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  • Lucien Dean Foster

    Lucien (Lou) Dean Foster, 87, died Nov. 24, 2014, at VA Hospice in Des Moines. A service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Pence-Reese Fune ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:27 am
  • Charles Larry Running

    Charles Larry Running, 66, of Newton, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A visitation will be from 10 to 11 a ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:26 am
  • Craig E. Stevens

    Craig E. Stevens, 55, of Colfax, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at his home. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at Coburn Funeral ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • Helen Elizabeth Markmann Robson

    A funeral service for Helen Markmann Robson, 94, of Newton, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. A visitation wit ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Raymond Tininenko

    Raymond Tininenko, 76, of Kellogg, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Grinnell.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • M. Patricia Bates

    M. Patricia “Pat” Bates, 92, died Thursday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2014, at Park Centre Health Care in Newton. A funeral service for Pat was Monday, Nov. ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Hazel Sochor

    Hazel Sochor, 92, of Newton, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Parke Centre in Newton.  Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Margaret Patricia Bates

    Margaret Patricia Bates, 92, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2014, at Park Centre Health Care in Newton. 
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Loren L. Moomaw

    Loren L. “Jumbo” Moomaw, 85, of Des Moines, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Altoona Nursing and Rehab. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Robert W. Little

    Robert W. Little, 88, formerly of Brooklyn, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. A funeral service will be at 10:30 ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 16-year-old juvenile is charged with assault causing bodily injury or me ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:27 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shirley A. Anderson-Manor, 68, of Newton, is charged with failure to maint ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:42 am
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    Newton Police Department• Heather M. Hawkins, 30, of Newton, is charged with fourth-degree theft aft ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Benjamin M. Nelson, 23, of Newton, is charged with operating while under t ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joshua L. Wielard, 25, of Grinnell, is charged with forgery after authorit ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joshua L. Wielard, 25, of Grinnell, was arrested on two warrants for posse ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Candice M. Myers, 44, of Cedar Rapids, is charged with driving while licen ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ford C. Thompson, 62, of Newton, is charged with unsafe backing on a roadw ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Romone R. Jackson, 31, of Newton, was arrested on a Warren County warrant ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jennifer M. Armstrong, 35, of Colfax, is charged with driving while barred ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Order or law, which nation do we want to be?

    When I was in primary school, I had the privilege to consider Francisco Luna my friend. His father was a member of the Ecuadorian military who had fal ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:29 am
  • I don't know the ways of the snow plow

    Comedian George Carlin occasionally asked American audiences, “Is it safe to drink the water here?”I ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:29 am
  • My thoughts on Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is finally here and it reminds me, like many of you, to reflect on the past year and think about what we’re truly thankful for. I have ma ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:29 am
  • Adoption secures the blessings of hope, home

    There’s no place like home.During this season of thanksgiving, celebrating life’s blessings with fam ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • I LOVE the dentist

    “But I want to go to the dentist!” That is a phrase you wouldn’t expect to hear from anyone really, but it is what I heard when I dropped off my oldes ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Disappointed in judicial system

    Ed LogueMingoOn Nov. 19, the Newton Daily News had an article about a Newton man who was accused of ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • An Irish story

    I wouldn’t give you a half pack of off-brand cigarettes for a writer who heard a good story and didn’t retell it.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • An uphill fight against misconceptions

    Last week I found myself standing with Cliff Huxtable.Not with Bill Cosby, but with Cliff, the ficti ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Control freaks

    Control freaks want to run your life. They call themselves “public servants.”But whether student cou ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • The poor suffer from hunger — not the munchies

    Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It’s also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate cel ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:05 am

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