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  • Buddy celebrates National Dog Day

    Social media was full of dog pictures, cute little fluffy doggies doing tricks, and big slobbery mongrels asleep in playpens with babies. It was Natio ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Column: My campus tour

    Game day in Iowa City is like no other experience I’ve had in my life. The energy and enthusiasm of the students and the pride exhibited by the young ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Supporting United Way of Jasper County

    As a supporter and a director of a United Way Partnering Agency, I believe that supporting our United Way is one of the most powerful, collective oppo ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Summer reading programs a success

    The Newton Public Library had a great summer reading program for kids and teens again this year at the Newton Public Library. We had 593 kids register ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 10:34 am
  • Red Pride at H.A. Lynn Stadium

    If you haven’t been to H.A. Lynn Field in awhile I suggest you stop by and visit our stadium.Our new ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • You can’t judge a book by its cover

    You can’t judge a book by its cover. This is a lesson we try to teach children from a very young age. Typically it’s used in reference to people,  but ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • We have nothing left holding us together

    A South Carolina high school recently stopped students from bringing American flags to a football game against a heavily Hispanic rival school. Why? T ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • Bond issue approval will build state-of-the-art campus

    Throughout all the changes in this community there has always been one constant: the dedication of the Newton Community School District to its student ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • Bottom line on the school levy

    On Sept. 13, our community will be asked to vote on a bond proposal for a new middle school campus. When I talk to parents and others in the community ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Students need new building

    I am in support of the Newton school board’s decision to build a new school building for the fifth through eighth grade students. I have toured the cu ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Berg tour is appalling

    My wife Cindy and I took the tour of Berg School this past Tuesday. We don’t have children ourselves but are strong believers in a strong educational ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Berg tour is eye-opener

    Imagine trying to concentrate in an extremely hot room in the middle of the winter or in an extremely cold room in the fall and spring along with a mu ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Time for a change at Berg

    During a recent tour of the B.C. Berg School complex, we had the opportunity to descend into the bowels of this building, housing the ancient boiler s ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Learning to work

    I live in the city where I work, and it’s a tight little city, and on my way to work, I see the kids going to school, to grade school.
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Column: Smashing time in Colfax

    I had the opportunity to see the Colfax Demolition Derby last weekend, and I thought it was a great way to spend a Saturday night.
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 10:34 am