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Youth and farm work

February 14, 2012 Greetings from under the dome,  Governor Branstad, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Senate Republicans this week commended the United States Department of Labor after learning that the... more »»

Get Ready For Spring (Housecleaning for Iowa)!

February 12, 2012 Let’s get ready to celebrate! We can start thinking of spring, warmer weather, the countryside turning green and probably a great deal of litter and trash on the roadsides and the landscape. more »»

The Kapucian Korner

February 11, 2012 As Iowans went to their mailbox after the first of the year, many may have noticed something missing; their 2011 Iowa Income Tax Booklets. more »»

Reading is fundamental for a successful future

February 9, 2012 Since before Iowa even was a state, the citizens of this land have made education Iowa’s top priority. more »»

Homework is the free time killer

February 1, 2012 Are you a student that is often given a pile of homework to put in your bag and carry all the way home? However all you want to do when you get home is watch T.V. more »»

Clearin' off the desk

January 29, 2012 Just like every housewife knows, ya gotta clean the house every now and then. Dishes have to be washed, floors cleaned and things put awa. more »»

Greetings from under the Golden Dome

January 29, 2012 The highlight of the week was the Condition of the Guard presented by Adjutant General Orr. For the first time since 2001 the Iowa National Guard does not have any units deployed oversea. more »»

Criminal children

January 26, 2012 Courts should be able to try juveniles as adults. "Kids today are more sophisticated at a younger age; they understand the implications of violence and how to use violent weapons. more »»

Legislative year opens

January 23, 2012 The 2012 legislative year began Jan. 9 with all the usual pomp & circumstance. more »»

Behind my back

January 17, 2012 If you look around today at all of the teenagers, it seems like all of their faces are glowing, except not with healthiness orjoy. more »»

The Kapucian Korner

January 17, 2012 Greetings from the Capitol   The 2012 Legislative Session has begun. This week we heard Governor Branstad deliver his Condition of the State address. more »»

Starting over in 2012

January 15, 2012 As we look to a New Year let me encourage you to leave the challenges, or failures of 2011 behind and start over with a fresh start in 2012. more »»

Meeting tomorrow’s workforce challenges

January 10, 2012 The electric power sector is facing an unprecedented workforce crisis in the next five years due to attrition and retirement. more »»

“The Best Dog Story Ever”

January 6, 2012 -Submitted by a News-Herald reader from an email he received with hopes it will boost the adoption efforts of the Tama County Humane Society Shelter in Tama. more »»

Happy New Year

January 1, 2012 ?... more »»

UI President Mason issues open letter about The Atlantic article

December 30, 2011 An open letter to The Atlantic: The opinion piece by Stephen Bloom, a professor at the University of Iowa, has generated considerable statewide and national reactions about Iowa. more »»

The Christmas Story

December 25, 2011 As we approach Christmas and ponder all of the implications of Christ’s birth one of the activities many may engage in prior to the opening of gifts is the reading of the Christmas story. more »»

The greatest gift!

December 24, 2011 Iowans are blessed with two of the greatest gifts that could ever be given – the gift of bountiful and rich natural resources that provide a dynamic social and economic vitality. more »»

Saluting service and sacrifice

December 22, 2011 Iowans will welcome friends and family home for the holidays this month to celebrate the joys of the season together. more »»

Calling all Iowans

December 16, 2011 Iowa's greatest-generation war heroes need your help: 1,000 U.S. World War II veterans die each day. more »»



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