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There are currently 25,910 people on probation in Iowa. That's almost one of every hundred Iowans. When those on parole, special sentence, pretrial release with supervision and other criminal situations that are not jail or prison are added, nearly … more
Last week marked Read Across America Day and the birthday of the late Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, author of fancifully illustrated, rhyming books beloved by children for generations. The National Education … more
Last spring just as the isolation of the pandemic was setting in, Hulu released a nine-episode series called “Mrs. America,” about the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, the backlash that was mostly … more
The Robert and Billie Jo Ray Foundation is accepting nominations of Iowans of Character for its annual awards. Our newsroom hopes there will be nominations from Emmet County. Of all places, we might need the boost more … more
National Marriage Week touts matrimony’s financial benefits For the twelfth year, National Marriage Week has launched its grassroots campaign to increase marriage education and champion marital success. Running always the week leading up to … more
Brrr! As the latest cold front continues today, the newsroom thought about people who might be vulnerable in the cold weather, whether an elderly neighbor, relative or colleague, a family struggling to make ends meet, or others. When subzero … more
The Iowa Donor Network reports over 1.5 million Iowans have signed up to be organ donors. That’s 1,532,495 at last count. Many of these potential donors signed up when they renewed their driver’s licenses or signed their license … more
The events that occurred at the Capitol Wednesday are the results of a lack of leadership at the highest level of our country, and should bring embarrassment to all of us regarding where we are as a country. When the president tweets that he will … more
For those of us who sleep at night, the earth burst through its Winter Solstice and our planet's northward tilt oriented the sun to its lowest point along our horizon, and we awoke this morning to the first full day of winter. We haven't seen … more
President-elect Joe Biden's continuing work on building his cabinet included the news that former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will leave the U.S. Dairy Export Council to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farm Journal Washington … more
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