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I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to Senator Tod Bowman and the outstanding job he did for Jackson County as your State Senator.  

Operation: New View, Community Action Agency is now taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for eligible households.

Cybersecurity is present in every aspect of our lives, whether it be at home, work, school, or on the go. The Department of Revenue wants to increase your awareness of cybersecurity and protect yourself online.

Operation: New View, Community Action Agency is now taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for eligible households.

Since Rotary International and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication initiative nearly 30 ears ago, the incidence of Polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 37 cases in 2016.  So far in 2017, the data suggests only 5 cases!

I read the article, in the latest Bellevue Herald-Leader, concerning the possible addition of a City ordinance to allow ATVs and golf carts on city streets with some restrictions.  After checking with the Police Department, I was told that ATVs are already allowed on the snowmobile trails wi…

If you are looking for someone to work hard in the Iowa Senate for better schools, look no further than Senator Tod Bowman.

The school year is well underway with a variety of classroom activities designed for learning, along with multiple student activities which take place outside of the classroom. From Fall athletics to fine arts, students are busy at all ages.

I read with interest Jim Budde’s letter of September 27, 2018: Capitalism and Socialism; What do these terms mean?  I have no interest in disputing the content of Jim’s letter.  My only intent is to extend the definition of the two economic systems and not extol their virtues. Jim found, in …

It has been a difficult few weeks as Senator Grassley and fellow Republicans rammed through the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. But we put up a good fight by contacting our Senators to oppose Kavanaugh. But among all the reports I have seen I would like to share comments from Senator Cory B…

  Over the last several months, I have spent a lot of time talking and listening to people around my district.  One topic that has come up again and again is IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System), the pension system for public employees here in Iowa.  Folks are worried about what mi…

Contrary to claims by my opponent, I have supported legislation that would crack down on welfare and Medicaid fraud. I also support efforts by the state and federal government to crack down on illegal immigration.

When Judge Kavanaugh first got nominated  for the U.S. Supreme Court in July, the Democrats said they would try and stop him at all costs because he is a too far right extremist to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.  

Hey everyone, did you know there’s this new thing out there called the internet?

It has been a while since I had a column printed in the Bellevue paper.  Everything I come up with seems to cause controversy...except maybe recipes... and I haven't made anything in the last year that I would consider worth sharing.

In last week’s front page story about the new radium treatment facility in Bellevue, it was incorrectly stated that water and sewer rates for all customers were increased to help defray costs for the project.