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Letters

  • Thank you, Newton

    I want to give many thanks, with deepest respect and tears of joy, to the Newton Chamber of Commerce, other businesses, the Newton Daily News, Park Ce ...
    July 15, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Forget being politically correct

    I address and take respectful issue with the recent letter wishing to have the crosses removed of repainting of the memorial rock on our Newton courth ...
    July 14, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Is Newton falling behind?

    Is the Newton community school district falling behind other communities in central Iowa? If we do not vote “yes” on Sept. 13 to bond for a new 5-8 co ...
    July 14, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Stay focused at the wheel

    We’re halfway through summer and drivers are getting lax in their driving skills. They’re rolling through stop signs, pushing the speed limit and usin ...
    July 14, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Idea: Avert your eyes

    Regarding the recent letter to the editor about painted crosses on a rock: Lets also remove “In God We Trust” from our national currency since we’re s ...
    July 12, 2016 - 1:31 pm
  • Drop failed education theories

    The May meeting agenda of the state board of education included how to understand the changes to education made by Congressional revision of No Child ...
    July 11, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Three cheers for our grand marshal

    Once again our community was treated to a super special Independence Day Parade … led by one of Newton’s most popular and beloved grand marshals, Juni ...
    July 8, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Appreciative for ALICE training

    The Baxter Early Learning Center recently experienced ALICE training, courtesy of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department. Through an expedient coordin ...
    July 8, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Round Up, Rodeo a success thanks to many

    On behalf of the Jasper County Fair board and the JCF Round Up & Rodeo, I along with volunteers Alan Guy, Amanda Knight and fair board president Mike ...
    July 6, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Quality facilities important for kids, community

    This September, voters will go to the polls to vote on the bond issue to build a new 5-8 middle school. As a parent and teacher, I recognize the impor ...
    July 5, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Christian symbols don’t belong on government ground

    I have a friend memorialized on the veterans wall east of the courthouse. He was a thoughtful, intellectual and spiritual support for many people from ...
    July 5, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Supports Payton for District 29

    Residents of Newton, have you never voted before, never cared about elections, never wanted to be bothered? Then, this is the time for you to get invo ...
    July 1, 2016 - 10:53 am