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  • Hello, auditions!

    Newton High School held auditions Wednesday for its spring production of "Hello, Dolly!", set for the weekend of March 6-7. ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Plan for a healthy holiday season

    Some reports indicate that individuals gain an average of seven pounds over the holiday season. Prevent that from happening to you by follow ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Rotary donates to YMCA

    A check for $1,500 was presented to the Newton YMCA by the Newton Rotary Club. It is being presented to, from left, Frank Buckley CEO and Ka ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Scouts give to St. Nicks

    Local Cub Scout Pack 354 Webelos 1 adopted a St. Nicks Christmas Club family. Pictured, from left, are Michael Gill, Kenny Chartier, Keyten ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Wellness Coalition plans upcoming event

    Discussions continued about upcoming events including the 2015 Kick Off at the Newton High School, the Wellness Leaders Workshop and Newton ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Car runs into house after collision with truck

    A Cardinal Cab Company car ran into a D&D Program house after colliding with a truck at 403 E. Fourth St. N. Wednesday.The car was traveling ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Home sweet home for The Least of Saints

    The Least of Saints Ministry has found a new home and for Pastor Scott Greene, it could not be a more perfect place. Formerly a bar, the new ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • St. Stephen's welcomes new interim priest

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church welcomes the Rev. Karen Crawford as its newly-appointed interim priest, pictured with St. Stephen’s deacon Me ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:04 pm
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  • Car runs into house after collision with truck

    A Cardinal Cab Company car ran into a D&D Program house after colliding with a truck at 403 E. Fourth St. N. Wednesday.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Wellness Coalition plans upcoming event

    Discussions continued about upcoming events including the 2015 Kick Off at the Newton High School, the Wellness Leaders Workshop and Newton Talks at t ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Hello, auditions!

    Newton High School held auditions Wednesday for its spring production of "Hello, Dolly!", set for the weekend of March 6-7.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • St. Nicks gets help from wrestlers

    The Newton High School wrestling team helped by lending a hand to St. Nicks Christmas Club on Wednesday afternoon at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Scouts give to St. Nicks

    Local Cub Scout Pack 354 Webelos 1 adopted a St. Nicks Christmas Club family. Pictured, from left, are Michael Gill, Kenny Chartier, Keyten Doland, Al ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Capitol Issues

    The following is the first in a three part series of discussions over topics effecting Jasper County and Iowa citizens ahead of the 2015 Iowa Legislat ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Rotary donates to YMCA

    A check for $1,500 was presented to the Newton YMCA by the Newton Rotary Club. It is being presented to, from left, Frank Buckley CEO and Karen Parmon ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • 2015 hunting, fishing licenses on sale now

    Iowans may now begin purchasing 2015 resident hunting, fishing and other licenses.The menu of licens ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Paving the trail

    MONROE — A plan to connect Monroe and Prairie City to Polk County via recreation trails moved a bit closer to fruition last week, as organizers for th ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Wendt to celebrate 100th birthday

    Wendell Wendt, retired assistant publisher of the Newton Daily News will be 100 years old Saturday. Remarkably, Loretta Wendt, Wendell’s wife, will al ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Watch Cardinal home wrestling dual live Thursday

    Watch the Newton take on Norwalk in a Little Hawkeye Conference wrestling dual live at newtondailynews.com Thursday night starting at 6:30 p.m. Click ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • CMB inducts latest athletic hall of fame class

    BAXTER — The latest athletic hall of fame inductees at Collins-Maxwell/Baxter range from a female athlete who once scored 51 points in a basketball ga ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Lindsay’s career-high 24 leads PCM to win

    ALLEMAN — Senior Trey Lindsay buried six 3-pointers, scored a career-high 24 points and snatched five steals in helping the Prairie City-Monroe boys’ ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Cardinals pin down two home mat wins

    Two of the most intense matches of the night came at the end of Tuesday’s home double dual for Newton High’s Cardinals.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:34 pm
  • Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after 2016 season

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sprint informed NASCAR it won’t extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expire ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Tigerhawks handle L-S on the mat

    COLFAX — The Colfax-Mingo wrestling team got out to a quick lead against Lynnville-Sully and then wrapped up the dual win over the Hawks when senior C ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Saydel sweeps Colfax-Mingo hoops

    COLFAX — Class 3A No. 11 Saydel rolled off 16 straight points in the first quarter, scored 54 by halftime and extended the margin with a 17-0 third qu ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Hawk girls pressurize HLV

    SULLY — HLV’s Warriors were unable to withstand the pressure applied by Class 1A 11th-ranked Lynnville-Sully’s girls Tuesday. The Hawks overwhelmed th ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • PCM wins third straight, stays on top of HOIAC

    ALLEMAN — The Prairie City-Monroe girls’ basketball team stayed on top of the Heart of Iowa Athletic Conference on Tuesday with a road victory over No ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Raider hoops sweeps South Hamilton

    BAXTER — Freshman Brianda Bane recorded her fourth double-double of the season and had career-highs in both points and rebounds to help the Collins-Ma ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Ruth Opal Hull

    Ruth Opal Hull, 94, of Grinnell, formerly of Searsboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A funeral service is schedule ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Glenn Edward Miller

    Glenn Edward Miller, 70, of Colfax, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A celebration of life will be at a l ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Melissa Jo Downing

    Melissa (Missy) Jo Downing, 48, of Des Moines, died at her residence Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Jean Eastman

    Jean Eastman, 90, of Dakota City, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice House in Fort Dodge. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Marion B. Webster

    Marion B. (Venn) Webster, 88, of Mingo, formerly of Des Moines, died on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at her home in Mingo. A funeral service will be at 11 a ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • James “Jim” W. Brock

    James (Jim) Wiley Brock, 73, of Newton, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.Jim was born in Mound Prairie Town ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Dennis Sabin

    Dennis Sabin, 63, of Newton, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. A services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19  at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Eldon G. “Tex” Mellott

    Eldon G. “Tex” Mellott, 68, of Mexico, Mo., died at 2:49 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at SMS Health-St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain. A graveside service w ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • E. Nadine Schwartz

    E. Nadine (Versteegh) Schwartz, 84, of Newton, formerly of Kellogg, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Dennis Sabin

    Dennis Sabin, of Newton, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ryan F. Riggs, 30, of Newton, is charged with consumption/intoxication in ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Richard Norton, 35, of Cameron, was arrested on a warrant for failure to a ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Austin J. Hurt, 19, of Newton, is charged with driving while license suspe ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Zakk H. Weatherly, 18, of Newton, is charged with second-degree theft and ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dakota Midham, 20, of Newton, was arrested on a warrant for probation viol ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Brandon M. Battering, 27, of Lafayette, Ind., is charged with fifth-degree ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Andrew F. Van Dusseldorp, 32, of Newton, is charged with domestic abuse af ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Danny V. Hobbs, 37, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant for ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Eric P. McDowell, 24, of Newton, is charged with driving while license sus ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Kim D. Smith, 50, of Collins, is charged with operating while under ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • It’s the time of year to be with the ones you love

    My good buddy Mikey always has something up his sleeve. When invited over for cocktails or an intimate gathering, he always walks up my apartment step ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • JCCA brings in high quality performances

    By Gabriel SwersieIt is during this time of year we gets a bit more nostalgic than other times. We s ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • ‘Redeployment’ by Phil Klay

    I can’t recall ever reading a book of short stories where the first-person narrator is a different person in each story. Yep, Phil Klay did it. Typica ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Appreciates Mat Maids coverage

    Kelli SkaggsNewtonI just finished reading the article Jocelyn Sheets wrote about the Newton Mat Maid ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Newton community helps those in need

    Judy WittenbergNewtonI’ve read several great articles about how our community helps each other, and ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Do we need more problems?

    Sheri PherigoNewtonAs I read the letter in the paper by Scott Miles, who supports the Dakota Access ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • When the Spice Girls make you feel old

    “Fame! I’m gonna live forever!” Some of us will recognize that line, especially if we were already a ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Hairy parenting

    “It’s as if your son has done a complete 180.”And so it begins. My life as a parent in principals’ o ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • A trip to see the big guy

    Like a lot people who have children, my husband and I made the trek to Bass Pro Shop to visit Santa with our two little girls. We have been doing this ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Neighborhoood schools are proven system

    John McNeerNewtonDuring the public open forum related to future Newton Schools reconfiguration recen ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Plan for a healthy holiday season

    Some reports indicate that individuals gain an average of seven pounds over the holiday season. Prev ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • The key to a healthier you — preparation

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to arrive home after a long day at work to a meal that takes less than 20 minutes to make? Wouldn’t it also be great if that ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Letterman pulls curtain on holiday tradition

    NEW YORK — With the curtain soon to fall on David Letterman’s late-night television career, the end comes Friday for an odd and emotional holiday trad ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

    SAN FRANCISCO — Robin Williams’ suicide seared into the world’s collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were search ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Merriam-Webster names 'culture' word of the year

    NEW YORK (AP) — A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail agains ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' conquers the box office

    LOS ANGELES — After three weeks of box office dominance, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” ceded its reign to “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” The bibl ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • June Lockhart remembers 'A Christmas Carol'

    Released last month on Blu-ray, the 1938 version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has long been a favorite seasonal TV movie.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Scott, Bale defend 'Exodus' casting

    NEW YORK — The biblical film “Exodus: Gods and Kings” has come under fire for white actors being cast in the main roles as Egyptians.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Prince William hits DC; Kate joins NYC first lady

    NEW YORK (AP) — While Britain’s Prince William meets with President Barack Obama at the Oval Office on Monday and discusses illegal wildlife trafficki ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Tis the season to eat more vegetables

    Healthy diets rich in vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Give yourself the gift of good health this holiday season. ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:41 am

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