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Eliminating blind spots of other vehicles around you is one of the best ways to minimize being involved in a crash. Yet I am amazed at the number of drivers I see every day on the roadways that I can prove have no idea of who or what is in their blind spot. How do I know this, you may ask?

The end-of-year/New Year holidays seem to whiplash us from one extreme to the other: eat, drink and be merry vs. the customary New Year’s resolutions: reduce social media, reduce weight, and embrace a plant-based diet.

A year and a half ago, I was watching our grandson play with his friends on the playground at Eagle Heights Elementary during the Bring a Friend to Read event. As I watched him play, I noticed a couple children in wheelchairs watching from a distance as their friends played. I remember think…

December – it’s the season to be in a hurry! With this year’s late Thanksgiving, we have fewer days to prepare for the Christmas holidays.

As the director of a long-time social service agency, the leader of an all-volunteer community group committed to sharing essential life resources with the homeless and needy as well as the pastor of a local church, I daily experience the huge, overwhelming needs of the many, many individual…

It may be difficult to see, but there are many in our community that struggle on a daily basis with the very basic of needs. Whether it be wondering when their next meal is going to be, how to get to work that day or where they will find shelter for the night, these basic needs that some of …

It wasn’t my original intent to endorse a candidate for the Iowa Caucus this early. However, I couldn’t sit back any longer while the most viable candidate in a nation-wide election is kept off the debate stage and out of scrutiny of those who should consider Montana Governor Steve Bullock t…

My name is Highland Nichols I have been active in Clinton County and Iowa Democratic politics for many years.

The Clinton Franciscans recognize the inherent sacredness and dignity of all. Every person has a right to an adequate income, safe and affordable housing, food security, affordable health care, and quality education.

On Oct 10 you did a write-up on Midwest Pets For Life TNR program and referenced the Clinton Humane society in it. The three-year contract the city signed with CHS has nothing to do with that program or Midwest Pets For Life!! In fact, CHS is turning away animals from their shelter and refer…

Have you been at a Democratic caucus and wondered what was going on and why did it take so long to get registered and then wait for the action to begin?

The City of Clinton needs younger folks to step forward and become involved in city government. While I appreciate the fact that we have had someone new toss his hat in the ring for mayor of Clinton, I do not believe that jumping into the deep end of the pool before learning to swim is a good idea.

From military cemeteries in France, the Pacific and United States, our freedoms have a cost of young lives. When you see a veteran, being from the “greatest generation” to veterans from the new generation, say thank you to them for what they have done for our freedom and lives. Even the pres…

For more than 20 years, the YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence – a global movement with YWCAs around the world to end violence against women and girls. From Oct. 14 to 18, YWCAs throughout the U.S. hold events, share information and stories, advocate, and more …

Bernie Holtkamp, Marty Jahn, Neil Rickertsen and Tom Klahn make the best barbecue pork you’ve ever tasted. They do it out of their love for barbecue and dedication to Camanche, Clinton, DeWitt, and the surrounding area. They have served as the barbecue “masters” of the United Way of Clinton …

As an Iowan who began farming over 30 years ago, I realize that dealing with down markets and uncertain weather is part of the job. Many factors important to a successful crop can be completely out of our hands. However, a bureaucratic agency in Washington, D.C. should not be one of them.

Three Democratic candidates for president, Julian Castro, Cory Booker and Marianne Williamson, have declared support for the idea of slavery reparations. A number of others have said they’d vote for a bill sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee to create a Commission to Study and Develop Repar…

Paying tribute to great people in one’s life never goes out of style, but Fulton’s community foundation, FACE, has a challenge match underway that makes it a particularly beneficial time to honor someone important or to remember someone dearly missed.

The Clinton High School Athletic Booster Club would like to thank the Clinton County Development Association for generously contributing to the funding of recent improvement projects that were put in place throughout the 2018-2019 athletic seasons.

Are you aware that vaping has become an epidemic among teens? While the rate of teen cigarette smoking is going down, the number of teenagers who are vaping is rising rapidly, and the truth about vaping health risks is becoming apparent.

Over a century ago, as the lumber mills were being removed from Clinton's riverfront, it was a stroke of genius that the construction of Riverfront Park started.

I was shocked and very disappointed to read the August 29 edition of the Clinton Herald stating that the Clinton City Council has scheduled a public hearing on September 10 to sell a portion of Riverview Park property to a Cedar Falls company called Merge for commercial/residential property …

At the end of the last school year, I received letters and emails from students who were tasked with contacting a local legislator and advocating for an issue that is important to them. One was from Blake Peterson, a fifth grade student in Mrs. Twist’s class at Northeast Community School Dis…

The year was 1919. Notice how the numbers repeat themselves? In that very special year Congress established an Act To Establish The Grand Canyon National Park, The Barnum and Bailey Circus merged with Ringling Brothers Circus, Harry Houdini stared in “The Grim Game,” and The Treaty of Versai…

Thank you Nelson Corp. for sponsoring the fabulous Clinton Area Showboat Theatre production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."

In January, legislation was introduced in Congress that would prohibit any president of the United States from conducting a “first-use nuclear strike,” unless such an attack had been authorized by a prior declaration of war by Congress.

When Senator Joni Ernst first ran for the U.S. Senate she said she was going “to make them squeal.” Who has she made squeal since she went to Washington? Iowans.

After the winter and spring we have had thus far, I cannot think of a better way to get out of the house, enjoy some sunshine, and support our community! The time has come for the annual KROS 1340 AM Golf Outing.

As you have been walking along the Clinton river front, you may have noticed red in the sidewalk cracks. This is red sand placed by the Human Trafficking Coalition.

Senator Joni Ernst recently came to town as part of her 99-county tour of Iowa. I was one of the 60 or so folks who came to Clinton Middle School to listen, ask questions and listen again.

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