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Editorial: May the party go on and on
Opinions/Editorials · October 31, 2014
With both the football and volleyball teams heading into the playoffs and both of them at the top of their conference or district, we find ourselves wanting to party.
Tailgate party.

City Lights: City will benefit from park vote
by Melissa Russell, Parks & Rec Director · Opinions/Editorials · October 31, 2014
On Nov. 4th, two votes will be held in the city limits of West Branch for the purpose of improving four community parks: Beranek Park, Lions Field, Wapsi Creek Park and the new park space in Pedersen Valley.

District 73 State Representative race: One more appeal by Johnson, Kaufmann
Opinions/Editorials · October 31, 2014
We invited District 73 state representative candidates David Johnson of West Branch, a Democrat, and Bobby Kaufmann of Wilton, a Republican,
to make one more appeal to voters prior to the Nov. 4 vote. Both were limited to 400 words and neither were allowed to mention their opponent.

Letter: Johnson will support public education best
Opinions/Editorials · October 31, 2014
The upcoming election is drawing to a close. It is a very important election for citizens who support public education. David Johnson is a candidate that will support public education.

Letter: Johnson’s interests align most with my family
Opinions/Editorials · October 31, 2014
In the upcoming Nov. 4th election I am voting for David Johnson because David and his family’s interests and concerns are more like mine, my family, friends, neighbors, residents of our community, and local businesses that provide us our goods and services.

Letter: Kaufmann deserves a second term as rep
Opinions/Editorials · October 31, 2014
I am a registered Democrat enrolled at the University of Iowa. I plan to become a teacher and educator. Children’s futures are very important to me and I know how important they are to Bobby Kaufmann, too.

Letter: Kaufmann works with both political parties
Opinions/Editorials · October 31, 2014
What a pleasure to be in my native West Branch over the weekend: The Hoover Foundation annual dinner, another Bears football victory at historic Oliphant Street Field, visiting with longtime friends and the 50th anniversary remembrance of the state funeral for President Herbert Hoover.

Letter: Vote in my place, and vote for Bruce Braley
Opinions/Editorials · October 31, 2014
Only one and a half months ago, I was given the opportunity of lifetime to be an intern with the Iowa Democratic Party. Hoping to learn more about our political system, I graciously agreed to take the position.

Letter: ‘Compromise’ not a dirty word to Kaufmann
Opinions/Editorials · October 31, 2014
In October 2013, Bobby Kaufmann spent time and his own money to journey to Washington, D.C. to talk directly to federal legislators face-to-face, urging them to put party loyalties aside and work on hammering out solutions rather than close down the federal government.

Editorial: Enormity of burying a president
Opinions/Editorials · October 24, 2014
Reading through the 30-page record of the state funeral for President Herbert C. Hoover, one might notice what is NOT mentioned.

What do you look for in a state representative?
Opinions/Editorials · October 24, 2014
Incumbent Republican Robert “Bobby” Kaufmann and challenger, Democrat David Johnson, will face off Nov. 4 in the race for state representative of District 73.

Letter: Braley wants to keep U.S. ‘for the people’
Opinions/Editorials · October 24, 2014
I agree with President Abraham Lincoln that our government should be “for the people.”

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