Opinion

  • What happens to a tough guy

    Sometimes in life, you’re called to be tough because of the moment you’re living in, or sometimes it’s just who you are. It’s great to see a tough guy ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • A world of possibilities at my fingertips

    Mankind boasts an impressive list of inventions, but nowhere is this innovative spirit more recognizable than in the remote control.
    April 10, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Kellogg blood drive organizers thankful for community support

    To the editor:Thanks to a the wonderful blood donors who volunteered their time to make a life-savin ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Lions Club thanks businesses for support of pancake breakfast

    To the editor:The Newton Lions Club would like to thank Hy-Vee for sponsoring our Spring Pancake Bre ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Ty's Take:How real life can be a comic book

    I’m a nerd and I’m very proud of this fact.One of my favorite parts of “living la vida nerdco” is be ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Thank you to good samaritans

    To the editor:Most times, sad or disturbing news fill the newspaper, but I experienced two honest an ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • A lesson learned

    I’m not a fan of trying to pull pranks on April Fool’s Day. For one thing, the world acts like that’s the only day you’re allowed to pull a prank, so ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • April 7-13 is National Public Health Week

    To the editor:April 7-13 is National Public Health Week. Every year in the United States, seven out ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Tax Day turns 100

    Taxpayers are familiar with the annual drill.  Keeping records, gathering receipts, filling out forms, figuring out changes in tax rules.  Right aroun ...
    April 8, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Tree professional: Be careful in treatment of EAB

    To the editor:I was surprised to learn the Emerald Ash Borer was discovered in Newton in late March. ...
    April 8, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Visiting Dixon, Ill.

    Dixon, Ill., is the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan, and Lost Lake Radio. I’m sure you’ve heard of RR, but maybe not LLR. 
    April 7, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • The Next Generation of Manhood

    To the editor:Our boys and young men are faced with many challenges today when defining what it mean ...
    April 7, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • Medical cannabis for those in need

    Interesting that one of my last votes in the Iowa Senate would be to legalize medical cannabis oil for mostly children with a variety of medical probl ...
    April 7, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Time to fix government

    In 1965, the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Wilbur Mills, brought legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid to the floor of t ...
    April 4, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Legislature closer to adjournment

    We moved a few steps closer to adjournment this week when we passed three of the eleven budget bills we need to finish this year.  It’s a step in the ...
    April 4, 2014 - 11:14 am
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    Reader Poll

    What are your thoughts on illegal drug use and distribution in Jasper County?
    It's completely out of hand, more needs to be done about it
    It's pretty bad, but no worse than anywhere else in Iowa
    It's getting better than it was 10-15 years ago
    It's not really a problem here
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