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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…

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…

School boards needs to make a decision

To state the Newton Community School District is at a high mark seems to be an understatement.  Enrollment is up, the facilities have underg…

‘The Country Classic Rythmers’

I would like to start out by thanking the Farmers’ Market for giving us the opportunity to play at their event. They serve our community wit…

Faith in our leaders

I have just read the letter from the July 23 issue of the paper. In the letters to the editor, there was one that I believe everyone should …

Solution to the current administration

Like most Iowa Democrats, I am interested in backing a candidate who has developed a plan to replace the current administration in the Novem…

Repeal the Cadillac Tax

There aren’t many things Democrats and Republicans agree on in Washington, D.C. these days. But last week, members of the U.S. House of Repr…

Hotline established to report abuse

The Iowa Attorney General’s office recently established a toll-free hotline for adult survivors to report child sexual abuse, especially by …
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