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It’s amazing to think how quickly 2018 has come and gone. It has been another great year for the Clarinda Chamber and the community as a whole. We are just at the beginning of one of our busier times of year and I want to take a moment go over the Chamber’s Holiday Season.

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On behalf of the Clarinda Foundation Board of Directors and staff I want to encourage you to spend some time with us this Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3:00 p.m. The Clarinda Sings choir members and directors have devoted a considerable amount of time in order to bring you the 24th Annual Clarinda Sing…

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A new report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration found that drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying daily.

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The county’s plan to keep all of its departments in adequate, county-owned property will have a bigger ending than what it is going through now.

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The first 60 days have flown by.  My goal for the first 30 days was to immerse myself in the community and learn the culture.  That was easy to do.  Businesses welcomed me with tours of their facilities. Every trip to get a cup of coffee or groceries was an opportunity to meet someone new. I…

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Clarinda Mayor Lisa Hull and council member Jeff McCall were right in hoping some money could be set aside sooner for street repairs.

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A new study conducted by Harvard researchers suggests that ramping up wind power in America, which currently provides about 6.3 percent of the country’s electricity, would also raise the nation’s temperatures.

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Last weekend I was at my parents in Colorado for a family matter.

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Reckless words from Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. illustrate a disturbing problem in American politics — the demand for politics to be all-out, bare-knuckles brawling. Falwell recently tweeted:

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That darn fake news we’ve heard more about the past few years isn’t going away. It’s just taking a different look.

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A big thank you goes toward the Lied Public Library and director Andrew Hoppmann for having the Theodore Roosevelt re-enactor a few weeks ago. It was a great way to end the library’s year of providing scheduled entertainment.

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By Dexter Golinghorst, Maysville, Iowa, President, University of Iowa Graduate and Professional Student Government

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I can’t thank you all enough for the support during our transition to Shenandoah.

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Over an August weekend, the Democratic Party approved a series of reforms to its presidential nominating process, including one step that has gotten a lot of coverage and one that has gotten almost none. But it’s the latter that suggests we might be moving away from one of the most awful and…

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Protecting the integrity of Iowa’s elections is the number one priority for my office. We work every day to ensure clean and fair elections across the state of Iowa and to protect the system from those who would like to undermine it. We are also dedicated to encouraging every eligible Iowan …

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America’s opioid crisis has shifted. As Congress and the White House have dawdled, the overdose death toll has continued its steady climb - reaching more than 49,000 in 2017, an increase of nearly 7,000 over the previous year, itself a record-breaker. But the primary agent of death is no lon…

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Clarinda Cross Country knows how Iowa State and Nebraska football feels. Just as bad weather cancelled or ended the Cyclones and ‘Huskers season-opening games Saturday, Sept. 1, rain cancelled the annual Clarinda cross country meet Tuesday, Sept. 4.

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On the front page of the Dec. 29, 1932, Clarinda Journal there is the story explaining the creation of The Clarinda Herald-Journal.

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One of the major roles of the Chamber of Commerce is to promote the Clarinda community and the many events taking place each year. Great community events such as the Southwest Iowa Band Jamboree and the Craft Carnival attract thousands of visitors to Clarinda. These “signature” events are wh…

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Regulation is a needed part of modern life. Government rules are appropriate to protect public health and safety, for example. At the same time, lawmakers and government agencies need to be mindful not to overburden citizens and businesses with too heavy a load.

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There has been considerable debate recently about improving the educational system in Iowa.

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The Iowa Supreme Court informed the state’s election officials Aug. 10 they cannot implement several absentee voting requirements in a new voter ID law until a challenge to the new law can be heard at trial.

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Where are you Fred Hubbell?

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My high school yearbook staff gave each year’s book a theme. For my senior year, the theme was based on the improvements made to Main Street, arguably the most popular street in town.

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Wikipedia defines economic development as the process by which a nation improves the economic, political, and social well-being of its people. There are 12 community leaders that have accepted the service opportunity to focus on economic development in Clarinda, Iowa.

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Some people can predict the future.