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Opinion

  • Reconsidering ideas about mascots

    To the editor,After reading “This mascot skews reality” by Varenchik in the Sept. 5 Newton Daily New ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • A big thank you to Jasper County Fair volunteers

    To the editor, As we all start heading into our fall school activities, I wanted to take a moment an ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • The first first day of school

    With her backpack zipped, shoes tied and hair in a braid, my oldest daughter headed to preschool. I have to say that for the most part, there were no ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Life is hard, but it’s good!

    A couple of years ago, I heard a sermon with the theme “Life is hard, but it’s good!” That axiom has stuck with me ever since. Good things aren’t nece ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • My brain on grocery shopping

    Alright, I’m going to make this quick. I do not need to be at the grocery store for long. I have my list and I’m sticking to it. Oh no, I left my list ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Of course we're proud of Newton's ACT scores

    To the editor,I read Sue Atkinson’s letter to the editor the Aug. 29 Newton Daily News with dismay. ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Taming modern monopolies

    Analysts at the OECD, the Paris-based research agency, have just shared a grim prediction: If current trends “prevail,” all developed nations will sho ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • This mascot skews reality about the first people

    Until recently, I never really paid much attention to the Native American mascot issue. “It’s not my fight,” I thought.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • High heels and gravel travel

    When a call comes across the scanner that a vehicle has been found submerged in a body of water, the first thing you do is try to figure out is where ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • UI football returning to civility?

    I’m a Hawkeye — plain and simple. For those Cyclone fans in our readership, I respect you but I will never be able to understand your affinity for a r ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Kelley supports renewable fuels, green jobs

    To the editor,Dan Kelley understands the importance of green jobs. It’s a simple sentence. Newton we ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Hunger is not a game

    Objectivity is the name of the game in my profession and yet, every now and then you can’t help but get emotionally connected to something you are wri ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Know a person by their mail

    It’s been said that you can tell a person by their shoes. What style are they? Wingtips, loafers, sandals, sneakers, high heels, hiking boots, work sh ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • The Victorian House

    The Victorian House display at the Jasper County Historical Museum is probably my favorite. I love the furniture and the incredible details and care t ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • New adventures with my tiny dancer

    In my daughter’s life, I know there are going to be a lot of firsts. She has already had plenty to document. Her first smile, laugh, crawl and walk ar ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:25 pm
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