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  • 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
  • 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
  • Richard H. Meckley

    Richard H. Meckley, 85, of Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Baxter, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at North Naples Hospital in Naples, Fla. A memorial ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Robert Wayne Myers

    Robert Wayne Myers, 75, of Monroe, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. There will be a private family funeral ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Emily Latch

    Emily Lee Latch, 80, of State Center, passed away with family by her side on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Rae Jean Allspach

    Rae Jean Allspach, 59, of Kellogg, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. A celebration of Rae’s li ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Miriam M. Pieper

    Miriam Marie Pieper, 99, of Newton, the daughter of Ivan James and Goldie Mae (Fleenor) Buckley, was born Nov. 16, 1915, in rural Jasper County. She a ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Robert Rouse

    Robert Rouse, 80, of Baxter, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at the Baxter Care Center. Visitation was Sunday at Bethany United Church of Christ in rura ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Jeannie Breen

    Jeanie (Schuring) Breen, 93, of Pella, died Friday afternoon, Nov. 14, 2014, at the West Ridge Nursing Center in Knoxville.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:05 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
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    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
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    Newton Police Department• Ford C. Thompson, 62, of Newton, is charged with unsafe backing on a roadw ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:16 am
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    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
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • A 10-year-old juvenile is charged with assault and second-degree harassme ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Alicia C. Nehring, 19, of Newton, is charged with consumption of alcohol b ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dustin R. Stoner, 33, of Newton, is charged with fourth-degree criminal mi ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • 10 places to Christmas shop small this season

    As Christmas approaches yet again, it seems as though there’s not a lot of shopping options in Newton — which is why it’s extremely important that we ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • The first casualty of war

    Reflecting on World War I, California Senator Hiram Johnson famously said: “The first casualty when war comes is truth.”
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Bill Cosby allegation: It's oral rape, not oral sex

    One evening in 2012, she decided it was time to tell her story.She waited until after business hours ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Polar vortex or no polar vortex, it's slick out there

    Iowa roadways during the colder months can become quickly traitorous. But as the powder melts away every March and cities put away their salt and sand ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Wind-turbines, junk and football

    Just like the movie, “Nebraska,” the road to Lincoln, in this case I-80 in western Iowa, cut through rolling cattle country, terraced crop land, and f ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Chief tax-dodging officers

    Republican and Democratic leaders don’t often see eye to eye on taxes.But surprisingly, corporate ta ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • A one-way war of words

    My mother led most of her middle-aged life under the distinct impression that her small fleet of household appliances had the ability to understand th ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • US/China deal perpetuates climate injustice

    A glance at the White House web site reveals the degree to which the administration is misrepresenting the global warming issue. Under the headline, “ ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • It's time to tell other stories

    For most of my adult life, my main task has been telling the stories of athletes — most of them school-age athletes.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • Think positive thoughts

    With snow on the ground and temperatures in single digits, winter seems to be officially here, even if not on the calendar for another month. I am not ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:00 am

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