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  • May is National Foster Care Month

    Vivian WillemsenOttumwaMay is National Foster Care Month, a time to raise awareness about teens and ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Kelley is dedicated to his district

    Kathy HoldeferMingoIn his May 19 letter to the Newton Daily News, Michael Ware asks if “anyone else ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Newton student recognized at Iowa State Capitol

    Dr. Zack and Stephanie AlexanderNewtonA few weeks ago, our son Isaac, a 9-year-old third-grader at T ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Puppy mills — a red flag to all Iowans

    Jana WestAnkenyThank you for covering this issue. I think this would be a red flag to all Iowans. No ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Frustrated by pipeline presence

    Sheri PherigoNewtonI just got off the phone from talking to Rep. Dan Kelley. I know how hard he has ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Newton needs spring cleanup day

    Sherman SwankNewtonI would like to address spring cleanup here in the City of Newton. I am in favor ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Kelley out of touch with his own district

    Michael WareBaxterDoes anyone else find it ironic that Jasper County has become ground zero in the B ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Standing up for our police officers

    Christine PauleyNewtonResponding to “Double standard in officers’ deaths,” I have additional concern ...
    May 14, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Double standard in officers’ deaths

    Bob HalfertyNewtonRecently police officers have been murdered while on duty. Where is the outrage, p ...
    May 12, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • WW II service remembered, never taken for granted

    Doug BishopBaxterDuring this week, 70 years ago, our Dad, Coy Bishop sat on the edge of the Elbe Riv ...
    May 8, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Iowa schools lack effective reading concepts

    Sue AtkinsonBaxterReading reforms put in place this school year to have students reading at grade le ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Iowa Blues Challenge provides dynamic show

    Vern SchnoebelenNewtonIf you didn’t make the Iowa Blues challenge at the Izaak Walton league last Su ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Kelley’s letter childish, unprofessional

    Angie SmithKelloggI am a lifelong union member and Democrat. I spent the last three election cycles ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Political tactics reminiscent of ‘Dukes of Hazzard’

    Rep. Dan KelleyNewtonI appreciate the opportunity to respond to some Jasper County Courthouse offici ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Worthy Wage Day for child care is May 1

    Barbara MerrillDes MoinesThe committed individuals who nurture and teach the nearly 70 percent of Io ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:07 am
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