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  • Dog owners live longer

    We’ve all known, or at least suspected, this for a long time. But now it’s official.According to Lab ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Let’s not call it goodbye, but see you later Part I

    Sometimes it's best to just hear straight from the horse’s mouth, so here it goes — I have accepted a position at another news outlet and next week wi ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Sweet dreams

    Sleep. I never knew how much I actually loved sleep until it was taken away from me. That is how the saying goes, you don’t know what you’ve got until ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Newspapers still aren't dying

    Have you heard that newspapers are dying? Me too. Almost every time I mention my career to people — ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Blood moon

    Is the Blood Moon an ominous warning of some cataclysmic event on the offing? Naw. If anything, I told myself, it’s a harvest moon.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Ty's Take: Witnessing a miracle

    Even as I write this, it doesn’t seem like a real thing. The Kansas City Royals — my hometown team, the Boys in Blue, a team other Major League Baseba ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Boo! or Aye Aye Matey?

    With Halloween rapidly approaching, I have a big decision to make. Do I let my oldest pick out her own costume or do I buy what I want her to wear?
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Newton Arboretum: ‘Better than Minecraft’

    I love October. From the temperatures to the football to my Halloween decoration that reads “Ghouls just wanna have fun,” it’s hard to not embrace thi ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • A simpler time, a simpler place

    There’s a house that lies in Newton that I use to know so well. It sits on a quiet street but what’s there are a catalog of lively memories and an imm ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • All it takes is one

    Editor’s note: This is a true event, but to maintain the privacy of the individuals discussed, the subjects of this column will be refereed to only as ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Cold War patriots

    Juanita (Nita) Gerst’s day starts early. It’s still dark when she gets in her company car, a red, white and blue PT Cruiser, to go and visit her 100 a ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Ty’s Take: My first trip to Newton

    As I was driving home on Interstate 80 after getting my haircut Saturday, it reminded me of my first trip to Newton way back in December 2012.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Ride Mustangs Ride

    Monday marked the start of PCM’s (Prairie City-Monroe) homecoming week. I have many fond memories from homecoming week starting in elementary all the ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Speaking up and stopping hate

    About two and a half years ago a 14-year-old boy in northwest Iowa took his own life after being aggressively bullied at school. While I didn’t know K ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • My Wooden Kingdom

    At 700 N. Fourth Ave. E., lies an empty lot where my wooden kingdom once stood tall and proud. The grass and the weeds grow desolate in the earth that ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:44 am
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