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  • Dale J. Wallace

    Dale J. Wallace, formally of Lynnville, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, surrounded by his wife and family in his home Estero, Fla.
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Walter Horn

    Walter Herbert “Herb” Horn, 97, the son of Walter Lacey Horn and Fern (Stephenson) Horn, was born April 17, 1919, in Newton. He graduated from the New ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Janice Rawlins

    Janice Mae Rawlins, 77, of Colfax, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in her home. A graveside funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3 at McKee ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Nona Blanche Ferris

    Nona Blanche Ferris, 92, of Newton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at Newton Village Healthcare Center. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Sat ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Dorothy I. Marshall

    Dorothy I. Marshall, 86, formerly of Newton, Mingo and Monroe, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral servic ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Walter Horn

    Walter “Herb” Horn, 97, formerly of Newton, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at his daughter’s home in Des Moines. Funeral services for Herb are pendin ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Norma J. Borchert

    Norma Jean Borchert went with the Lord, her Savior, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Mercy/Skiff Medical Center in Newton.  
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Rex Miskimins

    Rex Miskimins of Rock Creek Lake, Kellogg, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the age of 89. He was the son of Frank and Zeola Miskimins of Seymour.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • William O. Landwier

    Full military honors for William O’Brien Landwier of Eolia, Mo., will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry, Mo. Will ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Gertrude Bernice Slings

    Gertrude Bernice Slings, 92, passed from this life on Sunday morning, Sept. 25, 2016, at Nelson Manor in Newton.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mackenize L. Carter, 21, of Newton, and Timothy J. Ford, 29, of Newton, we ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • Emily N. Biehn, 21, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree theft after ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Emily N. Biehn, 21, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree theft after au ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christian J. Schultz-Carrillo, 22, of Newton, is charged with driving whil ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christopher L. Loudermilk, 24, of Newton, is charged with eluding, driving ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Breanna R. Bragg, 24, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant a ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shay R. Vannoy, 25, of Monroe, was taken into custody the morning of Sept. ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jessica L. Morris, 28, of Newton, was arrested at 8:20 p.m. Sept. 1 in the ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kyle A. Edwards, 26, and Nathan D. Martin, both of Newton, are charged wit ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Christopher A. Anspach, 33, of Newton, is charged with unauthorized ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Column: It’s my hap-happiest time of the year

    I enjoy so much about autumn — the crispness of the air, open windows, the sounds of a chainsaw and the smell of sawdust, morning coffee by an outdoor ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Great minds don't think alike

    I attended the League of Women Voters candidate forum last Thursday at the Newton City Hall where I was pleasantly surprised by what I gained out of t ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • France’s waste-not experiment

    France has embarked on two experiments we should take note of. First, the nation just banned all non-biodegradable disposable plastic cups, plates, an ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Honey bees are a treasured asset

    I recently read Micah Cope’s letter concerning honeybee keeping in Newton with interest and support. I’m sure the plight of our honey bees in America ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Column: Giblets and gizzards! Thanksgiving was hot

    Editor’s Note: The column originally published Dec. 10, 2015 Did you know modern smoke detector’s s ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Car crazy to kid business owner

    Chris Hinkle has always been car crazy. In the 20 years I’ve known him, it’s been car after car, most of them muscle cars. He’s what we used to call a ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • JCCA season opens with a class act

    The Jasper County Concert Association launched its 33rd concert season Monday evening at the NHS Center for Performance. “Bravissimo Broadway” was muc ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Column: Nothing admirable about ignorance

    When you see or hear something surprising, you’ll initially do one of three things — show no reaction, act surprised or shrug it off. However, it’s wh ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Secrecy, Democracy and the TPP: Trade transparency is what the public wants – and needs

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has received heightened attention in this campaign season, including for the lack of transparency in its negotiati ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Excuses for losing just don’t cut it

    When Mitt Romney lost in 2012, there was very little discussion of blame. Everyone assumed that Romney simply lost because he didn’t do a good enough ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • It’s that time again: time to get your flu shot

    The Jasper County Health Department is urging everyone 6 months and older to get a flu shot. This ye ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 10:04 am
  • Relationships aid in healthy aging

    A pastor once said, “I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • Cooking family meals with tea

    There is something nostalgic about sitting on the front porch and sharing a glass of tea with neighbors or family that lends to slowing life down and ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • September is Family Meals Month

    Are family meals a lost art?In our world today, with fast-paced lives, busy work schedules and extra ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 11:03 am
  • Hand strength exercises

    Take a moment to consider the importance of your hands. If you’re reading this story in the newsp ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 10:02 am
  • Grilling outside the box

    When it comes to the outdoor grill, think out of the box. The grill imparts incredibly complex flavor into foods. Whether grilling turkey, pizza, vegg ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Behavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early ...
    July 28, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Gardening for seniors

    You’re never too old to play in a little dirt, and who would’ve thought that getting your hands dirty would be so beneficial?
    July 25, 2016 - 11:33 am