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Support our superintendent

Who remembers making the Lincoln Elementary building a one section school and reducing half of the staff because of budget cuts? Who remembe…

Make health care affordable

Perhaps it is my pastoral education that caused my perennially optimistic outlook on things, but I’m frequently finding myself amazed at the…

What’s the hold up?

I would like to add my voice to those of Mark Thayer, Sheri Benson and John McNeer concerning our school superintendent’s contract. We have …

Time to enjoy the accomplishments

“School boards are looking for God — on a good day,” said an anonymous superintendent recruiter. I served 12 years on the Newton Community S…

Indecision — not good

Mark Thayer made an excellent statement recently, regarding the indecision of our school board, as well as positive statements related to su…

Conversation about guns

Let’s have a different conversation about guns, one based on responsible gun ownership. Not one that automatically elicits the standard NRA …

What is this world coming to?

Re: Tuesday, Aug. 27 Police BlotterA woman from Grinnell is charged with shoplifting at Walmart stea…

Make a difference

One day, I came across a person who was blind and was without a home and thought we should make a difference and make a shelter for all of t…

Lack of decision making

The employment contract of the current Superintendent of Schools for Newton is set to expire on June 30, 2020, unless action is taken by the…
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