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Opinion

  • Kelley campaign is desperate

    Colette Klier’s letter to the editor claims that if you don’t support Dan Kelley, you are dividing the Democratic Party. I couldn’t disagree more.
    May 16, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Free-market medicine

    President Obama’s proudest accomplishment is increasing the number of Americans with health insurance. A better idea would be to help people escape go ...
    May 16, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Breckenridge is a leader

    I worked with Wes Breckenridge at the Newton Police Department. He treated all of his colleagues with respect and made everyone feel like part of the ...
    May 16, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • The lifelong guilt of Bob Ebeling

    Seven names haunted Bob Ebeling every day for the last 30 years of his life — Francis R. Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Jud ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Breckenridge will listen to everyone

    Having served Jasper County 32 years in the Iowa House (12) and Senate (20), I have decided to publicly identify my support of Wes Breckenridge for St ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • About voting pro-choice

    Recently there has been much discussion in the opinion section about being pro-choice. Dan Kelley and Wes Breckenridge are both “pro-choice.” If candi ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Breckenridge is committed

    As a reserve deputy, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Wes Breckenridge in his professional capacity as a Lieutenant with the Newton Police. When ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Breckenridge should stick to police work

    I have followed Wes Breckenridge’s career for the last six years, when he first ran for state representative and he was defeated. Then he wanted to be ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Marie Hainline, saved again

    Many people know Marie Hainline from the Bonaparte Retreat Restaurant in Bonaparte. If you’ve had lunch there, she has probably waited on you. Marie i ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • The trek to country school

    Editor’s Note: This column first published in the Aug. 13, 2015 edition of the Jasper County Tribune.
    May 12, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • County needs strong leadership at Capitol

    I have served on the Jasper County Board of Supervisors for the past eight years. In that time. I have had the pleasure of having a great working rela ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Churches can help fulfill PI mission

    We live in a town with 34 churches. The churches’ mission is to follow Christ — to be his hands and feet. Jesus walked among his people. He desired fe ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Russia is an ally of, well, no one

    Growing up near our nation’s capital, I didn’t see or hear much about Russian people or culture, there was only an occasional glimpse of older men bei ...
    May 11, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • 15,000 dogs live in Iowa puppy mills

    We are in between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and while you remember your mother and father on these special days, there is another set of parents t ...
    May 11, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Primary Election is dividing Democrats

    Wes Breckenridge says he wants to unify the Democratic Party but the only thing that has divided our party is this primary election. At a time in whic ...
    May 11, 2016 - 11:10 am