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  • So much to do this spring

    As much as one savors the peace and quiet of a rainy April day, we look forward to the sun and splendor of May.
    April 8, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • What’s your perfect pup?

    I feel confident that it’s time to move forward. It’s time to grow our family and add a special little someone to the household. It’s finally time to ...
    April 7, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Television

    I remember our first television in 1954. I was 6 years old. My older brother, who was in the Army, bought it for us. The gift that keeps on giving. He ...
    April 7, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Let’s learn about reconfiguration

    The Newton Community School District is going to reconfigure its elementary schools, and it’s going to be OK.
    April 6, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Many bills signed into law

    After several weeks of bouncing bills between chambers, the governor signed several pieces of legislation last week including: House File 2386, an act ...
    April 6, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Living in a work zone

    When we purchased our house last summer, we didn’t have a lot of remodeling in mind. Although we liked the house, we really bought it for the property ...
    April 5, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • Iowa water quality improvement plan

    Water quality is an important issue in our state. Currently, Iowa dedicates more than $20 million annually towards improving the state’s water quality ...
    April 5, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • Attracting visitors, new workers by enhancing quality of life

    Workforce development must be an Iowa priority, according to the Iowa Business Council’s 2016 report. To fill an expected 612,000 job openings by 2025 ...
    April 5, 2016 - 3:04 pm
  • Economic development: a grass roots campaign

    Did you know that more people commute into Newton than commute out?That was one fact I learned recen ...
    April 1, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • Move over Sherlock Holmes

    I love PBS. In fact, I enjoy it so much, I have been known to plan outings around its programming schedule.
    April 1, 2016 - 12:02 pm