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  • Future of Newton schools calls for comprehensive approach

    Josh CantuNewtonMy wife and I have lived in Newton for the past 14 years and have come to call this ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Put schools back the way they were

    Todd LoiselleNewtonMy letter is short, sweet and to the point: Put NCSD schools back the way they we ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • School board dismissed community input

    Cody MuhsNewtonOn Monday, the school board voted 5-2 to reconfigure schools. Emerson Hough will be r ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Veterans should come before advertising

    Dan KelleyNewtonI appreciate the opportunity to respond to Mr. Doug Bishop’s recent Letter to the Ed ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Locals don’t support Bakken pipeline proposal

    Kathy HoldeferMingoThe Des Moines Register recently reported that a majority of Iowans supportthe pr ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Kelley missed the mark on veterans bill vote

    Doug BishopBaxterThe Iowa Veterans Trust Fund has been in existence since 2009. It has supplied a fu ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Speed of big rigs poorly enforced

    Hermon LenzSumnerIowa always makes the dirty top five states in the U.S. for having an above average ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • We must ensure safety of our armed forces

    Maurice H. PhillipsNewtonHaving served as a general in the Iowa Army National Guard, there is little ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Iowa’s dark dirty secret ... puppy mills

    Rhonda OhlCarlisleMan’s best friend needs our help! I bet that most of your readers have no idea tha ...
    March 11, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • A lot wrong with Obama’s big trade deal

    John HerrigDes MoinesFifteen years ago, there were more than 250,000 manufacturing jobs in Iowa, whi ...
    March 10, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Minimal fees for proper disposal

    Beth TepeNewtonGoood news, all you weary travelers! There is a lovely couch nestled in a grassy glen ...
    March 10, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Memorization an addiction for educators

    Sue AtkinsonBaxterThe last week of February, two members of the Iowa State Board of Education, Charl ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:03 am
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