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  • 'Trot'-ting to the next level

    Reaching the finish line in a 5K race can be an emotional experience.For Mark Stiles, his completion ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Poverty is issue Newton schools must address, officials say

    Even though reconfiguration was the primary topic at two Newton events this week, students living in poverty was another topic brought up more than on ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • 2014 Opus Choir Festival

    Brianna Bower (right), student of Mrs. Fopma at Newton Christian School, was recently selected for participation in the 29th annual Opus Honor Choir F ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:00 am
  • Two new properties available for the D&D program

    Two new properties are up for purchase consideration in the D&D program by the Newton City Council during its Monday meeting. A low-conditioned buildi ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Rep. Kelley visits Kellogg veterans

    Rep. Dan Kelley of Newton joined Richard Bullock of Kellogg, 5th District Commander of the Department of Iowa of the American Legion, to welcome Ameri ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:02 am
  • Teachers earn money at McTeacher Night

    Kimberly Powers' 6th grade student witness Principal Todd Schuster accepting $475.27 from McDonalds owner Ginny Blattert their night was held Thursd ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • Noon Kiwanis students of the month donate book

    The Newton Noon Kiwanis recently honored Newton High School students of the month. Pictured are students Jeff Stanton and Sydney Hemann with Margie Cr ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:03 am
  • Joy, Little study abroad with Central

    PELLA — Two area students are participating in the Central College study abroad program.Madeleine Jo ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Moore participates in Musical Arts Day at Concordia

    SEWARD, Neb. — Ian Moore, a senior from Newton High School, performed in an honor choir and honor band as part of Musical Arts Day, Nov. 7, on the Con ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Public meeting planned for Dec. 9

    Iowa Heartland Resource, Conservation & Development, Inc. will host a public meeting for Jasper and Marion Counties at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 9 at PCM High S ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • Lucien (Lou) Dean Foster

    Lucien (Lou) Dean Foster, 87, died Nov. 24, 2014, in the hospice wing of the VA Medical Center in Des Moines. Lou was born on Aug. 16, 1927, to Juanit ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • 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 - 7:28 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 - 7:27 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 - 10:44 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
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 16-year-old juvenile is charged with assault causing bodily injury or me ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:28 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 - 10:22 am
  • Thank you Careage

    Margarett HolmesNewtonThe annual Thanksgiving meal was served Nov. 20 at Careage. It was a full hous ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Gobble up! It's Bill Murray Day!

    “A pumpkin! Mama, look! Pumpkin! Pumpkin!”“That’s not a pumpkin, baby. That’s Bill Murray.”My 2-year ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:07 am
  • Black Friday Blues

    Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on “Black Friday” for spectacular deals. What they don’t know is that the best bargains have already b ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:06 am
  • The camera loved Seberg

    Barry HurtoNewtonMy brother and I had the opportunity to travel to Marshalltown to participate in th ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:33 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 - 7:30 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 - 7:30 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 - 7:30 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

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