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Letters

Fourth-grade reading proficiency

According to the National Council for Teacher Quality, in an August 2018 report, only 37 percent of the teacher training programs in the cou…

Claiming GOP not enough

In response to the article about former State Rep. Dan Kelley facing a campaign finance ethics probe, I have a few thoughts:

Beautiful, exciting, lights

My friend Kianna Gray and I got a real treat Sunday evening when my Grandpa John took us to Maytag Park to see all the Christmas lights and …

‘Funniest night of your life’

Someone once said, “laughter is the best medicine.” If that is the case, everyone who attended the Jasper County Concert Association’s recen…

A good experience

With sincere gratitude, I wish to acknowledge my community of supporters of all political camps. I could not have run such a strong campaign…

Corporate America

Unfortunately, it appears this country got what it wanted, which is a strong corporate America. I have discovered the following in the last …

On Nov. 11, 1918, an armistice was signed by the combatants of the bloody conflict that became known as World War I. That armistice stopped …

What is angel hair pasta?

Come to the First Lutheran Church, downtown Newton, Thursday evening Nov. 8 and savor the flavor of this unique Barilla thin pasta with spec…

Experience counts

This election cycle we have the unique opportunity to vote for a candidate for County Supervisor who will bring knowledge and experience to …

NAMI forum a net positive

My thanks to the candidates for Iowa House District 28, Ann Fields and Jon Thorup, Iowa House District 29, Wes Breckenridge and Ann Howell, …

Hansen the Right Choice for Supervisor

As we come closer to election day, I wanted to reach out to everyone I met throughout Jasper County and say “thanks” for sharing your ideas,…
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