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  • Wind is essential, but don’t forget solar

    I applaud the Newton Daily News for running the July 18 letter to the editor regarding wind energy in Iowa. While we are currently enjoying a lull in ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • CCI needs your involvement

    We’re in a “movement moment” right now.More and more grassroots Iowans are getting involved in issue ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Bakken Pipeline update

    Authorization for taking private property away from individual landowners in Jasper County and allowing an out of state, limited liability corporation ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Support Safe Routes to School

    I support the use of DOT funds to support the Safe Routes to Schools program. Allowing children safe and efficient ways to use active transportation t ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Disappointed in city’s marketing plan

    As the former Director of Marketing and Tourism for the Jasper County Alliance for Economic Development I am extremely disappointed to learn what is h ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • No bike lanes needed on First Avenue

    I read with interest the editorial of July 13. I would agree with your opinion, but you didn’t mention anything regarding the proposed bicycle lanes.
    July 21, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Rage and hate begets rage and hate

    I felt I needed to write in light of all the tensions going on in the past few months in our nation. We have seen the horrific actions against the LGB ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Newton Municipal Band thanks community

    The fourth and final concert at Maytag Park completed the season, a tradition going back to 1890 — more than 125 years.
    July 19, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • It’s time to regulate firearms

    I am ashamed, I say again, ashamed to be a life-member of the NRA. I will not resign my membership, however. Every month I receive their magazine. I d ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Data centers, renewable energy thrive in Iowa

    Smart decisions can help Iowa’s economy grow. That’s the lesson of Facebook’s Altoona data center. The factors that got Facebook’s attention are also ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Separation of church, state understanding is skewed

    On Jan. 10, 1963 a document published by the Communist Party USA was read before a joint session of congress and subsequently entered into the Congres ...
    July 15, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Thank you, Newton

    I want to give many thanks, with deepest respect and tears of joy, to the Newton Chamber of Commerce, other businesses, the Newton Daily News, Park Ce ...
    July 15, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Forget being politically correct

    I address and take respectful issue with the recent letter wishing to have the crosses removed of repainting of the memorial rock on our Newton courth ...
    July 14, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Is Newton falling behind?

    Is the Newton community school district falling behind other communities in central Iowa? If we do not vote “yes” on Sept. 13 to bond for a new 5-8 co ...
    July 14, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Stay focused at the wheel

    We’re halfway through summer and drivers are getting lax in their driving skills. They’re rolling through stop signs, pushing the speed limit and usin ...
    July 14, 2016 - 11:15 am