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.

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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.

After reading about the coverage of Sen. Ernst's visit to Clinton on Monday, I would like to address on a comment made by one of the attendees. No Mr. Van Zee,the Democrats are not party that is interested only in obstruction.

With summer now upon us, many of us think back fondly on our summer escapades. We counted down the days until school let out for summer break, and we planned how we would spend our entire summer with our friends. Images of tree forts, lemonade stands, backyard camping, swimming pools, and sl…

Kudos to the Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center director, board and the many volunteers who made a wonderful experience for everyone who came to Felix Adler Day and explored all there is to do at this wonderful museum.

The Fulton Kiwanis Club provided a food booth during Felix Adler Day, with all the proceeds being donated to the Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center in Clinton. The mission of Kiwanis is "To Serve the Children of the World." Discovery Center Director Sarah Lind, the Board of Directors an…

I plan to donate my time and efforts on refurbishing the "Welcome to Lyons Shopping District" mural at the corner of Main Avenue and North Second Street at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (rain date will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday June 29).

Last year, I submitted a letter to the Clinton Herald introducing the newly formed group Hope In Action. The individuals participating in this team are motivated by their faith values to enact changes in the City of Clinton to improve the lives of all citizens. The overall goal is to strive …

Friday, June 7, the first Friday of June, is Salvation Army Donut Day. On June 7, local Salvation Army volunteers will be delivering donuts to our brave first responders throughout the Clinton community. Where did the donuts come from? Why do we do this?

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful staff at Bluff Elementary School. Since March, I have volunteered in my grandson's first grade classroom. My schedule there has been irregular.

A truth that has been hammered into me since I was an undergraduate majoring in speech at UNI is that the meaning of words is in people and not in the word itself. This implies that the idea(s) that what a word symbolizes can change. I would like to provide an example of this change for two …

Dear Mr. Mayor, City Council, City Attorney and Iowa HSUS Representative Preston Moore,

Education is one of three impacts areas the United Way of Clinton County, Iowa focuses on. These focuses help create a strong and sustainable community. United Way's educational goal is to ensure that youth gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials in order to be prepared for the workforce…

With all of the violence, shootings and the wars, it all seems to never stop.

I’d like to ask your readers: Do you stutter? Do you know someone who does? Most people do. More than 3 million Americans and 70 million people across the globe stutter, but sadly it is still quite misunderstood. Help us change that.

A March 25 television program about 9/11 brought back so many heart-wrenching memories. It was about firefighters losing one of their own.

Thank you for a great article on Wild Bob’s Big Show on April 29. It captures the Finch Fund’s purpose and mission very well. Thanks also to all Herald staff for the fantastic support that you’ve shown us, starting with a great article on our president, Greg Fier, by Winona Whitaker a few we…

Global experts predict that, in the coming decade, the failure to mitigate and adapt to climate change will be the most dangerous risk communities face. Specifically, that risk includes rising seas, more severe weather, dirtier air, and food and water crises. Our military and national securi…

On Saturday, April 27, KT3 Fitness in downtown Fulton hosted a benefit for local Fulton High School athlete Trae VanZuiden and his family in an attempt to alleviate the stress of medical bills. Trae was recently diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and had been receiving chemotherap…

The staff and I at United Way of Clinton County, Iowa would like to thank to community for participating in our Flowers Just Because fundraiser on April 24. We were able to distribute just over 400 bouquets of spring flowers in two hours. We could not have done so without our fantastic volun…

I went to Paul's Discount yesterday, and there were very few parking spots available. I found the items I needed, then just wandered the crowded aisles for a bit. Reminiscing.

On Thursday, April 11th we had the pleasure of attending the Kyle Ketelsen performance at Clinton High School Vernon Cook Theatre. An outstanding evening of vocal and musical entertainment thanks to Kyle Ketelsen, Clinton High School choirs, jazz band and members of the orchestra.

Legislation currently being considered by the Iowa Legislature would hinder the ability of local elected officials to make budget decisions to fund the programs and services their constituents depend on and desire. House File 773 would place an arbitrary 2% annual growth limitation on proper…

When I saw the headline in the Clinton Herald "Feral cat plans forwarded," I immediately thought "Oh no! They're going to round them up and kill them!"

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends reading to children from birth. A large body of research has shown children exposed to books at a young age have stronger vocabulary, literacy, attention spans and concentration, and they are better prepared for school. MRIs taken while preschool…

Sure, my grandmother would readily recognize the iconic Andrew Carnegie building that has been the Clinton Public Library for the last 115 years, but once inside, she would find a whole new world.

Home Base Iowa is a program designed to connect veterans and transitioning service members with Clinton County-based employers. It’s estimated that 200,000 men and women transition out of active duty service each year. These individuals are trained using state-of-the-art technology, come equ…

This is National Library Week. For many, the term “library” brings to mind a picture of walls filled with books. However, I challenge you this week to visit the Clinton Public Library and experience its transformation into a 21st-century learning center.

The Muslim community has been inundated with an outpouring of love, sympathy, support and condolence in the wake of New Zealand shooting.

On behalf of the team that put together the Kayla Fuegen Sellers benefit, I’d like to offer a big, heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped with the benefit, provided donations, and attended the benefit event on March 2 at Gil’s Ballroom.

How does a team show class and respect to their opponent and sport? Is it shaking your opponent's hand? Losing with grace? Winning with respect? Or is it something more?

Recent letters to the editor have promoted universal medicare coverage for all. The last major change had promised that you could keep your doctor, and it would provide dramatic reduction of the cost of medical care. This did not work on either issue.

I may be fairly unique for someone who went to college and med school in the 1960s and 1970s in that I have never used any drugs, including marijuana, and never intend to. However, looking at the reliable information available concerning the pros and cons of marijuana use, I find there is a …

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