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State cuts not helping disabled people

In 2015, I was in a car accident on Interstate 80 which resulted in a brain injury and whiplash. I didn’t receive the correct diagnosis unti…

Questioning Nunn’s priorities

I take issue with Zach Nunn’s statement that “tax cuts have put money back in Iowan’s pockets.” As a retiree, I can honestly say that so far…

Pigskin pride goes way back

Devout Newton football fans (aren’t we all?) will tell you that the sport in Cardinal Country dates back to 1903, when the Rev. R. F. Chambe…

Honoring great teams

I was pleased to see last week’s Daily News article, announcing plans to honor the 1988 Newton football team at a game during this season. I…

Education in the election

Candidates in the upcoming election, if they mention education at all, appear to falsely believe any problem can be fixed with increased fun…

Issues from the parade route

Another season of summer celebration parades is over. It was fun to participate in the parades and see so many families enjoying all the flo…

Don’t push the envelope

I would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly agree with residents of our community who object to allowing fireworks within the ci…

25 years of exchange students

At our most recent monthly O.P.E.N. Sister City meeting, we discussed a brief history of our Community Student Exchange Program with some i…

Good Neighbors

Thanks go out to the following — first and foremost, to my wife Judy. Next, to the following: Eric Dodds, Brooke Williams and another gentle…

Roads, laws and leadership

As the November election is quickly approaching, I would like to take this opportunity to cover some issues facing Jasper County. One of my …
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