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  • Appreciative of recent road resurfacing

    As rural residents of Newton, our road (F-36) accessing the City of Newton was recently resurfaced. This involved restricting or reducing our access t ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Grants help Clearview fulfill its mission

    Clearview Recovery in Prairie City received word of four different grant awards recently. The first two come from United Way of Jasper County, one bei ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • ‘Cures’ provides answers for major diseases

    I have to tell everybody about the great cures I have been aware of for eight to 10 months. It would be a sin if I did not share this with the readers ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Democrats’ new plan: Nationalized health care

    On Monday, two seemingly unrelated headlines made the news. The first: America’s national debt had finally reached $20 trillion. The second: New Jerse ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Friends in Hope makes an impact

    Friends in Hope has been an extremely helpful organization that has helped many community newcomers and long-term members with mentoring and gentle te ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • To the Newton stoplight commission

    After snoozing five iPhone alarms, taking a quick shower and grabbing a granola bar on the way out the door, my workday starts like many great Newtoni ...
    Sept. 8, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • Pugel’s role in redevelopment is crucial

    I’m a lifelong liberal Democrat and I have absolutely no problem in supporting the re-election of Joe Pugel to the DMACC Board. I first met Joe in the ...
    Sept. 8, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • Iowa education has perspective problem

    How we perceive a situation determines how we respond to it. For decades, Iowa educators used a system of memorization that was actually a failure, bu ...
    Sept. 7, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Pugel is committed to DMACC

    Joe Pugel of Newton has served our community and the entire DMACC area with ability and deep dedication for many years as a DMACC trustee. His board c ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Pugel’s Newton connection is important

    I plan to vote for Joe Pugel to continue serving on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) board of trustees.
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Motivated to reprsent DMACC

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    Sept. 5, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Pugel is a tireless leader

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    Sept. 1, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Midtown sale deserves transparency

    The public hearing is Sept. 18 for the sale of the Midtown building to the Hatch Development Group for $400,000. The city should release all informati ...
    Sept. 1, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Pugel instrumental to DMACC’s success

    I am writing to support the re-election of Joe Pugel to the DMACC Board of Directors.I am the Presid ...
    Aug. 30, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • COLAs provide protection

    As a federal worker who has served our country for more than 30 years, I am deeply concerned with a provision in the president’s budget which would el ...
    Aug. 30, 2017 - 9:59 am