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  • Attack on teachers

    As the new school year begins, you might like to be updated on some school happenings that will no doubt be repeated this academic year. After this up ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Constitution Day is Sept. 17

    Suzanne Van ZandtNewtonI would like to remind everyone that it is once again the week that our Unite ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Iowa can help prevent drug overdose deaths

    Sen. Rob HoggCedar RapidsIowa families are needlessly losing sons, daughters, mothers and fathers to ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • My boys

    At my young age of 30 years, I just married off my first nephew on Saturday. That being said, I was only 7 when he was born, and he will turn 23 in a ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Sept. 11: A date that will live in apathy

    This column was released on Sept. 11, a date that will live in apathy.There’s been a lot of discussi ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • The only game in town

    The stock market is down. It must be some crazy thing China has done. Those Communist countries just don’t understand how capitalism works.
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Missing the forest for the AC

    Most of us care about conservation, at least a little. But sometimes we miss the forest for the trees — or in this case, the AC.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Bragging rights

    One of greatest things about our newsroom is the Iowa Hawkeye fan dominance. We’re all fans except for two out-of-staters who refuse to conform, despi ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Cutting red tape

    I’m upset that the presidential candidates, all of them, rarely mention a huge problem: the quiet cancer that kills opportunity — regulation. The accu ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Letter is sour grapes from big gun lobbyist

    Leslie RossNewtonThe Newton Daily News has printed yet another strange letter from Michael Ware, one ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Sept. 11th, 2014

    My father-in-law was murdered, on this very day, 13 years ago. James D. Cleere was in New York on business the day of the terrorist attacks. He was st ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Hurricane Francis

    Battles are raging over whether local government officials have a religious right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. And the federal government may ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Have a seat on the homecoming couch

    The springs were loose and pointy, and the upholstery was ripping, but the East High School tailgating couch was our Friday night football sanctuary. 
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • 16-Year old Marine guards President Roosevelt

    Editor’s note: This column originally published in September 2014.Rural Mt. Pleasant resident Bob Ba ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Take care of your pets in hot weather

    Stormy StormsNewtonI would like to share a recent bad experience with your readers and encourage the ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 11:12 am
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