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  • Former Hy-Vee building plans coming together for schools

    Thursday night's Newton Community School District forum was devoted to elementary school reconfiguration possibilities.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Veterans share stories through service project

    Veterans and community members joined together Saturday morning at the Centre for Arts and Artists to participate in a service project that allowed ve ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Ogden sells baked goods, lunch at bakery

    Local baker and caterer Dalene Odgen has enjoyed cooking since a child but she never imagined she’d be cooking for a living. 
    March 2, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Friends of chemo ‘graduate’ donate for future patients

    The Skiff Cancer Clinic was pretty in pink on a recent Friday morning, when Sarah Coy was concluding a stretch of 16 chemotherapy treatments.
    March 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Walter G. Anderson Inc. installs new KBA press

    Further investing in its growth and high customer satisfaction in the folding carton market, Walter G. Anderson, Inc., an independent supplier of fold ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Finding a career in law enforcement

    Being in law enforcement was not a childhood dream from Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Aldrich. Even after getting his first degree in college, h ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Ray hired as Temp Associates senior account manager

    GRINNELL — Temp Associates in Grinnell has hired Teresa Ray as a senior account manager.Ray has work ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Drake hosts Business Across Cultures panel Thursday

    DES MOINES — Drake University and Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship and Principal Financial Group will host a panel discussion c ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 7 p.m. Monday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. 
    March 2, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • ‘Never forget’

    The trial may be over, but the families of Steven Fisher and Melisa Gregory are vowing to keep the memory of their slain siblings alive.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Shirley M. Atwood

    Shirley M. Elliott Atwood, 80, of Newton, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    March 2, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • Jean M. Rojohn Rhodes

    Jean Marie (Goodman) Rojohn Rhodes, 85, of West Des Moines, formerly of Newton, entered Heaven into God’s care Feb. 27, 2015, at Mercy Hospice-Johnsto ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Jeffrey Hale Barker

    Jeffrey Hale Barker, 44, of Newton, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 4 at the Mitchell Family ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Rose Mary (Spangler) Wearmouth

    Rose Mary (Spangler) Wearmouth, 75, of Newton, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Heritage Manor in Newton.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Harold D. Mason

    Harold D. Mason, 85, of Newton, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. No services will take place at this time. Memorials in ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Allen Michael Poston

    Allen Michael “Mike” Poston, 55, of Newton, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Darlene Kay Seibert

    Darlene Kay Seibert, 64, of Monroe, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at her home. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Fe. 28 at Coburn Fun ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Ruth Keller

    Ruth S. Keller, 87, of Newton, died Monday evening, Feb. 23, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Allen Michael Poston

    Allen Michael “Mike” Poston, 55, of Newton, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A celebration of life servic ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Lila Rae Neideigh

    Lila Rae Neideigh, 56, of Runnells, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at her home. A funeral service will ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Zachary A. Cupples, 20, of Newton, is charged with operating while under t ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Randy K. Smith Jr., 41, of Newton, is charged with driving while license s ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kayla H. Cockerton, 20, of Newton, is charged with driving while license s ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kurtiss P. Landrum, 47, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Lawrence A. Hada, 45, is charged with trespassing after authorities were c ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 14-year-old juvenile is charged with third-degree theft after authoritie ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christian L. Fisher, 48, of Grinnell, is charged with driving while licens ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Seton K. Smith, 38, of Baxter, is charged with possession of drug parapher ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Amber N. Burgart, 26, of Newton, is charged with operating while under the ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • Stephen M. Elliott, 26, of Newton, is charged with driving while license ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • Odds and ends

    This week’s column features odds and ends … a collection of thoughts from an editor without 600 words on just a single subject.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Kochs and unions

    Lots of people sure hate the Koch brothers.The Kochs get death threats like this: “If I had a chance ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Senate votes to help vets, improve health care

    Last session, the Legislature approved more property tax relief to those who have sacrificed the most for our country. The Disabled Veterans Property ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Fill-up your car before Sunday!

    The governor signed a bill I opposed Wednesday morning which will take $3.7 million out of Jasper County pockets. An additional 10 cents will be added ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • A racial slur and second chances

    Let’s start at the beginning.A very good place to start.Last Sunday, Lady Gaga brought the Oscar cro ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • The war on drugs, San Francisco-style

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had out-of-towners tell me they think San Francisco is a breathtakingly beautiful city — so why is it that City H ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Facebook February

    February is my favorite month. OK, I have to admit the main reason for my fondness is because it’s my birth month. It makes it easy to love.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Giuliani: nutball or sleazeball?

    I’m trying to make up my mind about Rudy Giuliani: I can’t decide whether he’s a nutball or a sleazeball. For now I’m going with a sleazy nutball, but ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • The future

    Future cars may be driverless and powered by hydrogen. Toyota already has a hydrogen fuel-cell model ready for the market, with other auto makers scra ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Wrestlers use unique combo of brains, brawn

    High school and college wrestlers have told me it’s tough to describe their yearly cycle of training and preparing, let alone describe what it’s like ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:52 am


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