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Know the limits of government

Recently I had the opportunity to address the Iowa House Ways and Means Committee regarding Iowa taxes. Being one of the higher taxed states…

House should pass ‘Heartbeat Bill’

The most basic of all American ideals is “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Ri…

Kudos to Capitol II

If you didn’t attend, you missed it.If you had something more important to do Saturday morning, you …

Clean up, road repairs needed

I agree with Susan who wrote a letter to the editor about the spring clean up. Actually, we used to …

Appreciative of Cross Walk volunteers

On March 30, the Newton community came together for its annual ecumenical Good Friday worship event as the Mission Coalition sponsored the S…

Appreciates local movie theater

I went to the Capitol Theatre II last week and was truly pleased with the turnout on that particular evening. The reason I was pleased was t…

Legislation could hurt ratepayers

Our monopoly energy utilities in Iowa are pushing legislation at the statehouse that would hurt ratepayers across the state. Senate File 231…

Newton needs a spring-clean up day

Newton is out of sync. From what I can tell, we are one of the few communities in Jasper or Polk county that don’t have spring clean-up to g…

Upset by JCARL decision

I am deeply saddened the Jasper County Animal Rescue League euthanized a dog (a greyhound mix named Logan) when there was a very respected g…
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