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  • Cupples is loyal to Jasper County

    I would like to voice my thoughts about Doug Cupples for Jasper County Supervisor. I think this is a good idea. He has the right ideas on fixing the r ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Cupples is fiscally sharp, responsible

    Doug Cupples is a candidate for Jasper County Supervisor. I first met Doug when I was in middle school; he was my youth pastor at Community Heights Al ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Payton has integrity

    I have known Patrick Payton for approximately four years. He is a member of the Colfax McDonald’s coffee group. In this polarized political election, ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Column: The Black Angel

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published Oct. 30, 2015. East of downtown Iowa City lies an e ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • What makes you tick?

    I’m a people watcher. I could easily laze away hours of my day just observing.I don’t consider mysel ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Breckenridge is strongest candidate

    Wes Breckenridge is the best candidate for Iowa State Representative House District 29.  Relationships are important to Wes whether they are family, f ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Column: Sometimes you have to mark it zero

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published Feb. 4, 2016 I am king of the 9-pin frame. That las ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Campaigns end on Election Day — revolutions don’t

    Bernie Sanders’ truly revolutionary campaign for president ended in July after the last Democratic primary election. Corporatists, cynics and most of ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Support Cupples for supervisor

    As one drives around Jasper County you undoubtly see a bright yellow yard sign with a smiley face — reading Doug Cupples Jasper County Supervisor. Thi ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • ‘Spider Catches Pig!’

    “Spider Catches Pig!” was the caption under the picture on the front page of the Mt. Pleasant News. Karl Schaefer (the pig) had proposed to Amy Johnso ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • McMullin will usher in change

    The current presidential campaign has presented us with two “deplorable” candidates. Each is a septuagenarian with enough corrupt, dishonest and immor ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • How Trump became the issue

    During the vice presidential debate, by consensus, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence wiped the floor with Democratic vice presidential ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Column: Construction starts at the bottom

    We need more small businesses. We need some medium-size businesses too, and maybe a successful business that has become large, but what we really need ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Breckenridge will serve us well

    Over the past year, I’ve watched with pride as my son, Wes Breckenridge, has campaigned for the House seat in District #29. In the June primary, he wo ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Supports local Democrats

    As Election Day approaches I would to tell you why I’m asking people to vote for Sandy Shaver, Wes Breckenridge and Martin Duffy VI.  
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:50 am