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  • Finding your new normal

    You’ve seen the plotline on television, even seen it in movies or read about it in books. It all seems so far away from that vantage point. Even when ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Rioters by any other name

    Various members of my family have roots at Ohio State University, from college degrees to employment, so my husband and I were plenty happy to watch t ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Finally, some common sense on cannabis

    Until recent years, marijuana prohibitionists have been able to intimidate most reform-minded politicians by simply threatening to brand them as “soft ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Community rallies for Hesson family

    Kathy Smith and Cathi WickettNewtonSarah Hesson’s Benefit Variety Show, was held Jan. 10 at the Newt ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Silver Dollar closes after 40 years in Bloomfield

    Jim Reyes turned 21 in water up to his knees in Vietnam. After discharge, at the age of 29, he plunked down $6,000 on the bar and bought the Silver Do ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Building a more inclusive world

    While the rest of America was preparing to bid farewell to the least productive Congress in history, people with disabilities and their loved ones cel ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Supports save the Seed Store idea

    Sherm and Sue SwankNewtonWe are so pleased with the idea to save the Newton Seed Store as a family z ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Corn doesn’t grow in a can

    “Peaches come in a can. They were put there by a man, in a factory downtown.”The words of the 1990s ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • New year, new injury

    On New Year’s Eve, I made a resolution to be more active.On New Year’s Day, I broke my foot.So that’ ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Officers are not above the law

    Herman LentzSumnerThe case of a state patrol officer stopping a superior officer for speeding near N ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • League of Women Voters to host Legislative Coffees

    Linda WormleyNewtonThe 86th Session of the Iowa State Legislature convened on Monday. All of the ele ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Congress: No accountability

    John J. BuryMedia, Pa.It is not about what political party a member Congress belongs to, it is about ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Weathering the flu storm

    Sleep is very important to me, I have already mentioned it in a column a couple of months ago. It is fresh in my mind again after having two kids get ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • We don’t want to work for you anymore

    In what will soon be the bane of the writers’ (and the readers’) existence, The New York Times has published a study about the growing number of worki ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Love it or leave it

    Well here you are again Old Man Winter, you slick and cool fella. I can’t say I’ve missed you, but I can say I’ve become overly fascinated with you al ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:32 am
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