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  • Kelvin Ray Frahm

    Kelvin Ray Frahm died on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. He was born on Oct. 14, 1953 in Marshalltown to Louis and Beve ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • Floyd E. Engle

    Floyd E. “Donnie” Engle, 86, of Newton, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at his home. A funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5 at the Wal ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:16 pm
  • Elizabeth R. Aalbers

    Elizabeth R. (Hoksbergen) Aalbers, 99, formerly of Pella, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at the West Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Knoxville.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • George B. Van Zee

    A celebration of life for George B. Van Zee of Newton, will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 7 at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. Visitation with t ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Wilma Bagnall Lane

    Wilma Bagnall Lane, 91, of Newton, died on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at the Newton Health Care Center in Newton. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Th ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Floyd E. Engle

    Floyd E. “Donnie” Engle, 86, of Newton, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at his home. A funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5 at the Wal ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Melvin L. Van Cleave

    Melvin L. Van Cleave, 83, of Newton, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Thurs ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Joanne L. Hunter

    Joanne L. Eccles Hunter, 83, of Newton, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, from injuries suffered in a car accident east of Colfax. A funeral service will ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • George B. Van Zee

    George Van Zee, 91, of Newton, died Monday morning, Aug. 3, 2015, at Newton Health Care Center.Funer ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Kelvin R. Frahm

    Kelvin R. Frahm, 61, of Newton, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Nathan W. Dewar, 26, of Newton, is charged with unlawful possession prescr ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Daniel M. Witteman, 35, of Burlington, is charged with operating whi ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Nathan D. McWhirter, 34, of Newton, was arrested on a Washington County wa ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Marlene Yacoub, 40, of Des Moines, is charged with driving while license s ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Darrin F. Fehrer, 51, of Newton, was arrested on multiple warrants after a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Heather E. Jackson, 26, of Newton, is charged with failure to yield upon l ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shawn N. Stevens, 34, of Newton, is charged with second-offense domestic a ...
    July 23, 2015 - 7:45 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ronald H. Kuhl, 44, of Rock Island, Ill., is charged with operating while ...
    July 21, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Dylan S. Plumb, 21, of Newton, is charged with possession of control ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Haley M. Esquenda, 19, of Newton, was arrested on a Story County warrant f ...
    July 16, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • A love, hate relationship

    My family has a love, hate relationship with carpet. My husband loves it, and I hate it.In the first ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Learning styles concepts still failing

    Sue AtkinsonBaxterEach of us has one, or a combination, of the three learning styles: visual, tactil ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Why your kid can’t get serious about mass murder

    There are kids all over this country, and they go online and become “radicalized.”They go on a white ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Immune system, don’t fail me now

    For whatever reason, I have a certain knack for becoming ill during trips just occasionally enough to make it unpredictable, but not unexpected.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Governed by zealots

    The government’s environmental rules defeat even environmentalists.Thomas Collier is a Democrat who ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • The millennial generation’s literacy crisis

    Summer is a time of endings and beginnings. For most of the approximately 1.8 million people who just graduated from college, this season marks the e ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Contrasts of my surroundings

    It’s amazing how just the slightest distinction can make the biggest difference and the smallest of contrasts can make something completely diverse.  
    July 31, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Wisconsin’s cautionary tale

    The continuum of American politics is not a straight line — it is more like a circle. Travel farther out on the right and left, and ultimately the sid ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Trading up for a better trade deal

    As the dust settles on the fight in Congress over Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, we have an opportunity to think anew about ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Road to redemption

    Editor’s note: The following events are true, but to maintain the privacy of the individuals discussed, the subject of this column will be refereed to ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Can physical inactivity increase your health risks?

    Research shows that individuals who sit all day, even if they head to the gym for anhour, have and i ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Magnificent magnesium: a top nutrient for 2015

    In the world of human health, magnesium is a key nutrient for many vital functions in the body. Deficiency of this mineral is thought to be linked to ...
    July 23, 2015 - 7:54 am
  • Vegetable surplus: summer squash

    It’s that time of year again — gardens are producing a bountiful supply of fresh vegetables. One veggie typically in surplus is summer squash.
    July 16, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • First chapter of new Harper Lee novel is previewed

    NEW YORK (AP) — We know this much so far about Harper Lee’s new book: Atticus Finch is 72 and suffering from rheumatoid arthritis; Scout is a grown wo ...
    July 10, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • It’s a wrap

    During the warm summer months many people are looking for ways to keep meal prep to a minimum. There is always something more entertaining to do; and ...
    July 9, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

    What better month to celebrate fresh fruits and veggies as here in Iowa we are harvesting fresh berries, spinach and lettuce out of our gardens. In-se ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Good grilling

    Start up the grill and get out of the kitchen this Fourth of July. Though this Saturday marks a national holiday, healthy eating does not have to take ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Yogurt You

    National Dairy Month is a great way to start the summer with nutrient-rich dairy foods.With calcium, ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Wellness: how to sleep better at night

    The National Sleep Foundation notes that adults between the ages of 26 and 64 need an average of seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Such a sleep ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Healthy diet reduces risk for cognitive decline

    The month of June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month. Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. An estimated 5.3 million ...
    June 18, 2015 - 12:06 pm

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