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  • Eric Jon Van Zee

    Eric Jon Van Zee, 54, of Holiday Lake near Brooklyn, died Feb. 22, 2017, at his home. A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at the ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Gertrude Van Sickel

    Gertrude Van Sickel, 99, of Newton, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center. A memorial service will be at p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 at the ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Scott Bolles

    Scott Bolles, of Altoona, formerly of Prairie City, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. A funeral service for Scott will be ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • Bessie L. Comer

    Bessie L. Comer, 98, of Newton, died on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Nelson Manor. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 27, at the ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Rose Ann Cranston

    Rose Ann Cranston, age 85 of Newton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service will be at noon Saturd ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Patricia L. Hybl

    Patricia L. Hybl, 88, of Newton, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Funeral services for Pat are pending, March 4, and th ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:40 am
  • Anita G. Jontz

    Anita formerly of Baxter, passed from this life on Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Marjorie May Emerson

    Marjorie May Emerson, 96, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service for Marjorie will be at 10 ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Judy A. Good

    Judith “Judy” A. (Wilcox) Good, 78, of Newton, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Accura Healthcare of Newton West in Newton. Judy’s funeral service will ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Anita G. Jontz

    Anita G. Jontz, 91, formerly of the Baxter and Newton areas, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. A time of remembran ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:23 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
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Tha Bawi, 35, of Marshalltown, was charged with operating while under the ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Frank L. Vanderbroek, 53, of Monroe, was charged with operating whil ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Keeping life easy

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Feb. 26, 2016I’m low-maintenance. As I was puttering ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Without data accountability, how do we call the right shots?

    Last week, the U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Despite environmentalists’ concerns ab ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Column: One small star holds the brightest future

    I’m a card-carrying member of The Planetary Society. Led by Bill Nye (The Science Guy), the nonprofit’s mission is to “empower the world’s citizens to ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • The hunt for black family history

    Maybe you’ve seen those Ancestry.com commercials pushing Americans to “discover their stories” by digging into their family histories.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • God car

    Sharon Bortz, of Mt. Pleasant, talked to God as she corralled her old car into the auto-parts store for a computer check, “Please, God,” she said, loo ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Disposable mentality prevails

    Concerning the Annex building — looks like the same mentality of the Newton Community School District — don’t bother maintaining existing buildings, t ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Column: Hearts and flowers

    Allow me to be sentimental for a moment. I am a huge romantic. Give me a good romance novel, a sapp ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Kurt Cobain’s legacy

    Monday marked what would have been Kurt Cobain’s 50th birthday, had his life not ended tragically in 1994.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • How presidents shape their administrations

    President Trump, we’re told by his greatest advocates, will bring much-needed change. Why not merely ignore his rhetorical failings, his unsurpassed e ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • To save Main Street, tax Wall Street

    All too often these days, large U.S. corporations and Wall Street banks seem more interested in tapping overseas markets than in growing a customer ba ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • 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
  • New year, new you, new snacks

    Each new year brings a sense of new beginnings and the opportunity for a fresh start. Many people take this opportunity to set health and wellness goa ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 11:06 am