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  • Reason for the season

    During the 2000 decade there was a popular credit card commercial. Applying it to the holiday season would go like this:
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Electoral system under attack

    Our wise founders set up an election system to protect those who live in the less populated areas of the country. Our land is governed as a Democratic ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • High-wage jobs create housing

    The other night I watched a segment of 60 minutes about the Golden Triangle in Mississippi. It basically talked about the resurrection of manufacturin ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Department of Ed is failing teachers, students

    In a manner identical to the way the media and political theories completely failed to understand the depth of resentment in the country to current po ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Constituents urged to attend upcoming events

    As we approach the 87th session of the Iowa General Assembly, I’d like to thank you for electing me to work for you at the Statehouse. I urge all cons ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Lessons learned in Newton

    Even though I graduated years ago, I still sometimes think about the lessons I learned from growing up in Newton. I had some subjects I liked and was ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Park office should move to Maytag Park

    The Newton Park Board meeting of Oct. 20, as reported in the Newton Daily News, included various ideas for the use of the Maytag Park house which incl ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 9:15 am
  • JCCA provides variety of talent

    One of the joys of living in Newton is that we have so many opportunities to satisfy a craving for literature, theater, arts and music. With all the p ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Water means life for all

    My heart breaks when I see what is happening in Standing Rock. I know some of them.I wonder if the f ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • NCEA celebrates American Education Week

    This past week, the Newton Community Education Association (NCEA) joined millions of Americans nationwide in the National Education Association’s 95th ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Thanks for the memories

    Dana King’s column “Just out for a Ride,” brought back memories of my childhood rides. Four other siblings and I sat in the back seat and the two youn ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Grateful to be an American

    My friends, how truly blessed we are in America. Not only can I sit on my front porch, deck or yard, visit lakes, rivers and travel the highways and s ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Medicaid modernization is good for Iowa

    When Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds first announced plans to modernize the state’s Medicaid system, I was on board. It never seemed logical t ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Appreciative of veterans’ coverage

    Thank you for the story, “Veteran Honored,” printed Nov. 10, front page, about my family receiving my brother, technician William Schmitz, Bronze Star ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Thank you, Rep. Heartsill

    Integrated Treatment Services is an agency that provides various levels of substance abuse treatment and mental health services to a client base with ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 2:01 pm