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  • Legislators must take action on water pollution

    Paul MullerNewtonIt was interesting to read the comments made by Sen. Amy Sinclair when addressing p ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Camper and boat owners beware

    Terri RockNewtonI am writing to express my deep concern about the Newton City Council’s review of a ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • Disgusted by thefts following tragedy

    Donna NoftsgerNewtonI would like to say thank you again to the fire and ambulance crews that helped ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Newton Seed Store has historical significance

    Mary HomeierNewtonI came to Newton in 1967 to teach elementary art in the Newton Community School Di ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Branstad and bullying

    Richard H. SchradMarshalltownIn his Condition of the State address, Governor Branstad again spoke ag ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Community rallies for Hesson family

    Kathy Smith and Cathi WickettNewtonSarah Hesson’s Benefit Variety Show, was held Jan. 10 at the Newt ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Supports save the Seed Store idea

    Sherm and Sue SwankNewtonWe are so pleased with the idea to save the Newton Seed Store as a family z ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Officers are not above the law

    Herman LentzSumnerThe case of a state patrol officer stopping a superior officer for speeding near N ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • League of Women Voters to host Legislative Coffees

    Linda WormleyNewtonThe 86th Session of the Iowa State Legislature convened on Monday. All of the ele ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • January is sister city month for OPEN

    Jane Ann CottonNewtonJanuary has been designated “Sister City Month” and OPEN (Organization Promotin ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Compliance may be issue with city ordinance

    Chuck WagonerNewtonIf you live within the Newton city limits and own a camper or boat, you will want ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Education models should include regular assessments, quality teachers

    If you have not been reading the national and international reports on education, it would be understandable to have a misperception about what is hap ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • School district should go big or not bother

    Scott PlineNewtonI have lived in this community since 1985. During that time there has been a cyclic ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Prior authorization rule is threat to kids

    Chris AndersenNevadaAs a parent of a child with juvenile arthritis (JA), it’s disheartening to learn ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:00 am
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