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Value of the safety academy

My husband and I recently completed the 2019 Newton Citizen’s Public Safety Academy. In 2014, we completed the Newton Citizen’s Police Acade…

Interpretation of results

The 2019 results for the National Assessments of Educational Progress (NAEP) have been released for fourth and eighth grades in math and rea…

Booker is the president we need

Ever since I heard Cory Booker just one year ago at the annual Democratic Liberty and Justice dinner, I have been impressed with him and his…

Continue with legal investigation

I’ve always been a conservative, but I am just about at the end of my rope with the partisanship going on in Congress. And as this investiga…

Bridge out

When will the bridge on North Fourth Avenue East be opened?  It would be nice if it would be opened, until they decided exactly who was goin…

November is National Hospice month

There comes a time in many of our lives when we either take or are given the responsibility of caring for a seriously or terminally ill fami…

There’s another four-part choir

The recent article about the Congregational choir in the Daily News was quite interesting, and should have brought up the topic in other chu…

Lack of fiscal responsibility

Where is the fiscal responsibility with tax-payer money?After the Nov. 18 council meeting, I am dumb…

A Joy to Newton

Joy, the Capitol II Theatre’s remarkable and accomplished mini-pig, is certainly deserving of the accolades bestowed upon her these days. Sh…

Help protect biofuels

Iowa has long been a leader in biofuels and it’s had a big impact right here in Jasper County.The RE…
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