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  • Norma J. Borchert

    Norma Jean Borchert went with the Lord, her Savior, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Mercy/Skiff Medical Center in Newton.  
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Rex Miskimins

    Rex Miskimins of Rock Creek Lake, Kellogg, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the age of 89. He was the son of Frank and Zeola Miskimins of Seymour.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • William O. Landwier

    Full military honors for William O’Brien Landwier of Eolia, Mo., will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry, Mo. Will ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Gertrude Bernice Slings

    Gertrude Bernice Slings, 92, passed from this life on Sunday morning, Sept. 25, 2016, at Nelson Manor in Newton.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Gertrude B. Slings

    Gertrude Bernice Slings, 92, passed from this life on Sunday morning, Sept. 25, 2016, at Nelson Manor in Newton.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Norma J. Borchert

    Norma Jean, 89, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Mercy/Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A time of remembrance and celebration service will be at 11 a.m. ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Alfred T. Ashby

    Alfred Thomas “Al” Ashby was born May 4, 1924, at the family farm home outside of Grinnell, to Henry Manderson Ashby and Edythe Roxanne Burnham Ashby. ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Matthew Webb, Sr.

    Matthew Webb, Sr., 69, of Newton died on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be held at 1 ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Angela T. Hindman

    Angela T. (Schmidt) Hindman, 90, of Newton, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Accura Healthcare of Newton East in Newton.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Ida D. Harsselaar

    Ida D. (Van Kooten) Harsselaar, 88, formerly of Sully, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at her residence in The Cottages in Pella. A funeral service will ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • Emily N. Biehn, 21, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree theft after ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Emily N. Biehn, 21, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree theft after au ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christian J. Schultz-Carrillo, 22, of Newton, is charged with driving whil ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christopher L. Loudermilk, 24, of Newton, is charged with eluding, driving ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Breanna R. Bragg, 24, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant a ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shay R. Vannoy, 25, of Monroe, was taken into custody the morning of Sept. ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jessica L. Morris, 28, of Newton, was arrested at 8:20 p.m. Sept. 1 in the ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kyle A. Edwards, 26, and Nathan D. Martin, both of Newton, are charged wit ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Christopher A. Anspach, 33, of Newton, is charged with unauthorized ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jennifer M. Rose, 28, of Newton, is charged with two counts of assault on ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Column: Nothing admirable about ignorance

    When you see or hear something surprising, you’ll initially do one of three things — show no reaction, act surprised or shrug it off. However, it’s wh ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Secrecy, Democracy and the TPP: Trade transparency is what the public wants – and needs

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has received heightened attention in this campaign season, including for the lack of transparency in its negotiati ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Excuses for losing just don’t cut it

    When Mitt Romney lost in 2012, there was very little discussion of blame. Everyone assumed that Romney simply lost because he didn’t do a good enough ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • The climate change debate is over

    Earlier this month, Hurricane Hermine caused storm surges that flooded the Florida coast, killed one person, and knocked out power for hundreds of tho ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 1:40 pm
  • They just steal your money

    When a town near the city where I work as a reporter began considering a vote to authorize civic improvements, I was pretty sure how the public debate ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 1:38 pm
  • Column: Chip off the old block

    Since I was young, I have been writing. I started by writing and illustrating my own books, moved on to publishing a “kids” newspaper when I was 10 an ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 1:35 pm
  • Column: Multi media

    Like many people, my news consumption begins as soon as I crack my eyes open in the morning. When I grab my iPhone I almost always have alerts from Th ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Supreme Court picks

    Hillary Clinton and her fellow progressives shout things like “Health care is a right!” They’ve also said that education, decent housing and child car ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Opposed to sale of McCann Village

    I recently found out about the proposed sale of McCann Village to an outside corporation, Wishrock. I no longer live in Newton but I visit often and I ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Legion riders honor veterans

    I would like to introduce the residents of Newton and Jasper County to the Newton Legion Riders. We are not a motorcycle club, but rather members of t ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Relationships aid in healthy aging

    A pastor once said, “I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • Cooking family meals with tea

    There is something nostalgic about sitting on the front porch and sharing a glass of tea with neighbors or family that lends to slowing life down and ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • September is Family Meals Month

    Are family meals a lost art?In our world today, with fast-paced lives, busy work schedules and extra ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 11:03 am
  • Hand strength exercises

    Take a moment to consider the importance of your hands. If you’re reading this story in the newsp ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 10:02 am
  • Grilling outside the box

    When it comes to the outdoor grill, think out of the box. The grill imparts incredibly complex flavor into foods. Whether grilling turkey, pizza, vegg ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Behavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early ...
    July 28, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Gardening for seniors

    You’re never too old to play in a little dirt, and who would’ve thought that getting your hands dirty would be so beneficial?
    July 25, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Fire up the flavor with grilled fruits, vegetables

    It’s grilling season! What better way to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies than to take advantage of the season. Grilling enhances the s ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:39 am