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  • My Visit to the Jasper County Historical Museum: The 1930’s House — ‘A Young Couple’s Home’

    Personally, what I know about the 1930’s is from what I’ve read, or as depicted on television or what I was taught in school; and of course, now, by w ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • My 'Crazy Good Wonderful Life' Part 2

    If you have known me for any extended period of time, you would have heard me talk about a friend of mine named Papi at least once. He is one of the b ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Ty's Take: Yes, Newton, there is a ‘Santa Claus’

    If you can’t tell by now, I’m slightly — maybe extremely — competitive.My competitiveness is present ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Happy Birthday, America

    Celebrating the Fourth of July brings family, friends and neighbors together for backyard barbecues, pool parties and patriotic parades. It’s also the ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Thirteen years after NCLB, Iowa schools continue to fail

    To the editor:Curt Swarm’s guest column on a liberal arts education, in the June 30 Newton Daily New ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Some folks might prefer a 'semi-super salad'

    To the editor:Last week, dietitian Emily Ring highlighted my “Super 10 Vegetable Salad” in her NDN h ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Charter schools, common core and the corporate coup in education

    Although the recent court decision striking down tenure for public school teachers has been viewed from many angles on op-ed pages, as Mark Palko poin ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Raining on my own parade

    I don’t like umbrellas and I don’t use umbrellas. I’ll take it another step further. I don’t like or trust people that use or carry umbrellas.
    July 1, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Liberal Arts

    At first glance I thought the email was a crank, some weirdo in a foreign country wanting money. The grammar was terrible, there were misspellings, an ...
    June 30, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Q&A on Checks and Balances

    Q: What’s significant about the recent ruling on the President’s use of recess appointments?A: The U ...
    July 1, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Majority of Iowans favor modernizing Iowa law for fireworks

    To the editor:Iowans will gather with lawn chairs and blankets in their communities to enjoy firewor ...
    June 30, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Officer justified in shooting pit bull

    To the editor:In response to your front page article on police officer shooting dog: 1) Officer resp ...
    June 27, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Another one bites the dust

    Part 2In my last column, which has been a few weeks ago now, I let you all know about the tragic inc ...
    June 27, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Wanderlust

    I’ve been mainlining “House Hunters International.”A steady shot straight to the gut of what my life ...
    June 27, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • A day with the ballpark fryers is heaven

    When I go to the softball field, I’m the designated fryer. At the concession stand, I keep the parents, players and patrons fed with their little leag ...
    June 26, 2014 - 11:17 am
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