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  • It’s a graveyard smash

    As she watches the dress rehearsals for the Newton High School’s fall play, Melinda Worthington is confident she’s got a graveyard smash on ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 12:21 pm
  • Newton man to be sentenced on car burglary charges

    A Newton man who pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and five counts of third-degree burglary of an unoccupied vehicle is set to be sent ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 11:14 am
  • New digs

    PRAIRIE CITY — For the first time since construction and renovation began at PCM Middle School early this year, the PCM school board held it ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 11:14 am
  • Candidate Q&A: Stonner for Ward 2 council seat

    This is one of nine candidate profiles to be featured before the upcoming Nov. 7 city election in Newton. Dean Stonner is running unopposed ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • McCann Flea Market and Craft Show

    The McCann Flea Market and Craft Show begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the McCann Center, 1115 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton.Lindsey Shepard will ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • How your credit score can save you thousands

    Even if you’re just in the “thinking about it” stage of buying a house, it’s never too early to take a look at your credit score. Why?  The ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 11:58 am
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  • Enrollment on the rise at NCSD

    When the Newton Community School Board meets Monday night they’ll kick off their meeting with a special work session to tour the construction progress ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • It’s a graveyard smash

    As she watches the dress rehearsals for the Newton High School’s fall play, Melinda Worthington is confident she’s got a graveyard smash on her hands. ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 12:21 pm
  • Newton man to be sentenced on car burglary charges

    A Newton man who pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and five counts of third-degree burglary of an unoccupied vehicle is set to be sentenced in J ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 11:14 am
  • Candidate Q&A: Stonner for Ward 2 council seat

    This is one of nine candidate profiles to be featured before the upcoming Nov. 7 city election in Newton. Dean Stonner is running unopposed for the Wa ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • Christian school hosting parenting seminar

    Newton Christian School will host a parenting seminar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the school, 1710 N. 11th Ave. E. in Newton.
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • McCann Flea Market and Craft Show

    The McCann Flea Market and Craft Show begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the McCann Center, 1115 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton.
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Week in Review

    Armed robbery probe underway at nursing homeThe Newton Police Department is investigating an alleged ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • DECA at conference

    Newton High School students recently participated in a DECA Leadership Conference in Des Moines. DECA is a student organization that prepares emerging ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Christian Nurture Committee sponsoring special discussion

    The Christian Nurture Committee of First Presbyterian Church, is sponsoring a discussion for seniors between the ages of 65 and 110 titled, “What I’m ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • New digs

    PRAIRIE CITY — For the first time since construction and renovation began at PCM Middle School early this year, the PCM school board held its regular ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 11:14 am
  • Cheryll Lynne Ross

    Cheryll Ross of Glenwood, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Hillcrest Country Estates in Papillion, Neb. Cheryll was born Nov. 2, 1945, to Willia ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:38 am
  • Virgil C. Kling III

    Virgil C. Kling III, the son of Virgil C. Kling, Jr. and Vicki LaNay Van Cleave, was born Aug. 21, 1975, in Knoxville. Virgil graduated from the Newto ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:39 am
  • James De Vries

    James De Vries, 62, passed away in Paris, France Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Born to Hans and Mary Lou De Vries in Estherville Nov. 6, 1954, he grew up ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Josephine Lois Tilley Bennett

    Josephine Lois Tilley Bennett, 83, of Wautoma, Wis., formally of Boone/Des Moines, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. She was born Aug. 9, 1934, in ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Virgil Kling, Jr.

    Virgil Kling, Jr. of Kellogg, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center West Lakes. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home.
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Nathan A. Tyler

    Nathan Andrew Tyler, 29, of Newton, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Services are pending at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Robert A. Scarbrough

    Robert A. Scarbrough, 62, of Newton, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at his home. A memorial service and full military honors will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Christopher J. Meyer

    Christopher James Meyer passed away at his home Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at the age of 40 after battling cancer. An Open House Celebration of Life wil ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • William Gordon Duncan

    William Gordon Duncan, loving husband and father, passed away Oct. 15, 2017, under hospice care at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Judith A. Anderson

    Judith Ann Anderson, 82, of Newton, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thurs ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael T. Todd, 26, of Newton, was charged with simple assault at 5:09 p. ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Rachelle C. Deeter, 43, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft at ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Megan A. James, 32, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 6:59 ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department • Kristen M. Beach, 37, unknown address, was charged with third-degree burg ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Sandra L. Younger, 57, of Kellogg, was arrested at 3:28 p.m. Oct. 11 in th ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christopher M. Doran, 61, and Robbie L. Doran, 34, both of Newton, were ch ...
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jonathon J. Willemsen, 27, of Monroe, was charged with forgery at 12:10 p. ...
    Oct. 10, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Raymond M. Dydell, 41, of Newton, was charged with driving while license d ...
    Oct. 5, 2017 - 12:14 pm
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kenneth E. Chance, 18, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft and ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department • Daniel J. Poole, 31, of Des Moines, was charged with fourth-degree theft ...
    Oct. 2, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • I only ask to be polite

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Sept. 24, 2015I’ve been having several “So... I’ve b ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Me too. And you. And you.

    “Me too.”I posted those words on Facebook recently, along with what seems like every woman I know. A ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Column: Get real

    Editor’s note: This column originally published May 14, 2015. The only way to reach Florida’s Cayo ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Robots aren’t taking our jobs, corporations are

    There’s a robot in your future. Not one of those cute little labor-saving automatons — like a “Roomba” vacuum cleaner.
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • Column: Buckle up

    It could be argued the invention of automobiles was one of the biggest accomplishments of man and has changed the world forever. Cars were first inven ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:37 am
  • Anniversary

    Ginnie and I just celebrated our second wedding anniversary on Oct. 10. I really went all out and took her to Taco Tuesday at my grandchildrens’ Chris ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • George supports progress in Newton

    I grew up in Newton and have seen numerous changes over the years. Recently, I have noticed many developments I am excited about. Old, dilapidated bui ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • ‘Raising awareness’ isn’t helping much

    “Awareness must be raised.”“A spotlight must be brought to this crucial issue.”“We must all think ab ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Column: My Blue Heaven

    It’s amazing the things we hold on to, isn’t it? I couldn’t have been more than 8 or 9 years old when my mom bought the book for me, and it’s survived ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Grassley Q&A: Renewable Fuel Standard

    Q: What’s at stake with proposed regulations that would reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2018 and 2019?
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:58 am