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  • Sarah A. Hesson

    Sarah A. Hesson, 37, of Newton, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 31 at ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • David Lile

    David Lile, 69, of Newton, formerly of Monroe, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. There will be a private family viewi ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Paul B. Doran

    Paul B. Doran, 86, of Newton, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Newton Healthcare. A funeral mass will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29 at Sacred Heart ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Robbie Satterfield

    Robbie Joe (Robb) Satterfield, 65, died peacefully, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Connie Cae Horton

    Connie Cae Horton, 69, of Colfax, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Th ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • James R. Wormley

    James R. Wormley, 61, died Sunday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.Fu ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • David Lile

    David Lile, 69, of Newton, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Celebrate Life Iowa.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Melburn Clymer

    Melburn Louis “Melby” Clymer, 83, of Newton, died peacefully Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Park Centre in Newton. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wed ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Richard L. Phipps

    Richard LeRoy Phipps, 70, of Rock Creek, died after a lengthy illness at his home on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The family will greet friends from 10 to ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Roger K. Smith

    Roger K. Smith, 79, of Baxter, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Mary Greely Medical Center in Ames. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Ja ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Paul L. Harris III, 26, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jerrica L. Sanders, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, is charged with interference wi ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Carah A. Leavens, 26, of Newton, was arrested on two Jasper County warrant ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Duane G. Loshaw, 45, of Newton, is charged with domestic abuse assault and ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kevin R. Lennie, 48, of Newton, is charged with domestic abuse assault and ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jolene K. Lewis, 37, of Newton, is charged with controlled substance viola ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 16-year-old juvenile is charged with third-degree burglary after authori ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Crystal D. Ross, 29, of Des Moines, was arrested on two Marshalltown Polic ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ronald L. Lisk, 55, of Newton, is charged with failure to yield right of w ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Marshall D. Row, 21, was arrested on a Mitchellville warrant for theft aft ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Girl Scout cookies, I wish I could quit you

    They lay in wait about this time each year — like snakes in tall grass.They are not snipers, and don ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Taxpayers suffer when IRS misplaces priorities

    Get ready for the credibility gap to vault north between the IRS and the taxpaying public. Right before tax season kicks into high gear, the National ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • The hot cocoa crawl of 2015

    My New Year’s resolution is still in full effect. I have vowed to be more active. Not in an exercise way — please, have you met me? — but in a bucking ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • It was a long weekend

    As a storm blows through the Northeast, I feel like a storm just hit my house over the weekend. I definitely had a long weekend, and it wasn’t the goo ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Stability and growth in education funding

    One of the more prominent topics of discussion this past week in the Iowa Legislature revolved around the setting of Supplemental State Aid (SSA) for ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • The deflated football conspiracy

    By now, the world (or that portion of it not reading the Quran and watching soccer) knows that there was some jiggery-poker with the feetballs used in ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • It’s fun to go to the Y-M-C-A

    Oh yeah ... look who’s jumping on the fitness bandwagon — this gal!So let’s be honest. My efforts ar ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Restate of the union

    President Obama sure is consistent. His State of the Union address sounded like his other speeches: What I’ve done is great! America is in a much bett ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Investing in schools keeps Iowans competitive

    Iowa schools are crucial to a world-class education that prepares students for good jobs and strengthens our middle class.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • An only parent’s daughter

    I grew up in a small three bedroom house in a good neighborhood not far from my elementary school, Thomas Jefferson. 
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Eating for Energy

    A new year often brings lofty goals of getting more things accomplished. The right combinations and timing of food can give you a much needed energy b ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • ‘Sniper’ success reveals power of conservative audience

    NEW YORK — Empty seats were hard to come by at Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” over the holiday weekend, where the R-rated Iraq War drama - all wor ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Costars remember Elvis the actor

    For many, the title “King of Rock and Roll” is reserved for one man: Elvis Presley. Had he lived, Elvis would have celebrated his 80th birthday on Jan ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Older Adult Wellness — winter workouts

    As the temperatures start to drop and the wind begins to blow, you may think it is the time of year to store away the tennis shoes and slow down for t ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • ‘Birdman,’ ‘Budapest’ top Oscar nominations

    Two extravagant comedies, “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” dominated nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards with nine nods each, whil ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • ‘Boyhood’ tops Globes; ‘Grand Budapest’ upsets ‘Birdman’

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Golden Globes inched closer to legitimacy in its 72nd show, giving awards not just to A-List celebrities, but to the ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Fill snow days with new activities

    A blizzard of white flakes has been falling through the night, and the school phone chain has begun. As expected, children will have a day off from sc ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Improve your strength, muscle mass this year

    The new year is now in full swing, and many of us are starting fresh with a renewed interest and desire to get healthy and be more physically fit.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Guide for healthy eating may consider environment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government issues dietary guidelines every five years to encourage Americans to eat healthier. This year’s version may look at w ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Rich Little still impresses

    At 76, veteran comedian and impressionist Rich Little is still zigzagging the country doing one-man shows.
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 10:07 am


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