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  • Spring breaks were never easy

    After reading more about the amazing rescue recently performed by three Iowa State University football players while on spring break, I reflected on s ...
    May 4, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Breckenridge is a man of integrity

    I first met Wes Breckenridge when he appeared at my door in 2010 to introduce himself and was seeking my advice and support. He was sent to me by the ...
    May 4, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • What is Democratic?

    Having devoured the meanings of the words “establishment” and “conservative” with some fava beans and a nice chianti, Donald Trump has spent the last ...
    May 4, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Breckenridge is a dependable leader

    I am writing in support of Wes Breckenridge for Iowa House District 29 on June 7.Wes is a dependable ...
    May 4, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • An appendage of an empire

    I’m a nobody, but I’m terribly concerned for my country. I first got the idea of writing letters to the editor from the Lincoln-Douglas debate conduct ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • O’Brien blood drive shows community spirit

    On behalf of LifeServe Blood Center and the thousands of patients’ we serve, thank you Bob O’Brien for organizing the Brendan O’Brien Memorial Blood D ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Project complete — for now

    I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. After about a month and a half of construction our new living room is finished, pretty much.
    May 3, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Serbia elects the American President

    In Mladenovac, Serbia, a town not unlike Steubenville, Ohio, Luka Maksimovic and some of his bros started making videos poking fun at politicians. The ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Kelley not swayed by politics

    Dan Kelley represents my values in the legislature. These are the same values for which Democrats have stood since the days of FDR: social and financi ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Ain’t goin’ down ‘til the sun comes up

    I have a deep affinity for live music, so it’s not too difficult to talk me into concerts. Garth Brooks has always been a bucket-list type of wish bec ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Breckenridge has skills for the Capitol

    We have known Wes Breckenridge for 20-plus years in various capacities.  He was a fellow student at DMACC, a trainer with the Citizens Police Academy ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Breckenridge misses the real issue

    The recent letter to the editor from Iowa House Democratic candidate, Wes Breckenridge, entitled “Women need affordable health care” misses the real i ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Hospital II

    Last week’s column on my lung surgery struck a nerve. Many of you wished me well. Others said I deserve to die.
    May 2, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Volunteers make blood drive a success

    Thanks to all the wonderful blood donors who volunteered their time to make a life-saving blood donation at the recent Kellogg and Killduff Communitie ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • JCCA offers wide variety of entertainment

    “Groovy” and “Far out!” — those 70s expressions, perfectly describe the JCCA’s final concert of the 2015-16 season. Attendees cheered enthusiastically ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:52 am