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Opinion

Free movie at Dysart UMC

Letters to the Editor

Dysart United Methodist Church will be presenting a free movie for all this Sunday, January 15. Soul Surfer, a true story directed by Sean McNamara, will be shown from 4-6 p.m. at the church.Popcorn and drinks will be served and everyone of all ages is invited! This film is rated PG.

Coaches vs. Cancer Night Jan. 13 at Union

Letters to the Editor

Union High School and Aplington-Parkersburg High School will Fight Together for a CURE during Coaches vs. Cancer Night.Friday, January 13 at Union High School the two high schools will TEAM UP together to benefit the American Cancer Society.The Knights are teaming up with the AP Falcons to ...

Last chance to check out trees this weekend

Letters to the Editor

The Norma Anders Public Library will have their holiday tree display up until the first of the year. Trees are decorated and displayed by the "Blue Hat Ladies", The Dysart Historical Society, The Dysart Tree Board, The Norma Anders Library, five departments of the Dysart Women's Club and a ...

Four tips to de-stress your kids this holiday season

Letters to the Editor

Deciding on thoughtful gifts, decorating the home, making delicious food, and coordinating with friends and family this common holiday to-do list is enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed or stressed at times. In fact, an American Psychological Association poll found that eight out of ten ...

Fisher appointed Vice Chair of Committee

Letters to the Editor

House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) recently announced that Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) will serve as the Vice Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee."Rep. Fisher is a respected and proven leader who will work across party lines to bring about consensus to move Iowa forward," ...

SWCD meetings set for Jan. 3 & 4

Letters to the Editor

The next regular meeting of the Tama Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at the District Office, located at 102 Highway 30W in Toledo.Agenda items include: approval of minutes from previous meetings, public participation, ...

VGH needs your help in setting up rapid notifications

Letters to the Editor

Benton County Public Health and Virginia Gay Hospital is asking for your help in establishing a rapid notification system by email and/or text.Residents of Benton County are encouraged to register their email and/or cell numbers to receive public health information in the event of a public ...

Block signs with Waldorf

Letters to the Editor

Kaeli Block aims to continue her success on the hardwood as a member of the Waldorf University women's basketball team next season.Block, a 5-foot-10 senior power forward from Union High School, signed a letter of intent with the Warriors on Wednesday."We are excited to add a good Iowa talent ...

Q&A: Counterfeits Spoil Gift-Giving

Editorials

Q: Are counterfeit goods a bigger risk during the holiday gift season?A: Americans work hard for their money and look for ways to stretch their dollars, especially when household expenses go up during the season of gift giving. Savvy shoppers scour sales racks and online flash sales to score ...

Slices of Life – Greetings!

Editorials

Like the Terminator, we are back! You may have missed our holiday letter last year because we didn't send one. We weren't trying to be naughty and I hope our lack of communication didn't get us knocked off your Christmas card list. In case it did, I am sending our greetings early this year so ...