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  • Creating a safe community

    Recently the City of Newton released the results of the 2016 Community Attitude Survey that showed citizens find Newton to be a safer community today ...
    June 6, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Education is a communal obligation

    This year marks a pivotal election year with presidential, house and supervisor races, but before those occur, we are asked to vote on a local issue. ...
    June 3, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Make your voice heard, vote in Tuesday’s primary election

    Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 7, and I encourage all eligible Iowans to make their voices heard by participating. Exercising the right to vote ...
    June 3, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Happy Memorial Day

    My dad cherished his service in the United States Marine Corps and, in many ways, it defines who he is.
    June 2, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Newton YMCA investing in kids, health, neighbors

    The Newton YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. That’s because a strong commun ...
    June 2, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Honeymoon in May?

    Ginnie and I were married last October, which was a busy time, since we were both moving to our new farm house, so we postponed our honeymoon until Ma ...
    June 2, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Millenials can still be ‘fixed’

    Athletics and military are both realms where a first-person voice is rarely taught as a way to exalt accomplishments in the past dense, but is used pr ...
    June 1, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Veterans benefits encourage home ownership

    July 1 is the deadline to apply for the disabled veteran homestead tax credit and military exemption. Once claimed, filing for these benefits in subse ...
    June 1, 2016 - 10:44 am