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  • Leftist morality never stops shifting

    The rules of bigotry according to the left represent a constantly shifting kaleidoscope of nonsense. Recently we learned that if you don’t want your s ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:22 am
  • More choices for more women

    As the 2016 Iowa Legislative session is winding down, the finishing touches are being applied to the various budget bills that need to be passed befor ...
    April 26, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Facing my fears

    Last weekend I did something I normally avoid: gardening. I like the outdoors, flowers and most things green, but lurking beneath the soil is probably ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • An exciting new opportunity for my readers

    In your emails to me, many of you have mentioned I don’t write enough columns reflecting your opinions about guns, Jesus, political correctness, the F ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Teen Beat, Doogie and bragging rights

    When I was growing up, there was nothing quite like diving into the latest edition of Teen Beat, searching for the celebrity centerfold poster and sec ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Many benefits from Iowa’s commitment to renewable energy

    Iowa is a leader in clean, renewable energy. Our efforts are allowing us to leave behind fuels that pollute our air and water while creating good jobs ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • An everlasting love

    Editor’s note: Angela Whitlach was born in Newton. This handwritten letter was received in the newsroom on Friday.
    April 25, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Hospital

    I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer.My doctors tell me my growth was caught ear ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Fill the world with hope

    Based on these beliefs, and reflecting the diverse communities within which we operate, . Their continued work and volunteer endeavors commiting to s ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Chow, baby

    I fixed liver and onions for dinner the other night. Mmmm … can’t you just smell the onions caramelizing in the butter? My choice for our evening menu ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Breckenridge has my respect

    I am writing in support of State Representative candidate District 29 Wes Breckenridge. I have known Wes for several years from my time working in our ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Deegan knows county government

    I would highly recommend John Deegan as a candidate for the position of Jasper County Supervisor. John has been an integral part in the North Central ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Veterans can depend on Kelley

    As a state representative from Charles City and member of the Iowa National Guard, I’m writing to endorse Rep. Dan Kelley of Newton for re-election in ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Kelley’s support of veterans is lacking

    In response to two recent letters to the editor that claimed to prove Rep. Dan Kelley supports Iowa Veterans and their families. In my humble opinion, ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Get to know Breckenridge

    I am supporting Wes Breckenridge for State Representative. Although I didn’t know Wes well, I did know he had been with the Newton Police Department f ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:52 am