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How to get and keep women’s attention and support

June 12, 2014 There is a lot of talk these days about the importance of the women’s vote for the 2014 election. more »»

The drive to destroy

June 5, 2014 While the word “delete” means “remove,” did you know that deleting files from your computer’s storage device doesn’t generally remove them? That’s important, because computer storage devices often... more »»

Iowans want to age in place

June 4, 2014 Our nation is aging at a dramatic rate, just as it grew at a dramatic rate between 1946 and 1964 with the birth of the Baby Boomer generation. Currently, Iowa is ranked by the U.S. more »»

On hearing Messiaen in Greenfield, Iowa

June 1, 2014 Olivier Messiaen’s 1941 Quartet for the End of Time is not often played for audiences, even in the largest and most sophisticated musical markets. It’s more than 45 minutes long. more »»

Quality-of-life investments boost economy, Middle Cass

May 31, 2014 Iowa’s great quality of life is bolstered by a variety of arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities make daily life more enjoyable — and they’re good for our economy. more »»

Help fellow Iowans fight the battle with ALS

May 21, 2014 Each year, around 60 Iowans are diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and given just two to five years to live. more »»

The Iowa Veterans Home stands ready to serve

May 18, 2014 May 11-17 is National Nursing Home Week. more »»

National Police Week honors dedicated professionals

May 11, 2014 On May 11-17, the Marshalltown Police Department will be celebrating National Police Week. May 15 is National Police Officer Memorial Day. more »»

Honoring our loved ones at the Marshalltown Public Library

May 11, 2014 Each year the Marshalltown Public Library receives donations from community members to honor their friends and families. more »»

Funding the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund

May 5, 2014 In recent years, I have become acutely aware of the role agriculture plays in the nutrient overload of Iowa’s waterway. more »»

Business and education: An alliance required for success

April 20, 2014 Preparing America’s 21st century workforce to stay the most competitive in the world is an issue that can only be successful if community leaders get heavily involved in education. more »»

Farmers engaged in Iowa Water Quality Initiative

April 19, 2014 Many Iowa farm fields are turning green earlier than normal this spring as a rapidly growing number of farmers are using cover crops to help better protect the soil and water they depend on to make... more »»

Disaster assistance signup for farmers underway

April 18, 2014 Over the past several years, livestock producers have suffered through long-term drought, blizzards and other extreme weather-related disasters. more »»

Iowa needs the National Guard

April 6, 2014 Iowans look out for one another when disaster strikes—it’s something my parents taught me and something I’ve tried to instill in my kids. more »»

We need Congress to fix the FOIA

April 1, 2014 The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a critical law for making sure the public has a fighting chance to get copies of records the government might not want it to see. more »»

Read the book — see the movie

March 30, 2014 Hollywood has time and time again found their newest blockbuster on the shelves of your local library. This year has a number of eagerly awaited novels to screen transformations. more »»

Strengthening Iowa’s higher education legacy

March 28, 2014 If you want to prepare for the future you should take a good look at the past. more »»

 
 
 

 

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