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  • A tree for Ashlee

    When Ashlee Selders passed away Dec. 28, an outpouring of support came toward her family. When a tree was planted in Selders’ honor last week at Woodr ...
    UPDATED: April 28, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Board can’t reach consensus on reconfiguration date

    Forty-five minutes of discussion didn’t produce a reconfiguration date at Monday’s Newton Community School District board meeting. It didn’t even prod ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Once in a lifetime trip back to South Korea for veteran

    A packed room gathered to listen to Korean War Veteran Marvin Morris and his daughter Jackie Morris speak about their trip to South Korea Monday at th ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • ISU video game shows what it’s like to farm

    AMES — The early morning crowing of a rooster might be one of the many traditional sounds on a farm. But to some Iowa young people, the sounds they ho ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Noon Kiwanis honors students in April

    Newton Noon Kiwanis recently honored the April students of the month from Newton High School. Pictured, from left, are Margie Criswell President of Ne ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Jury selection for Wright trial begins May 6

    A final pretrial conference in the 2013 dog-mauling death of 4-year-old Jordan Arndt was held Monday in Jasper County District Court and provided a pr ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • ‘Twilight’ imposter pleads guilty to sex abuse

    A 33-year-old California man who allegedly impersonated a “Twilight” actor to entice minors pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual abuse during a plea ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Wildlife food plot seed now available at JCCO

    Planting food plots is a great way to improve wildlife habitat and diversity. Food plots provide nutrition for wildlife, especially in adverse winter ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Hometown Pride coach introduced to local-level leaders at program kickoff forum

    COLFAX — Leaders and community members from multiple Jasper County cities gathered at the Colfax Historical Society Museum Monday night to take part i ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    April 28, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Linda K. (Cass) Williams

    Linda K. (Cass) Williams, 72, of Lynnville died on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Comfort House in Pella.
    April 28, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Jennie Marie Branderhorst

    Jennie Marie Branderhorst, the daughter of Marion and Hattie (Van Hal) Van Soelen, was born Oct. 19, 1929. Jennie received her teaching certificate fr ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Hazel L. Burg-Burton

    Hazel L. Burg-Burton, 85, the daughter of Ralph and Lulu (Steward) Bryant, was born Oct. 10, 1929, near St. Anthony. Having lived in Marshalltown for ...
    April 27, 2015 - 12:16 pm
  • Jenny Marie Branderhorst

    Jenny Marie Branderhorst, 85, of Newton, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at her home. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
    April 27, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Ross Anderson

    Ross Anderson, 48, of Colfax, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Apri ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Max R. Meldrem

    Max R. Meldrem, 85, of Grinnell, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Windsor Manor in Grinnell.A celebr ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Christopher W. Miller

    Christopher W. “Chris” Miller, 47, of Newton, died Monday, April 20, 2015. The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Wa ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Florence ‘Flo’ Garland

    Florence “Flo” (Dobbs) Garland, 74, of Monroe, died Monday, April 20, 2015, at her home. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25 at th ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Lois M. Decker

    Lois Mae Decker, 89, died Monday afternoon, April 13, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton has been entrusted w ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Mary Lee Oliveria

    Mary Lee Oliveria, 86, of Colfax, passed away peacefully at her home in Colfax on Sunday, April 19, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral M ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Heather D. Jackson, 21, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Rachelle C. Deeter, 41, of Newton, is charged with public intoxication and ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Eric J. LaShomb, 35, of Newton, is charged with area/activity violation se ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • Zakk H. Weatherly, 18, of Newton, is charged with operating while under t ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Martin Leon Morales, 33, of Melbourne, is charged with driving while barre ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kendyl J. Simpson, 25, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• James D. Boden, 52, of Newton, is charged with possession of controlled su ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Julie A. Swalwell, 54, of Baxter, is charged with third-degree theft after ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dustin E. Pherigo, 30, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Katelynn R. Tibben, 24, of Newton, is charged with driving while license s ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Kelley has integrity, keeps his word

    Sue AndersonNewtonA few months ago, my husband and I had the privilege of meeting our State Represen ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Kelley is an advocate for veterans

    Bob KrauseFairfieldI would like to thank the citizens of the Newton area for sending Dan Kelley to t ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • The mommy learning curve

    I took dance for 15 years from the age of 3 until I was 18. I can’t even count how many times I got my picture taken professionally in my dance costum ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Kelley presents solutions for Iowa

    Channing L. DuttonWest Des MoinesOn Earth Day Jasper County State Rep. Dan Kelley took his personal ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Going home

    When I have trouble falling asleep because the day has been hard, I lie on my back, close my eyes and go home.
    April 28, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • The next president

    It’s not smart to get too enthusiastic about any politician. I’ve been disappointed often. I believed Bill Clinton when he said, “the era of big gover ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Partisan politics is failing our kids

    By all accounts 11-year-old Heather is a beautiful little girl. Not just because she has long curly hair, a sweet smile and stylish glasses, but becau ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Kelley is a leader

    Peter ClayDes MoinesState Rep. Dan Kelley is a leader for our entire state. Dan works hard on behalf ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • City shouldn’t destroy Maytag Park’s historic buildings

    Joyce MoenNewtonThe solution to reducing vandalism in the historic Fred Maytag Park is not by destro ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Factory farms stink in more ways than one

    Lori NelsonBayardFactory farms stink, and it’s not just the smell. They pollute our air and water, l ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Protein an ally for healthy women

    While protein is used to build and repair muscle tissue and promote neurological function, it also can encourage fat loss, deliver essential nutrients ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Cooking healthy with flavor

    The latest research shows flavor may be an effective — and enjoyable — way to help reduce sodium and fat. Simply adding more spices and herbs to the f ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • ‘Furious 7’ speeds ahead of the competition

    LOS ANGELES — Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James’s “Paul Blart” sequel couldn’t outpace “Furious 7.”
    April 20, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Cooking tips for one or two

    The best part about cooking for one is that there are no worries about what anyone else wants for dinner. However it’s a real challenge making healthy ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Apple Watch options: 54 combinations of case, band, size

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watch comes with a choice of watch case, band and size — there are 54 possible configurations in all.
    April 13, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Time to spring clean those eating habits

    Spring is here. What better time to hit the “reset” button and reintroduce some fresh foods into your diet after a long Iowa winter.
    April 9, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Reducing food waste

    About 40 percent of the United States food supply goes uneaten. Discarded food in homes and food service accounts for 60 percent of this total food lo ...
    April 2, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says

    CHICAGO (AP) — An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away. That’s according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had ...
    April 2, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • How to: Love your heart

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news is, however, that many of these deaths and risk ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Lose weight with a nutrient rich diet

    It’s spring! That time of year when the bulky winter clothes get moved to the back of the closet. It’s also time to take ownership of any weight gaine ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:10 pm

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