Recent Columns

  • Poolman: Dispatchers deserve recognition, too

    What I love about having a column is being able to describe what so many people do in the community to make it a better place. This includes local fir ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Waddingham: A valuable lesson of perspective from Princess Lacey

    The miles of trials we face some weeks are more of an uphill battle than others. Since Thursday I ha ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Paulsen: Summer is going on in the South

    I attended a newspaper conference in Orlando, Fla., this past week. The meeting was at the Coronado Springs resort on the Disney property.
    April 16, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Poolman: Progress made to equal rights

    Last week, I found a story written by an employee of Al Jazeera America, an international broadcaster headquartered in Qatar, titled “Former President ...
    April 3, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • Waddingham: The challenge of learning when to unplug

    As a journalist, I was a latecomer to the smart phone technology craze. It wasn't until my junior year of college that I traded in my old flip phone f ...
    April 2, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • Wilson: Dorothy, do you have an April Fools’ joke?

    I struggled to fall asleep Monday evening. I place initial blame on Chris Martin — lead singer for t ...
    April 2, 2014 - 12:59 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Should the Veishea celebrations in Ames be cancelled indefinitely?