Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. It’s an aphorism many of us learned in history class — an explanation of why we had to study the material and how it would serve us in the future.
It’s officially General Election season!
With Memorial Day and the last day of school behind us, summer has (unofficially) arrived. That’s a relief, because for a while it seemed like it would never get here.
Every Memorial Day, at memorials and cemeteries across the U.S., people gather to remember the sacrifices of the men and women who died in service to their country. Most of them are simple ceremonies. They include music – usually played by local amateur musicians – and flags, a salute, Taps …
Change is in the air. We’re not just talking about the weather — although the recent shift from 40s and rain to 80s and sun is welcome — no, we mean the change that comes with graduation.
Open government advocates achieved a victory in Iowa last week when Gov. Kim Reynolds signed SF 2322 into law. The bill, which passed the Iowa House and Senate with unanimous votes — a rarity these days — seeks to protect Iowans from exorbitant fees related to obtaining public documents.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the solution to every problem was simple? Too many young people are moving away? Build a new restaurant. There aren’t enough well-paying jobs in town? Bring a new manufacturer to town. Unfortunately, those issues — and the others facing Hardin County and its towns — ar…
Last week, the Iowa Falls School Board followed the lead of more than 100 Iowa school districts when it voted to pay bonuses to all of its employees — not just the teachers who qualified for Gov. Kim Reynolds’ teacher retention bonus program.
The Iowa Falls Fire Department’s all-volunteer crew has been a standard bearer for other such departments across the state for decades. This fall the IFFD will have an opportunity to showcase the community that’s supported it over the years, hosting the first of two consecutive state convent…
We don’t always agree with the opinions or support the actions of our legislators, but when they do something that so clearly puts their constituents above their party’s interests, they deserve our thanks.
Anyone who’s in the market to buy a home or rent an apartment knows a thing or two about the availability of housing in Hardin County. Houses that are put up for sale often have multiple offers the same day — some thousands over asking price.
It’s been seven months since the Hardin County Board of Supervisors removed public comment from its regular weekly meeting agendas. It’s high time it returned.