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Research underway in Jasper County

I am a master’s student at the University of Illinois from La Moille, a rural town in northcentral Illinois. As someone who cares about smal…

Goodbye old friend

Reasnor has lost an old friend this week. The old friend was the one you could go to when you needed to talk to someone, find out about a lo…

Moratorium would hurt farmers, economy

In response to “Iowa has a water quality crisis.” (Jan. 22) John Lichty is puzzled why Sen. Ken Rozenboom wouldn’t promise to hold a hearing…

Administration skews facts

Who is responsible for extremist domestic incidents in our country? The Government Accountability Office (GAO), the official keeper of gover…

An extraordinary opportunity

We have an extraordinary opportunity to elect a governor who emerged by popular demand, not from establishment politics. Cathy Glasson, a gr…

Read column, support DREAMers

Both my husband Fritz and I read the column in Monday’s opinion page, “Daring to Dream” by Abigail Pelzer. I hope that every reader will rea…

Iowa has a water quality crisis

I recently attended an Iowa CCI Action Clean Water Lobby Day where we lobbied for a moratorium on factory farms. First of all, I want to tha…

Why does GOP defend Trump?

If stories coming out of Washington are to be believed, President Trump’s associates describe his behavior as childish. He throws temper tan…

OPEN sister city month 2018

OPEN (Organization Promoting Everlasting Neighbors) has been a part of the Newton and Jasper County area for 26 years. January is “Sister Ci…

Radon testing could save lives

PLANE CRASHES; 400 IOWANS KILLED. This headline would cause an investigation, yet every year approximately 400 Iowans die from radon-induced…
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