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  • Protect our rivers and farms

    Our state’s leaders have failed to protect the public good and now it is on us, as citizens of Iowa, to do as we have done many times before — stand o ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:51 am
  • I guess I’ll vote yes

    I am reluctantly going to be voting “yes” for the upcoming bond issue to build a new Berg school. My wife and I are 24, have one small child, and plan ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Banks deserves recognition

    It was great to see Junior Banks was chosen to lead the Fourth of July parade. In all the time I have known him, he was always cheerful and helpful. J ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Disappointed in school board decisions

    Are you kidding me? Did the newspaper incorrectly report the school board meeting on Tuesday regarding wages increases, $800,000 shortage to be absorb ...
    June 17, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Volunteers appreciated

    Thank you to all our faithful volunteers who made the LifeServe Blood Center Blood Drive at Kellogg successful on Tuesday. Thanks to Stan Heidemann an ...
    June 17, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Newton Fest successful thanks to many

    Newton Fest wrapped up on Sunday and as we took stock of the event it was clear it was a success. An event as large as Newton Fest is only possible th ...
    June 16, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Pleased with grand marshal selection

    I was so happy to see the Newton chamber of commerce pick Junior Banks for the honor of grand marshal in the Fourth of July parade.
    June 16, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Tax hike small price to pay for Newton scholars

    Fiscal conservatives like me tend to wince at the very mention of a tax increase. The only time I can rationalize it is when it involves two key eleme ...
    June 15, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Kudos to the auditor’s office, precinct poll workers

    It was 9:20 p.m. Tuesday evening when all of the precinct results were in to the Jasper County Auditor’s Office and released to the media and public. ...
    June 14, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Ready for the pipeline project to begin

    The Dakota Access Pipeline project has been a long time coming, but the benefits of the pipeline were worth waiting for. Now with the last approval fr ...
    June 14, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Thankful for local resources

    Last May 2015 my husband and I had a major car accident on Interstate 80 near the mixmaster in Des Moines. I had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2 ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Abusive puppy mills degrade Iowa’s image

    For the past seven years, including 2016, citizen advocates from all across Iowa have asked our legislators for better state-level protections for the ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • School benchmarks aren’t working

    For decades, Iowa school officials misled the public about the quality of education through the manipulation of data and false rationalizations.By re ...
    June 9, 2016 - 11:25 am
  • Grateful for community support

    I would like to thank Newton and surrounding communities and businesses that helped and contributed to my family’s fundraiser benefit May 27. The proc ...
    June 9, 2016 - 11:25 am
  • Thanks for help with Memorial Day

    At this time we the Jasper County Veterans Council would like to thank the following people who helped us in the Memorial Day services: Boy Scouts, Cu ...
    June 3, 2016 - 11:10 am