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  • Reva L. Iske

    Reva Lucille Iske, 96, formerly of Newton, passed from this life Sunday morning, Feb. 26, 2017, in Lincoln, Neb.
    March 1, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Debra L. Sidwell

    Debra L. Sidwell, 60, of Newton, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Accura Healthcare of Newton East. No services are scheduled. The Wallace Family Fune ...
    March 1, 2017 - 9:52 am
  • Travis White

    Travis White, 39, of Newton, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. A visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday ...
    March 1, 2017 - 9:52 am
  • Dorothy A. Wheeler

    Dorothy A. Wheeler died Saturday evening, Feb. 25, 2017, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton, under the care of Hospice.
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Richard Scott

    Mr. Richard I. “Dick” Scott, 86, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Oak Tree Villas.
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Edna Mae Farland

    Edna Mae (Henle) Farland, 83, of Newton, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 3 at ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Reva L. Iske

    Reva L. Iske, 96, formerly of Newton, died Sunday in Lincoln, Neb.  A funeral service for Reva will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at the Pence-Reese ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Jeff L. Davis

    Jeff L. Davis, 67, of Grinnell, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at his home, with his family by his side.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:24 am
  • Florence Maria Cooper

    Florence Maria Cooper, 82, of Kellogg, died Feb. 25, 2017, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:27 am
  • Edna M. Farland

    Edna M. Farland, 83, of Newton, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Services are pending at the Wallace Family Funeral Home ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Natasha M. Hunter, 19, and Megan R. Mihalovich, 22, both of Newton, were c ...
    March 1, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department • Blake A. Myers, 29, of Des Moines, was charged with possession of control ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Penny J. Stevens, 49, of Kellogg, was cited with failure to provide proof ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Abby M. Brown, 32, of Newton, was cited with driving while license under s ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:41 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Brandon H. Cornelison, 35, of Newton, was charged with possession of drug ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christopher B. Hasselbrink, 25, of Newton, was charged with simulated publ ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police DepartmentKathy L. Troen, 46, of Pella, was cited with failure to yield and no insuran ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Latasha R. Harris-Pearson, 18, of Newton, was charged with possession of c ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Cragar A. Klingensmith, 18, of Newton, and Levi W. Laverman, 20, of Sully, ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Miranda M. Miles, 21, of Newton, was charged with third-degree burglary of ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Thank you, hometown Newton

    Lately there has been negative news from Washington, D.C., the Statehouse and places all over the country and the world. I want to take a moment to wr ...
    March 1, 2017 - 9:53 am
  • What if there’s no plan?

    “Nobody panics when things go according to plan, even if the plan is horrifying!” the Joker says in “The Dark Knight.” “Introduce a little anarchy. Up ...
    March 1, 2017 - 9:53 am
  • Column: An uneducated observation

    I used to be a movie guru. I’m somewhat disappointed in myself I didn’t know much about nearly any of the movies that were nominated at the 89th Oscar ...
    March 1, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Funnel week is upon us

    It’s been a week of back-to-back committee meetings, as lawmakers try to vote as many bills out of committee as they can before the first funnel deadl ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • I’m an enemy of the people

    I’m too young to have been a big fan of what they used to call “protest music.” By the time I was in high school, there was a lot more disco than ther ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Column: Getting back to healthy

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published March 1, 2016. Six days. Six days have passed and f ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • Fake news

    “Fake News!” shouts our president, calling out CNN, The New York Times and others.I love it.Although ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Community colleges are a great investment in Iowa’s economy

    We must do more to help create good-paying jobs in Iowa.Employers tell me we don’t have enough skill ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Abhorrent bills

    Where to start? HSB 133 shakes me to my shoes. This ALEC-written bill has so many concerns for Iowa citizens ... and I hope, readers, that you let you ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Start ‘em young

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published March 23, 2015.Sometimes, even though I’m remotely y ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:25 am
  • Tips to improve your credit

    If you’re looking to make a major purchase, such as buying your dream home, you’ll want to check your credit report first and work to improve your sco ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 2:10 pm
  • One Fish, Two Fish ... Heart Healthy Heroes

    February is American Heart Month. Your heart health is dependent on your lifestyle habits. One of the most important behaviors is diet. One specific d ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Help your pulse with pulses

    Pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family. The most common pulses are dried beans, chickpeas, lentils and dried peas. Both economical ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Caring for your children’s teeth

    New parents, you may not realize the importance of caring for your infant’s teeth. You should know that serious tooth decay may develop by a child’s f ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Why choose a realtor?

    So you’re looking to buy — or sell —  a house. You could do the legwork yourself, but you’re better ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 2:24 pm
  • Five foods for heart health

    Along with Valentine’s Day, February also marks American Heart Month. Heart health deserves attention because heart disease is the leading cause of de ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Newton Wellness Talks: Heart healthy all year long

    February is national heart month, the American Heart Association (AHA) and other organizations including CareMore Medical Associates want to remind yo ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:36 am
  • Almond milk — A nutritiously “Nutty” beverage

    Almond milk is a non-dairy beverage made from real almonds. This smooth and creamy beverage offers a hint of almond flavor and contains a starting lin ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:30 am
  • Power through your day with protein

    The majority of us tend to eat a lot of our protein during our evening meal instead of getting 25 to 30 grams of protein per meal per day. The key is ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 11:56 am
  • The good, bad and unknown about marijuana’s health effects

    NEW YORK (AP) — It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it may also raise the risk of getting schizophrenia an ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:35 am