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  • WENS is solid, but not only alert format

    Being signed up to receive notifications with a wireless emergency notification system, or WENS, is highly recommended, says Jasper County Emergency M ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • UI students work to preserve Newton murals

    The sculptures and murals located throughout town reflect the strength of the art culture in Newton, but with time and deterioration, some of those vi ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Grand opening promotes fishing, hiking at Quarry Springs Park

    COLFAX — Many families battled the heat Saturday spending the morning at one of Jasper County’s newest attractions, Quarry Springs Park in Colfax, for ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Ridiculous Day returns to downtown Newton

    Save your pennies, Ridiculous Day in downtown Newton is Saturday.Back at the end of July, Ridiculous ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:11 pm
  • Iowa house prices, sales increased in June

    June house sales increased 3.8 percent from a year ago and prices were up 2 percent, the Iowa Association of Realtors said. 
    July 25, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Doyle & DeVoe have fun and get creative

    Business often have to find new and creative ways to promote their work. That is exactly what Doyle & DeVoe Iowa Realty has been doing for more than 1 ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Iowa unemployment rate nudged up in June

    Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4 percent in June from 3.9 percent in May, according to Iowa Workforce Development ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • Community Calendar

    • Iowa Youth Chorus Children’s Choral Camp will begin at 5 p.m. Monday at Newton Public Library, 100 N. Third Ave. W. Iowa Youth Chorus is offering a ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • First Avenue roadwork open house Tuesday

    The public will have the opportunity to voice their opinions on a recent proposal from the Newton Public Works department to change First Avenue East ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • ‘More walking, less squawking’

    Bhaktimarga Swami, also known as “The Walking Monk,” made his way through Newton on Thursday as he continues his project to walk coast to coast across ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Lloyd Wessel

    Elmer Lloyd Wessel, 93, the son of Elmer Gail and Elpha Fern (Harris) Wessel, was born April 13, 1923, near Laurel. On June 20, 1943, Lloyd was united ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Lois Imogene Sevenbergen

    Lois Imogene Sevenbergen, 89, of Newton, died Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Newton Healthcare. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m.,Monday, July 25 at t ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Ronald R. Morris

    Ronald Morris, 79, of Newton, passed from this life Friday afternoon, July 22, 2016, at Park Centre in Newton.  
    July 25, 2016 - 12:07 pm
  • Harold R. Hawkins

    Harold Richard Hawkins, 64, of Newton, died Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    July 25, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Doris Eileen Pille

    Doris Eileen McConeghey Pille was born Sept. 7, 1924, to Fay Allen McConeghey and Keith Kenneth McConeghey. She was raised on a small farm near Monroe ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Juanita M. Shuey

    Juanita Maxine (Blackledge) Shuey was born April 26, 1934 to Glenn and LeOra (Emmack) Blackledge. She passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 6:40 ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Kerry Gene Godfrey

    Kerry Gene Godfrey, 68 of Newton, died Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Private Memorial ser ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:57 am
  • Lois I. Sevenbergen

    Lois I. Sevenbergen, 89, of Newton died on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Newton Healthcare. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, July 25, ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:59 am
  • Norman Ralph Waddle

    Norman Ralph Waddle, 84, of Monroe, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016 at Newton Healthcare in Newton. Private graveside services will be held at Si ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Christa May Schipper

    Christa May Schipper, 34, died on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.A ce ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• David R. Neasham, 51, of Newton, was arrested on two Jasper County warrant ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kristin E. Mitchell, 44, of Newton, is charged with public intoxication af ...
    July 13, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Casey J. Brandt, 33, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant af ...
    July 12, 2016 - 1:28 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Lynne M. Golinvaux, 53, of Newton, is charged with assault causing bodily ...
    July 11, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Brent L. Skinner, 51, of Des Moines, is charged with public intoxication a ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office • Dave S. Clarke, 45, of Monroe, is charged with possession of drug ...
    July 7, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ethan D. Vanderleest, 34, of Prairie City, was arrested on a Dallas County ...
    July 6, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Tyler D. Lakin, 25, of Newton, is charged with driving while license suspe ...
    July 1, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Derek L. Gladson, 31, of Palo, was arrested on a Mahaska County warrant af ...
    June 30, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Megan M. Kinart, 26, of Newton, is charged with disorderly conduct after a ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • Wind is essential, but don’t forget solar

    I applaud the Newton Daily News for running the July 18 letter to the editor regarding wind energy in Iowa. While we are currently enjoying a lull in ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Ignoring politicians

    My Fox colleagues are in Cleveland, diligently interviewing Republicans. This week, they’ll interview Democrats. I’m glad they do it — because I despi ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Immune system, don’t fail me now

    Editor’s note: This column orignally published Aug. 3, 2015.For whatever reason I have a certain kna ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • What I’ve learned from weight loss

    like finding your Christmas presents three weeks before Christmas. You're in the basement doing laundry when in the corner of your eye you see wrapped ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • CCI needs your involvement

    We’re in a “movement moment” right now.More and more grassroots Iowans are getting involved in issue ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Bakken Pipeline update

    Authorization for taking private property away from individual landowners in Jasper County and allowing an out of state, limited liability corporation ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Keeping life easy

    Editor’s note: This column originally published July 29, 2015I’m low-maintenance. As I was puttering ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Support Safe Routes to School

    I support the use of DOT funds to support the Safe Routes to Schools program. Allowing children safe and efficient ways to use active transportation t ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Let’s make some magic

    On paper, this seemed like a crazy idea, something you wouldn’t tell your friends and family you were attending.
    July 21, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Disappointed in city’s marketing plan

    As the former Director of Marketing and Tourism for the Jasper County Alliance for Economic Development I am extremely disappointed to learn what is h ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Gardening for seniors

    You’re never too old to play in a little dirt, and who would’ve thought that getting your hands dirty would be so beneficial?
    July 25, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Fire up the flavor with grilled fruits, vegetables

    It’s grilling season! What better way to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies than to take advantage of the season. Grilling enhances the s ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Summer grilling — add variety, health to your list

    We are a couple of months into grilling season — a great time to add variety to your grilling adventures beyond traditional hamburger or hot dog optio ...
    July 7, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Beat the heat, stay cool

    Jasper County Health Department and IMPACT Community Action Partnership urge residents to prepare for extreme heat this summer.
    June 30, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Aspirin often wrongly prescribed for atrial fibrillation

    More than one-third of U.S. patients with the abnormal heartbeat atrial fibrillation who need a blood thinner to prevent strokes aren’t getting one, r ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Slips and Falls

    While the popular rhyme, “Sticks and Stones,” claims that “names will never hurt me,” that’s not the case with “Slips and Falls,” which can cause seri ...
    June 17, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • How to speed up metabolism

    When attempting to lose weight, men and women can expect to hear or read a lot about their metabolism. The process by which the body converts the food ...
    June 16, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Find healthy foods while on the go

    Nice weather often equates to an uptick in road trips. During such trips, motorists and their passengers will need to take breaks to refuel both their ...
    June 9, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • 5 Simple Steps to Power up Your Summer Salads

    It’s a great time to give your salads a powerful boost by choosing nutrient-rich ingredients. Salads don’t have to be boring, tasteless diet foods. Wi ...
    June 2, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Ready, set, mango

    Not only are mangos one of the world’s most popular fruits, they’re also the most versatile. Lush and flavorful mangos work their tropical magic from ...
    May 26, 2016 - 12:39 pm