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Bridge out

When will the bridge on North Fourth Avenue East be opened?  It would be nice if it would be opened, until they decided exactly who was goin…

November is National Hospice month

There comes a time in many of our lives when we either take or are given the responsibility of caring for a seriously or terminally ill fami…

There’s another four-part choir

The recent article about the Congregational choir in the Daily News was quite interesting, and should have brought up the topic in other chu…

Lack of fiscal responsibility

Where is the fiscal responsibility with tax-payer money?After the Nov. 18 council meeting, I am dumb…

A Joy to Newton

Joy, the Capitol II Theatre’s remarkable and accomplished mini-pig, is certainly deserving of the accolades bestowed upon her these days. Sh…

Help protect biofuels

Iowa has long been a leader in biofuels and it’s had a big impact right here in Jasper County.The RE…

Teaching kids honesty

I debated to write this letter. I don’t get around easily — like to answer the door. So this Halloween, I decided to put candy out with a si…

Supporting candidate Buttigieg

We have the unique opportunity in Iowa to hold the first in the nation caucus, a responsibility we take seriously. I started paying attentio…

Iowa not raising its standards

Seventeen years ago, No Child Left Behind required states to raise their standards up to the national standards set in the legislation — and…

Speak out against policies

Iowans need to speak up for our farmers, and against federal policies that endanger Iowa agriculture, our biofuels industry and our rural ec…
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