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  • Water quality issues are real

    I am proud to be a 50 year member of the Jasper County League of Women Voters. I was very interested to read the LWV Vote411.org website survey this y ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Appreciative of law enforcement efforts

    Our family recently went through a tragedy with the loss of a family member, due to a drowning at the Metz Bridge.
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Payton will cut Planned Parenthood funding

    Over the last year or so, it has come to light that Planned Parenthood has not only been engaged in destroying human life but has also been profiting ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Be a United Way hero

    This marks my first year as a United Way of Jasper County board member. While I have heaps to learn, I would like to share what I have discovered so f ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Payton is a powerful advocate

    I first met Patrick Payton as an income tax instructor for the paralegal program at Des Moines Area Community College in 1981. It was a night class an ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Let’s demand more from city officials

    This letter is in response to Charlie Elliott’s letter asking for city leader’s reconsideration to allow backyard beekeeping in Newton city limits. Wh ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Supports Payton for Iowa House

    We have known Mr. Payton for the 10 years we have lived in Newton. We have found Mr. Payton to be warm, helpful and personable. He has gone out of his ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Blame the student approach ineffective

    Periodically, I review the reports and minutes of meetings posted on the Iowa Department of Education website. The week of Sept. 15 saw several items ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Berg rebuild will improve Newton

    Passing the bond election for the Berg school rebuild seems to me to be about the best news we could desire. The departure of Maytag and the recession ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Earn while you learn in construction

    Ask any contractor what their largest challenge is and nine times out of 10 they will answer with something related to attracting the next generation ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Payton is capable, passionate

    I was pleased to hear that Patrick Payton was seeking to represent us in the Iowa House this year. Having known Pat for many years and having worked w ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Honey bees are a treasured asset

    I recently read Micah Cope’s letter concerning honeybee keeping in Newton with interest and support. I’m sure the plight of our honey bees in America ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • JCCA season opens with a class act

    The Jasper County Concert Association launched its 33rd concert season Monday evening at the NHS Center for Performance. “Bravissimo Broadway” was muc ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Opposed to sale of McCann Village

    I recently found out about the proposed sale of McCann Village to an outside corporation, Wishrock. I no longer live in Newton but I visit often and I ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Legion riders honor veterans

    I would like to introduce the residents of Newton and Jasper County to the Newton Legion Riders. We are not a motorcycle club, but rather members of t ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:11 am