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Letters

  • Homework needed before buying a dog

    High five to Mike Mendenhall who shared they are ready to add a dog to their family. I commend this family for the homework they have done in recogniz ...
    April 13, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Volunteers make Cross Walk a success

    Newton’s cluster of downtown churches allows for joint worship opportunities on a regular basis. Good Friday 2016 provided another chance for Christia ...
    April 13, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Politics, religion and pipe dreams

    The whole world is a stage of insanity when it comes to politics, religions and even at times soul mates like a man and a woman who live together for ...
    April 12, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Kelley supports Medicaid oversight

    Gov. Terry Branstad’s plan to privatize Medicaid is a mess. I’m thankful our State Rep. Dan Kelley has stood up to the governor and fought to stop his ...
    April 12, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Columnist helps celebrate IPTV

    Dana King is spot-on about British programming on PBS in her April 1 column. Like Ms. King, I’ve been a fan of BBC, ITV, Granada and other U.K. “telly ...
    April 11, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Vote Republican, vote for life

    While reading Cindy Pollard’s March 30 letter to the editor “Kelley supports women’s rights,” I was surprised to learn that I am, in her eyes, an “ext ...
    April 7, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • Eminent domain isn’t an issue here

    I read with interest the Tuesday letter titled “Kelley fights to protect landowners.” I share your sentiment that an oil pipeline going through Jasper ...
    April 7, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • Teaching methods still failing

    The international PISA exams are administered every three years, with the last one in 2015. Very preliminary results are now available, with the full ...
    April 6, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Letter on cannabis misleading

    My wife, Deb, suffers with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. I’m offended Jennifer Wheeler Husmann is misleading the public. In Husmann’s recent letter “Drug pr ...
    April 6, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Breckenridge is a leader

    Recently, I heard State Rep. Dan Kelley on the radio saying he is endorsed by the UAW. This is not true. The UAW has not endorsed anyone yet. I am sup ...
    April 5, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Kelley fights to protect landowners

    A little more than a year ago, Mingo-area landowners met to discuss letters we had received telling us we were at risk of losing control of some of ou ...
    April 5, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Vote Breckenridge for Iowa House

    As a lifelong activist in the Democratic party, serving for 36 years as Jasper County Recorder, lobbying on behalf of the Iowa State Recorders Associa ...
    April 5, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Breckenridge supports women

    In reference to Ms. Pollard’s letter about Wes Breckenridge supporting women — he definitely does. I know his Mom, Sue, very well. They commonly eat b ...
    April 4, 2016 - 11:56 am