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  • Donations for laundry night appreciated

    A free laundry night was recently held at the Newton Laundromat, which impacted 15 people. This event would not have been possible without the generou ...
    Nov. 21, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Concert performance was magical

    Have you ever flown in slow motion over a mountain meadow at twilight ... with beautiful music weaving together voices, guitar and other heavenly inst ...
    Nov. 21, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Thanks NPD

    Thank you to the Newton Police Department for doing a good job on the recent drug bust at 715 W. Fourth St. N.
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Emma Mershon lives again

    Emma was born 150 years ago in Newton at the Historic Mershon Mansion, which still majestically stands at 1111 N. Third Ave. E. Her Father James, who ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Loss of accountability in education

    Both No Child Left Behind and Every Student Succeeds Act have a common denominator of attempting to reverse the loss of accountability in education th ...
    Nov. 13, 2017 - 2:35 pm
  • Disappointed in Grassley vote

    In Grassley’s “Letter to The Editor” Oct. 7, he states “how he urged Trump to crack down on excessive travel before Tom Price resigned.” The great wat ...
    Nov. 6, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Upset with city spending

    The Oct. 24 Newton Daily News had the public notice of the City of Newton intending to borrow money in three more loan agreements.
    Nov. 2, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • TIF district isn’t right for Newton

    I believe if the reasonable person would read Iowa Code Section 403 Urban Renewal they would come to the conclusion it is for slum and blighted areas ...
    Nov. 2, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • OPEN to meet Wednesday morning

    The Annual Meeting of Newton’s sister city group, Organization Promoting Everlasting Neighbors (OPEN) will be held at 7 a.m. Wednesday at the EJH Bear ...
    Nov. 2, 2017 - 12:04 pm
  • Evelyn George for city council at-large

    It is indeed a pleasure to support Evelyn George for city council-at-large. I have had the great experience of serving with Evelyn on Newton City Coun ...
    Oct. 31, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Regulation needed for factory farms

    I have retired to a small acreage and I worry that my property could become unlivable or lose much of its value if an unregulated CAFO (Concentrated A ...
    Oct. 27, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • George supports progress in Newton

    City of Newton voters — I ran for city council in 2011 because Newton was ready to move forward. It was time for the council to take the necessary ste ...
    Oct. 26, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Disappointed in Colfax office closure

    I don’t think they should close the paper office in Colfax for several reasons: Probably way more advertising is from Colfax merchants and businesses ...
    Oct. 25, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Newton needs leaders like George

    Leadership is key to any city’s growth and success. We’ve been fortunate in Newton to have leaders like Evelyn George who can find ways to work togeth ...
    Oct. 25, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Oppose cuts to earned benefits in the joint budget resolution

    As a member of the federal community who served our country for years, I am deeply concerned that my hard-earned benefits will be cut to offset propos ...
    Oct. 25, 2017 - 10:35 am