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  • Winners announced in summer reading program

    Jasmine Roush, left, was winner of a Kindle Fire and Kathryn Van Maanen, right, won a half hour flight over Newton from Johnson Aviation. Th ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Colfax Classic Car Show

    The annual Classic Car Show returns to Colfax Saturday. Trophies will give to the Top 20 cars and People’s Choice. Also Special Memorial Tro ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Discovery Hike

    Join volunteer naturalists at 10 a.m. Saturday for a Nature Discovery Walk along the half mile, paved Overlook Trail loop. You will learn ab ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Carnival in the Park

    Integrated Treatment Services, Optimae and NAMI will host Newton’s Carnival in the Park beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Maytag Park’s We ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • We Ready. We Ready. For y’all.

    “It’s our turn,” senior defensive end Reagan Maple said.“We’re going to make it a different season this year,” senior running back and lineb ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • 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?   Summer is ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:33 am
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  • Strong push made to address public nuisances

    The city is taking additional steps to address public nuisances throughout Newton.In a unanimous vot ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Three county school districts holding special Sept. 13 elections

    As of Wednesday, there have already been 55 requests submitted to the Jasper County Auditor’s office for absentee ballots it doesn’t even have yet.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Winners announced in summer reading program

    Jasmine Roush, left, was winner of a Kindle Fire and Kathryn Van Maanen, right, won a half hour flight over Newton from Johnson Aviation. The winners ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Public Health: Child car seat safety

    Every day in America, too many children ride in car seats that have been installed incorrectly or are the wrong car seats for their age and size. Othe ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Iowans challenged to ‘Take the Next Step’

    AMES — Getting active doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it’s as simple as adding a few more steps to your daily routine. Take The Next Step Cha ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Sevenbergen earns national opticianry certification

    Newton Daily NewsThe American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners has announ ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • A day out with Thomas

    Newton Daily News BOONE — Start your engines! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to t ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:10 pm
  • Community Calendar

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Jasper County Concert Association season to begin soon

    The Jasper County Concert Association 2016-17 season will begin when “Bravissimo Broadway” opens the season at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26.  
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Discovery Hike

    Join volunteer naturalists at 10 a.m. Saturday for a Nature Discovery Walk along the half mile, paved Overlook Trail loop. You will learn about wildli ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • College football is almost here

    High school football begins statewide in Iowa this week. There were a handful of eight-player games last week, but all five Jasper County teams kick o ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • SICL foes L-S, C-M square off in season opener

    Lynnville-Sully’s football program has a yearly mantra it has followed since Mike Parkinson took over as head coach.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • We Ready. We Ready. For y’all.

    “It’s our turn,” senior defensive end Reagan Maple said.“We’re going to make it a different season t ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • PCM netters end DCG tourney with win over Nodaway Valley

    GRIMES — After a rough start to the Dallas Center-Grimes tournament, the Prairie City-Monroe volleyball team ended its day with a two-set win over Nod ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • NCMP Aquagirls come up short in the pool against Linn-Mar

    MARION — Newton/Colfax-Mingo/Pella’s Aquagirls showed their youth in the 2016 opening swim meet Tuesday. NCMP was overpowered by host Linn-Mar, 136.5- ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Newton goes 2-3 in Cardinal Invitational

    The first serve, first kill, first point and first victory of the 2016 season came in the first match Tuesday for Newton High’s volleyball team. The C ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:18 pm
  • Cardinals back on the field

    Ready to work in the trenches during the 2016 football season are the Newton High Cardinals. The Ca ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • PCM downs Pleasantville in scrimmage

    Prairie City-Monroe sophomore Preston Van Wyk, left, tackles a Pleasantville ball carrier with the help of teammate Olin Meinders, right, during the M ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Newton native won gold in 1920 Olympics

    Did you know a Newton native competed and medaled in an Olympics?I did. The Newton Daily News asked ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Olympics have my full attention

    The older I get, the more interest I have in the Olympics. Full disclosure — I don’t get into the Winter Olympics near as much as the Summer version.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 8:44 am
  • Dana Sparks

    Dana (Trusler) Sparks, 72, of Baxter, went to heaven peacefully Wednesday, June 29, 2016. A celebration of life will be at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Richard L. Wobst

    Richard L. “Doc” Wobst, 70, of Newton, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Sat ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Marsha (Kay) Sneller

    Marsha (Kay) Sneller, 70, passed away at Taylor House Aug. 20, 2016. The daughter of George and Gertrude (VanBaale) Trotter was born Dec. 18, 1945. Sh ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Richard Lutz

    Richard Lutz, 70, of Newton, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at his home. No services are scheduled. The Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory is hand ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:22 pm
  • Marvin J. Murphy

    Marvin Junior Murphy, 88, of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Mingo, passed away June 20, 2016.Ma ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:23 pm
  • Thomas R. Guthrie

    Thomas Robert Guthrie, 67, formerly of Flagstaff, Ariz., died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, in Newton. A private graveside service was held.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Byron S. Brain

    Byron S. “Bud” Brain, 85, of Newton, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Byron’s funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at the Wallace Family Fune ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Richard Lutz

    Richard Lutz, 70, of Newton, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at his home. No services are scheduled. The Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory is hand ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Mary Lou Nichol

    Mary Lou Nichol, 90, of Maumee, Ohio, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at the Elizabeth Scott Community. She was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Baxter, to N ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Howard L. Snook

    Howard L. Snook, 96, of Newton, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 23, 2016, at the Careage of Newton.Funera ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ian McCandless, 23, of Newton, was arrested on Jasper County warrant after ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ashley M. Tetly, 31, of Newton, was arrested on a Polk County warrant afte ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Brayden M. Boock, 21, of Washington, is charged with driving while license ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 9:06 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dustin Eugene Pherigo, 31, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warr ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Samuel D. Shedlock, 22, of Newton, is charged with driving while license u ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Nickolas E. Taylor, 36, of Montezuma, is charged with driving while licens ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Scot A. Stewart, 39, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree criminal misc ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Larry D. Karlzen, 44, of Monroe, is charged with driving while barred afte ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Rick L. Donnelly, 40, is charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mark T. Faircloth, 47, is charged with three counts of assault, interferen ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • ‘Come with me if you want to live’

    Editor’s Note: This column orginailly published on Sept 9, 2015.We were backing out of the Dowling C ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Aronia, alternative crop for farmers?

    Aug. 19: Harvest day on the Mark and Jane McConeghey farm outside of Monroe. The mechanical harvester moves through the lush, green aronia bushes sele ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Supports Payton for Iowa House

    At the League of Women Voters forum on May 19, 2016, the supporters of Wes Breckenridge heckled and laughed at our representative, Dan Kelley. This wa ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Shocked by facts of Berg Complex

    The Sept. 13 vote for the Berg middle school project is very important. I was shocked by the facts about the current Berg space I discovered as I prep ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Sounds like an (un)broken record

    I didn’t have a large record collection growing up. I don’t remember our family having a ton of extra money. We had a place to live and food to eat, b ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Trump isn’t an easy decision

    Serious acrimony has now broken out among conservatives regarding whether to vote for Donald Trump.A ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Surveillance isn’t colorblind

    During the 1960s, the FBI and NSA followed, wiretapped, and bugged Martin Luther King Jr. — all under the veil of proper legal process. Today, the FBI ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Our first day

    Tuesday is a big day. My baby is going to kindergarten.I really thought I was ready. There are so ma ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Horrified by Bakken pipeline

    My husband and I are horrified as we watch the Bakken pipeline going in around town. Of course, the pipeline will carry crude oil which is fossil fuel ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Things I learned on the street

    I’m a newspaper reporter for a midsize daily paper in an economically depressed Massachusetts city. While I’m not on the “crime beat,” the paper has a ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:58 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
  • Fire up the flavor with grilled fruits, vegetables

    It’s grilling season! What better way to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies than to take advantage of the season. Grilling enhances the s ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Summer grilling — add variety, health to your list

    We are a couple of months into grilling season — a great time to add variety to your grilling adventures beyond traditional hamburger or hot dog optio ...
    July 7, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Beat the heat, stay cool

    Jasper County Health Department and IMPACT Community Action Partnership urge residents to prepare for extreme heat this summer.
    June 30, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Aspirin often wrongly prescribed for atrial fibrillation

    More than one-third of U.S. patients with the abnormal heartbeat atrial fibrillation who need a blood thinner to prevent strokes aren’t getting one, r ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Slips and Falls

    While the popular rhyme, “Sticks and Stones,” claims that “names will never hurt me,” that’s not the case with “Slips and Falls,” which can cause seri ...
    June 17, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • How to speed up metabolism

    When attempting to lose weight, men and women can expect to hear or read a lot about their metabolism. The process by which the body converts the food ...
    June 16, 2016 - 11:34 am