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Ask your senators to pass HF 692

The Iowa House has passed a decent bill. House File 692, requiring all 99 counties to utilize absentee ballot tracking from the U.S. Postal …

This Winter

Editor’s note: Newton resident David Goos wrote the following poem to recount his feelings on the relentless winter for 2018-19.

February and Farmhers

The last snow we received (or a couple of snows that) we received was so peaceful. It reminded me of a poem I wrote in February of 1988. My …

Letter of gratitude

There are many people who do their jobs, no matter what the weather is.A good example are the garbag…

Thanks for the memories Vern ...

My long-time friend Vern Pinnt, now living in Yuma, Ariz. shared this 2011 Reader’s Digest story which should give folks a laugh for the day…

Taking care of each other

My parents recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary by dining at Yanni’s in Newton. When they went to pay, they were told their bi…

Skiff a part of Newton heritage

I, like Mr. Faircloth and Mr. Hurto in recent letters, feel like the stripping of the Skiff family name from our local hospital is a “slap i…

Iowa Senate losing transparency

Transparency is vital to accountability. Accountability is vital to democracy. We elect officials because we want them to work of us. It is …

A rebuke of Skiff name change

Allow me to add my voice to those of local citizens who decry the loss of the Skiff name in association with our nearly 100-year-old hospita…
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