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  • Disagrees with city council action

    Joan MyersNewtonIn regard to the street lights near the Newton Plaza Apartments, I whole heartedly d ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Hiking trails have more oversight than pipeline

    Mark EdwardsBooneI retired as trails coordinator from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources after ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Let’s honor our veterans

    Rep. Dan KelleyNewtonThis Veterans Day, let’s take a moment to remember something important about ve ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Republicans vs. the media

    For years, I have been begging Republicans to stand up to the mainstream media. The left has dominated the media for as long as I’ve been alive. Yet R ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Adding another candle

    The time of year to add another candle to my birthday cake is here once again. Last year was the big one, exiting my 20s and having to reply, 30, when ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • If none of these guys can win, why are they all still running for president?

    I follow some of these low-pollers on Twitter. I see their vision for America and their television schedules. And I see the comments that accompany th ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • A high school athlete in heroin’s deadly grip

    Middle-class white kids overdosing on heroin will do for junkies what AIDs did for promiscuous gay men.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Every nine seconds

    Tiffany remembers the first time she was threatened by her boyfriend because it was a significant day — their son’s first birthday. Emotions were runn ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • The governor who thought he was king

    Our system of government is set up with a series of checks and balances. Right now, Iowans picked a divided government, which means we have to work to ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Beat the elite

    We love to complain about elites, people who seem to have a special advantage, privileges in life.I ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • The things I remember

    I grew up in a tight-knit family environment. I tell people about annual big get-togethers with my mom’s siblings and their families. I also grew up o ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • It’s just my way

    How do you feel about those people that think they know everything?We all know a person like that. N ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • A nation at risk

    In 1983, a commission studied U.S. public education and issued their findings in the report “A Nation at Risk”. They noted:  “Our once unchallenged pr ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Talented storyteller coming to Newton

    Larry Ray HurtoNewtonI read with a great deal of pleasure the announcement that One’s Company will b ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • There’s a little Griswold in us all

    Now that the Halloween costumes are safely stored away in crates and closets — to be remembered fondly like radio’s one hit wonders — and children hav ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 3:44 pm