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Thankful for the support

We would like to thank all those “friends” of the Newton Arboretum and Botanical Center who participated in our annual fundraiser plant sale…

Time to pay attention

The attorney general of the United States, William Barr, testified before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Special Cou…

Reading proficiency

Given the focus on workforce skills in Iowa failing to qualify for higher-paying positions companies might have to offer, consideration need…

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

How appropriate that this week comes in May. As teachers we are all finishing up the school year and counting the days until summer. It is t…

Successful fundraiser despite weather

I would sincerely like to thank all the volunteers from the Jasper County Animal Rescue League (JCARL) and First Baptist Church for standing…

YMCA, a place of welcoming

I was lucky enough to find and talk with photographer Christopher Braunschweig at the Easter Egg Hunt at the Newton YMCA. My request to him …

Thanks to the community

On April 19, members of the community came together for the annual Good Friday worship observance. Humanity’s Way of the Cross involved walk…

Fix bridges one at a time

We live on F48 West, between the two bridges that are being replaced. It’s going to be hard to change our route to get to town and Interstat…

Thank you for the support

Night of Stars again was a huge success for our community. This wonderful event celebrated its 27th anniversary April 13 to benefit Iowa Riv…

In need of an attitude adjustment

I am in the midst of an attitude adjustment. This happens many times in my life, but this one will cause me as well as around 170 other peop…
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