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  • Jerold S. Aikin

    Jerold S. Aikin, 96, of Hot Springs, Ark., died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. He was born Feb. 1, 1919, in Newton, to the late Fred R. and Marjorie (Teal) A ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Beverly J. Frahm

    Beverly J. Frahm, 89, of Newton, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 at Corner ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Daniel J. Dahlem

    Daniel J. Gragg-Dahlem, 74, of Newton, died Friday, July 10, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A celebration of life will be from ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Jayne Ann Clymer

    Jayne Ann Clymer, 84, of Newton, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Park Centre in Newton. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Se ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Edith Florence Nickell Harmeyer

    Edith Florence Nickell Harmeyer, 94, of Fort Madison, formerly of Baxter, died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at The Kensington, Fort Madison. Sh ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Jayne Clymer

    Jayne Clymer, 84, of Newton, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Park Centre in Newton. Funeral services are pending at Coburn Funeral Home in Prairie C ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Frances E. Spears

    Frances Elizabeth Spears, 93, of Albia, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • Almira Van Gorp

    Almira Joan Van Gorp, 98, of Pella, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2015, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella. A graveside service will be at 10:30 ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Ronald W. Jarnagin

    Ronald W. Jarnagin, 81, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines. A visita ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Rodger Dean Hasselman

    Rodger Dean Hasselman died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2015, at the Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Ark. He was the son of Richard and Phyllis (Adams) H ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • POlice Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kelly N. Hardie, 28, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree theft after a ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Leah G. Murphy, 24, of Newton, was arrested on two Jasper County warrants ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jeffrey L. Stewart, 32, of Newton, is charged with domestic abuse assault ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Karen K. Chapman, 50, of Newton, is charged with driving while license den ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Brian A. Callison, 40, of Newton, is charged with failure to obey a stop o ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Larry D. Karlzen, 43, of Grinnell, is charged with driving while license s ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Cory E. Arment, 27, of Lynnville, is charged with consumption of alc ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Tommy D. Sanders, 50, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant f ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Byron Sharp, 19, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant for pr ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jacob J. Britton, 25, of Newton, is charged with possession of a controlle ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • The continuing saga of Ole Sharpie

    On my morning walks with Buddy, I usually spy Ole Sharpie. He has a favorite sleeping spot under the bed of a semi trailer, positioned so he can warm ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • ‘Come with me if you want to live’

    We were backing out of the Dowling Catholic High School parking lot recently after my 15-year-old sister’s varsity swim meet to start the 30-minute dr ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Iowa State Patrol issues reminders about school permits

    With schools opening, it brings another group of young drivers on school permits. Many of these young drivers are getting in trouble when they are off ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Letter writer’s anger should be directed elsewhere

    Rep. Dan KelleyNewtonThere are some things we can just count on — summer always ends too soon, the C ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • I wish I knew my brake pads

    I’m a self-confessed city boy. When it comes to being out in the country, I look as out of place as a 4-H prize sheep would look on the floor of the N ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • A new year and a renewed commitment

    For those of us who work in the field of education, August defines the return of students, faculty and staff. Our parking lots and buildings come aliv ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • A cowardly, un-American deal with Iran

    Many Americans rightly watch in disbelief as leaders of our country push to conclude a dangerous and ill-conceived nuclear agreement with an incorrigi ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Frustrated by IDOT plans, lack of local official’s involvement

    Michael WareBaxterCrickets. That’s all hear from my Iowa House Rep. Dan Kelley, in regard to the IDO ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Memorization won’t help student achievement

    Sue AtkinsonBaxterThe Iowa Department of Education is posting examples of new teaching methods that ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Her purple plane party

    Another birthday party is in the books. My youngest turns 3 this week, and we celebrated her birthday Sunday with a purple airplane party.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Share a meal: September is National Family Meals Month

    September is National Family Meals Month and dietitians are encouraging you to eat one more meal a week at home together as a family. Created by the F ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Obese at 50? Midlife weight may affect when Alzheimer’s hits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people’s weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Mini-Fridge Makeover

    The mini-fridge is an essential appliance for college living. But with limited space, it is crucial to fill it with healthy staples that will provide ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Healthy drinks for kids

    We know the importance of getting kids to eat healthy foods, but what about getting them on board with healthy drinks? What kids drink can greatly aff ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Some cancers more common than others

    Despite decades of research, the cure for cancer remains elusive, and this year millions of people across the globe will be diagnosed with cancer.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Senior lifestyles

    Today’s seniors don’t just sit around the house. Certainly, older seniors might kick back a bit more ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • Senior living

    Every day during the next 15 years, 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65. That’s a lot of young new seniors.
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Packing a healthy lunch

    One challenge we face today is making healthy choices for our meals, and lunch is definitely included in that. As busy individuals, we are faced with ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • How to reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease

    Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of people across the globe. In the United States alone, the Alzheimer’s Association estimates one in eight older ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • The new news on fats

    Fats are essential to health. They help the body absorb many nutrients. Fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K need fat to be absorbed by the body.
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 10:52 am

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