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  • Ty's Take: Perfection is my ultimate goal

    Sometimes, I’m too hard on myself, and I can’t help it.I have this overwhelming desire for several t ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • World Cup at the White Castle

    When I was 19 years old, I lived in Australia in a house with six other expatriates — three Americans, two Germans and a Bulgarian. We lovingly referr ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Atkins diet

    Disgusted with myself back in March, I went on the Atkins diet. I had been on the Atkins diet years back, when Atkins was all the rage, and had lost a ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Culture War as State Hobby

    The Supreme Court recently closed its term with a ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, concerning the government’s mandate for employer provided insuranc ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Know thy neighbor

    I have a regret. I’ve always been told not to dwell on regrets, but if I don’t learn from them, then it’s a waste of an emotion. Like many regrets, it ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Fourth of July parade in Newton never a disappointment

    To the editor:I admit, I love a good parade, and Newton’s Fourth of July parade is never a disappoin ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Let's Get Simple

    Is there a simple solution to all your problems at work?The simple answer is yes.Welcome to the new ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • 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
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