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  • Storytelling in Des Moines

    There are a few music artists that I would be willing to see more than once. Carrie Underwood is one of those artists. I couldn’t possibly write a rev ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Cupples is a hard working leader

    We urge voters in Jasper County to vote for Doug Cupples for Jasper County Supervisor in the coming election. We have known Doug well personally and p ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Breckenridge for HD29

    Who do you want as State Representative in Iowa House District 29?Let me tell you about a candidate ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Column: A letter to thieves

    A big privilege of being the editor of our two weekly newspapers — the Jasper County Tribune and Prairie City News — is receiving letters from our rea ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Water quality issues are real

    I am proud to be a 50 year member of the Jasper County League of Women Voters. I was very interested to read the LWV Vote411.org website survey this y ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Appreciative of law enforcement efforts

    Our family recently went through a tragedy with the loss of a family member, due to a drowning at the Metz Bridge.
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Portraits of Aphasia

    There was a knock at my door. A stranger holding a small exhaust pipe and muffler was standing there. The man couldn’t talk, but seemed friendly enoug ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • The astounding hypocrisy

    This week has been a full-scale disaster for Republican candidate Donald Trump. His poll numbers are dropping toward Australia. His establishment-Repu ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Check your smoke alarms during Fire Prevention Week

    Every smoke alarm has an expiration date: What’s yours? The Newton Fire Department urges all Newton residents to know how old their smoke alarms are, ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • What’s in your head, zombie?

    If you didn’t hear The Cranberries song in your head when you read the headline of this column, you might also not think of the Dokken “Dream Warriors ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Payton will cut Planned Parenthood funding

    Over the last year or so, it has come to light that Planned Parenthood has not only been engaged in destroying human life but has also been profiting ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • The Stumpf banking system

    “Stumpf” is a German adjective for someone who’s obtuse, slow on the uptake, imperceptive, or to put it bluntly, stupid.
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Column: A great weekend

    Every once in a while, you just have a really great weekend. Activities fall into place, your teams win and when Sunday night comes, you’re actually r ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Get outta my way, ya clown

    The other day, a local police department told people to call the cops only if they saw a clown where he didn’t belong.
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Be a United Way hero

    This marks my first year as a United Way of Jasper County board member. While I have heaps to learn, I would like to share what I have discovered so f ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 11:26 am