Opinion

  • Iowa's proficiency standard is hurting Iowa students

    To the editor:With 2014 high school graduation approaching, keep in mind this is the thirteenth year ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Zombie Eye-pocalypse

    Scrolling my Facebook news feed, I read a meme posted by a friend that said, “My biggest fear is surviving the zombie apocalypse only to discover I ha ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • HF 2430 would create check-off to support food banks

    “Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.”These are the words of the Nobel Peace ...
    April 15, 2014 - 7:24 pm
  • What happens to a tough guy

    Sometimes in life, you’re called to be tough because of the moment you’re living in, or sometimes it’s just who you are. It’s great to see a tough guy ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • A world of possibilities at my fingertips

    Mankind boasts an impressive list of inventions, but nowhere is this innovative spirit more recognizable than in the remote control.
    April 10, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Kellogg blood drive organizers thankful for community support

    To the editor:Thanks to a the wonderful blood donors who volunteered their time to make a life-savin ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Lions Club thanks businesses for support of pancake breakfast

    To the editor:The Newton Lions Club would like to thank Hy-Vee for sponsoring our Spring Pancake Bre ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Ty's Take:How real life can be a comic book

    I’m a nerd and I’m very proud of this fact.One of my favorite parts of “living la vida nerdco” is be ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Thank you to good samaritans

    To the editor:Most times, sad or disturbing news fill the newspaper, but I experienced two honest an ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • A lesson learned

    I’m not a fan of trying to pull pranks on April Fool’s Day. For one thing, the world acts like that’s the only day you’re allowed to pull a prank, so ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • April 7-13 is National Public Health Week

    To the editor:April 7-13 is National Public Health Week. Every year in the United States, seven out ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Tax Day turns 100

    Taxpayers are familiar with the annual drill.  Keeping records, gathering receipts, filling out forms, figuring out changes in tax rules.  Right aroun ...
    April 8, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Tree professional: Be careful in treatment of EAB

    To the editor:I was surprised to learn the Emerald Ash Borer was discovered in Newton in late March. ...
    April 8, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Visiting Dixon, Ill.

    Dixon, Ill., is the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan, and Lost Lake Radio. I’m sure you’ve heard of RR, but maybe not LLR. 
    April 7, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • The Next Generation of Manhood

    To the editor:Our boys and young men are faced with many challenges today when defining what it mean ...
    April 7, 2014 - 11:58 am
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