Opinion

12/12/2018 - 8:12am

Lately, I’ve been experiencing something that could be considered either writer’s block or just a realization that I don’t have much left to say. Call it a nod to civility, or call it exhaustion: both may be accurate.

           

When a columnist hits this sort of a wall, he’s generally best suited to...

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...
10/24/2018 - 6:53am
I recently had a conversation with a young man whose mother in-law is a vegetarian. He asked her why and then found out she was only a vegetarian when it came to eating pork. She ate other proteins, such as eggs and chicken. Her reasoning for not eating pork was strictly on how she perceives they are raised, inhumanely. So, why is this...
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