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  • Lessons learned in Newton

    Even though I graduated years ago, I still sometimes think about the lessons I learned from growing up in Newton. I had some subjects I liked and was ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Park office should move to Maytag Park

    The Newton Park Board meeting of Oct. 20, as reported in the Newton Daily News, included various ideas for the use of the Maytag Park house which incl ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 9:15 am
  • JCCA provides variety of talent

    One of the joys of living in Newton is that we have so many opportunities to satisfy a craving for literature, theater, arts and music. With all the p ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Water means life for all

    My heart breaks when I see what is happening in Standing Rock. I know some of them.I wonder if the f ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • NCEA celebrates American Education Week

    This past week, the Newton Community Education Association (NCEA) joined millions of Americans nationwide in the National Education Association’s 95th ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Thanks for the memories

    Dana King’s column “Just out for a Ride,” brought back memories of my childhood rides. Four other siblings and I sat in the back seat and the two youn ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Grateful to be an American

    My friends, how truly blessed we are in America. Not only can I sit on my front porch, deck or yard, visit lakes, rivers and travel the highways and s ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Medicaid modernization is good for Iowa

    When Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds first announced plans to modernize the state’s Medicaid system, I was on board. It never seemed logical t ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Appreciative of veterans’ coverage

    Thank you for the story, “Veteran Honored,” printed Nov. 10, front page, about my family receiving my brother, technician William Schmitz, Bronze Star ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Thank you, Rep. Heartsill

    Integrated Treatment Services is an agency that provides various levels of substance abuse treatment and mental health services to a client base with ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 2:01 pm
  • Just out for a ride

    When I was a kid, we’d go for rides. My parents would load my brother, sister and me in the car and off we’d go... with no particular destination in m ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 2:06 pm
  • When did Veterans Day replace Armistice Day?

    When I was in high school in the late 1940s, Nov. 11 was Armistice Day. After morning classes, there was an all-school Patriotic Assembly, complete wi ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 2:03 pm