Letter to the editor – Jane Alexander

To the Editor:

J. D. Scholten, candidate for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, leaves a lot of daylight between his stance and incumbent Steve King’s.

First, he shows up. He’s been in Greene County at least four times this year answering questions from the public. In mid-October, he visited residents in Churdan for part of an afternoon. Representative King hasn’t held an open meeting for years in Greene County. His infrequent visits are exclusive fundraising events for the Republican Party faithful where you have to pay to get in. Continue reading Letter to the editor – Jane Alexander

Advice from history’s best

~a column by Colleen O’Brien

I hope we are in the waning days of loud-voiced liars. The end is within sight: midterm election day is less than two weeks away. The bombast will increase the closer we get. There will be a brief hiatus for a while after that.

Political ads in whatever form – TV and radio, snail mail, phone, social media – are enough to send us around the bend, especially because it’s likely we’ve decided by now. All who don’t vote must be even more crazed by the constant harangue. [I wish they would vote – all the votes of all the people might eliminate our political quagmire.] Continue reading Advice from history’s best

Letter to the editor – Lee Sheeder

Re: Highway 4 resurfacing project

To the editor,

At 5:40 am this morning, I nearly struck two pedestrians with my truck. It was my fault, and I owe these two ladies an apology.

I was westbound on Lincoln Way and attempting to turn north onto Elm (Hwy 4). As I entered the intersection it was not clear what northbound lane was open due to the road construction. I changed my mind, took off my blinker, began to accelerate forward, and that’s when I saw them in in the crosswalk. I hit the brakes, and thankfully it was quick enough…it was just inches away from striking them. It scared me, but no doubt it must have terrified them. Continue reading Letter to the editor – Lee Sheeder

Letter to the editor – Steve Bosshart

To the editor,

Alas, it’s almost here, the 2018 election, that is. Soon we can put this recent drama behind and start on some fresh drama for the 2020 elections….wait, I guess that started months ago. Enjoy!

I offer a few considerations for this election. First, I’ve recently been made aware that our ballots will no longer have checkboxes which allow voters to vote straight party tickets, which I think is wonderful and will prompt us to consider the candidates in each race. Continue reading Letter to the editor – Steve Bosshart

Letter to the editor – Beth and Keith Vander Wilt

To the editor,

With great confidence, we are supporting and voting for David Weaver for the position of District 47 of the House of Representatives. Born, raised and educated in Greene County, Iowa, and farming near Boone County, David knows his constituents. He knows Iowa prides itself in public education and agriculture and seeks to improve the quality of teaching and family farms. As a farmer and former teacher, David is committed and experienced to make sound decisions in those areas. Continue reading Letter to the editor – Beth and Keith Vander Wilt

Deja vu isn’t what it used to be

~a column by Colleen O’Brien

I attended a high school football game last Friday with my son. It was a crisp evening, perfect FB weather. The bleachers were crowded for both the home team and the visitors. Skinny boys with huge shoulders bounced up and down on the sidelines cheering their pals as they ran onto the field like a herd of skittish ponies. The band played loudly and mostly in tune. The cheerleaders were full of pep even if they were never quite sure where the ball was. The parents shouted encouragement; a few of them yelling directions at the refs. The scene was familiar; a déjà vu, in fact, right out of my past. Continue reading Deja vu isn’t what it used to be

Letter to the editor – Dale and Nancy Hanaman

To the editor,

We strongly support J.D. Scholten for the Iowa 4th Congressional District. He is running on the Democratic ticket and appeals to voters from all political views. He has traveled to all 39 counties and is now completing his third trip across the district. His visits to Greene County, including one on Oct. 15, illustrate how he is in touch with all parts of the district. Continue reading Letter to the editor – Dale and Nancy Hanaman

Republicans hear local, state candidates at fundraiser

Lt Gov Adam Gregg

Enthusiasm ran high at a Greene County Republican fundraiser/campaign rally Oct. 9 at the Grand Junction Community Center. About 125 persons attended the event, including several county and state candidates.

Lt Gov Adam Gregg was the headliner, but he spoke first rather than last, noting that as often as possible he likes to home at his children’s bedtime. He represented Gov Kim Reynolds and himself, both incumbents running for election to their respective offices for the first time. Continue reading Republicans hear local, state candidates at fundraiser

Letter to the editor – David & Carol John

J.D. Scholten is the right choice

J.D. Scholten is the right candidate for this time in the 4th Congressional District.
The 2018 midterm election is, in my opinion, the most critical election in our lifetime. George Washington warned against “hyper-partisanship” and that’s where we are today. It’s threatening our system of government. In order to maintain the system of self-governance the founders gave us the Constitution, with checks and balances and the rule of law so the President doesn’t rule as King George did. These principles are in serious trouble today. Continue reading Letter to the editor – David & Carol John

Letter to voters – Melissa Frederick

To the voters of Greene County,

I am Melissa (Bosshart) Frederick, and I am running for Supervisor in District 3. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the voters of Greene County.

I am one of Steve and Tracy Bosshart’s three children and grew up on their acreage by Squirrel Hollow. In 2009 I graduated from Jefferson-Scranton High School. Following high school, I attended the University of Iowa and obtained my degree in biology with a chemistry minor. Continue reading Letter to voters – Melissa Frederick