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  • Appreciates fair coverage

    I want to express my appreciation and thank you to the Newton Daily News and whoever was responsible for getting and printing all the results of the J ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:22 am
  • UWJC provides opportunities in Jasper County

    I am writing this letter as a support for the Jasper County United Way. The organization that does so much visible and non-visible efforts that suppor ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Iowa is being out-educated

    I requested a report from the Iowa Department of Education from its website. I wanted a breakdown of student numbers by general categories of reasons ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Why I love the people of Newton

    For many years I have purchased Maytag products because of the kindness of a Newton man whose name I never knew. It was a Saturday morning in late May ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Heartsill assists in Medicaid debacle

    Integrated Treatment Services was having serious problems trying to get reimbursed from one of the MCO’s subsequent to providing services to clients. ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Supporting United Way of Jasper County

    As a supporter and a director of a United Way Partnering Agency, I believe that supporting our United Way is one of the most powerful, collective oppo ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Summer reading programs a success

    The Newton Public Library had a great summer reading program for kids and teens again this year at the Newton Public Library. We had 593 kids register ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 10:34 am
  • Red Pride at H.A. Lynn Stadium

    If you haven’t been to H.A. Lynn Field in awhile I suggest you stop by and visit our stadium.Our new ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • You can’t judge a book by its cover

    You can’t judge a book by its cover. This is a lesson we try to teach children from a very young age. Typically it’s used in reference to people,  but ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • Bond issue approval will build state-of-the-art campus

    Throughout all the changes in this community there has always been one constant: the dedication of the Newton Community School District to its student ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • Bottom line on the school levy

    On Sept. 13, our community will be asked to vote on a bond proposal for a new middle school campus. When I talk to parents and others in the community ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Students need new building

    I am in support of the Newton school board’s decision to build a new school building for the fifth through eighth grade students. I have toured the cu ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Berg tour is appalling

    My wife Cindy and I took the tour of Berg School this past Tuesday. We don’t have children ourselves but are strong believers in a strong educational ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Berg tour is eye-opener

    Imagine trying to concentrate in an extremely hot room in the middle of the winter or in an extremely cold room in the fall and spring along with a mu ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Time for a change at Berg

    During a recent tour of the B.C. Berg School complex, we had the opportunity to descend into the bowels of this building, housing the ancient boiler s ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:57 am