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  • Kelley not swayed by politics

    Dan Kelley represents my values in the legislature. These are the same values for which Democrats have stood since the days of FDR: social and financi ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Breckenridge has skills for the Capitol

    We have known Wes Breckenridge for 20-plus years in various capacities.  He was a fellow student at DMACC, a trainer with the Citizens Police Academy ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Breckenridge misses the real issue

    The recent letter to the editor from Iowa House Democratic candidate, Wes Breckenridge, entitled “Women need affordable health care” misses the real i ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Volunteers make blood drive a success

    Thanks to all the wonderful blood donors who volunteered their time to make a life-saving blood donation at the recent Kellogg and Killduff Communitie ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • JCCA offers wide variety of entertainment

    “Groovy” and “Far out!” — those 70s expressions, perfectly describe the JCCA’s final concert of the 2015-16 season. Attendees cheered enthusiastically ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Women need affordable health care

    Thirty-eight thousand Iowans receive high quality, low cost, accessible health care from Planned Parenthood each year. Clinics offer women of all ages ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Kelley represents important values

    I am writing to thank Rep. Dan Kelley for his support for Equal Pay for Women, an issue that has plagued our country since women first entered the wor ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:22 am
  • An everlasting love

    Editor’s note: Angela Whitlach was born in Newton. This handwritten letter was received in the newsroom on Friday.
    April 25, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Breckenridge has my respect

    I am writing in support of State Representative candidate District 29 Wes Breckenridge. I have known Wes for several years from my time working in our ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Deegan knows county government

    I would highly recommend John Deegan as a candidate for the position of Jasper County Supervisor. John has been an integral part in the North Central ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Veterans can depend on Kelley

    As a state representative from Charles City and member of the Iowa National Guard, I’m writing to endorse Rep. Dan Kelley of Newton for re-election in ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Kelley’s support of veterans is lacking

    In response to two recent letters to the editor that claimed to prove Rep. Dan Kelley supports Iowa Veterans and their families. In my humble opinion, ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Get to know Breckenridge

    I am supporting Wes Breckenridge for State Representative. Although I didn’t know Wes well, I did know he had been with the Newton Police Department f ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Construction should begin on pipeline

    I am encouraged that the Iowa Utilities Board approved the Dakota Access Pipeline. For families like mine this means a steady paycheck for the next ye ...
    April 20, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Kelley stands for working Iowans

    Last fall, I came out to Jasper County and door knocked for Rep. Dan Kelley because he stands for working Iowans and their families. I have been known ...
    April 19, 2016 - 11:36 am