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  • The Newton vs. Newton brothers

    316-727-0710 Wendell 641-521-7197 Clayton Clayton's daughter, Nancy Kingery of Newton, Iowa, said the brothers are long rivals. But typically that ri ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Escaping tyranny

    North Korea is called the “worst place on earth” for good reason. Thousands of people are tortured. Some North Koreans eat rodents to try to survive, ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Junipero Serra’s unsaintly history

    I greeted the pope’s visit with enthusiasm. I might not be Catholic, but I appreciate Francis for his humility, his kindness, and his call for action ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Spice up your life

    The key to good living is cooking.Whether cooking for yourself or others, preparing a nutritious and ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Is it Mom clean?

    Wow, I think it’s finally sinking in.College kid was home over the weekend. He’s struggling just a l ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • A framework for patient harm

    A group of doctors has decided to rewrite the Hippocratic Oath.The ancient pledge charges physicians ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • A tale of two towns

    On a recent Sunday drive with Ginnie, we entered a town where the houses, for the most part, were in good order, the yards neat and trim, and the neig ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • What goes up doesn’t always come down

    Space and space exploration is having a moment. And why shouldn’t it? There is no activity that is as cost free as an interest in astronomy. All you h ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 1:01 pm
  • Q&A: Know before you owe

    Q: How can students avoid graduating with an overwhelming debt burden?A: A new school year is underw ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Science is not just for scientists

    When Pope Francis made some recent statements about climate change, some suggested he leave science to the scientists.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • The GOP’s big choice

    Last week, members of the House Oversight Committee grilled Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards over undercover videos linking high-ranking employ ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Carly Fiorina proves you don’t want a CEO for a President

    In 1992, independent candidate Ross Perot chose Admiral James Stockdale, a complete unknown, as his presidential running mate. In his first debate, th ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • City should enforce existing ordinances

    Ben MillerNewtonRecently the city council approved measures to include unenclosed porches/decks to b ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Camp Randall for a day

    To celebrate our eighth wedding anniversary, my husband and I took a brief trip to Madison, Wis. to take in a football game. At the time that I ordere ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • The Crusades

    At the United Nations, where nothing ever really gets done, Russia is calling for a worldwide coalition to crush terrorist groups wherever they may be ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:32 am
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