Sommer and Kassidy Mosch thought they'd hit a stroke of luck when Kassidy's best friend Emily won tickets to see a live taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" through an Instagram contest about 16 months ago. Read more

With three games left in the regular season, Ellsworth Community College knows the highest it will finish is the fifth seed. However, they still have to defeat Southwestern Community College o… Read more

How are residents and business leaders in Hardin County changing the game? The Times Citizen and Ackley World Journal news staff set out to answer that question with this year’s Progress special section. That section — all 36 pages of stories, photographs and advertising — is inside today’s … Read more

Just when you thought the sting of the caucus reporting debacle had eased, candidates had moved on to New Hampshire, and life began to settle back down, this op-ed appears in your newspaper. I’m not trying to reopen old wounds, but there are a few things that need and deserve to be said. Read more

So, I felt kind of bad. The Saturday before the Iowa caucuses, a vehicle pulled into the driveway and two young women got out carrying paperwork and iPads. I was in the middle of eating lunch and watched them through the front glass door as they slowly walked toward the house then up the ste… Read more