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Letter To The Editor

Letter to the Editor: In Response to the September 17 article “Conservation Board Meeting Show of– Strength?” The O’Brien County Sportsmen’s Club would like note that our President, John Farrell was just trying to convey the opinion of the...

 

How to make your voice heard on November 3rd

Iowans have options about how we choose to vote. We can cast an absentee ballot from the comfort of our home, in-person at the county auditor’s office, or vote at the polls on Election Day. All three methods are safe and secure. Whichever method...

 

How to make your voice heard on November 3rd

Iowans have options about how we choose to vote. We can cast an absentee ballot from the comfort of our home, in-person at the county auditor's office, or vote at the polls on Election Day. All three methods are safe and secure. Whichever method you...

 

Letter To The Editor

Given the fact that the United States became a nation to escape unfair taxation by Great Britain, many today would not care much about what the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has to say...

 

SHERIFF WANTED –

Publishers Note: Letters to the editor do not reflect a position of this newspaper. The opinions or ideas expressed in any 'Letter to the Editor' are solely those of the individual or individuals who...

 

You decide how to vote. We'll make it safe and secure.

Our national dialogue is consumed with discussion about health, safety, freedoms and liberties. There is no doubt Iowans are concerned about these important matters. It is vital to find a balancing... Full story

 

Guest Opinion: Bret Richards: King, Feenstra Do Disservice to Voters By Refusing Invitation To Televsed Debate

IRWIN, Iowa – Republican congressional candidate Bret Richards said today that the decision by U.S. Rep. Steve King and state Sen. Randy Feenstra to refuse to debate on Iowa Public Broadcasting...

 

Dairy Producers In Tough Predicament

Across America, workers involved in the food supply chain are considered essential. After their input suppliers, farmers and ranchers are the first link in the chain as their production moves to processors, distributors and then to retailers. If farm...

 

This Mental Health Month NAMI Spreads Message: You Are Not Alone

Arlington, VA - This May for Mental Health Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is raising awareness and highlighting that no one experiencing a mental health condition should feel...

 

Op - Ed - Iowa's Senior Health Care Workers Need Our Support

By Brent Willett, President and CEO, Iowa Health Care Association COVID-19 is a brutal villain, infecting millions and taking more than 185,000 lives of some of our most vulnerable worldwide, just over 100 of which were Iowans as of the time of this...

 
 By Submitted    Opinion    April 2, 2020

The U.S. Census and the Importance of Being Counted

By Chad Kinsella During this difficult time, many people are looking for ways to help. Perhaps one of these easiest ways to impact our community right now is to complete the 2020 census. A few...

 
 By Submitted    Opinion    January 16, 2020

Letter To The Editor

January 3, 2020 The zoning ordinance of the City of Primghar is to regulate and restrict the location and use of buildings, structures and land for trade, industry, residence and other purposes and encourage the most appropriate use of land...

 

Membership Pays

It was handed to us on Friday. No, not that, the Iowa Supreme Court decision we've been waiting for. Well, maybe that, too. The judges decided against the small newspapers completely. But inside the...

 
 By Submitted    Opinion    October 10, 2019

New drug pricing scheme betrays Trump's promise to fight socialism

By Jeff Dunetz Americans pay nearly twice as much for advanced drugs as Europeans. It's unfair that we foot the lion's share of the bill for drug research and development, while our supposed allies use socialist price controls to shirk their share...

 
 By Submitted    Opinion    August 15, 2019

A Trillion Trees.....

By Debbie Fluegel, Trees Forever Program Manager You may have read recently that scientists in Switzerland have determined that in order to battle climate change, we would need to plant 1 trillion tre...

 
 By Mari Radtke    Opinion    August 8, 2019

My View

Thank you, Rev. Dr. Derrick Okine of United Church of Primghar and Archer United Methodist Church, for the invitation to the 5th Annual "Africa Night" held at First United Methodist Church in Sioux Ci...

 

Bedroom Community

A portion of the Paullina City Council meeting held July 1 2019 with a comment made by Councilman Charlie Harper during this meeting regarding his opinion of Paullina as a Bedroom Community. Mr....

 
 By Mari Radtke    Opinion    July 4, 2019

My View

Culture. It means so many different things. One thing about culture is understood pretty absolutely: it is learned behavior of a society. As I celebrated Independence Day in the American tradition, I... Full story

 

From My View

Cobblestone Days in Primghar went off well for the community, plenty of people and plenty of fun for all, even with the short rainfall. I did find one thing a bit disconcerting, and that was in the... Full story

 

From My View

This coming weekend Primghar is having their Annual Cobblestone Days, that should be a fun filled few days for the area. The events start off on Friday June 14, with the Mercy One auxiliary luncheon....

 

From My View

One issue that always seems to come to the front of the line this time of year is the appearance of what I like to term the "Yard Nazis". Yes I realize that is a bit overstated, but for want of a... Full story

 

May is Mental Health Month Make it OK

Submitted by Nami of Northwest Iowa Each year, one in four Americans experiences a mental illness. Most will wait an average of ten years before seeking treatment, largely due to the stigma. May is...

 

Congressman King Votes to Let Insurance Companies Gouge 307,900 Iowans with Pre-Existing Conditions

Submitted by DCCC In a vote that shocked no one, Congressman King sided with big insurance companies by voting to let them charge people with pre-existing conditions significantly more for their...

 

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