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  • Great minds don't think alike

    I attended the League of Women Voters candidate forum last Thursday at the Newton City Hall where I was pleasantly surprised by what I gained out of t ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Kelley is an ineffective legislator

    Tom DuVallNewtonFor four years now, Jasper County has had a largely ineffective state representative ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Kelley is committed to Jasper County, Iowa

    Sandy OpstvedtStory CityA vote for Dan Kelley is a vote for Iowa. Rep. Kelley has served not only hi ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Twerk on, sisters

    The first time I saw the video of Miley Cyrus twerking with Robin Thicke...Let’s start over.I can’t ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:34 pm
  • Dog owners live longer

    We’ve all known, or at least suspected, this for a long time. But now it’s official.According to Lab ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • You just got ‘Richsplained’

    Tiffany Beroid, a mother and Wal-Mart employee in Laurel, Md., was forced to drop out of college because of her employer’s low wages and erratic sched ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Ernst is right for Iowa

    Dan MallietAmesPresident Obama recently said, “I am not on the ballot this fall. But make no mistake ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Let’s not call it goodbye, but see you later Part I

    Sometimes it's best to just hear straight from the horse’s mouth, so here it goes — I have accepted a position at another news outlet and next week wi ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Butterbeer season

    With a chill in the air and Halloween just around the corner, one thing is abundantly clear: It’s butterbeer season!
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Payton will work for Jasper County

    Beth ZahuronesBaxterI am writing to voice my support for Patrick Payton for the Iowa House. Patrick ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Top four reasons to vote for Branstad

    Kathy TiptonNewton1. Tax payers must reimburse two DOT workers for their wrongful firings ($420,000) ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • White man's Jesus

    He was white. All you had to do was look. The statues. The crucifix. The little pictures in our little books. All showed a plainly Caucasian Christ.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Kelley is a leader in green energy

    Jane KrentzStillwater, Minn.I served in the Minnesota Senate for 10 years, and was the chair of the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Heartsill has proven record

    Norman RozendaalMonroeThe midterm election is almost upon us once again. Once voting day on Nov. 4 h ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Sweet dreams

    Sleep. I never knew how much I actually loved sleep until it was taken away from me. That is how the saying goes, you don’t know what you’ve got until ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:48 am
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