Around 2,000 years ago, a man named Jesus was arrested, accused of misleading the nation and stirring up the people. He was brought before the local authorities for questioning, then led out for the riotous crowd who immediately yelled out, “Crucify Him, crucify Him.” And they did.
In the Feb. 5, 2021, issue of the Summit-Tribune I wrote a piece titled: "Why is public education no longer a priority in Iowa?" I suggested that the motto on the Iowa state quarter, "Foundation in Education," established in 2004, no longer told it like it is.
I agree with John Skipper, Hollywood Land does not seem to be a good choice for Southbridge Mall. However, this is not my main concern. My main concern is just get it done, and here’s why.
Most of you would know that I am a somewhat frequent contributor of Op/Eds to the Forest City Summit.
Rene Abels served as a school board member of the West Hancock School District. In less than six months of starting her term, Covid hit Iowa. By March 2020, the district moved to virtual on-line learning.
Most utility providers were forced to purchase natural gas at much higher prices recently because equipment froze in the South during the polar vortex.
Sadly, I am going to begin by recommending that the motto on the Iowa state quarter, "Foundation in Education," established in 2004, be changed because it doesn't tell it like it is.
After five years of Trump rallies and over 33,000 lies and sleazy rhetoric, am I the only person who wasn't surprised on Jan. 6? I organized my day and watched the actions of the "folks" that Trump invited to the Capitol. No lies there: I saw the tweet on late night TV. The Republicans are f…
As a young boy growing up in the small town of Avoca, Iowa, I acquired an interest in American history and more particularly in our presidents.
What a year it was! Even for people who always see the glass half full, it is hard to think of 2020 in positive terms.
Yes, it goes without saying that 2020 has been a very difficult year for all of us. We all have friends and family members who have been directly impacted by COVID-19 and in some cases we have been victims ourselves.
It has now been around four weeks ago that I tested positive for COVID-19. Both Joan and I had been exposed through contact with our daughter and son-in-law who subsequently tested positive (both are now fully recovered).
We are thankful for the continued support from our communities of Britt and Kanawha. That support comes in many different ways to include tax dollars, volunteers, donations, great employees, attendance at our events, and fundraising.
Local businesses are the cornerstone of our community, and are the definition of loyal. They are the ones we turn to when we need things sponsored, when we need volunteers and when we need a helping hand.
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I am proud to share my reflections on Steve Hepperly in his campaign for sheriff of Winnebago County. I have known the Hepperly family for many years and was fortunate to work with their children in school and church.
Harvest is a busy time in our rural communities as farmers get out in the fields to harvest the year's crop. Harvest also means combines and large farm equipment will be sharing the road with daily commuters. The Winnebago County Farm Bureau would like to remind you to keep a watchful eye ou…
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ aversion to following the science on masks is puzzling.
I am working on a research project and paper to remember North Iowa"s Yesterday's High School Sports Heroes from Britt, Forest City, Thompson and the other high schools in North Iowa.
Q: What is the Great American Outdoors Act?
The dual dynamics of COVID-19, with disproportionate impact on lower income and people of color, and George Floyd’s murder, presents a harsh reckoning with “the truth” this July 4th. The Declaration of Independence second paragraph contains the familiar line we so love to claim:
What’s outside your window?
As I’m sure many of you are, I’m frustrated with politicians and their agendas. If there’s anything we CAN agree on, it’s time for change in Washington, DC.
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 farmers can’t do their part to feed the countr…
You can call it a fluke, luck of the draw, bad luck or whatever but the fact remains that 2020 is not a good year for our young people to graduate from high school. Our seniors are leaving a very important phase of their teen years behind in a way they never expected.