Partly Cloudy
38°FPartly CloudyFull Forecast
Pro Football Weekly Updated Draft Guide

Opinion

  • When the cheap and dirty loses its punch

    In the high-tech world of social media, where the fake news thrives with the real, we’ve become a nation of voyeurs and eavesdroppers. Consuming the s ...
    Nov. 17, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Column: The best of times, the worst of times

    Charles Dickens opened “A Tale of Two Cities,” perhaps his most famous tome, with the now iconic line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of ...
    Nov. 17, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Did the kids just out-hoity-toity me?

    I'm not sure exactly how it happened or when it happened, but it occurred to me the other day my kids speak a different language than I do.
    Nov. 17, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Q&A: National Adoption Month

    Q: Why is the month of November celebrated as National Adoption Month?A: The short answer is Preside ...
    Nov. 16, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Column: Music session

    Wedding planning is an interesting thing to tackle. You have to make a lot of big decisions right away like picking a date and a venue. Next, you have ...
    Nov. 16, 2017 - 11:47 am
  • Do something, even if it’s wrong

    If there’s one motto I’ve lived by all my life, and especially now that I’m a (ahem) “senior citizen” it is, “Do something, even if it’s wrong.” I oft ...
    Nov. 16, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • What are our representatives supposed to do?

    During America’s founding era, a significant debate took place about the nature of representation in a democratically elected government. Were represe ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Thanks NPD

    Thank you to the Newton Police Department for doing a good job on the recent drug bust at 715 W. Fourth St. N.
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Emma Mershon lives again

    Emma was born 150 years ago in Newton at the Historic Mershon Mansion, which still majestically stands at 1111 N. Third Ave. E. Her Father James, who ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Column: Fall lovers wanted

    Everyone tells their realtor they want to live in a neighborhood with mature trees, a place with plenty of shade, set apart from those new cookie cutt ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 3:40 pm
  • Column: Foo Fighters!

    I am not what you might call a concert-goer. To date, I can count the number of concerts I have attended on one hand.
    Nov. 14, 2017 - 11:28 am
  • Putting the pieces together

    I live in a city with 88,000 residents and 17 dollar stores. I also work for the local newspaper, and my desk is next to the police scanner. I hear ev ...
    Nov. 14, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Adulting: Finding our perfect pet

    We knew we weren’t ready for a dog. The search for the perfect pet began there.“Cat?” my husband sug ...
    Nov. 14, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Companies should allow veterans a day off

    I was very disappointed to hear that companies in Newton wouldn’t let their veterans have Friday off to observe the holiday that was created for them. ...
    Nov. 13, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Hotels and motels have role in anti-trafficking movement

    The local group, “Newton Says No to Human Trafficking” is part of the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery (NAHT). This volunteer organi ...
    Nov. 13, 2017 - 10:03 am