Ottumwa-born Chric Canny, who lived in Fairfield for 20 years, is running as a Republican candidate for the state house in the 89th District. Rick Marlar, a former US submarine serviceman and longtime truck driver, is running as a Republican candidate for the state senate here in Distrct 45, a seat currently held by Becky Schmitz. James Moore talks with both of them about their views and aspirations for the upcoming Republican primary on June 8th.
Fred Kirschenmann, international leader in organic and sustainable agriculture, will be in Fairfield Tuesday, May 18, speaking at the Sondheim Center at 8:00 pm. Dr. Kirschenmann's talk, "Food and Farming in our Future," will be hosted by Francis Thicke's campaign for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. The lecture is free and open to the public.
A Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Kirschenmann has lectured and written extensively about ethics and agriculture. A collection of his essays was recently published as a book, titled Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher. Fred's book covers his writings on farming, philosophy and sustainability. Copies of Fred's book will be available for sale, and Fred will sign them, after the lecture.
Richard L. Strauss served as the nation's first-ever White House Radio Director, holding the position for three years (1993-1995) during the first term of the Clinton Administration. In this newly developed role, Strauss created and implemented radio communications strategy for the Executive Office of the President, in addition to coordinating, producing, and syndicating President Clinton’s weekly Saturday morning radio address.