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  • Kudos to the Maytag Dairy Farms

    Brenda MalottNewtonI want to express my thanks and appreciation for the wonderful experience I had t ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Critchfield is a leader with vision

    Chad C. AirhartWaukeeI am writing in support of Marshall Critchfield for Jasper County Recorder. Mar ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Kelley is a friend of education

    Donna CookNewtonWe are fortunate to have the leadership and representation of Dan Kelley in the Iowa ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Kelley tackles issues important to Iowans

    Athena ValdezMelbourneI have been working with Dan Kelley for nearly two years on a tornado siren bi ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Ty’s Take: My first trip to Newton

    As I was driving home on Interstate 80 after getting my haircut Saturday, it reminded me of my first trip to Newton way back in December 2012.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Cookie batter up!

    I love going to baseball games. That’s not to say I love baseball. I like baseball. I respect baseball. I admire the game, the athleticism, the calcul ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Ride Mustangs Ride

    Monday marked the start of PCM’s (Prairie City-Monroe) homecoming week. I have many fond memories from homecoming week starting in elementary all the ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Kelley plays important leadership role

    Dan Prymek , WaukeeJason Copple, Sioux CityThe hydroelectric project at Lake Red Rock which recently ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • It's not beheading unless you use a knife

    You’re sitting in your apartment in a midsized Syrian city, or maybe you’re relaxing in your farmhouse just outside of Mosul, in Iraq.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Payton is the right choice for Jasper County

    Craig TrotterNewtonI’m writing in response to Troy Church’s letter to the editor in the NDN on Frida ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Send Kelley back to the Capitol

    I agree with several writers that Rep. Dan Kelley is a nice guy and cares about the people he represents. I would like the voters of District 29 to al ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Boy Scouts grateful for support

    Boy Scout Troop 346Boy Scout troop 346 would like to thank the sponsors for this year’s tractor ride ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Speaking up and stopping hate

    About two and a half years ago a 14-year-old boy in northwest Iowa took his own life after being aggressively bullied at school. While I didn’t know K ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • It's better now

    Americans now face beheadings, gang warfare, Ebola, ISIS and a new war in Syria. It’s natural to assume that the world has gotten more dangerous. But ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • My Wooden Kingdom

    At 700 N. Fourth Ave. E., lies an empty lot where my wooden kingdom once stood tall and proud. The grass and the weeds grow desolate in the earth that ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:44 am
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