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  • Burning the midnight oil

    When I was pregnant, I always thought that around 8 o’clock every night I would go lay my baby down in her crib and she would go to sleep. She would h ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • To the editor,On behalf of the Jasper County Fair Board I would like to congratulate all of the comp ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Iowa’s schools must improve teacher training

    To the editor,When we, as individuals, are evaluated for things, such as a job, a criteria list rate ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Why are campus administrators making so much money?

    Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators — unlike their faculty (increasi ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Black Eye at the FBI

    To some observers, it might seem awfully tedious work, not worth the effort.Congressional oversight ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • 1948

    The year was 1948.  In postwar America gasoline was 16 cents a gallon, and a postage stamp three cents. The average price of an automobile was $1,250, ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Five acts we could all do more often

    Five things I should do and you should too: 1. Write thank yousWhat’s more meaningful than a hand wr ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Modern wheat not like old

    To the editor:In regard to the news item “Scientist gets World Food Prize for wheat advances” Newton ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Street maintenance proposal deserves public input

    The Newton City Council is beginning to address a long overdue necessity — funding for annual maintenance of city streets.
    July 25, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Former Newton resident publishes book

    To the editor:Many Newton residents may be pleased to know that Opal Snyder, a longtime Newton resid ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Nothing is as sweet as Sugar

    My first day at this year’s Jasper County Fair, I met Sugar the dog. With a soft, cotton candy-white fur and redness around her eyes, Sugar is blind a ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Impressed with Veterans Memorial Rock, artist

    To the editor: Tonight and just about anything I have done or where I have been is on my mind.Yet, o ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Newton Municipal Band concludes successful season — with a lot of help

    The Newton Municipal Band is composed of high school and adult musicians from throughout Jasper County. Several years ago, the band was faced with the ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Supports Critchfield for county recorder

    To the editor: I have had the pleasure of working closely with Marshall Critchfield over the past tw ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Is anybody happy?

    I just discovered Shawn Achor, and, boy, am I happy.You don’t know who Shawn Achor is? How about Dan ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:21 am
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