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  • Call me crazy

    For the past three weeks I have been participating in an activity I never thought I would do: 5 a.m. work out classes. Sometimes I think I am having a ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Do we really honor our veterans?

    I was standing around at the dedication of a new veterans memorial the other day, in the city hall, not too far from the “wall” the city hall installe ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Bakken pipeline brings outdated energy into Iowa’s future

    The Iowa Utilities Board will begin hearing public comments Nov. 12 at the Boone County Fairgrounds in the final public process to determine if Dakota ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Fear

    On Halloween, what did you fear?I fear fear itself because when we are afraid, we willingly give awa ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • OPEN appreciates support from community

    Jane Ann CottonNewtonThe annual meeting of Newton’s sister city group, Organization Promoting Everla ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • The Black Angel

    East of downtown Iowa City lies an eerily old and lonely red brick road called Brown Street, and at the end of the quiet road stands a tall black meta ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Hot Flashes: Proof God is not female

    My hubs and I agree on many things. However, one thing we absolutely cannot see eye-to-eye on is the temperature setting for our house.
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Serving the city is a privilege and responsibility

    It has been a privilege to serve Ward 1 for the past four years. It has been a great learning experience for me and my family. It is truly mind-blowin ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Newton needs experienced leaders

    Max L. TiptonNewtonAfter corporate America left Newton in a hole, the city leaders have done a prett ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Local 1457 supports Kulis for council

    Blaine LeflerNewtonNewton Association of Professional Fire Fighters Local 1457 would like to announc ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Raising revenues must be central goal of budget talks

    Budgets are made up of spending and revenue. But budget negotiators in Washington are talking only about what spending to cut, not what revenue to rai ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Light conversation about Iran, nukes

    You know that guy. He’s the one who ruins perfectly mellow, useless dinner-party conversation with serious political talk, or brings a group of friend ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Supports Hansen for mayor

    Carol KramerNewtonThis is a letter in support of Mayor Mike Hansen. Mike has been involved with our ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Hansen is a proven leader

    Ryan PriceNewtonOn Tuesday, Nov. 3, voters in the City of Newton will go to the polls to elect three ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Hansen has common-sense approach

    Nancy ParrottNewtonMayor Mike Hansen is running for re-election in next Tuesday’s city election.Mike ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 11:46 am