• It ends with a 0

    As I turned the page of my calendar Saturday, an event starred me in face. It’s not Thanksgiving or my biggest craft show of the year or even the Wisc ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • The Hunter Mansion Tea Room and Event Center

    The Hunter Mansion is a historic icon located in the heart of the City of Newton. Built in 1900, the home has three fireplaces and the interior woodwo ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • White slavery and voter fraud

    Back in the early part of the last century, millions of Americans believed there was something called “white slavery.”
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Incumbents always win

    I’m told that the public is “angry” at today’s politicians. Eighty-two percent disapprove of the job Congress is doing. So will Tuesday’s election bri ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Iowa teacher training programs failing

    Sue AtkinsonBaxterThe annual yearly progress reports show Iowa schools failing to improve student pr ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Long live rock & roll

    Sheri and Calvin PherigoNewtonI was hoping to see front page coverage of our local talent that took ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • The end is near

    The last several weeks I’ve felt toward the midterm election the way a child feels toward a long road trip — are we there yet?
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Allen worked hard for Jasper County

    Stephen C. SmithBaxterAs the Mayor of Baxter I would like to commend Chaz Allen for all of the posit ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Kelley tireless supporter of renewable fuels industry

    Scott HedderichDes MoinesElection season can sometimes be a confusing time — especially this year. G ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Payton is a genuine man of the people

    Monte D. Goodyk Sully I’m writing in support of Patrick Payton for state representative. Patrick is ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Kelley supports veterans

    Richard BullockKelloggAs a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, I am proud to support State Rep. Dan Ke ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Critchfield is a special candidate

    Alfonso Martinez-AlmeidaMadrid, SpainMarshall Critchfield was my roommate in Washington, D.C. 15 yea ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Heartsill is a proven leader

    Aaron Gunsaulus Newton For the last two years, Greg Heartsill has served as an outstanding state rep ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Loebsack bipartisan works helps Newton

    Brad AdamsNewtonCongressman Dave Loebsack’s bipartisan work in congress is helping Newton’s economy. ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Kelley supports public workers

    Sarah ZarubaNewtonThis is a letter in support of my friend Dan Kelley, our state representative. Rec ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:34 am
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