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  • Finding 'Golden Nuggets' while getting to know Newton better

    To the editor,My wife and I are appreciative of the “Get to Know Newton” campaign and to do as much ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • To the editor,On behalf of the Jasper County Fair Board I would like to congratulate all of the comp ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Iowa’s schools must improve teacher training

    To the editor,When we, as individuals, are evaluated for things, such as a job, a criteria list rate ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Modern wheat not like old

    To the editor:In regard to the news item “Scientist gets World Food Prize for wheat advances” Newton ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Former Newton resident publishes book

    To the editor:Many Newton residents may be pleased to know that Opal Snyder, a longtime Newton resid ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Impressed with Veterans Memorial Rock, artist

    To the editor: Tonight and just about anything I have done or where I have been is on my mind.Yet, o ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Newton Municipal Band concludes successful season — with a lot of help

    The Newton Municipal Band is composed of high school and adult musicians from throughout Jasper County. Several years ago, the band was faced with the ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Supports Critchfield for county recorder

    To the editor: I have had the pleasure of working closely with Marshall Critchfield over the past tw ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Newton parks are first class

    To the editor:I have spent more time this summer in our parks than most other years. Many of us driv ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Prairie City Cemetery Walk — A Historic Event

    A nice crowd of people attended this very special event a the Historic Waveland Cemetery near Prairie City on Saturday, June 28. It was another histor ...
    July 15, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • High school math teachers invited to trig training class

    To the editor: Here is a real life example of the compelling need for the STEM program (Science, Tec ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Thank you, Steve Long, for the history lesson

    To the editor:Probably all of us have concerns about rising medical costs and confusion with health ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Skiff creates $27 million impact on local economy

    To the editor:Skiff Medical Center is a good example of something that is so vital a part of our imm ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Fourth of July parade in Newton never a disappointment

    To the editor:I admit, I love a good parade, and Newton’s Fourth of July parade is never a disappoin ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Thirteen years after NCLB, Iowa schools continue to fail

    To the editor:Curt Swarm’s guest column on a liberal arts education, in the June 30 Newton Daily New ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:26 am
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