Well, this is it; this is my final edition of “Minutes With The Mayor.”
On October 26, I attended the Governor’s Opioid Summit in Des Moines. Medical, substance abuse and legal experts were present to discuss possible solutions to the growing opioid epidemic claiming so many lives in America and Iowa.
When I think back on some of the city accomplishments over the past two years, I can’t help but think that many probably have gone unnoticed by the general public.
A Page 2 article in last Tuesday’s edition caused me to have one of those, “Wow! I didn’t see that coming,” moments.
Fall is officially here and soon it will be time for Mother Nature to show off her beautiful colors. This is always one of my favorite times of year (really I can probably find favorite moments in each season but I’m partial to cooler temperatures and football season).
Improving Iowa’s water quality is not accomplished by one individual or one farmer’s effort; we need to continue to collaborate with other individuals and institutions in order to keep making progress in our water quality efforts, as we each have a role to play. The Iowa Nutrient Reduction S…
I wrote last week about working with the Donna Reed Foundation to put together a short Halloween-themed movie during October, so I thought I’d share some of the things you may or may not know about how films are made.
True story. As a member of the Rush Lake Peppy Pals 4-H Club in Palo Alto County, I made it through 10 years without ever having any livestock, animals, or other agricultural projects. We lived in town, and didn’t have anywhere to house animals.
Two years ago, I worked with the Donna Reed Foundation to schedule a Halloween-themed night of short films. We called the program “Mutant Martian Movie Madness” because “Free Halloween Movies” didn’t have much of a ring to it and “Sundance” was taken.
Pre-event publicity about the annual Tri City BBQ Fest in Denison often mentions staff from the Chamber & Development Council of Crawford County (CDC), who are in charge of organizing the event.
More than 25 years ago a pastor who was speaking at a church conference said something that I often think about: “You have to meet people where they’re at.”
There comes a time in your life where you have to make certain decisions that you know will affect your future, let alone the possibility of affecting those around you. Well, for me that time has arrived. It is getting very close to the time to take out the required papers and get the needed…
I read a lot of paperback books when I was a kid. I remember being able to buy books for a dollar each at the Candy Kitchen, which is where I’m fairly sure I bought a paperback collection of short stories called The Golden Apples of the Sun, by Ray Bradbury. He was one of my favorite authors.
As Americans, we often like to think of ourselves as we were during World War II. The sides in that war were very clear. We didn’t join the war until we were attacked by Japan and war was declared on us by Germany in December 1941. We marshalled our resources and geared up for war on a scale…
In the very near future we could be entering what could be a “potentially” dangerous season, the Independence Day holiday. The state legislature has now passed legislation that makes it legal to sell and discharge fireworks in Iowa. While I love fireworks, I am very apprehensive of the “pote…
I was going to address mothers a bit in my last article but yielded to a request to reach out to our May graduates instead. Since Father’s Day falls in June, I’d like to take this opportunity to reach out to mothers and fathers at the same time.
At the May 22 Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) Board of trustees meeting, CCMH President and CEO Bill Bruce spent a significant amount of time contradicting part of a news report from KCAU-TV, in Sioux City, and the claim that CCMH had to be forced to release details of the Carole Ch…