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  • Lester R. Beard

    Lester R. Beard, 92, of Des Moines, formerly of Newton died on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Fleur Heights Care Center in Des Moines. A funeral service wil ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • Betty Jean Tiffany

    Betty Jean Tiffany, 92 of Mingo, died Monday, June 1, 2015, at West View Care Center in Indianola.  Funeral services are pending at Coburn Funeral Hom ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Terry Pickerell

    Terry Pickerell, 53, of Newton, died Friday, May 29, 2015, at his home in Newton. A visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 1 at the Wallace ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Claudia I. Stevens

    Claudia I. Stevens, 93, of Newton, died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • Ronald Van Rees

    Ronald L. Van Rees, 73, of Des Moines, died Friday, May 29, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.
    June 1, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Henry H. Jensen

    Henry Herman Jensen, 76, of Newton, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, in rural Newton. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 3 at the Wa ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Leonard Jabaai

    Leonard Jabaai, 92, of Colfax, died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Regina Marie Colwell Griffin

    Regina Marie Colwell Griffin, born April 14, 1951, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Careage of Newton Nursing Home. She was surround ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Lester R. Beard

    Lester R. Beard, 92, of Des Moines, formerly of Newton, died Sunday, May 31, 2015, at the Fleur Heights Care Center in Des Moines.
    June 1, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Patsy R. Banks

    Patsy R. Hogue Banks, 86, of Newton, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at her home in Park Centre in Newton.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Harold A. Swan Jr., 40, of Newton, was arrested on a Keokuk County warrant ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jody R. Chesshire, 42, of Newton, is charged with driving while license su ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:33 am
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    Newton Police Department• A 17-year-old juvenile is charged with unsafe backing after authorities we ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shawn M. Collum, 26, of Grinnell, was arrested on a Poweshiek County warra ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 17-year-old juvenile is charged with reckless driving after authorities ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jeremy W. Schroeder, 31, of Newton, is charged with assault causing bodily ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Katelund E. Jeffrey, 18, of Prairie City, is charged with failure to maint ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mareah R. Simpson, 36, of Newton, was arrested on a Marshalltown Police De ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Melissa F. Sherbinow, 24, of Newton, was arrested on a MINE Task Force war ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Keely M. Murphy, 19, of Newton, was arrested on a warrant for failure to a ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • A big show for my tiny dancer

    To complete a year of firsts with my oldest daughter, Friday and Saturday I got to experience a dance recital as a mom, instead of as a dancer. I have ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • It’s time to cancel Memorial Day

    I work as a reporter in a city of 90,000 in Massachusetts. Doing a little digging in our archives, I discovered that, in 1974, 20,000 people attended ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Historic Maytag-Mason automobile now on exhibit

    The 1910-1911 Maytag-Mason Automobile is now on exhibit at the Jasper County Historical Museum. As tribute to Hoosiers David Letterman and, eventually ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Don’t go!

    It’s graduation time! Have we learned much? No.College has become a scam.Some students benefit: thos ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Hitting the links

    It took me awhile to get here, but I think I’m actually going to give this golf game a whirl. Prior to last week I hadn’t golfed since high school — a ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Does anyone really know what time it is?

    Once upon a midnight drearyI tried to think of something cheery.As I lay there, scratching my headTr ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • GOP climate denial sweeps Wisconsin

    It’s well-known that harsh climate conditions can mess with your mind — from cabin fever to heat delirium. But America is now experiencing an even mor ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • As good as it gets

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published Sept. 26, 2013.On a Friday night in late September, ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Budget cabinet will draw attention to national debt

    This week, former Congressman Leonard Boswell and I were among a bi-partisan group of 10 Iowa leaders in business, civics and politics appointed to th ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Hawkeyes' Wier should have number retired

    Dave BuhrWaterlooThe recent health issues of Roy Marble prompted an outcry to have the jersey number ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:35 am

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