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  • New guide highlights three holiday scams to watch out for

    While the holidays are known as the season of giving, for con artists, it’s the season of taking. To ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Congrats to the Newton YMCA

    John D. McNeerNewtonI had the privilege of attending the colorful ribbon cutting of the “new and imp ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • The Bucs stop, with a better product

    Some of the online reviews for Buccaneer Arena say the home of Des Moines’ junior hockey outline the characteristics of the facility and the games acc ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Newton events bring families together

    Kelly ZachSarah Carry and family Darrin and Jennifer Nunnikhoven familyNewtonI have been and will al ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • It is not un-American to prefer Christian refugees

    On Friday, Muslim terrorists murdered 129 people in Paris. At least one of the ISIS perpetrators apparently entered Europe as a “refugee” from Syria — ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • 10-0

    As far as I know, I have never been a part of making history or setting any significant records. Saturday I was a part of both.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Candidates should focus on children

    Barb MerrillDes MoinesPresidential hopefuls should share solutions for the multitude of issues facin ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Iowa will benefit from pipeline project

    Ryan HollinrakeEllstonWe constantly hear talk about American energy independence, but rarely do we h ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Smoke-free projects

    It’s hard to find an issue that truly unites liberal and conservative in today’s split-down-the-middle, name-calling America. What is liberal is n ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Misplaced blame in prescription costs

    Tom L. SlaterDes MoinesIt doesn’t really surprise me that Americans for Prosperity would drag out th ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Veterans need support at the statehouse

    Those who know me best understand my passion for veterans and issues that affect veterans. Nov. 11, Veterans Day, is one of the highlights of my year. ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • From tragedy to triumph

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published Nov. 17, 2014.A 9-year-old girl with no bed.A mother ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • My Trump problem

    Sometimes I like Donald Trump. He makes me laugh when he mocks reporters’ stupid questions.Sometimes ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Good discussion on mental health

    Michael C. ThielmannNewtonThe Newton Daily News and Newton Police Department deserve a lot of credit ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • They call it puppy love

    I love my dogs. We currently have three canines living at our house, maybe I should say IN our house. Nearly 300 pounds worth. I have dubbed myself th ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 10:59 am