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  • Maytag cleared to sell cheese

    The good news for Maytag Dairy Farms is the company’s fall catalog has been released and the dairy has resumed selling products with its label after a ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Schools continue to work with transgender bathroom issues

    A letter sent out recently by a religious organization addresses an issue that some feel might already have been addressed politically and by school o ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Monroe admin to leave for City of Nevada

    MONROE — Matt Mardesen, Monroe city administrator, has been offered a job in the same capacity with the City of Nevada and will formally submit his re ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ opens Friday at Newton Community Theatre

    The Newton Community Theatre will be opening its production of “It’s A Wonderful Life” at 7:30 p.m. Friday under the direction of Sue Beukema and Pam ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • A well-run government priority for city

    In order to properly manage the first three purposes in the proposed action plan the city will continue working to lead with effective, efficient gove ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Club helps raise homeless awareness

    An event that took place this fall allowed a Newton High School civic organization to contribute to a cause that doesn’t get much attention in rural I ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:25 am
  • 'Join the Movement' donation

    Representatives from Kinetic Edge presented a check to the Friends of Newton Parks. The donation was made as part of the “Join the Movement” program. ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • City Council to talk animal control

    The Newton City City Council will look to further address animal control at its meeting on Monday. This time around the council ordinance will look in ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Newton library to support JCARL, offers special programs

    JCARL Donation DriveThe Newton Public Library is collecting supplies for the Jasper County Animal Re ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Bond, planning moving forward for Berg rebuild

    The sale of $10 million in bonds at Monday’s Newton Community School District Board of Education meeting was one of the most visible recent developmen ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • David L. Altemeier

    David L.“Baldy” Altemeier, 79, of Newton, died on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial service will be held at ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Dennis D. Gulling

    Dennis D. “Guru” Gulling, 64, of Baxter; formerly of Newton died on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at Accura Healthcare of Baxter in Baxter.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • David Smead

    David Dewey Smead, 61, of Albia, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Rayford “Ray” DeBruyn

    Rayford “Ray” DeBruyn, 74, of Kellogg, died on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Charles R. Douglas

    Charles R. “Chuck” Douglas, 76, of Newton passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Skiff Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., S ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Marie Achtemeier

    Marie Snapp Achtemeier, the daughter of Mervin and Wilma Heberer Snapp, was born Feb. 12, 1931, in Jasper County. She graduated from the Newton Senior ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Freda M. Waddle

    As per Freda’s request she has been cremated and there are no services scheduled.A private burial wi ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Steven Sinclair

    Steven Sinclair, 39, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chariton. ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • JoAnn I. Paulson

    JoAnn I. Paulson, 60, of Newton, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at her home. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the Kellogg Christi ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 12:18 pm
  • Patricia A. Simbro

    Patricia A. Simbro, 84, of Newton, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Newton Healthcare. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at the W ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Terry L. Wilfawn, 27, of Newton, is charged with second-degree theft, inte ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:13 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Thomas E. George, 38, of Chicago, is charged with operating while under th ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mary A. Stewart, 53, of Montezuma, and Kimberly S. Woody, 31, of Newton, a ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• April A. Wilcox, 37, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree theft after p ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 9:40 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• James L. Koon, 23, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree theft after pol ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jesus R. Gomez, 18, of Des Moines, is charged with third-degree burglary o ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Cheryl Osborn, 43, of Newton, was arrested at 10:56 a.m. Nov. 9 at the adu ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael T. Todd, 25, of Newton, is charged with driving while barred after ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Police blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Danyelle R. Zubrod, 32, of Runnells, is charged with possession of c ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:46 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jacob T. Lundin, 28, is charged with domestic abuse assault after an incid ...
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Column: Never say goodbye

    Anytime you are moving to a new location and starting a new job, it can be nerve-wracking. When I took the job here in Newton, I had a slight advantag ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • My new Christmas traditions

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Dec. 17, 2015I’m having trouble coming up with excus ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Self-defense for whom?

    In every state in the country, the right to self-defense is considered a mitigating factor in criminal prosecutions. If you use violence to defend you ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Column: The movie we need, not the movie we deserve

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Dec. 31, 2015. If you’re a frequent reader of my co ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • What Trump could learn from Alexander Hamilton

    By now you’ve probably heard that Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed by fellow theater-goers at a performance of the musical Hamilton, an unlik ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Little food bank

    Mathew 6:1 Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Will conservatives stand up to Trump if they must?

    Here’s an alternate-reality scenario.It’s 2016, and the president-elect of the United States is read ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:15 am
  • Column: Get out, see your country

    When John Cougar Mellencamp recorded his 1980s music videos in the southern half of his home state of Indiana, he was showing off a unique section of ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Native Americans condemn the Dakota Pipeline, the law doesn’t

    According to environmental activists, the Dakota Access Pipeline Project crushed Native American rights, heritage -- and objections. But the federal j ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:15 am
  • Bipartisan unity in a deep red state

    A couple years ago, two South Dakota men on opposite ends of the political spectrum got into a nasty fight over marriage equality. But after one offer ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:05 am