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  • September auction set for Newton Manufacturing building

    The former Newton Manufacturing Building is going up for auction in September. Hilco Real Estate Agency announced Thursday the building, located at 12 ...
    July 27, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • Asbestos issue worries parents at Berg MS

    Berg Middle School parents remain concerned about asbestos issues in the existing building and are concerned that Newton Community School District adm ...
    July 27, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • A wish come true

    Isabelle Gonzales is getting ready to go on her first airplane ride, bask in the west coast sun and spend five days seeing the sites in Southern Calif ...
    July 27, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Fair Finale

    COLFAX — For Macy Leonard, earning the right to compete in the Jasper County Fair’s Supreme Showmanship event was an achievement, but winning was sent ...
    July 27, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Student athletes learn to be leaders

    For Miranda Ervin, being a leader means being dependable. Ervin, a senior at Newton High School, was one of several student athletes at Newton that to ...
    July 27, 2017 - 10:25 am
  • Kellogg VBS collects donations for JCARL

    The Vacation Bible School at the Kellogg United Methodist Church decided to do a mission and have the kids bring in donations for Jasper County Animal ...
    July 27, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • FSA county committee nominations ends Aug. 1

    The nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees began June 15. For 2017 COC Election, LAA 1 will be up for election. Members fro ...
    July 27, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Grand Funk Railroad ready to rock Iowa Speedway Friday

    Turn on any classic rock station and the music of Grand Funk Railroad will rock the radio, something the group’s songs have been doing for more than 4 ...
    July 27, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • NASCAR Xfinity Series Hauler Parade is Thursday

    The annual NASCAR Xfinity Series Hauler parade has become a fan-favorite tradition to kickoff the final race weekend for Iowa Speedway each season. Th ...
    July 26, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Progress made in clock tower restoration

    Efforts to restore the clock tower in the Jasper County Courthouse took a step forward with a $44,500 grant awarded to the project by the State Histor ...
    July 26, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Marie Redding

    Marie Redding, 96, of Kellogg, died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Nelson Manor in Newton. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
    July 27, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • Steven P. Means

    Steven P. Means, 56, of Madison, Wis., formerly of Newton, began his new life with Christ Tuesday, July 25, 2017, following a battle with melanoma whi ...
    July 27, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Karen Mabelle Parks

    Karen Mabelle (Linn) Parks, 78, of Colfax, died Monday, July 24, 2017, at Taylor House – Hospice in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. F ...
    July 26, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Dan A. Wilson

    Dan (don’t call me Danny) A. Wilson, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, after a fairly long battle with lung cancer.
    July 25, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Viva Jones

    Viva Jones was born Sept. 22, 1929, and died July 12, 2017, in Newton at the age of 87. Viva had lived in Newton since 1985, working as a medical reco ...
    July 25, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Judith McMains

    Judith (Wilcox) McMains, 71, of Kellogg, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, at her home in Kellogg. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, J ...
    July 25, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Dorothy I. Tratchel

    Dorothy I. (Miller) Tratchel, 92, of Newton, formerly of Killduff, died Friday, July 21, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A graveside service ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Mary Lou Freland

    Mary Lou Freland, 83, of Baxter, died Friday, July 21, 2017, at Accura Healthcare of Baxter. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 25 ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • James R. Thomas

    James R. Thomas, 93, of Colfax, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service will at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jul ...
    July 20, 2017 - 11:31 am
  • V. Dean Birkenholtz

    V. Dean Birkenholtz, 85, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22 at the ...
    July 20, 2017 - 11:32 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Sawyer C. Fullerton, 25, of Newton, was charged with public intoxication a ...
    July 26, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jamie A. Roggeman, 45, of Britt, was charged with assault causing bodily i ...
    July 25, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Stacey M. Krause, 39, address unknown, and Joshua McFarland, 31, address u ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Steven E. Daniels, 38, of Newton, was charged with second-degree harassmen ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:10 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Amy L. Hidlebaugh, 39, of Newton, was arrested at 5:03 p.m. July 13 at 204 ...
    July 19, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Nicholas J. Lanser, 21, of Pella, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 5 ...
    July 17, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jason T. Purtilo, 33, of Newton, was charged with consumption in public pl ...
    July 13, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Gregory J. Schuldt, 33, of West Des Moines, was charged with public intoxi ...
    July 12, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Lauren A. Neal, 32, of Prairie City, was arrested at 8:09 p.m. July 7 at 8 ...
    July 11, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Logan J. Owens, 18, and Devin O. Harsh, 18, both of Newton, were charged w ...
    July 10, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Senate health bill slashes Medicaid to cut millionaires’ taxes

    Despite slight differences, the health-care legislation under consideration in the Senate retains the same sickening goal of its House counterpart: cu ...
    July 27, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Column: Technological advancement

    My Dad has an iPhone. I am still getting used to this fact. Maybe writing this column will help it sink in completely.
    July 27, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • What to do while you have a summer cold

    I made it all through winter and spring without my token cold, and was feeling pretty confident, like maybe, along with old age comes an immunity to t ...
    July 27, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • There’s no ‘free market’ solution to health care

    The Republicans have big plans for health care in this country: to eliminate coverage for millions of Americans while delivering a big tax cut to the ...
    July 26, 2017 - 10:10 am
  • Why the left protects Islam

    Richard Dawkins is no friend to conservatives. The atheist author has spent much of his life deriding Judaism and Christianity. He once stated, “An at ...
    July 26, 2017 - 10:10 am
  • Guides of the stars

    As a child I remember peering out the car window up into the night sky. My family and I would be on the way home from being in town and when we would ...
    July 26, 2017 - 8:39 pm
  • A bipartisan vote to put the brakes on war

    One of the few things I recall fondly about the Trump campaign — a short list, I’ll admit — was the candidate’s apparent glee in ridiculing the war-mo ...
    July 25, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • Column: Outdoor living

    For the past several weeks, my husband has been working hard on a new deck at our house. While progress has moved along at a bumpy pace thanks to the ...
    July 25, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Tired of the hate

    Trump is not your usual politician you pat on the back or takes on nor takes any guff from anyone. He takes nothing from anyone. I find it refreshing.
    July 25, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • Trump is powerless

    While other members of the elitist media focus on President Donald J. Trump’s numerous crudities, ruderies and knowledge gaperies, I can see him for h ...
    July 25, 2017 - 10:37 am