Iowans who are cleaning up from the recent bout of storms can find useful resources offered by …

This past weekend Kathy and I did child care duty in Adel while the grandchildren’s parents, Dave and Erin, were in Colorado celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary. On second thought, …

Trish Cook, past president of Iowa Pork Producers and marketer of 40,000 hogs annually in Buchanan County for three decades, has her panties all in a bunch over Prop 12 of California (SL Times, …

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