The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

September 6, 2013

LEVINE: Progress section shows area's growth

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The biggest part of becoming a vibrant community is the individuals who help lead. That’s why this year we’ve revamped the Progress section a little, giving a two-page spread each week to eight people who are making a difference in our community.

We are profiling three sectors of individuals — people younger than 40, women and volunteers.

These stories show a different side of the people who are regularly in the news.

Feel free to take an extra few minutes looking through today’s Clinton Herald. No one in the area offers more local stories than we do, and today’s regular newspaper and the Progress section is a culmination of hard work and long hours by the Herald staff to bring readers the best local content possible.

We go through this each year to bring you information on what’s happening in our community and highlight those who are contributing to the growth of our area.

Weekly picks

I got off to a decent start last week at 22-4, with two of my losses being Iowa and Iowa State. That’s the last time I let my heart pick over my head.

The Cyclones were dominated by the Panthers. David Johnson, of Clinton, showed why the Cyclones should have offered him a scholarship, accounting for four touchdowns and adding to his track record of performing great against FBS competition.

Iowa, on the other hand, probably should have won its game, but the Hawks once again found a way to lose, which has become a dominant issue over the last year.

Luckily, I can’t lose with Iowa State again since it is off in preparation for the showdown with Iowa, and I’m pretty sure the Hawks will beat Missouri State.

Like always, feel free to go toe-to-toe with me, and log on to www.clintonherald.com and click on the College Football Sweepstakes. If you do well, you will be in a drawing for a Dick’s Sporting Goods gift certificate.

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