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  • Data centers, renewable energy thrive in Iowa

    Smart decisions can help Iowa’s economy grow. That’s the lesson of Facebook’s Altoona data center. The factors that got Facebook’s attention are also ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Bucket list: Abbey Road

    Just a five minute walk from the St. John’s Wood Station in London sits what looks like an ordinary residence nestled in the quiet residential suburb ...
    July 15, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Summer safety

    Summer is here and the warmer weather means more visitors coming to our community and more residents enjoying the parks and other outdoor activities. ...
    July 15, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Separation of church, state understanding is skewed

    On Jan. 10, 1963 a document published by the Communist Party USA was read before a joint session of congress and subsequently entered into the Congres ...
    July 15, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Thank you, Newton

    I want to give many thanks, with deepest respect and tears of joy, to the Newton Chamber of Commerce, other businesses, the Newton Daily News, Park Ce ...
    July 15, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Personality vs. character

    I’ve been known to send work-related emails from my personal Gmail account in a pinch. But I prefer the professional look and feel of the “@newtondail ...
    July 14, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Wilted lettuce

    Our Empty Nest Garden is exploding! The lawn may be burning up, but thanks to a couple of 100’ lengths of hose attached to the barn hydrant, there’s w ...
    July 14, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Forget being politically correct

    I address and take respectful issue with the recent letter wishing to have the crosses removed of repainting of the memorial rock on our Newton courth ...
    July 14, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Is Newton falling behind?

    Is the Newton community school district falling behind other communities in central Iowa? If we do not vote “yes” on Sept. 13 to bond for a new 5-8 co ...
    July 14, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Stay focused at the wheel

    We’re halfway through summer and drivers are getting lax in their driving skills. They’re rolling through stop signs, pushing the speed limit and usin ...
    July 14, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Wait — he makes how much?

    Reviewing a recent list of huge multi-year, free-agent contracts recently signed by overrated NBA players, I got all the way down to about the 10th gu ...
    July 13, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • No ‘road diet’ needed for First Avenue East

    Last week plans were unveiled to Newton City Council to reduce the four-lane portion of First Avenue East to two lanes, with the addition of a turning ...
    July 13, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Hillary Clinton: Too big to jail

    Last week America celebrated the 240th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which condemned King George III for “(obstructi ...
    July 13, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Idea: Avert your eyes

    Regarding the recent letter to the editor about painted crosses on a rock: Lets also remove “In God We Trust” from our national currency since we’re s ...
    July 12, 2016 - 1:31 pm
  • Achoo! God bless you!

    “God bless you,” I said.Actually, I didn’t so much say, “God bless you,” as much as I mumbled, “Bles ...
    July 12, 2016 - 1:30 pm