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  • Santa’s Reindeer

    Dylan Bullard sits by Rebecca the reindeer when she came to visit at Hy-Vee Sunday. Rebecca, along with Woody, are owned by Dave and Jane Be ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Last minute shoppers can find treasures downtown

    Several downtown businesses will be available to the last minute shopper this holiday season. For those who put off shopping until the days ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Park Centre a designated Blue Zone Worksite

    Blue Zones Project Iowa announced Friday Park Centre as a designated Blue Zones Worksite and the first designated worksite in Newton.As a de ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Courthouse Lighting Fund donation

    Rob Kahn of the First Newton National Bank donates to the Courthouse Lighting Fund. Steve Knight is from the Courthouse Lighting Fund and Cr ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Newton teams lose to DCG

    GRIMES — Newton High’s Cardinal basketball teams fell to host Dallas Center-Grimes Friday in Little Hawkeye Conference play.The Cardinal gir ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • NHS bowlers knock down Oskaloosa

    Winding up bowling action before the holiday break, Newton High’s Cardinal teams delivered Little Hawkeye Conference dual wins on their home ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:33 am
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  • NCSD board to hold only December board meeting Monday

    There are no items specifically tied to reconfiguration on the agenda for Monday night’s regular Newton Community School District meeting.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Santa’s Reindeer

    Dylan Bullard sits by Rebecca the reindeer when she came to visit at Hy-Vee Sunday. Rebecca, along with Woody, are owned by Dave and Jane Bethards fro ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Last minute shoppers can find treasures downtown

    Several downtown businesses will be available to the last minute shopper this holiday season. For those who put off shopping until the days before Chr ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • City outlines strategic action plan for the coming years

    The City of Newton set a strategic action plan with goals for the coming years in several areas of the community. Four purposes help outline the speci ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Park Centre a designated Blue Zone Worksite

    Blue Zones Project Iowa announced Friday Park Centre as a designated Blue Zones Worksite and the first designated worksite in Newton.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Hometown Foods earns $200 worth of goods

    Hometown Foods stores held a “Thanks We are Giving” Promotion during the month of November. Customers who are enrolled in our Loyalty card program ear ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Courthouse Lighting Fund donation

    Rob Kahn of the First Newton National Bank donates to the Courthouse Lighting Fund. Steve Knight is from the Courthouse Lighting Fund and Craig Light ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Newton Daily News donates to St. Nick’s families

    Members of the Newton Daily News staff donate clothing and toys to families in the St. Nick’s Christmas Club program this holiday season. A total of n ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Iowa facilities partner for Ebola response precaution

    The Iowa Department of Public Health recently announced it is collaborating with the Iowa State Hygienic Lab, three EMS providers and three Iowa hospi ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Winter break camp for kids

    Jasper County Conservation is offering an outdoor camp for children ages 10-14 during winter break. The “Cabin Fever Camp” will take place from 12:30 ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Cardinal boys drop double overtime decision to Lions

    URBANDALE — Not very often can a team feel good about a loss, but Newton High’s Cardinal boys can go into the holiday break with a bit of bounce despi ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Newton teams lose to DCG

    GRIMES — Newton High’s Cardinal basketball teams fell to host Dallas Center-Grimes Friday in Little Hawkeye Conference play.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • NHS varsity wrestlers idle; junior varsity competes

    Newton High’s varsity wrestlers did not compete at Fort Dodge’s Don Miller Invitational Saturday because of injuries, according to NHS Activities Dire ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • NHS bowlers knock down Oskaloosa

    Winding up bowling action before the holiday break, Newton High’s Cardinal teams delivered Little Hawkeye Conference dual wins on their home lanes Sat ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Balanced attack propels CMB girls to win over Colfax-Mingo

    COLFAX — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter Brianda Bane has scored in double-figures in all but one game this season.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Mustang girls rout Class 3A No. 13 Saydel

    MONROE — The Prairie City-Monroe girls’ basketball team trailed by two points after one quarter but outscored Saydel 49-30 over the final three quarte ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • CMB boys hold off Colfax-Mingo

    COLFAX — In the first four games of the season, Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s Joey Nissen scored nine points and connected on just one 3-pointer.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Quick start pushes PCM boys to win over Saydel

    MONROE — Logan Gilman scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds and Ricky Reeve added 14 points, five steals and four rebounds as the Mustangs won the ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Hawk girls thwart Savage upset bid

    SULLY — Lynnville-Sully’s girls got pushed by visiting Sigourney’s Savages through the first 18 minutes of Friday’s South Iowa Cedar League contest. T ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Hawks, Tigerhawks go 3-2 at Lynnville-Sully Duals

    SULLY — Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks and Colfax-Mingo’s Tigerhawks were each 3-2 in Saturday’s Lynnville-Sully Duals wrestling tournament.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Wilma E. Grimes

    Wilma E. (Cozad) Grimes, 98, of Newton, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at the Newton Health Care Center in Newton. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Dorothy L. Kain

    Dorothy L. “Dot” Kain, 90, of Monroe, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at Newton Health Care Center. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Justina M. Coady

    Justina M. “Tina” (Ham) Coady, 50, of Newton, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Newton. The family will greet friends from 2 to 5 ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Imogene I. Dailey

    Imogene I. Dailey, 87, of Monroe, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Urbandale Health Care. A memoria ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Ruth Opal Hull

    Ruth Opal Hull, 94, of Grinnell, formerly of Searsboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A funeral service is schedule ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Glenn Edward Miller

    Glenn Edward Miller, 70, of Colfax, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A celebration of life will be at a l ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Melissa Jo Downing

    Melissa (Missy) Jo Downing, 48, of Des Moines, died at her residence Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Jean Eastman

    Jean Eastman, 90, of Dakota City, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice House in Fort Dodge. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Marion B. Webster

    Marion B. (Venn) Webster, 88, of Mingo, formerly of Des Moines, died on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at her home in Mingo. A funeral service will be at 11 a ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • James “Jim” W. Brock

    James (Jim) Wiley Brock, 73, of Newton, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.Jim was born in Mound Prairie Town ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Police Blotter

    • James M. Fallon, 47, of Newton, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities were called to 315 W. Fourth St. S. # 3 at 9:47 p ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Richard E. Keller, 32, of Newton, is charged with possession of controlled ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ryan F. Riggs, 30, of Newton, is charged with consumption/intoxication in ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Richard Norton, 35, of Cameron, was arrested on a warrant for failure to a ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Austin J. Hurt, 19, of Newton, is charged with driving while license suspe ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Zakk H. Weatherly, 18, of Newton, is charged with second-degree theft and ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dakota Midham, 20, of Newton, was arrested on a warrant for probation viol ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Brandon M. Battering, 27, of Lafayette, Ind., is charged with fifth-degree ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Andrew F. Van Dusseldorp, 32, of Newton, is charged with domestic abuse af ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Danny V. Hobbs, 37, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant for ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Make some noise

    For me, third grade was like magic. It was a year of perfect scores, a favorite teacher, good friends and it was when I really fell in love with readi ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • More Iowa students at Iowa colleges

    There’s been much recent public discussion about the best way to allocate state funding for our three public universities. If the goal is ensuring Iow ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Governing vs. giving

    It’s the season for giving.That doesn’t mean it’s the season for government.Government creates loyal ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Your holiday guide to avoiding slave labor

    Pope Francis got into the holiday spirit this year by calling on shoppers not to buy products made by modern-day slaves.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Thanks, thanks, thanks

    Liz DoddNewtonThank you to the Newton High School wrestlers and their coach who willingly helped loa ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Serving in Iowa’s Interest

    Almost two years ago I announced I was not going to seek a sixth term in the United States Senate. That decision and announcement did not seem all tha ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Keep talking, Andrew Hawkins

    Last Sunday, before the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland wide receiver Andrew Hawkins walked out on the pregame ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • It’s the time of year to be with the ones you love

    My good buddy Mikey always has something up his sleeve. When invited over for cocktails or an intimate gathering, he always walks up my apartment step ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • JCCA brings in high quality performances

    By Gabriel SwersieIt is during this time of year we gets a bit more nostalgic than other times. We s ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • ‘Redeployment’ by Phil Klay

    I can’t recall ever reading a book of short stories where the first-person narrator is a different person in each story. Yep, Phil Klay did it. Typica ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Plan for a healthy holiday season

    Some reports indicate that individuals gain an average of seven pounds over the holiday season. Prev ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • The key to a healthier you — preparation

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to arrive home after a long day at work to a meal that takes less than 20 minutes to make? Wouldn’t it also be great if that ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Letterman pulls curtain on holiday tradition

    NEW YORK — With the curtain soon to fall on David Letterman’s late-night television career, the end comes Friday for an odd and emotional holiday trad ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

    SAN FRANCISCO — Robin Williams’ suicide seared into the world’s collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were search ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Merriam-Webster names 'culture' word of the year

    NEW YORK (AP) — A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail agains ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' conquers the box office

    LOS ANGELES — After three weeks of box office dominance, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” ceded its reign to “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” The bibl ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • June Lockhart remembers 'A Christmas Carol'

    Released last month on Blu-ray, the 1938 version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has long been a favorite seasonal TV movie.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Scott, Bale defend 'Exodus' casting

    NEW YORK — The biblical film “Exodus: Gods and Kings” has come under fire for white actors being cast in the main roles as Egyptians.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Prince William hits DC; Kate joins NYC first lady

    NEW YORK (AP) — While Britain’s Prince William meets with President Barack Obama at the Oval Office on Monday and discusses illegal wildlife trafficki ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Tis the season to eat more vegetables

    Healthy diets rich in vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Give yourself the gift of good health this holiday season. ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:41 am

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