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Professor tries to stop exchange of information

November 13, 2015 People are annoyed from time to time with journalists. We are viewed as too nosy, sometimes insensitive and occasionally biase. more »»

Fairmont Area’s plan shows work remains

November 12, 2015 If we’re reading the goals and results right, Fairmont Area Schools has some work to do. The school board this week approved the district’s World’s Best Work Force plan, as required by state la. more »»

Congress should say Obama cannot act alone

November 11, 2015 Our system of government uses Congress as a vehicle to both reflect the will of the people and at times provide leadership that may not be reflected in public opinio. more »»

Keystone would have served U.S. interests

November 10, 2015 It was bad enough when President Barack Obama used the proposed Keystone XL pipeline for domestic political reasons, to placate his radical environmentalist base. more »»

Technology should be utilized in moderation

November 9, 2015 Technology should be utilized in moderation Many people still remember a time when it was the number of hours children spent in front of “the boob tube” that was worrisome. more »»

Et cetera ...

November 7, 2015 Impressive work in ER Fascinating and impressive was the training going on at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont this wee. more »»

Candidates must answer questions about spending

November 5, 2015 Conservatives in Congress made a mistake by approving a two-year federal budget. President Barack Obama could barely contain his glee over the measur. more »»

Second chances, yes; lack of disclosure, no

November 4, 2015 America has been a land of second chances for many people. For that reason, President Barack Obama’s call for better efforts to integrate ex-convicts into society probably will resonate among many. more »»

50 Special Ops troops are now in harm’s way

November 3, 2015 Members of U.S. military special operations units are very, very good at what they do. But they are not that goo. more »»

Why is our government spending so much on PR?

November 2, 2015 Why is our government spending so much on PR? Environmental Protection Agency officials would have us believe they do an enormous amount of good in saving lives, safeguarding our health and, to... more »»

Et Cetera ...

October 31, 2015 Police chief earns kudos The folks in Dunnell are praising the work of their police chief, Al Helmers, for his role in breaking up a string of burglaries affecting businesses in Northrop, Truman,... more »»

Funding decision should not end ongoing reviews

October 30, 2015 Fairmont Area School Board voted this week to have the district assume financial responsibility for two varsity sports that have been funded by local associations. more »»

School looking to hire resource officer again

October 29, 2015 Fairmont Area Schools has done an excellent job of managing its money in recent years. more »»

Why can’t bureaucrats be held accountable?

October 28, 2015 Look under “accountability” in the dictionary and who knows whose pictures you may see? What will not accompany the text is a portrayal of a federal bureaucra. more »»

Government spending must be campaign issue

October 27, 2015 Government spending must be campaign issue During the next several weeks, conservative members of Congress will face a perfect storm of politics over government spending. more »»

Feds spend too much

October 26, 2015 Feds spend too much The government needs more of our money, liberal politicians insist. Really? During the fiscal year that ended Sept. more »»

Et cetera ...

October 24, 2015 Good communication We believe that a public forum held this week to address the possible threat to Fairmont Area Schools — and the response to it — was productive. more »»

Junior Achievement serves great purpose

October 23, 2015 We want to take some time and space here to laud the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce and local schools for participating in Junior Achievement, an economics education program. more »»

Iowans should consider principles, then choose

October 22, 2015 People living in northern Iowa are among those who face a huge responsibility this year and next — helping choose a new president. more »»

Obama shifts again on Afghan troop needs

October 20, 2015 President Barack Obama may have begun doing the right thing in Afghanistan — but time will tell whether he will follow through. more »»



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