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During April Community College month, I wanted to thank and commend Eastern Iowa Community Colleges for being the foundation for many students. I was one of those students who was given the opportunity to have a place to start my journey to becoming the nurse.


Legislators like me who represent Stateline districts know a little something about what it is like to imagine a better state. Many of the most flawed policies of the State of Illinois stop at our state borders.

Since the pandemic began, disruptions in business activity have varied greatly from region to region, and often from one week to the next, according to the severity of local Covid-19 outbreaks. Unfortunately, many of the official government statistics used to gauge the health of the U.S. eco…

Every year as Hollywood gets ready for the Academy Awards, actors, writers, lyricists, and all the artists and technicians behind the scenes wait to hear their names announced, hoping they will be the ones to take an Oscar home.

The Camanche School Board recently voted to discontinue use of their current school mascot, The Indians. I am presenting a case for a new mascot: The Camanche Beavers.

Iowa farmers are fortunate to have the support of U.S. Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley. Both have long advocated for policies that benefit the agricultural community, so it is no surprise that the two are now working with their colleagues in Congress to advance legislation that will ensu…

THE CONVERSATION – It’s the moment we thought we were all waiting for… or is it? We were cautiously optimistic about the end of the pandemic in view of increasing vaccine availability and decreasing case numbers after the peak in January.


Editor’s Note: April is Community College Month. To celebrate, the Clinton Herald throughout April will publish guest columns from Clinton Community College’s faculty, staff members and students.


The Iowa Department of Revenue this week officially extended the filing and payment deadline to June 1, 2021 for 2020 individual income tax returns and first quarter estimated income tax payments for individuals. The extension does not include business filers and other tax types for individuals.


The past decade has been brutal on value investors. If we simply look at the broad S&P1500 Growth and S&P1500 Value indexes, growth stocks have nearly doubled the returns of value stocks. Some see this as irrational, but the truth is this outperformance has largely been justified by …


April is Community College Month. It’s been an extraordinary year for Clinton Community College. We have navigated the challenges of an ongoing global pandemic and a derecho that hit our service area hard. We have found new ways to deliver our curriculum, and we have continued to help our st…


Well, the principled stand Democrats took against Congress trying to overturn duly certified elections lasted all of a month or two.

Doctors’ Day is an annual recognition event held on March 30, which celebrates our health care providers – and there is no better year than this one to take a moment to say “thank you” to all physicians and providers for their enormous role in battling the COVID-19 pandemic this past year.

The Clinton Islamic Center is planning to hold its second free grocery food item distribution drive-thru on April 3 at the MercyOne North Health Plaza parking lot, 915 13th Ave. North, Clinton, from noon to 1 p.m., 10 days before the start of Ramadan.


Due to the unusual conditions related to the coronavirus pandemic, the due date for individuals to file their 2020 federal income tax returns and make tax payments has been postponed by the IRS from Thursday, April 15, 2021 to Monday, May 17, 2021.

In the last five years I have watched HeroBX Biodiesel in Clinton grow and spur economic growth in the Clinton community. HeroBx Biodiesel supports over 30 jobs, but that is just the beginning.

Last year the federal government spent twice as much on outlays as it received in the form of tax dollars. Due to the pandemic, it was not a small number either as outlays totaled over $7 trillion.


On March 11, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA 2021) was signed into law. This is a $1.9 trillion emergency relief package that includes payments to individuals and funding for federal programs, vaccines and testing, state and local governments, and schools.


Iowa House File 787 creates a butchery innovation and revitalization fund and program within the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The bill previously passed the House Economic Growth Committee with unanimous support and this week has cleared a House Appropriations subcommittee. The bill …

It’s a large, hulking structure that sits on the corner of Sixth Avenue South and Second Street in downtown Clinton.

DEAR READERS: March 17 is a day to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Born in the 4th century, in Roman Britain, Patrick was taken captive by Irish pirates at the age of 16. He turned to God and Christianity and escaped. He returned to Ireland in 432 as a missionary. When he…

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently had an EKG that showed first-degree heart block and “inferior infarct, age undetermined.” What does that mean? What should I do to make sure it doesn’t get worse? I will be seeing a cardiologist in a few months to get an exercise stress echo. What is that? — C.P.

DEAR DR. ROACH: About two weeks ago, I received the vaccine for COVID-19. By the next day I had a great deal of pain in the shoulder area where the vaccine was administered. For about five days, I could barely lift my arm. It is still sore but the pain is subsiding, and I can now fully raise…

Dear Readers: The issue of dealing with a narcissist in the family struck a chord and prompted a number of letters offering insights and advice. Most were pretty disheartening because narcissists rarely change. Here are two interesting ones:

House File 712 passed the Iowa House this week with bipartisan support and provides for a child care incentive for developers to construct more child care centers. The bill creates a workforce child care facility tax credit for the developer of a new or rehabilitated child care facility. Thi…

This is a message for all the dog owners who walk their dogs and do not clean up their doo-doo. I walk my small dog around the area of 13th Avenue South, South 12th Street, and 11th Avenue South from South 14th Street to Briar Cliff Lane.

Hello! My name is Kyle Huebner and I’m the owner of KT3 Fitness in downtown Fulton, Illinois. I am reaching out to you because we would like help getting the word out about an upcoming bone marrow donor signup drive-thru for an organization called Be the Match.

As a new monthly column author, I am certain we will share many lighthearted topics along the way, but for my first column I am compelled to write about a topic at top of mind for me personally right now, suicide prevention.

Looking on the bright side, which is usually irrational but occasionally justifiable, the debate about raising the federal minimum wage to $15 is mildly encouraging evidence that moderately sensible policymaking is again possible.

Thank you to the Clinton and Jackson County communities for your vote of support for the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ bond referendum. This vote demonstrates our shared vision to extend opportunities to Eastern Iowans.


Recent volatility in the stock market, especially in many of the popular growth names, has a lot of investors considering whether they should be adjusting their portfolios.

With overwhelming approval from residents in the Eastern Iowa Community College district – and after years of planning and coordinated effort on the part of local school districts – the dream of a regional career and tech center is coming true.

Iowa Workforce Development sent out some information last week regarding their Future Ready Iowa Summer Internship program that I wanted to share with all of you.

DEAR ANNIE: I attend a small church where the congregation does not exceed 12 members. So on any given Sunday, there are at least nine of us in attendance, including the pastor and first lady. We follow the government recommended COVID-19 social distance guidelines.

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