Fair
64°FFairFull Forecast

More News

  • Local News

  • Local Sports

  • Obituaries

  • Police/Fire Reports

  • Opinion

  • Lifestyle

  • Shirley Ann Ruiz

    Shirley Ann Ruiz, 69, of Newton, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at her son’s home in Newton. A celebration of Shirley’s life will be at 5 p.m. Friday, ...
    July 29, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • John H. Van Berkum

    John Van Berkum, 92, of Pella, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella.
    July 29, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Keith K. Stratton

    A funeral mass for Keith K. Stratton will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton with the Rev. William Reynolds ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Keith K. Stratton

    Keith Stratton, 83, of Newton, died Monday evening, July 27, 2015, at his home at Park Centre, in Newton.
    July 28, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Mary Ghormley

    Mary (Campbell) Ghormley, 95, died peacefully in her sleep Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Lincoln, Neb. She was born in Newton, Sept. 8, 1919, to parents ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • Rex L. Hall

    Rex L. Hall, of Newton, died Friday morning, July 24, 2015, at the home of his daughter, Connie Ayers, near Kearney, Mo.
    July 27, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Elizabeth M. Weihe

    Elizabeth Weihe, 80, of Pella, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at the Pella Hospice Comfort House in Pella.
    July 27, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Rex Hall

    Rex Hall, 87, formerly of Newton, died Friday morning, July 24, 2015, at the home of his daughter, Connie Ayers, in Kearney, Mo.
    July 24, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Robert P. Ferguson

    Robert P. “Whitey” Ferguson, 84, of Sylvania, Ga.; formerly of Newton, died June 17, 2015, in Sylvania, Ga. A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m., ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Robert Mindham

    Robert “Bob” “Moldy” Mindham, 72, of Newton, died Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A graveside service will be a ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:54 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
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Thomas B. Steele, 24, of Monroe, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant f ...
    July 14, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 17-year-old juvenile is charged with fourth-degree theft after authoriti ...
    July 10, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • I see — but for how much longer?

    There are many signs that you're getting old. Some are comical; others are discouraging, and some are somewhere in between.
    July 29, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Monsanto hits all the wrong notes

    The Canadian rocker and master storyteller Neil Young says: “Music is a universal language.”Yes, and ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Evil in America

    This week, the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group dedicated to unmasking the atrocities committed by taxpayer-funded abortion juggern ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Ulterior motives at work in local politics

    Justin ReynoldsNewtonI am amused at Aaron Gunsaulus’ recent letter in which he gives the Jasper Coun ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Making a home at our ‘blue house’

    We did it. After about a three month process, we have finally moved into our new house. There were times I thought it might not happen, but after sign ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Support for Iowa schools is critical

    My number one priority in the Iowa House is making Jasper County a great place to live, work and raise a family. Support for our schools is critical t ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Sure, Mr. Trump. I’ll start on that right away

    Donald Trump says stupid, bigoted, ignorant things because he’s a boss.A bad boss.On a résumé, I’d s ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Thanks to Jasper County Fair supporters

    Mike GuyNewtonWe have cleaned up after another Jasper County Fair. On behalf of the fair board, I wa ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Parades are politics to Kelley

    Aaron GunsaulusNewtonRep. Dan Kelley’s recent comments about parades are fascinating. First of all, ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Blue jeans and monarch dreams

    Last week, the Jasper County Fair allowed us to connect with local youth in a unique way. Both personally and professionally, I was very impressed wit ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • 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
  • Iowa Sports Foundation leader: Fitness and farming make great teammates

    Chuck Long was named executive director of the Iowa Sports Foundation last fall. Born in Oklahoma and raised in Wheaton, Ill., Chuck was a record-sett ...
    June 11, 2015 - 11:16 am

National video