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  • Jack H. Larimer

    Jack H. Larimer, 79, of Grinnell, formerly of Newton, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A memorial gathering will be from ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:03 am
  • Maxine Garrett

    Maxine Garrett, 90, of Marshalltown, formerly of Kellogg and Laurel, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown. ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Doris Patterson

    Doris Patterson, 87, of Newton, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Accura of Newton—East. Services are pending at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Cr ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Amanda Jean Allen

    Amanda Jean Allen, 36, of New Castle, passed away the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born in Iowa City ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • George Edgar Boitnott

    George Edgar Boitnott Jr., 83, of 13231 Angle Road, died at 2:05 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • George Thompson

    George Gilbert Thompson, the son of Lewis Franklin and Leona Alice (Marshall) Thompson, was born Feb. 23, 1922, in rural Clark County. He attended sch ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Virginia Williams

    Virginia Williams, 91, of Newton, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home i ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Mollie Beth Sumner

    Mollie Beth “Buff” Sumner, 59, of Kellogg, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A celebration of life service ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • George Thompson

    George Thompson, 94, of Newton, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Ne ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Helen L. Ratliff

    Helen L. (Romans) Ratliff, 80, of Newton, died on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at the Newton Village Nursing Home in Newton. Her funeral service with an Ea ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Austin B. Shepherd, 19, of Newton, is charged with disorderly conduct and ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Donniann M. Southern, 45, of Newton is charged with driving while license ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Scott W. Cupples, 30, of Newton, was charged with second-degree criminal m ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Delores D. Devoll, 52, of Newton, is charged with domestic assault and fou ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Terry L. Wilfawn, 27, of Newton, is charged with second-degree theft, inte ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:13 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Thomas E. George, 38, of Chicago, is charged with operating while under th ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mary A. Stewart, 53, of Montezuma, and Kimberly S. Woody, 31, of Newton, a ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• April A. Wilcox, 37, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree theft after p ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 9:40 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• James L. Koon, 23, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree theft after pol ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jesus R. Gomez, 18, of Des Moines, is charged with third-degree burglary o ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Why we still need feminism

    From his campaign rhetoric to his transition appointments, our next president has placed himself squarely in a conservative movement calling itself th ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Column: ‘Beautiful’ from start to finish

    When going to a stage show you haven’t seen before, there is always some apprehension. One never quite knows what to expect. A little research can hel ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Reason for the season

    During the 2000 decade there was a popular credit card commercial. Applying it to the holiday season would go like this:
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Electoral system under attack

    Our wise founders set up an election system to protect those who live in the less populated areas of the country. Our land is governed as a Democratic ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Column: Jovie is a morning person

    One month ago, if someone would have asked me to define the term “zoomies,” I would have said it must be chain of restaurants exclusive to NASCAR-owne ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • First book published

    My phone kept ringing. The Caller ID indicated the phone call was from Colorado, so I ignored it. “Probably something political,” I thought. “But the ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • High-wage jobs create housing

    The other night I watched a segment of 60 minutes about the Golden Triangle in Mississippi. It basically talked about the resurrection of manufacturin ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Why does the left go easy on dictators?

    When evil Cuban dictator Fidel Castro finally died last Friday, the left seemed deeply ambivalent. President Obama noted “the countless ways in which ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Column: Missing the point on wages

    Sometime several decades ago — probably about the time giant corporations that own low-end department store and fast-food restaurant chains gained pow ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Department of Ed is failing teachers, students

    In a manner identical to the way the media and political theories completely failed to understand the depth of resentment in the country to current po ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:50 am