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Opinion

  • 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
  • I love weekend projects

    We have a good thing going at my house ... an easy, calm, relaxing existence. However, on occasion, someone throws a monkey wrench into the mix. Somet ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Throw-away society

    We live in a throw away society. I am well aware of this fact because I am as guilty of it as anyone. If something breaks, oftentimes, instead of tryi ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Support incumbent Kelley

    While the 2016 Presidential election is getting much of the attention of Iowa voters, we have important statehouse contests that need our help. If you ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Keep a fighter for education

    Having been in education for almost 40 years, I have seen many trials and tribulations that education has faced. Sadly, those trials and tribulations ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Leash laws should be followed

    I’m writing this letter to the editor in reference to the dog situation we had in Union Park during the last week. Every time I hear of one of these i ...
    May 19, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Kelley knows clean energy is win-win

    Our State Rep. Dan Kelley knows renewable energy is a win-win for us.Generating more energy from ren ...
    May 19, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Creesville

    Most passersby know Batavia for its BP Convenience Store located close to the Hwy 34 bypass. If they venture into Batavia, they will find a small comm ...
    May 19, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Look deeper, don’t scrub out

    Driving home from the grocery store is a pretty mundane task. I shop for my basics at a store on Fleur Drive on Des Moines’ southwest side and the dri ...
    May 19, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Breckenridge will unite party

    Last week I went down to the auditor’s office in the courthouse and voted in the Democratic Primary.
    May 19, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • No need to be ‘best class ever’

    There is no need to be the “best graduating class ever.” Every high school and college graduating class is unique enough; it would be tough to compare ...
    May 18, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Invest in the next generation

    By supporting the Newton Community Schools bond issue, you will be investing in the education of the next generation. 
    May 18, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Appreciates care at Skiff Medical Center

    I’d like to thank Brett Altman at Skiff Medical Center for allowing me to have a face to face conversation with him along with several head of departm ...
    May 18, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Kelley is an environmental leader

    Since he’s been in office, Rep. Dan Kelley has been a leader in the Legislature on our environment. He serves on the Environmental Protection Committe ...
    May 18, 2016 - 10:46 am