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  • Howard Snook lived as a humble servant

    Jasper County lost another one of its greatest citizens this week. I was deeply saddened to hear of Howard Snook’s passing. Howard was a World War II ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • What’s the plan for Newton schools?

    First off, I am in total agreement that the Berg School Complex needs to be replaced. More than a year ago, I attended the very first public meeting h ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Supports Payton for Iowa House

    At the League of Women Voters forum on May 19, 2016, the supporters of Wes Breckenridge heckled and laughed at our representative, Dan Kelley. This wa ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Shocked by facts of Berg Complex

    The Sept. 13 vote for the Berg middle school project is very important. I was shocked by the facts about the current Berg space I discovered as I prep ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Horrified by Bakken pipeline

    My husband and I are horrified as we watch the Bakken pipeline going in around town. Of course, the pipeline will carry crude oil which is fossil fuel ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Get going Jasper County drivers

    I’m starting off by apologizing for stepping on anyone’s toes but this issue needs to be addressed. I commute every day to Des Moines and it is sad to ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Let’s invest in 21st Century learning

    Do you remember the last time in your life that you were surprised by the need for a significant repair to your vehicle, your home or even your body? ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Proud to call Newton home

    I am proud to call Newton my home, and if you agree, I expect you will also vote “yes” for the school bond on Sept. 13. My family and I moved to Newto ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 9:06 am
  • Berg rebuild is wise decision

    Sept. 13, citizens of the Newton Community School District will go to the polls to vote on building a new middle school, which will house grades 5-8.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 9:06 am
  • Vote yes for sensible Berg plan

    The schools in Newton, Iowa really do mean a lot to me. My family moved to Newton when I was in the eighth grade because my father was on the school b ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Vote yes for a bright future

    This fall looks to be a “Season of Choices.” With the presidential and the local school bond elections just around the corner, it’s time for all of us ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Berg maintenance shows need for new complex

    Let me begin this letter by telling you how blessed and honored I feel to be working for the Newton Community School District. Graduating in ’86 from ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Appreciates ‘jewel’ at former country club

    My topic today is the former Newton Country Club, and the new The Breakfast Club and its morning food, which is good. The view of the old Newton Count ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Vote yes on Sept. 13

    Next month the citizens of the Newton Community School District will be asked to build a new school to essentially replace Berg. While my first reacti ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Grateful for swift response from Park Centre, Skiff

    On Thursday, July 21, I went to Park Centre to visit my wife Velda, who is in rehab from a stroke. Upon arriving, we saw many patients and staff membe ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:11 am