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How should student performance be measured?

September 28, 2016 Whether you are a parent of a student in one of Iowa’s public school districts or not, you probably remember hearing about the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. more »»

On the Stump

September 23, 2016 Pate launches MyIowaVote. more »»

Security officers are our nation’s every day heroes

September 16, 2016 Security officers are hard-working, highly trained men and women who deter crime, lead evacuations, provide information, work closely with local law enforcement, and are vigilant in their efforts to... more »»

Vilsack: Rural America is back in business

September 14, 2016 We know when rural communities do well, America does well. more »»

When lightning strikes

September 2, 2016 When Louisiana began flooding earlier this month, news coverage was split between the 2016 Rio Olympics and the upcoming presidential election. more »»

Standing Up for the First Amendment in the Digital Age

August 31, 2016 Make no mistake. The First Amendment has been under attack for some time now. more »»

Lincoln Highway Bridge: Tama, Iowa

August 29, 2016 What happened to the Lincoln Highway Bridge in Tama, Iowa. Where East meets West. Where the Original Lincoln Highway letters were designed into the bridge. Yes. The Lincoln Highway Bridge is gon. more »»

Our dangerous retreat from the Constitution

August 27, 2016 Claes G. Ryn, a noted political philosopher at the Catholic University of America, wrote that “since the adoption of the Constitution American government and society have changed radically. more »»

High school seniors can’t go wrong serving others

August 24, 2016 The new school year will be here before we know it and high school seniors will be filled with a mixture of anticipation, excitement and anxiety as they think about what lies ahead of them. more »»

What is the Meaning of Life?

August 21, 2016 It is a very sad state of affairs when a person dies without knowing the meaning of life. more »»

Another round at Iowa Valley’s Orpheum

August 19, 2016 It’s no secret the editorial view of The News-Herald has been dim ever since Iowa Valley Community College District took over the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Marshalltown. more »»

The harm of subsidy payments in farming

August 17, 2016 When we think about the farm bill, most of us think about helping family farms, but this is far from the case. The current farm bill was authorized in 2014, and that bill is to take us through 201. more »»

New college doctrine needed

August 11, 2016 It happens in university classrooms throughout the nation every day. Teachers will be tackling a subject near and dear to their hearts. It might be developing the third worl. more »»

We count on the mail

August 5, 2016 I got the mail today. A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. more »»

Celebrating a Centennial of National Parks: Americans are flocking to their favorites

August 3, 2016 The most Americans in recent years are heading to national parks in recognition of the U.S. National Park Service’s 100th anniversary on Aug. 25. more »»

Wythe’s Wisdom

July 21, 2016 In Colonial Williamsburg, there is an important house that people still tour with interest. more »»

Engage Iowa - Who we are

July 18, 2016 Editor’s Note: Cedar Rapids Mayor and Engage Iowa leader recently visited the Tama News-Herald - Toledo Chronicle offices. more »»

Clearing some misconceptions about felons and voting

July 15, 2016 Despite what you might have read or heard recently, felons are not permanently barred from voting in Iowa. There are a lot of misconceptions regarding this issue. I hope to clear up some of those. more »»

School choice is the right choic

July 13, 2016 The Iowa General Assembly (IGA) needs to change the K-12 educational system for Iowa students from the current geographical-assignment system to a complete school-choice plan where the tax money... more »»

Veterans may be affected by fireworks

July 1, 2016 Dear Editor, As the Independence Day holiday approaches, Phantom Fireworks would liek to remind all our custoemrs and all of those who use consumer fireworks to be mindful of the fact some vfeterans... more »»



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