The Clinton Bowling Association is holding a fundraiser to raise money to bring the linear accelerator to Mercy Hospital. The linear accelerator is the cancer-fighting machine that will target and kill cancer cells with great accuracy. The current machine has been in use for 14 years and thi…

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I am a former patient at Mercy Oncology Center. Throughout my entire 42 visits to the Center, the personnel were extremely uplifting people to work with at a very stressful time. With the expertise of all the staff during my visits I was very comfortable even though the accelerator had a few…

As a long time resident of Clinton, I have felt moved to be part of a positive change in our city. As an individual, the level of change I can produce is minimal. Pastor Clark Olson-Smith shared with me his belief that "organization creates opportunities." By expanding on that central theme,…

On Nov. 19, the city of Clinton Human Rights Commission will present some citizen of Clinton the commission's Human Rights Award for 2018.

Over the last few years we have had the opportunity to work with Norlin Mommsen on completing Highway 30 across Iowa. This has been a very challenging task and Norlin has stepped up to the challenge.

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I could go on and on about Patrick Mahomes being by far the most consistent fantasy football quarterback on a consistent basis, but I just can't get over the top-10 quarterbacks from week 6. 

On Oct. 21, a 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk is going to happen in our community. Not that a run/walk is special in itself, but how and why the event is happening is pretty special.

Democrats suffered a stinging loss in the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and have concluded that the constitutional system is to blame.

When I was a little girl I was told that when the leaves turned colors in the fall, it was because a little elf named Jack Frost flew from tree to tree on the first really cold nights of fall and painted the trees red, yellow and orange.

I never anticipated lasting more than two years at the Clinton Herald when I joined the team as an Associate Editor a decade ago.

The Hospital Medicine is a new medical phenomenon that which has taken wide acceptance throughout the world. It is a new phenomenon that has a spread throughout the United States as well. It is the fastest growing specialty in the history of medicine. There are more than 50,000 hospitalists …

I read the other day that the state of Iowa finished the year with a surplus. Thanks to financial responsibility, Iowa has some money to help less fortunate. This is how the federal state and local governments are to be run. Without extra money you can’t help anyone.

This is the condensed sermon that my brother, Paul R. Willis Jr., gave at the Camanche First Baptist Church, where he preached from 2009 to 2015, when he retired. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma in September 2017 and passed away in April 2018. He and I had numerous talks about this partic…

Brett Kavanaugh gave high-profile testimony that very few people seem to have paid attention to in any detail.

A couple of months ago I wrote about the authenticity of online reviews of products and services. A major problem with these reviews I described was a thriving cottage industry of fake review writers who get paid by sketchy merchants to write positive reviews, which appear on various website…

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), such as divorce and neglect, have a tremendous impact on a person’s future. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue. ACES have been linked to:

Patti Robinson is uniquely qualified to continue the work started by Senator Rita Hart in the Iowa Senate chamber. Having been raised on a farm in Iowa, she understands the value of hard work. More, she grasps the fact that agriculture is the basis of a strong economy for this state. When fa…

I spend hours each week around the best of the best in our area. We discuss important information and ideas. We grieve together when tragedies occur. We work on numerous projects and volunteer for activities in our communities. We champion small victories, share good stories, and invest time…

I read with great interest a Letter to the Editor on September 21st calling for voters to get rid of current judges by voting no at their next retention vote.

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Brett Kavanaugh may have saved his Supreme Court confirmation with one of the most memorable statements in modern congressional history.

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