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  • An exciting new opportunity for my readers

    In your emails to me, many of you have mentioned I don’t write enough columns reflecting your opinions about guns, Jesus, political correctness, the F ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Teen Beat, Doogie and bragging rights

    When I was growing up, there was nothing quite like diving into the latest edition of Teen Beat, searching for the celebrity centerfold poster and sec ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Many benefits from Iowa’s commitment to renewable energy

    Iowa is a leader in clean, renewable energy. Our efforts are allowing us to leave behind fuels that pollute our air and water while creating good jobs ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • An everlasting love

    Editor’s note: Angela Whitlach was born in Newton. This handwritten letter was received in the newsroom on Friday.
    April 25, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Hospital

    I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer.My doctors tell me my growth was caught ear ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Fill the world with hope

    Based on these beliefs, and reflecting the diverse communities within which we operate, . Their continued work and volunteer endeavors commiting to s ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Chow, baby

    I fixed liver and onions for dinner the other night. Mmmm … can’t you just smell the onions caramelizing in the butter? My choice for our evening menu ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Breckenridge has my respect

    I am writing in support of State Representative candidate District 29 Wes Breckenridge. I have known Wes for several years from my time working in our ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Deegan knows county government

    I would highly recommend John Deegan as a candidate for the position of Jasper County Supervisor. John has been an integral part in the North Central ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Veterans can depend on Kelley

    As a state representative from Charles City and member of the Iowa National Guard, I’m writing to endorse Rep. Dan Kelley of Newton for re-election in ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Kelley’s support of veterans is lacking

    In response to two recent letters to the editor that claimed to prove Rep. Dan Kelley supports Iowa Veterans and their families. In my humble opinion, ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Get to know Breckenridge

    I am supporting Wes Breckenridge for State Representative. Although I didn’t know Wes well, I did know he had been with the Newton Police Department f ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • We owe it to our seniors

    Last weekend we were doing a little gardening at my girlfriend’s parent’s Des Moines north side home. While weeding a bed of tulips, we could see from ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Mouse mobile heads to Missouri

    I was vacuuming out my car for a weekend trip to Missouri with Ginnie, when I saw shredded foil on the floor of the car. I thought it looked suspiciou ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • I was not a good kindergartner

    I love to hear adults tell stories about terrible or mean things they did when they were children, followed by some general cleanup about how they wer ...
    April 20, 2016 - 10:57 am