Lori Copler

07/27/2016 - 3:04pm
The reports are coming so often that we are becoming enured to them. A truck driver plows through a crowd in Nice, France, killing scores of people. A gunman goes on a rampage in Germany, killing nine at a shopping mall. Each time there is a mass killing, whether on U.S. soil or abroad, our nation launches into a renewed and more heated debate about gun control. A man plows through a crowd...
07/20/2016 - 10:33am
Rain, a need to move water and sewer services and an unexpected encounter with a coal bin wall has put McLeod County’s jail expansion project a little behind schedule, the County Board heard Tuesday morning. Larry Filippi and Sam Lauer of Contegrity, the construction management firm, gave an update on the project. Filippi said the coal...
07/20/2016 - 10:31am
The Rev. Dale Baker has a simple mission for Lighthouse Church, located west of Plato on Highway 212: to make it known as a congregation “that has a right relationship with God.” Baker, who has been with the church since May, said he is “all about relationships, especially a relationship with our Lord, Jesus. My philosophy of...
07/13/2016 - 9:50am
A couple of snags at the state level have put the city of Stewart’s $3.7 million utility and street improvement project on hold, probably until next year. The Stewart City Council discussed options for proceeding Monday night after learning that it would not receive grant funding because the state Legislature did not pass a bonding bill,...
07/13/2016 - 9:49am
The Brownton City Council accepted the resignation of a part-time police officer and hired another part timer at its July 5 meeting. Part-time officer Brandon Traxler has resigned, and the City Council voted to hire Kenny Peterson as a new part-time officer. Peterson will complement the police department’s part-time police chief, Ken...
07/13/2016 - 9:45am
People, particularly in this area, have a strong aversion to government mandates. And with good reason — many times they ended up costing us more than the benefits they provide. But sometimes, we don’t mind so much when the government steps into our lives, especially if it involves protecting our lives and those of our loved ones....
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