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  • Hillary’s email scandal takes down the FBI

    For months Americans wondered whether the FBI, led by Director James Comey, would take down the most corrupt woman in the history of American politics ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Community colleges strengthen lives, families and businesses

    Community colleges continue to play an important role in our bipartisan efforts to expand Iowa’s middle class.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:22 am
  • Speak up about bullying, harassment

    As kids return to school, parents are often concerned about safety and bullying. The Center for Disease Control study found that 28 percent of U.S. st ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:22 am
  • Appreciates fair coverage

    I want to express my appreciation and thank you to the Newton Daily News and whoever was responsible for getting and printing all the results of the J ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:22 am
  • Column: Fight, fight, fight for Iowa

    I have been to a lot of Iowa vs. Iowa State football games. I got season tickets my freshman year of college and have been a season ticket holder ever ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • A Peep into the past

    Sometimes, I can’t avoid it, but I try not to be nostalgic.Sure, I miss places and people I used to ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • A September to Remember

    Historically, September has been a challenging month for the men and women of the Newton Police Department. Sadly, the department has had two officers ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Free speech

    Donald Trump tells reporters, “We’re going to have people sue you like you never got sued before.”Hi ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Column: My brain on grocery shopping

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published Sept. 8, 2014. Alright, I’m going to make this quic ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Column: Learning the hard way

    Diary of a fisherwoman, take three. It’s Fishing 101: always be careful when casting. You want to h ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • The club sandwich generation

    I am so “over” summer.As the mother of three adults, grandmother of one, daughter and daughter-in-la ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • UWJC provides opportunities in Jasper County

    I am writing this letter as a support for the Jasper County United Way. The organization that does so much visible and non-visible efforts that suppor ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Iowa is being out-educated

    I requested a report from the Iowa Department of Education from its website. I wanted a breakdown of student numbers by general categories of reasons ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Why I love the people of Newton

    For many years I have purchased Maytag products because of the kindness of a Newton man whose name I never knew. It was a Saturday morning in late May ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Heartsill assists in Medicaid debacle

    Integrated Treatment Services was having serious problems trying to get reimbursed from one of the MCO’s subsequent to providing services to clients. ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 10:47 am