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Opinion

Life in the classroom

Life in the classroom

Attending the Chamber of Commerce’s New Teacher Luncheon Wednesday really highlighted the impact educators have had on me. I have been direc…

71 is fun

Gator rides for my grandkids were on the menu for my 71st birthday, along with watermelon, sweet corn, sliced tomatoes, garden salad and cho…

Lack of decision making

The employment contract of the current Superintendent of Schools for Newton is set to expire on June 30, 2020, unless action is taken by the…

Tips for planning a move

Moving is a chore and more but more for those living in the same home for decades with deep memories. It is all beautiful, but all the artwo…
Athletes, make it count

Athletes, make it count

“The kids are buying into ….”Coaches say this about athletes on their teams all the time. Well, athl…
Wedding season

Wedding season

Editor’s note: This column originally published Aug. 16, 2016.This summer and fall we have a boom of…

Iowa still playing catch up

As Iowa schools prepare to begin the 2019-20 school year, educators continue to struggle with poorly-written Iowa curriculum (except for the…

Gun violence

I have heard friends and politicians respond to the latest gun massacres with statements about the need to keep guns out of the hands of tho…
Return to our lake

Return to our lake

For the first time this summer, my husband, Tim, and I had a fishing trip go as planned. After fixin…
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