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  • Learning to go ‘Above + Beyond’

    Above + Beyond Cancer Founder and Chairman Dr. Richard Demming speaks to a group of Park Centre residents Thursday afternoon about the progr ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • A tough decision

    “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”This Dr. Seuss quote is used regularly at elementary schools, and it seems fitting ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Pie in the Face

    An awards assembly took place at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School on Thursday.  Two students were allowed to "deliver" pies in the faces of ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Young players to fuel 2015 Cardinal tennis teams

    Newton High’s girls and boys have a small core of players to build on for the 2015 tennis season. The Cardinal squads are working to have in ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • Goodwill career center open to help job seekers

    On many days, the Goodwill Career Connection Center at Des Moines Community College Newton Campus doesn’t need to be a bustling hub of activ ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:16 pm
  • Remodeled amenities ready at the YMCA

    The Newton YMCA has been working hard to upgrade many amenities that became outdated or were no longer working correctly. One of the biggest ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:21 pm
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  • Farmers, activists come together for water quality discussion

    Family farmers and citizens from Jasper and Poweshiek Counties gathered at the Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Thursday night to hear from conc ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Skiff employees recognized for excellence

    Several employees were honored at the Skiff Board Meeting after being recognized by patients for their outstanding work. Two letters received by the h ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Bruner found guilty for murder of Newton native Derek Moore

    JOPLIN, Mo. — Derek Moore’s mother told Jeffrey Bruner following his conviction on first-degree murder charges Thursday that his decision to kill her ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • A tough decision

    “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”This Dr. Seuss quote is used regularly at e ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Learning to go ‘Above + Beyond’

    Above + Beyond Cancer Founder and Chairman Dr. Richard Demming speaks to a group of Park Centre residents Thursday afternoon about the program he has ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Pie in the Face

    An awards assembly took place at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School on Thursday.  Two students were allowed to "deliver" pies in the faces of special ed ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • A FAMILY AFFAIR

    Parent involvement, as most anyone in public education will attest, is critical to skill development. Sometimes educators try to get parents to the sc ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • It’s the Hour of Code

    The Hour of Code sounds like a moment of truth in military training — or perhaps the moment when Daniel LaRusso is about to take on Johnny Lawrence an ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Goodwill career center open to help job seekers

    On many days, the Goodwill Career Connection Center at Des Moines Community College Newton Campus doesn’t need to be a bustling hub of activity.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:16 pm
  • Newton School Board had 2014 changes; elections loom

    To call the Newton Community School District board of education an "eclectic" mix probably wouldn't be fair — partly because practically no one wants ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Cecil M. Charls

    Cecil M. Charls, 94, of Prairie City, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Mitchell Village Care Center in Mitchellville. A funeral service will be at 1 ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Elizabeth A. Schiller

    Elizabeth (Betty) A. Schiller of Newton, died at her home at Park Centre in Newton, March 24, 2015, from complications of COPD. The family will greet ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Thelma Darlene Williams

    Thelma Darlene Williams, 86, of Newton, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Nelson Manor Nursing Home. A graveside service is pending. The Wallace Family ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Arlene M. Taylor

    Arlene M. Taylor, 85, of Colfax, died Friday, March 20, 2015, in Payson, Ariz. A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 at Coburn Funer ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Shirley A. Partin

    Shirley A. Partin, 78, of Newton, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A graveside service will be at a later date.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Tracy Faro

    Tracy Paul Faro, 65, of Pella, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Lois Sperry

    Lois Mae Stock Sperry, 76, of Oskaloosa, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at home. She was born to the late Paul and Lucille Failyer, May 8, 1938, in Ri ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Joseph John Gobb

    Joseph John Gobb, the son of Joseph and Margaret Mary (Bernath) Gobb, was born Oct. 4, 1941, in Detroit, Mich. Joe was married to Judy Sutphin. To thi ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Elizabeth A. Schiller

    Elizabeth (Betty) A. Schiller of Newton, died at her home at Park Centre in Newton, March 24, 2015, from complications of COPD. The family will greet ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Leroy Nugteren

    J. Leroy Nugteren, 82, of Leighton, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehab Center in Oskaloosa.
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Douglas R. Mahon, 19, of Newton, is charged with driving while license sus ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kimberley I. Farris, 48, of Newton, is charged with operating while under ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Demosthene S. Smith, 37, of Newton, is charged with driving while license ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Timothy D. Schuler, 54, of Kellogg, is charged with operating while under ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shad R. Madoll, 18, of Newton, is charged with fourth degree criminal misc ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• David W. Albertson, 40, of Newton, is charged with driving while license s ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Nia Louise Baird, 36, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant f ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Demosthene S. Smith, 37, of Newton, is charged with assault and trespassin ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jeremy W. Schroeder, 31, of Newton, is charged with harassment of public o ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Megan M. Kessler, 23, of Newton, is charged with unauthorized use of credi ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • SEC illustrates danger of regulatory capture

    The phrase “regulatory capture” shrouds a serious problem in vaguely academic jargon, making it seem like unimportant esoterica rather than anything n ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • So you think you can dance?

    High school seems like a century ago, and I guess that’s partly true since I started in 1999. They w ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Future of Newton schools calls for comprehensive approach

    Josh CantuNewtonMy wife and I have lived in Newton for the past 14 years and have come to call this ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Family- owned: A tale of two stores

    Shop small is a slogan and movement most Iowans understand and strive to live toward. We all find ourselves lost in the 50-aisle maze that is Walmart ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Marijuana

    Last month, I wrote an article on marijuana use. I cited information from the American Institute of Drug Abuse and a nationwide coalition of high scho ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Nursing care for hard-to-place Iowans

    Iowa’s long-term care services receive high praise for quality and affordability. In fact, Iowa’s long-term care services are ranked 13th best in the ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Put schools back the way they were

    Todd LoiselleNewtonMy letter is short, sweet and to the point: Put NCSD schools back the way they we ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • School board dismissed community input

    Cody MuhsNewtonOn Monday, the school board voted 5-2 to reconfigure schools. Emerson Hough will be r ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Is being gay a choice?

    Recently, Dr. Ben Carson stepped onto a political mine — really, jumped onto it with both feet — when he answered a question from CNN’s Chris Cuomo ab ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Views of cops separate from views of policy

    When drafted military personnel returned home during the Vietnam era, protesters were waiting around with signs, some condemning them for their indent ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • How to: Love your heart

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news is, however, that many of these deaths and risk ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Lose weight with a nutrient rich diet

    It’s spring! That time of year when the bulky winter clothes get moved to the back of the closet. It’s also time to take ownership of any weight gaine ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Dental sealants provide smile protection

    Dentists note that with proper care and regular checkups, children’s teeth can last a lifetime. The Jasper County Dental Society has these tips for ke ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • ‘Insurgent’ seizes top spot; ‘The Gunman’ misfires

    LOS ANGELES — Sean Penn’s “The Gunman” was no match for the rebel kids of “Insurgent.”The second ins ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Bite into a healthy lifestyle

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month each March. The annual event reinforces the importance of developing sound ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Sport a healthy smile with a mouth guard

    Smart athletes wear mouth guards to protect their smiles from serious injury. Mouth guards, also called mouth protectors, are particularly important f ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • ‘Cinderella’ is belle of the box office with $70.1M debut

    NEW YORK — “Let It Go” may be Walt Disney’s anthem these days, but “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” might be the more accurate theme song for the Disney ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Older Adult Wellness: Down-Shift

    Whether you’re retired and carefree or at the peak of your career and working more than you should, taking time to down-shift is vital to optimal well ...
    March 12, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • 3 reasons Apple’s watch will — or won’t — change the game

    SAN FRANCISCO — No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company’s iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up mu ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Heart disease — the leading cause of death

    PELLA — This spring is a good time to review your risk for heart disease, as well as the risk to those you love. 
    March 5, 2015 - 11:06 am

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