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Letters

  • City leaders should put checkbook away

    With the increased city spending, everyone has to be concerned with the direction our community is heading. The much senseless spending is taking many ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Locals to recognize human trafficking awareness month

    Newton Says No to Human Trafficking is a nonprofit organization that was created to raise awareness and enhance safety for the citizens of Jasper Coun ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Let’s embrace transitions

    I am thinking about transitions from one way of living personally and our presidential administration transition and the dangers with both personal an ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • K-12 schools should be top priority

    The 2017 session opened last week, and it was exciting to meet many of my colleagues. Iowa is fortunate to have caring and dedicated representatives. ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • YPJC welcomes newcomers to first 2017 social

    Whenever I talk with people about Young Professionals of Jasper County, I often times hear the same questions: What is a Young Professional? How do yo ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Discover Hope continues fight against addiction

    On behalf of Discover Hope 517, I would like to thank everyone who helped us address the issue of addiction in our community in 2016. Throughout the p ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Legislature convenes, pendulum swings to the right

    Both the Iowa House and Senate convened Monday morning in its annual session that looms to be one of “change.” With Iowa having the governor, House an ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Get to know Newton taxes

    Newton’s taxes are outrageous. We tax like crazy, our city property tax levy rate is only topped by four other cities in Iowa. The average for cities ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Project AWAKE appreciates support

    Thank you to all community members who sent support donations in our final fundraising in December for Project AWAKE. This will be a big boost as we p ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 10:25 am
  • Iowa’s voting process is secure

    The Newton Daily News article of Dec. 29 outlining Rep.Greg Heartsill’s 2017 legislative priorities promotes a misconception that the Iowa voting proc ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 10:25 am
  • Reading assessments not improving

    Iowa educators cannot explain why reading assessments are not improving (as more states pass us by). The assessments are written outside of Iowa becau ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • Spending out of control?

    City Administration appears to be shooting from the hip with no real aim in sight. This letter is in response to recent events published in the paper. ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 11:09 am