Editorials



Sometimes it really does take a village

As we are busy investigating our local Community Champions, digging up all the good things our neighbors are doing in our communities, organizations and groups in Dallas, Falls City, Independence and Monmouth are putting the finishing touches on plans to host Santa and light trees.

November 29, 2017 noon read more..


Keep safety in mind as holidays approach

Whether you choose to hit the shops on Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, or sit in your pajamas and search for deals online through Cyber Monday, holiday shopping means opportunities to brighten the day of a loved one.

November 22, 2017 noon read more..
     

Newspapers keep you out of the dark

What a somber start to the month, with multiple deaths in Polk County from car accidents, as reported in last week’s paper, to a mass shooting in Las Vegas that affects us all as we mourn with victims and their loved ones, to communities still recovering from massive hurricanes.

October 4, 2017 12:43 p.m. read more..
 

It’s better to ask

We’re in the business of asking questions. Sometimes, those questions are hard ones, and, honestly, we often know the answer before we ask. But we still have to ask.

September 20, 2017 noon read more..