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  • Head on accident on Highway 6

    A head-on collision occurred between a car and a cement truck late Tuesday morning east of Newton on Highway 6. Mechanical extrication was u ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Classes back in session

    Students at Aurora Heights Elementary School are prepared to start the school year and embrace this year’s theme of #BrightFuture. ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Players reunite with longtime former coach

    Former Newton Senior High School boys golf members Bruce McCormicle, Sam Billmeyer and Tom Norris reunite with their former golf coach and m ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Thomas Jefferson introducing new traffic policies

    Traffic jams at drop-off and pick-up times at Thomas Jefferson Elementary has become a common occurrence over the last few years, and now pr ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • State Fair Winners

    • Gavin Banderhorst of Prairie City placed fifth in junior individual judging; and first place along with teammates Cole Moeller of West Poi ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Saving the soil

    PRAIRIE CITY — In the warehouse at Heartland Co-op in Prairie City, Seed Specialist Steve Uhe opened a large vine sack on a wooden pallet. H ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:49 am
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  • Head on accident on Highway 6

    A head-on collision occurred between a car and a cement truck late Tuesday morning east of Newton on Highway 6. Mechanical extrication was used to ext ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Classes back in session

    Students at Aurora Heights Elementary School are prepared to start the school year and embrace this year’s theme of #BrightFuture.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Saving the soil

    PRAIRIE CITY — In the warehouse at Heartland Co-op in Prairie City, Seed Specialist Steve Uhe opened a large vine sack on a wooden pallet. He cupped h ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Continuance filed in Prairie City dog-mauling case

    NEWTON — A hearing for a Prairie City woman accused of leaving a 4-year-old girl unattended with an American Staffordshire dog which attacked the chil ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Players reunite with longtime former coach

    Former Newton Senior High School boys golf members Bruce McCormicle, Sam Billmeyer and Tom Norris reunite with their former golf coach and mentor Jack ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • City transfers parcels to Skiff Medical Center

    With a unanimous vote, the Newton City Council quit claimed eight parcels owned by the city to Skiff Medical Center at its Monday meeting.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • State Fair Winners

    • Gavin Banderhorst of Prairie City placed fifth in junior individual judging; and first place along with teammates Cole Moeller of West Point, Mitche ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Temporary one lane road closure 
across Red Rock Dam

    One lane of T-15 that crosses over the Red Rock Dam will be closed so workers can safely widen that section of road in order to add a turning lane.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Light to to lead Chamber

    Craig Light made it no secret there was something in Newton that he coveted most of all and on Monday morning, he finally got it.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • JCBOH to meet Thursday

    The Jasper County Board of Health will meet at noon Thursday in the County Annex Building. ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Pads and Helmets are On

    Football became real Saturday when Newton High’s Cardinals put the shoulder pads and helmets on and did some hitting at H.A. Lynn Stadium during a pra ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Reynolds leads Cardinals to fifth place

    INDIANOLA — Newton’s Cardinals had two golfers shoot in the 70s and two more in the  higher 80s for the first competition of the 2014 season Monday. T ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Newton Booster Club Golf Tournament

    Kim Bunker photoJim Kennedy, Mike Kennedy, Scott Pritchard and JR Cunningham took first in the champ ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Newton boys open golf season today

    Getting a head start on all the other fall sports, Newton High’s boys open their 2014 Iowa Class 4A golf season Monday. Volleyball, girls swimming, cr ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Luellen brothers win again at Marshalltown

    MARSHALLTOWN — In back-to-back feature races Friday night at Marshalltown Speedway, brothers Austin and Clint Luellen captured wins. Austin notched hi ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Cardinal court time

    Jocelyn Sheets/Daily NewsNewton High’s volleyball players conclude their first week of practice in a ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • The Pressbox

    Sports are among what shapes our lives. Yes, even for those people who don’t care or like sports. You’ve made that decision so it shaped your life.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Top competitor

    Submitted photoRylee Heryford of Newton won the 2014 Iowa PGA Golf Skills Challenge in Silvis, Ill., ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Iowa Waterfowl Seasons Approved

    DES MOINES – The Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources approved the 2014-14 migratory game bird hunting seasons duri ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Hawkeyes poised for revival in 2014

    IOWA CITY (AP) — Most coaches only get one chance to turn around a program.Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz is po ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Richard C. Haning

    Richard C. “Dick” Haning, 83, of Newton died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center, under the care of Skiff Hospice, in Newton. A funeral M ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Harold V. 'Tiny' Harned

    Harold Vincent “Tiny” Harned, 89, of Newton followed his last flight plan to eternal life on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Nelson Manor in Newton, under t ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Kathleen R. Freeman

    Kathleen R. Freeman, 74, of Newton died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Heritage Manor. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 at the Walla ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Lois Maxine (Hummel) Warrick

    Lois Maxine (Hummel) Warrick, 93, of Newton died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Park Centre in Newton. A funeral service was Saturday at the Howard Stre ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Dale Roy Strohbehn

    Dale Roy Strohbehn, 89, of Newton, formerly of Reinbeck, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Park Centre in Newton.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Lois Maxine (Hummel) Warrick

    Lois Maxine (Hummel) Warrick, 93, of Newton died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Park Centre in Newton.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Karen E. (Wilson) Bleakney

    Karen E. (Wilson) Bleakney, 72, of Newton died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Lucas E. Bolton

    Lucas R. Bolton, 30, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at his home in Newton. A funeral memorial servic ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Lucille A. Fane

    Lucille A. (Gearhart) Fane, 93, of Newton died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Harold Vincent 'Tiny' Harned

    Harold Vincent “Tiny” Harned, 89, of Newton died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. A funeral service for Tiny w ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office•Austin E. Wilkins, 20, of Newton, is charged with possession of alcoh ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office • James A. Bonnett, 29, of Newton is charged with disorderly conduct ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Manaye Felleke, 24, of Newton, is charged with public intoxication after a ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Astrid, J. Brown, 31, of Newton, is charged with forgery after authorities ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Austin D. Hester, 22, of Newton is charged with driving while license revo ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jeremy N. Waltemeyer, 39, of State Center is charged with public intoxicat ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael J. Eppstein, 33, of Newton, is charged with possession of drug par ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Angelica M. Fallstich, 17, of Newton, is charged with first-degree burglar ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Hannah R. Ford, 20, of Newton, was charged Thursday with nine counts of fr ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Carl F. Bragg Jr., 38, of Newton was charged with preventing apprehension ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • An unwanted guest

    Our dog, Homer, has brought us entertainment and unconditional love since they day we picked him up from my brother’s house (more to that story in a b ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • A ticket to Sarah Palin's funhouse

    I figured the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, and a carnival sideshow of far-right Congress critters assured my state the glory of bei ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Braley's disregard for farmers is troubling

    To the editor,Bruce Braley’s continuous disregard and lack of appreciation for farmers should be tro ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Impressed with Newton hospitality

    To the editor,I was staying in your beautiful town just last week, my daughter and I were to be up t ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Solar power gets hot, hot, hot

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    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Jack Hall, World War II vet

    Editor's Note: This is part one of a two-part series.When George W. Hall, of Keokuk, was 4 years old ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Only the good die young

    I was first introduced to suicide in eighth grade.In English class, our teacher had us watch Dead Po ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Have a wonderful vacation — or else

    I don’t believe it! Summer is almost over and you haven’t taken your vacation yet. And I’m not talking about your 2014 vacation. I’m talking 2013. And ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • My day with Mr. State Fair

    I grew up less than two blocks from the Iowa State Fairgrounds. On the south side of the complex, my neighborhood was inundated each year with cars, S ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • In defense of killing the clematis

    Ladies and gentleman of the jury, you have heard a lot of evidence throughout the course of this trial that my client allegedly killed his wife’s clem ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • How to help kids transition back to the classroom

    The dawn of a new school year is an exciting time. Kids may not want to say goodbye to days spent lounging by the pool, but such disappointment is oft ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Older adult wellness: purpose through volunteering

    Our American stereotype of retirement often is associated with lazy days with empty agendas. This third phase of life holds the potential to be more f ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Pack a lunch the MyPlate way

    There are many benefits to taking a packed lunch to work or school. The possibilities are nearly endless, so you get to eat exactly what you want ever ...
    July 24, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • No romance for 'Downton Abbey' in-laws, say actors

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech of “Downton Abbey” say Cupid’s arrow is not headed for their characters.
    July 23, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Add flavor and vegetables to your grilling

    Besides being fun, grilling is a great low fat way to cook. Everything from the entrée to dessert can be cooked on the grill. 
    July 21, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • July — National Ice Cream Month

    It’s summer time, and what better to eat during a hot day than ice cream? The national average consumption for Americans is four gallons of ice cream ...
    July 17, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • Making health insurance make sense

    Q: Now that I have health care coverage through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, are there materials available for me and my family to understand ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Grill safely this Fourth of July

    Summer is officially here, and the Fourth of July holiday is upon us. Cooking outdoors can be a healthy summer activity shared with family and friends ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • 'Designing Women' star Meshach Taylor dies at 67

    Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom “Designing Women” and appeared in numerous othe ...
    June 30, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • King writes for new season of 'Under the Dome'

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The fictional Maine town of Chester’s Mill is “Under the Dome” for a second season, and author Stephen King, on whose novel th ...
    June 27, 2014 - 11:18 am

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