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Opinion

  • Vote yes for a bright future

    This fall looks to be a “Season of Choices.” With the presidential and the local school bond elections just around the corner, it’s time for all of us ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • I know some tough guys

    I’m the kind of man who says what he means. No political correctness.I was late for work the other d ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Blast in Branson

    My recent trip to Branson was so fun and relaxing that I experienced a slight case of the blues when I returned home. Vacation is such a wonderful tim ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Berg maintenance shows need for new complex

    Let me begin this letter by telling you how blessed and honored I feel to be working for the Newton Community School District. Graduating in ’86 from ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Lies politicians tell

    I don’t want Hillary Clinton to be president. She’s a liar.But I can’t vote for Donald Trump. He lie ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Appreciates ‘jewel’ at former country club

    My topic today is the former Newton Country Club, and the new The Breakfast Club and its morning food, which is good. The view of the old Newton Count ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • My mother, stopped for driving while black

    When the police pulled their guns on my mother, I reached for my phone and told her to be calm and do as they say.
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • A life without convenience

    The last thing anyone wants is for the power to go out when it’s hot. How did people ever handle the heat “back in the day?”
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Life is great at 68

    I just turned 68. And I must say, life is great! Ginnie and I are building a huge addition onto our house. It will give us three more garage spaces, t ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Is solar energy really too expensive?

    In order for solar power to compete with other forms of energy, the conventional thinking goes, it needs to become way cheaper.
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Don’t play with gun safety

    By the time I was 10 years old, my father made sure I knew how to safely handle a firearm.I grew up ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • If you promote it, they will come

    Kevin Costner wasn’t at the Field of Dreams on July 30 — but I was there. My girlfriend, Jacqui, and ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Vote yes on Sept. 13

    Next month the citizens of the Newton Community School District will be asked to build a new school to essentially replace Berg. While my first reacti ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Grateful for swift response from Park Centre, Skiff

    On Thursday, July 21, I went to Park Centre to visit my wife Velda, who is in rehab from a stroke. Upon arriving, we saw many patients and staff membe ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • A new middle school is essential

    I respectfully ask that you vote yes on Tuesday, Sept. 13 to pass the $26.9 million bond referendum for a new Newton Community School District middle ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:10 am