• Mission group seeks space to hold large garage sales

    To the editor:A church mission group is looking for a building to use that will hold around 10 to 20 ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Mission Board always at work

    To the editor:The Mission Board is always at work and here is proof that it never ends.Hephzibah Hou ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Iowa's proficiency standard is hurting Iowa students

    To the editor:With 2014 high school graduation approaching, keep in mind this is the thirteenth year ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Kellogg blood drive organizers thankful for community support

    To the editor:Thanks to a the wonderful blood donors who volunteered their time to make a life-savin ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Lions Club thanks businesses for support of pancake breakfast

    To the editor:The Newton Lions Club would like to thank Hy-Vee for sponsoring our Spring Pancake Bre ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Thank you to good samaritans

    To the editor:Most times, sad or disturbing news fill the newspaper, but I experienced two honest an ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • April 7-13 is National Public Health Week

    To the editor:April 7-13 is National Public Health Week. Every year in the United States, seven out ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Tree professional: Be careful in treatment of EAB

    To the editor:I was surprised to learn the Emerald Ash Borer was discovered in Newton in late March. ...
    April 8, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • The Next Generation of Manhood

    To the editor:Our boys and young men are faced with many challenges today when defining what it mean ...
    April 7, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • Concerned that long-time business left out of Get to Know Newton

    To the editor:I just wanted to thank Ty Rushing for being such a nice breath of fresh air to the New ...
    April 3, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Hurto thankful for selection of poem for OPEN contest

    To the editor:I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tori Reynolds of OPEN and the members o ...
    April 3, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • My "God's Not Dead" journey

    The past three days have been filled with emotion and faith, and now I find myself in the office at midnight on Thursday writing my column.
    April 3, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Reader reacts to Sheriff Office's new MRAP

    To the editor:Do you buy this load of malarkey the Sheriff’s department needs a bulletproof, RPG-pro ...
    April 2, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Taxpayers will foot the bill for MRAP acquisition

    To the editor:The Highway to hell is paved with “good intentions.”The Jasper County Sheriff Office’s ...
    April 2, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • See the movie 'God's Not Dead' not 'Noah' film

    To the editor:My wife and I were fortunate enough to be able to attend a movie last week at the loca ...
    March 31, 2014 - 5:03 pm
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