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  • 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
  • Children are our future; vote yes Sept. 13

    The upcoming bond issue makes me reflect on the school bond issues that have come before the voters since I arrived in Newton 47 years ago and started ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Berg will provide competitive advantage

    There are many reasons why the community of Newton should support the Berg reconstruction plan. The ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • What makes home home?

    My girl-child, Avery, recently made a comment that caught me a little off guard. She said although she has her own place that she loves, it is my hous ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Looking back, looking ahead

    My association with the Newton Schools began many years ago when my father, Leland Cook, was hired by Superintendent of Schools B.C. Berg as the band ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Let’s maintain our sense of Red Pride

    Newton has been known for many years for its sense of “Red Pride.” More recently we have added another motto: “Get To Know Newton.”
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Strong schools support businesses and jobs

    I’m writing in support of the school bond, and many supporters have written, highlighting the financial and practical reasons why this bond makes sens ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Column: Science and athletics do mix

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Oct. 29, 2015. Professional athletes will sometimes ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 10:34 am
  • Sister Susan’s prayer

    This story was told to me by one of my readers.I’m from a large family. I have three sisters and two ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Column: Kindness isn’t taught

    The most vigilant and pro-active militant types among us say we must fight fire with more fire, and that catching more flies with honey than with vine ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • District’s 10-year plan invests in all schools

    It’s been nearly a year since I joined the NCSD school board. Anyone who knows me will attest to the fact I’ve worked diligently in that time trying t ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Investing in Berg will attract young families

    My wife and I moved to Newton in December 2005, just a few days after the birth of our first child. We had lived out of state for a few years and were ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 10:37 am