In the coming days, many of us will be receiving a pandemic-triggered check from the government. What are you going to do with yours? If your job doesn’t exist because of the pandemic or your business has been shuttered, you most likely need this money, but many of the rest of us don’t – so …

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The responses to my last letter to the editor have been rather amusing. I can’t really say I didn’t expect some of it, because so many people resort to attacking the messenger when they can’t address the message. However, I must say you have all failed – miserably.

Please help me discern how I could do the most good. Say that I have $10,000 of disposable income yearly with which to help people. Would I get more bang for my buck if I:

We have a crisis but it’s not the one you think we have. Yes, we have a serious health crisis but what we have that is hurting the U.S. even more is the fact our government doesn’t want to work together.

“Who would have known” or a similar phrase is often heard from President Trump when he finally recognizes something that is common knowledge to most of us.

Too many people look to place blame for the spread of COVID-19 on President Trump, with the idea put in their mind that he did not act fast enough.

We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service know that families come in all shapes and sizes, and that’s true for wildlife too. Meet Valor I, Valor II and Starr, a breeding trio of bald eagles that live along the Mississippi River in Illinois. For several years, fans from all over the world have…


The high cost of childcare is often a major problem for many families struggling to get by. Oftentimes, one parent is forced to stay at home and take care of children, not by choice but due to the unaffordable costs of day care. This forces many Iowans out of the workforce at a time when bus…


CLINTON — Among the events scheduled for the Clinton History Club in March is the tour of Central Fire Station, 344 Third Ave. South, set for March 19.

On behalf of the Clinton County Republication Central Committee we would like to congratulate President Donald Trump on the overwhelming support in this year’s Iowa caucus.


As a board member of the Clinton County Development Association, I recently had the opportunity to hear about the latest technology available in breathing apparatus for firefighters. Goose Lake Fire Department was asking to use some of their remaining grant funds in order to purchase a new a…

Less than four years ago this reader was fed up with the daily barrage of pro-Democratic opinions published in the Clinton Herald prior to the 2016 election.

I am a senior citizen. My investment in schools is an investment in my home’s sale value. At the cost of a pizza or two a year, that’s a great bargain.

The problems encountered by the residents of Fourth Avenue South are prevalent, to some degree, throughout this community. It is a symptom of a system that does not value accountability. There is plenty that each of us can do to reverse this trend.

You have seen the rate of those unemployed for 3 months is at historic lows. The unemployment for 6 months is twice the 3 months’ rate and the 12-month rate is double digits.

When civil war first gripped Syria in 2011, the country had a population roughly equivalent to New York state. Since then, the conflict has displaced more than half of its people and created the largest refugee population in the world.

Fifty million Chinese locked down. Fifteen countries affected. Three confirmed cases in the U.S.. These dramatic headlines announce one more pandemic caused by our abuse of animals.

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.

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William F. Schwartz age 45 of Clinton died Friday, March 27, 2020 in Clinton. Cremation rites were accorded. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Suzanne E. Petersen age 74 of Clinton died Tuesday March 31, 2020 at Eagle Point Nursing Home in Clinton. Cremation rites will be accorded. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.