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  • A new middle school is essential

    I respectfully ask that you vote yes on Tuesday, Sept. 13 to pass the $26.9 million bond referendum for a new Newton Community School District middle ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • DNC experience revealed united Democratic Party

    I was proud and honored to be a part of the Iowa delegation at the recent Democratic National Convention. It was a historic convention, and I left wit ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Putting a hold on our children’s education

    How many know that Iowa has put a hold on the improvement of student proficiency standards?  Not only is there a hold on improvement, but two differen ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Newton needs fiscal resposibility

    Recently I read about he Park Board discussing next year’s Fourth of July activities. Two ideas were a beer tent at Agnes Patterson and parking at Mem ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Take civil action against pipeline

    I was disappointed to read in the Newton Daily News that arson is suspected in the burning of Dakota Access equipment — in use to install the Bakken P ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Rural Iowa can’t afford Patty Judge

    If a candidate is known by the company they keep, the endorsement of Patty Judge by the deceptively named League of Conservation Voters and its misgui ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • CVB is important advocate for Newton

    A few weeks ago the Convention and Visitors Bureau held an open house celebrating 20 years of work in Newton. Congratulations. The CVB has had several ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Another successful county fair in the books

    The Jasper County Fair was again a success. The rains and the heat both gave us challenges but we all adapted to the weather and didn’t let it stop us ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Support for children’s choir camp appreciated

    If ever there was question of the terrific community in which we live, let me assure you, there shouldn’t be. Iowa Youth Chorus and the Newton Library ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 10:46 am