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  • Easter reminds us of our gifts

    How about a switch in my writing? Always in the past, it has been on topics that to me were going wrong. I didn’t have to hunt long, our country has d ...
    April 20, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Voter ID law is unnecessary

    At our local legislative forum with Rep. Wes Breckenridge, I was dismayed to learn there are so many deep budget cuts that will negatively affect us h ...
    April 19, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • NTC features gifted cast, music

    Thursday night we had the pleasure of experiencing the Newton Community Theatre’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Fritz and I agree that it wa ...
    April 13, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Master Matrix is a failure

    Counties across Iowa are taking a stand on factory farms. More and more boards of supervisors are calling for a factory farm moratorium.
    April 13, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Old theories hurt education

    Two prior education theories share responsibility for the downfall of education in this country, and the struggle to get back on track. 
    April 6, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Concert association presents crowd pleaser

    On March 17, Newton welcomed pianist, composer, and Steinway artist Julian Lawrence Gargiulo to the Newton Senior High Center for Performance. Fresh f ...
    April 3, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • Legislators’ health care benefits aren’t right

    I would like to thank Chaz Allen and Wes Breckenridge for sending me a birthday card on the occasion of my 85th birthday.
    March 29, 2017 - 10:04 am