https://www.opinion-tribune.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Glenwood girls 14th at state cross country https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-girls-14th-state-cross-country <img src="https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/girls_xc_start.jpg" alt="The Glenwood girls finished in 14th place in the team standings at the Iowa State Cross Country Meet Saturday in Fort Dodge." title="The Glenwood girls finished in 14th place in the team standings at the Iowa State Cross Country Meet Saturday in Fort Dodge." align="left" hspace="6" width="100" height="85" /><p> FORT DODGE - The Glenwood girls placed 14th as a team at the Iowa State Cross Country Meet Saturday in Fort Dodge.</p> <p> The Rams finished with 294 points. Dubuque Wahlert was the team champion with 72 points. The Rams trailed only 13th place finisher Denison among Hawkeye 10 teams.</p> <p> Glenwood girls coach Jeff Janssen said prior to state he thought his team had a shot at matching their eighth place ranking in the team finish. While the Rams came up a little short of that projection, Janssen said his team more than lived up to his expectations.</p> Young Glenwood Man Gave His Life At Pearl Harbor https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/young-glenwood-man-gave-his-life-pearl-harbor <img src="https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/robert_jackson.jpg" alt="Robert Woods Jackson" title="Robert Woods Jackson" align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p> <em><strong>EDITOR&#39;S NOTE - </strong>With today marking the 75th anniversary of the Empire of Japan&rsquo;s attack on Pearl Harbor, we honor the service and memory of Robert Woods Jackson - Mills County&rsquo;s first casualty of World War II. It&rsquo;s a story we&#39;ve shared before and one we should never forget.</em><br /> <br /> Grassley A Prominent Lawmaker https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/grassley-prominent-lawmaker <p> With Senator Grassley&rsquo;s 99 county tour stopping through this week, I would like to take the opportunity to advocate for policies to benefit our state with one of the most powerful people in the Senate.</p> City Leaders Hoping To Regain Public Trust https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/city-leaders-hoping-regain-public-trust <img src="https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/joef.jpg" alt="Editor Joe Foreman" title="Editor Joe Foreman" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> Financially speaking, it&rsquo;s been a tough year at City Hall.</p> <p> The city administrator and elected leaders have been the subject of public criticism and skepticism since findings of an audit report released in January identified a nearly $300,000 deficit in the city of Glenwood&rsquo;s general fund account and several shortcomings in the city&rsquo;s day-to-day financial practices.</p> Who's Asking For Your Vote? https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/whos-asking-your-vote <p> The election is next Tuesday, November 4th, and the importance of paying &nbsp;<br /> close attention to who is asking for your vote cannot be understated.</p> Writing Miss Daisy https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/writing-miss-daisy <img src="https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/daisy.jpg" alt="Daisy Hutzell-Rodman" title="Daisy Hutzell-Rodman" align="left" hspace="6" width="76" height="85" /><p> By Daisy Hutzell Rodman</p> <p> In early January 2006 I dropped by the desk of my friend and editor Howard K. Marcus as he shoved on his jacket. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m late for a meeting at the Press Club!&rdquo; he exclaimed.</p> <p> &ldquo;You belong to the Omaha Press Club?&rdquo; I asked. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve wanted to join for years.&rdquo;</p> <p> This was true. In late fall 1998, Wade and I sat in bar chatting with the people around us.</p> <p> &ldquo;Where do you work?&rdquo; I asked someone.</p> Outside the Box: Glimpsing the garage sale psyche https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/outside-box-glimpsing-garage-sale-psyche <p> Since I was a child I&rsquo;ve always liked garage sales.</p> <p> I can&rsquo;t really explain why, other than I really like a good deal and I&rsquo;m a bit of a snoop.</p> <p> Let me explain that last part.</p> <p> Rummaging through other&rsquo;s peoples garage sale items &ndash; those old rollers skates, that cat print sweatshirt, a ThighMaster caked in dust &ndash; is a bit like being a detective sifting through evidence. It&rsquo;s a glimpse into the psyche of a person. You can tell a lot about a person by what they sell and how much they sell it for.</p> Talking Soil, Water Quality https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/talking-soil-water-quality <p>