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  • Long live rock & roll

    Sheri and Calvin PherigoNewtonI was hoping to see front page coverage of our local talent that took ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • The end is near

    The last several weeks I’ve felt toward the midterm election the way a child feels toward a long road trip — are we there yet?
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Allen worked hard for Jasper County

    Stephen C. SmithBaxterAs the Mayor of Baxter I would like to commend Chaz Allen for all of the posit ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Kelley tireless supporter of renewable fuels industry

    Scott HedderichDes MoinesElection season can sometimes be a confusing time — especially this year. G ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Payton is a genuine man of the people

    Monte D. Goodyk Sully I’m writing in support of Patrick Payton for state representative. Patrick is ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Kelley supports veterans

    Richard BullockKelloggAs a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, I am proud to support State Rep. Dan Ke ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Critchfield is a special candidate

    Alfonso Martinez-AlmeidaMadrid, SpainMarshall Critchfield was my roommate in Washington, D.C. 15 yea ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Heartsill is a proven leader

    Aaron Gunsaulus Newton For the last two years, Greg Heartsill has served as an outstanding state rep ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Loebsack bipartisan works helps Newton

    Brad AdamsNewtonCongressman Dave Loebsack’s bipartisan work in congress is helping Newton’s economy. ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Kelley supports public workers

    Sarah ZarubaNewtonThis is a letter in support of my friend Dan Kelley, our state representative. Rec ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Critchfield has what it takes to be successful

    Krysten OsbyNewtonI worked in the county recorder’s office for a summer during college. I developed ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Kelley isn't the right person for the job

    Michael WareBaxterI believe Dan Kelley is a nice guy, but our community requires far more. Dan Kelle ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Loebsack is fighting for a strong middle class

    Rosemary HartschenNewtonI’ll be voting for Dave Loebsack this November because he is fighting for wh ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Kelley has proven track record

    Mary (DeGrado) EvansonAmesI’m the first to admit I hate the tension that “politics” create — at the ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Heartsill key leader on House Jusiciary Committee

    Rep. Chip BaltimoreOskaloosaFor the past two years, it has been an honor to serve with Rep. Greg Hea ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:44 am
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