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Wednesday, July 23, 2014



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Come to the fair (07/23/14)
Get ready for "The Best 5 Days of Summer" -- the 2014 Plymouth County Fair -- July 23-27. For the 73rd year, the Plymouth County Fair Board will host thousands of visitors to the fairgrounds and its activities. Hundreds of 4-H and FFA members will showcase projects from food to woodworking, photography to pets and livestock, the results of nearly a year of work...
Our moral obligation (07/15/14)
In a moment of crisis or disaster, Americans have always been known to band together for the greater good. When a flood wrecks a neighbors house, we give them a bed to sleep in and a warm meal to eat. We would never dream of saying that a property line divides our households and separates our lives, therefore we cannot be bothered to help...
Caregivers beware -- your car can kill (07/08/14)
We keep hearing about children and pets being left inside sweltering vehicles and wonder why. On a 90-degree day, a car can reach 109 degrees Fahrenheit within 10 minutes. However, it doesn't have to be 90 degrees outside for a car to become a death trap for those locked inside, according to experts...
The Anderson report (07/08/14)
New Laws go into effect While the 2014 legislative session didn't address everything Senate Republicans would have liked, the General Assembly did pass a number of laws you should be aware of: E-Cigarettes: Iowa retailers are banned from selling e-cigarettes, alternative nicotine products and vapor products to individuals under the age of 18...
Voting rights for felons? (07/02/14)
When Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad returned to office in January 2011, he wasted no time in making a controversial decision. On his first day, Branstad issued an executive order reversing a policy put in place six years earlier by then-Governor Tom Vilsack...
Encouraging the youth of the county to take part in politics (06/24/14)
At some point in every generation there must be a a move away from the political ideology and thoughts of the previous generation. A point comes when youth no longer accept the plans or beliefs of the established leaders in their communities and begin to support candidates who better reflect their own mindset...