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Letters

  • Opposed to sale of McCann Village

    I recently found out about the proposed sale of McCann Village to an outside corporation, Wishrock. I no longer live in Newton but I visit often and I ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Legion riders honor veterans

    I would like to introduce the residents of Newton and Jasper County to the Newton Legion Riders. We are not a motorcycle club, but rather members of t ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Newton should embrace beekeeping

    To the forward thinking City of Newton — In the late fall of 2013 I began learning about beekeeping. I was fascinated with the science the social stru ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Help improve Jasper County, support UWJC

    Nineteen years ago, Kid Assist of Jasper County was looking for funding to get started on its mission: improving the quality of life of persons with d ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Constitution Week is Sept. 17-23

    I would like to remind everyone that it is once again, the week that our United States Constitution was signed. It was signed Sept. 17, 1787 at the Pe ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Breckenridge is committed to House District 29

    Thanks to a Republican governor, supported by a Republican controlled Iowa House, the state of Iowa is among the states with the worst air and water q ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Harvest time on Iowa roads

    Fall is upon us and with the changing colors and cooler temps come harvest time. The farmers will be and are out in the fields bringing in the crops. ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Fond stories of the Hotel Maytag

    Reading about the City of Newton purchasing the Maytag Hotel on a temporary basis brings back a family story I have heard a number of times about this ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Membership drive underway for Skiff Auxiliary

    This September, the Skiff Hospital Auxiliary Board is holding a membership drive, hoping to double its current membership. Membership dues are $20 for ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • United Way makes an impact

    The beginning of September brings my favorite time of year; cooler weather, football, pumpkin spice drinks and most importantly, the United Way of Jas ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Concerned about street

    I am concerned about the four-lane road in Newton from Hy-Vee traveling east to the Iowa Speedway road by Walmart. There are no bike lanes for the saf ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • UWJC helps women, children

    United Way of Jasper County is a great way to strengthen the community as a whole because the United Way supports more than two dozen health and human ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • City over-reaching with Midtown building purchase

    With the $595,000 purchase of the Midtown building and three other D&D properties from Ken Johnson and the Midtown Investors Group, LLC, I think the c ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Speak up about bullying, harassment

    As kids return to school, parents are often concerned about safety and bullying. The Center for Disease Control study found that 28 percent of U.S. st ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:22 am
  • Appreciates fair coverage

    I want to express my appreciation and thank you to the Newton Daily News and whoever was responsible for getting and printing all the results of the J ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:22 am