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  • Thinking about ‘Brain Trusts’

    The expression or saying “Brain Trust” is something to ponder, especially today. The brain trust say ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Legalize freedom and fireworks

    The Fourth of July will soon be here. Something about celebrating independence from the British. There could be a little noise involved. Some people s ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Music feeds the soul

    I recently attended a series of classes at Vermeer entitled, “Equipped for Life.” In the Relational Wealth Class, we were asked to introduce ourselves ...
    May 18, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • Project AWAKE appreciates community support

    On behalf of the Project AWAKE board, I want to thank everyone who contributed to the outstanding success of our Annual Fundraiser Plant Sale. 
    May 18, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • Union Cemetery is well maintained

    I just finished reading the editorial in Friday’s Newton Daily News urging the city to make cemetery maintenance a priority. My husband and I walk at ...
    May 16, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • City should focus on fireworks education

    Keeping the citizens of Newton from using fireworks is going to be like trying to stop rain from hitting the ground. I’m sure the vast majority will u ...
    May 16, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Fireworks in Newton

    This past legislative session saw the legalization of fireworks in Iowa. Cities and counties however have the opportunity to opt out of the usage but ...
    May 12, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Religion: the good and the bad

    Sorry, but I was just thinking.Something to ponder: No one can really say how many different religio ...
    May 11, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Keep Newton beautiful

    Dear Newton dog and cat owners,I’m a dog owner, too, and I’m writing to all of you who think when yo ...
    May 11, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • School calendar has twist you can’t miss

    I just found out the 2017-2018 school calendar is out. I remember seeing something about school getting out every Monday afternoon at 1:30 for Profess ...
    May 10, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Pregnancy Center grateful for support

    The Pregnancy Center of Central Iowa wants to extend heartfelt thanks for the tremendous amount of support we received in the Annual Walk for Life, wh ...
    May 10, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • A tribute to a great NHS teacher

    During Teacher Appreciation week, two Newton School alumni would like to express sincere appreciation for the life, lessons and legacy of a truly grea ...
    May 9, 2017 - 2:20 pm
  • What a great museum

    I just returned from a Sunday afternoon tour of our “updated” Jasper County Museum with a half dozen members of my family. What a great experience!
    May 4, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • The Branstad legacy as I see it

    Anti-women legislation such as defunding Planned Parenthood that provides needed health services to women. He also opposes equal pay for women.
    May 4, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Appreciates support of Greatest Generation Day

    We want to recognize, and thank, those who helped promote our Greatest Generation Day Open House. They included, The Newton Daily News, KCOB, Randy Va ...
    May 3, 2017 - 10:10 am