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  • Don’t go!

    It’s graduation time! Have we learned much? No.College has become a scam.Some students benefit: thos ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Hitting the links

    It took me awhile to get here, but I think I’m actually going to give this golf game a whirl. Prior to last week I hadn’t golfed since high school — a ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Does anyone really know what time it is?

    Once upon a midnight drearyI tried to think of something cheery.As I lay there, scratching my headTr ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • GOP climate denial sweeps Wisconsin

    It’s well-known that harsh climate conditions can mess with your mind — from cabin fever to heat delirium. But America is now experiencing an even mor ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • As good as it gets

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published Sept. 26, 2013.On a Friday night in late September, ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Budget cabinet will draw attention to national debt

    This week, former Congressman Leonard Boswell and I were among a bi-partisan group of 10 Iowa leaders in business, civics and politics appointed to th ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Hawkeyes' Wier should have number retired

    Dave BuhrWaterlooThe recent health issues of Roy Marble prompted an outcry to have the jersey number ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • ‘Proposed’ pipeline is done deal

    Max TiptonNewtonRecently the Newton Daily News has printed letters referring to the proposed Bakken ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Mackinac Island

    She-Who-Walks-Like-the-Mist was gathering wild rice when she met a handsome young man who was the son of a sky spirit. They fell in love, but her fath ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Education is at heart of legislative stalemate

    Recent news about the Iowa Legislature has focused on when we will adjourn. However, what matters more to Iowa families are the disagreements preventi ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Kelley passionate, proactive on pipeline

    Kathy HoldeferMingoIn his May 19 letter to the Newton Daily News, Michael Ware asks if “anyone else ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • We need a national ‘Week and Month Day’

    Some annual observations of days, weeks or months seem like legitimate ways to honor certain professions or industries. Others seem more frivolous. Ea ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Ann Coulter’s war

    This week, iconoclastic master Ann Coulter released her new book, “Adios, America!” The book has already been labeled racist by the mainstream left, w ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Landowner speaks out against pipeline

    Keith PuntenneyBooneI am one of approximately 1,200-plus effected landowners along the proposed Dako ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Cemetery deserves more attention

    Janine JohnsonSan Diego, Calif.In Poweshiek Township in Jasper County, there is a cemetery called Sa ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
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    Reader Poll

    Will you frequent Newton’s farmers market more often now that the location will return to downtown ?