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  • The Victorian House

    The Victorian House display at the Jasper County Historical Museum is probably my favorite. I love the furniture and the incredible details and care t ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • New adventures with my tiny dancer

    In my daughter’s life, I know there are going to be a lot of firsts. She has already had plenty to document. Her first smile, laugh, crawl and walk ar ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • Rep. Kelley cares about his constituents

    To the editor,One experience or person can change the course of another person’s entire life — at le ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • LaVera allegations shed light on school policy, online safety

    Three months after news broke that a California man allegedly preyed on local teenagers after visiting two Newton schools, the school board is making ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Breaking Bad: An unusual suspect

    The AMC television series “Breaking Bad” was the big winner at the Emmy Awards Monday night, taking outstanding writing, picture editing, supporting a ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Numbers misrepresented in ACT article

    To the editor,The Aug. 22 Newton Daily News article claiming Newton students excelled on ACT tests i ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • From Elvis to enlightenment

    Anyone who thinks Iowa is void of entertainment should take a ride in my car. Last week I traveled from Jasper County’s southern border to its most no ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Shipping K-12

    My co-worker scurried toward her desk, eyes red and puffy. I walked over and asked her what was wrong.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • GOP tries to mislead on Braley

    To the editor,One of the right-wing TV commercials is an attempt to get you to believe that Bruce Br ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Why I write a column

    I enjoy writing columns. In a way, its a reporter’s chance to “break the fourth wall,” express an enormous amount of creativity and give people better ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • No appetite for fixing school lunch

    You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can’t make her eat. Especially if the food doesn’t taste good.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Appreciates Newton A's series

    To the editor,I would like to thank Ben Schuff for the amazing series of articles he wrote on the Ne ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Art sale a success thanks to supporters

    To the editor,Recently, I decided to downsize my art inventory of more than 60 years of being an art ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Music City Memories

    After a long and frustrating week of dealing with my unwanted guest, the fleas, I took off with a group of my best friends for a bachelorette party in ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • The 5 best times to get turned down for a raise

    You’re going to call me Mr. Negative, I’m positive, but I must admit that I was dubious when I came across an article by Liz Ryan titled “The Five Bes ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:56 am
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    Reader Poll

    If the election was today, who would have your vote for Iowa Governor?
    Terry E. Branstad
    Jack Hatch
    Jonathan R. Narcisse
    Lee Deakins Hieb
    Jim Hennager