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  • 500-acre outdoor recreational park planned for Colfax

    COLFAX — Preliminary stages of a multi-year proposal to transform the 500-acre gravel quarry at 1208 Highway 117 S. near Colfax into an outdoor recrea ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Park Board reviews year, approves fees changes

    At the Newton Park Board meeting Wednesday night, board members were given an annual park review and discussed proposed park fee changes for the upcom ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Newton Wellness Coalition receives $1,500 grant

    A $1,500 grant was given to the Newton Wellness Coalition by Theisen’s the group said at its Wednesday meeting. The money will be used for future outd ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • 'Get to Know' new library cards

    Most public libraries probably wouldn’t make an announcement about a new style or design of library card. However, the cards that the Newton Public Li ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Newton Lions donates to senior center

    The Newton Lions Club recently presented a $500 donation to the Jasper County Senior Center. The money represents a percentage of the funds raised in ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Events

    • An annual Soup Supper will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Congregational UCC Church, 308 E. Second St. N. in Newton. The meal of homemade soups and des ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Public Works Director highlights recent road work

    Work accomplished by the Public Works Department in the past year and plans for future projects was presented to city council by Public Works Director ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Man accused of sex abuse found guilty of assault

    A Newton man accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl has been found guilty of assault and sentenced to 15 days in jail.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Service Coordinator position approved for mental health region

    The Jasper County Supervisors approved the creation of a permanent position for a part-time service coordinator for the mental health region on Tuesda ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • ARK gives back in big ways

    ARK or Acts of Random Kindness of The Way at Newton Church of The Way is having a free winter pajamas and clothes give away from 9 a.m. to noon Saturd ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Loren L. Moomaw

    Loren L. “Jumbo” Moomaw, 85, of Des Moines, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Altoona Nursing and Rehab. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Robert W. Little

    Robert W. Little, 88, formerly of Brooklyn, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. A funeral service will be at 10:30 ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Richard H. Meckley

    Richard H. Meckley, 85, of Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Baxter, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at North Naples Hospital in Naples, Fla. A memorial ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Robert Wayne Myers

    Robert Wayne Myers, 75, of Monroe, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. There will be a private family funeral ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Emily Latch

    Emily Lee Latch, 80, of State Center, passed away with family by her side on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Rae Jean Allspach

    Rae Jean Allspach, 59, of Kellogg, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. A celebration of Rae’s li ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Miriam M. Pieper

    Miriam Marie Pieper, 99, of Newton, the daughter of Ivan James and Goldie Mae (Fleenor) Buckley, was born Nov. 16, 1915, in rural Jasper County. She a ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Robert Rouse

    Robert Rouse, 80, of Baxter, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at the Baxter Care Center. Visitation was Sunday at Bethany United Church of Christ in rura ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Jeannie Breen

    Jeanie (Schuring) Breen, 93, of Pella, died Friday afternoon, Nov. 14, 2014, at the West Ridge Nursing Center in Knoxville.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Jeanne Kanis

    Jeanne W. (Elbers) Kanis, 82, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at her residence in Pella.A funeral serv ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joshua L. Wielard, 25, of Grinnell, is charged with forgery after authorit ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joshua L. Wielard, 25, of Grinnell, was arrested on two warrants for posse ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Candice M. Myers, 44, of Cedar Rapids, is charged with driving while licen ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ford C. Thompson, 62, of Newton, is charged with unsafe backing on a roadw ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Romone R. Jackson, 31, of Newton, was arrested on a Warren County warrant ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jennifer M. Armstrong, 35, of Colfax, is charged with driving while barred ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • A 10-year-old juvenile is charged with assault and second-degree harassme ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Alicia C. Nehring, 19, of Newton, is charged with consumption of alcohol b ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dustin R. Stoner, 33, of Newton, is charged with fourth-degree criminal mi ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • Kacie L. Horstman, 18, of Monroe, is charged with fifth-degree theft afte ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • Polar vortex or no polar vortex, it's slick out there

    Iowa roadways during the colder months can become quickly traitorous. But as the powder melts away every March and cities put away their salt and sand ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Wind-turbines, junk and football

    Just like the movie, “Nebraska,” the road to Lincoln, in this case I-80 in western Iowa, cut through rolling cattle country, terraced crop land, and f ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Chief tax-dodging officers

    Republican and Democratic leaders don’t often see eye to eye on taxes.But surprisingly, corporate ta ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • A one-way war of words

    My mother led most of her middle-aged life under the distinct impression that her small fleet of household appliances had the ability to understand th ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • US/China deal perpetuates climate injustice

    A glance at the White House web site reveals the degree to which the administration is misrepresenting the global warming issue. Under the headline, “ ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • It's time to tell other stories

    For most of my adult life, my main task has been telling the stories of athletes — most of them school-age athletes.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • Think positive thoughts

    With snow on the ground and temperatures in single digits, winter seems to be officially here, even if not on the calendar for another month. I am not ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Grateful for swift help at Skiff

    Judy WittenbergNewtonI want to thank all those kind people who helped me Thursday when I fell over b ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • What was America doing?

    A European spacecraft landed on a comet Wednesday.At 57, I guess I’m too old to matter, but I rememb ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Maytag heritage should be celebtrated

    Kathy RichardsonNewtonOn Sept. 26, Kate Malott had an excellent article in the Newton Daily News tit ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:51 am

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