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With National Newspaper Week being celebrated earlier this month, I was recently thinking about my college experience and what I learned from my professors.I love my graphic journalism major from … more
There is a significant disconnect right now at the University of Northern Iowa.We think of colleges and universities as places where people come together to learn, to discuss and deliberate ideas, … more
By Randy Evans My closest friend spent his working life in law enforcement. He handled everything from minor traffic violations to homicides, with assorted robberies, break-ins, vandalism and … more
Most people have certain holidays that they really look forward to. For some, it’s the Fourth of July. Fireworks, parades (maybe next year), paid day off. For others, it might be Christmas or … more
One of my co-workers at the Des Moines Register was Gene Raffensperger, an excellent reporter with a delicious sense of humor. When Raff was working on a dull story, he often would announce to … more
What a challenging year it has been for everyone, including the farmers. We started our planting season with the Covid-19 pandemic, had drought conditions all summer and then the Derecho came to do … more
As we head into harvest, as a farmer, I would like to remind all drivers to please be on the lookout for farm machinery on the roads.  A few simple tips can make everyone’s drive safer: • … more
I am a mom, consumer, and farm wife from Oto. Each week I make my way to the grocery store to pick up groceries for my family. This is a task I take pride in, but not one that I view as simple. Each … more
The following individuals participated in the summer virtual graduation ceremonies at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs. • Jessica Armstrong, Diploma in Medical Assistant (PTK) of … more
Twenty years ago, when the death of 2-year-old Shelby Duis outraged Iowans, I was confident the Spirit Lake tragedy would soon bring change to our state. I probably was naive. In 2016, when … more
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