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  • Put phone down, slowly back away

    There are a hundred reasons to check out a new restaurant. Online resources allow us, given the time, the chance to find all sorts of positive and neg ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Breckenridge listens to us

    As UAW local 997 Vice President, I support Wes Breckenridge for State Representative. Wes has shown that he works hard. He has been a caucus chair, ha ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Urges support for Kelley

    I’m writing on behalf of Dan Kelley for State Representative. I understand Dennis Black’s recent letter of May 13 wasn’t supportive of Dan. I have kno ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Kelley works for the most vulnerable

    In the interest of having voters understand where candidates stand on issues, we want to acknowledge Rep. Dan Kelley for his past support of legislati ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Breckenridge has qualities we need for a representative

    We have been involved in the local Democratic party for about 35 years, putting our support and help behind candidates that we believe in. Wes Brecken ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Kelley has fought for crime victims

    In recent years, a number of cities, nationally and in Iowa, have passed local rules that penalize crime victims for calling the police when they need ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Kelley is a great representative

    Two candidates vying for the golden seat of State Representative Iowa House District 29. Recent letters and comments makes me think this race is more ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • The last day of school

    On Friday, both of my daughters had their last day of school. The last day of school for pre-schoolers is a field trip to Blank Park Zoo along with lu ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • It’s time for a change

    It’s time for a change; simple as that. As I am getting older, yes that can be hard to admit, it is more evident to me how important it is to research ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • How to act in the men’s room

    Since I am assured the bathroom down at my favorite seven-stool, five-table, no-we-don’t-have-a-blender bar is about to be overrun by female-to-male t ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Bishop is behind political attacks

    While Doug Bishop and his pack of good old boy bullies at the courthouse have tried to tear down my brother, our State Representative Dan Kelley, I’ve ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Vote ‘yes’ for kids

    I am so grateful my children attend Newton Community School District. The teachers and principals working with our kids have been fantastic. And while ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Nasty politics

    This presidential election is like no other.Most election years around this time, I do a TV show on ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Supporters made fundraiser a success

    The Project AWAKE board wants to thank everyone who contributed to the outstanding success of our Annual Fundraiser Plant Sale.  
    May 23, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • What’s fit to print

    Newspapers have a long history of providing critical information to voters. Two years ago last fall I was excited to be involved with our launch of El ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:12 am