Come to the fair
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
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
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
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?
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
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...