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  • Two hires approved by Skiff board

    Tammy Stapp and Laurie Conner were both approved for their positions at Skiff Medical Center by the board of trustees Thursday. Stapp will s ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • NCS Lego Masters headed to state again

    Newton Christian School’s First Lego League robotics team, the NCS Lego Masters, was recognized for their teamwork and innovation at one of ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • First home uses housing initiative

    John and Amy Schultz were the first citizens to use the $10,000 cash incentive for building a qualifying house in Newton. City development s ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Sweet houses

    Some of Thomas Jefferson Elementary's youngest artists designed candy houses Thursday, as kindergartners and their parents were invited to b ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Tigerhawks finish home quad on a high note

    COLFAX — With his team down five points with one match to go, Colfax-Mingo junior Garrett Chapman had the perfect scenario at redemption Thu ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Raider grapplers split a pair of conference duals

    DES MOINES — Five wrestlers from Collins-Maxwell/Baxter got their hands raised twice Thursday night, but the Raiders could not record a Hear ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:47 am
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  • St. Nick’s celebrates 26 years of service

    What started with two sisters canvassing the town for Christmas donations has turned into a large team effort to provide a happy holiday to hundreds o ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Two hires approved by Skiff board

    Tammy Stapp and Laurie Conner were both approved for their positions at Skiff Medical Center by the board of trustees Thursday. Stapp will serve as th ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Work session involves two more reconfiguration proposals, Berg dilemma

    There were plenty of facts discussed at Thursday’s Newton Community School District board’s special work session at the Emerson Hough building — and t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • NCS Lego Masters headed to state again

    Newton Christian School’s First Lego League robotics team, the NCS Lego Masters, was recognized for their teamwork and innovation at one of the league ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Sweet houses

    Some of Thomas Jefferson Elementary's youngest artists designed candy houses Thursday, as kindergartners and their parents were invited to build candy ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • First home uses housing initiative

    John and Amy Schultz were the first citizens to use the $10,000 cash incentive for building a qualifying house in Newton. City development specialist ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Local teen honored as Hero of the Month

    Together with Mercy Hospital, children’s charity Kids Wish Network is excited to honor Newton resident Austin Stoulil as a 2014 Hero of the Month. Sto ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Appeals fail for ex-Iowa workers on no-hire list

    IOWA CITY (AP) — Holly Rider wanted to return to work at Glenwood Resource Center, a state-run facility for people with disabilities in southwest Iowa ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Stop by library Monday to learn how to download eBooks

    Download eBooks ClassAt 6 p.m. Monday stop by the library meeting room to learn to download eBooks o ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Nimmo receives diploma from Indian Hills

    OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College has released the names of the students who completed their graduation requirements at the end of the 2014 fal ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Justina M. Coady

    Justina M. “Tina” (Ham) Coady, 50, of Newton, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Newton. The family will greet friends from 2 to 5 ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Imogene I. Dailey

    Imogene I. Dailey, 87, of Monroe, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Urbandale Health Care. A memoria ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:01 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
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Richard E. Keller, 32, of Newton, is charged with possession of controlled ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:55 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
  • Your holiday guide to avoiding slave labor

    Pope Francis got into the holiday spirit this year by calling on shoppers not to buy products made by modern-day slaves.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Thanks, thanks, thanks

    Liz DoddNewtonThank you to the Newton High School wrestlers and their coach who willingly helped loa ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Serving in Iowa’s Interest

    Almost two years ago I announced I was not going to seek a sixth term in the United States Senate. That decision and announcement did not seem all tha ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Keep talking, Andrew Hawkins

    Last Sunday, before the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland wide receiver Andrew Hawkins walked out on the pregame ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:50 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
  • 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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