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  • What I’ve learned from weight loss

    like finding your Christmas presents three weeks before Christmas. You're in the basement doing laundry when in the corner of your eye you see wrapped ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • CCI needs your involvement

    We’re in a “movement moment” right now.More and more grassroots Iowans are getting involved in issue ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Bakken Pipeline update

    Authorization for taking private property away from individual landowners in Jasper County and allowing an out of state, limited liability corporation ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Keeping life easy

    Editor’s note: This column originally published July 29, 2015I’m low-maintenance. As I was puttering ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Support Safe Routes to School

    I support the use of DOT funds to support the Safe Routes to Schools program. Allowing children safe and efficient ways to use active transportation t ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Let’s make some magic

    On paper, this seemed like a crazy idea, something you wouldn’t tell your friends and family you were attending.
    July 21, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Disappointed in city’s marketing plan

    As the former Director of Marketing and Tourism for the Jasper County Alliance for Economic Development I am extremely disappointed to learn what is h ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Two books and a movie

    Augusten Burroughs has a new book out to compliment “Running with Scissors,” “Dry,” and “Possible Side Effects.” It’s “Lust and Wonder: A Memoir.” Lik ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • No bike lanes needed on First Avenue

    I read with interest the editorial of July 13. I would agree with your opinion, but you didn’t mention anything regarding the proposed bicycle lanes.
    July 21, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Trimming the supply might help

    Nearly every American has an opinion on second amendment rights. However, as there are no manufacturing rights directly addressed in the U.S. Constitu ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • For Obama, leftist rhetoric is always innocent

    When it comes to the linkage between violence and rhetoric, I abide by a fairly simple rule: If you’re not advocating violence, you’re not responsible ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Rage and hate begets rage and hate

    I felt I needed to write in light of all the tensions going on in the past few months in our nation. We have seen the horrific actions against the LGB ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Pokemon at Auschwitz

    The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, on the site of the World War II Nazi death factory, has banned visitors from playing Pokemon Go in the camp where ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Thunder the horse

    From the first time she heard thunder, I knew my oldest daughter would be afraid of storms. Her reaction was fear instead of wonder or interest.
    July 19, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Newton Municipal Band thanks community

    The fourth and final concert at Maytag Park completed the season, a tradition going back to 1890 — more than 125 years.
    July 19, 2016 - 11:31 am