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  • Allen Michael Poston

    Allen Michael “Mike” Poston, 55, of Newton, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Darlene Kay Seibert

    Darlene Kay Seibert, 64, of Monroe, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at her home. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Fe. 28 at Coburn Fun ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Ruth Keller

    Ruth S. Keller, 87, of Newton, died Monday evening, Feb. 23, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Allen Michael Poston

    Allen Michael “Mike” Poston, 55, of Newton, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A celebration of life servic ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Lila Rae Neideigh

    Lila Rae Neideigh, 56, of Runnells, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at her home. A funeral service will ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Dean Sadler

    Dean Sadler, 86, of Pella, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella. A celebration of life service will be May 1. ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Ruth Keller

    Ruth Keller, 87, of Newton, died Monday evening, Feb. 23, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.Fu ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Mildred Bogaards

    Mildred G. (Van Wyk) Bogaards, 83, of Pella, died Monday morning, Feb. 23, 2015, at the Pella Regional Health Center in Pella.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Phyllis E. Blankenship

    Phyllis E. Blankenship, 93, of Monroe, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held on Monday, ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Sean Forrest Postma

    Sean Forrest Postma, the son of Jerry and Kaye J. (Kingery) Postma, was born Sept. 29, 1963, in Newton. He was a graduate of the Baxter Senior High, C ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Randy K. Smith Jr., 41, of Newton, is charged with driving while license s ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kayla H. Cockerton, 20, of Newton, is charged with driving while license s ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kurtiss P. Landrum, 47, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Lawrence A. Hada, 45, is charged with trespassing after authorities were c ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 14-year-old juvenile is charged with third-degree theft after authoritie ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christian L. Fisher, 48, of Grinnell, is charged with driving while licens ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Seton K. Smith, 38, of Baxter, is charged with possession of drug parapher ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Amber N. Burgart, 26, of Newton, is charged with operating while under the ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • Stephen M. Elliott, 26, of Newton, is charged with driving while license ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Richard W. Atwood, 56, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Fill-up your car before Sunday!

    The governor signed a bill I opposed Wednesday morning which will take $3.7 million out of Jasper County pockets. An additional 10 cents will be added ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • A racial slur and second chances

    Let’s start at the beginning.A very good place to start.Last Sunday, Lady Gaga brought the Oscar cro ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • The war on drugs, San Francisco-style

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had out-of-towners tell me they think San Francisco is a breathtakingly beautiful city — so why is it that City H ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Facebook February

    February is my favorite month. OK, I have to admit the main reason for my fondness is because it’s my birth month. It makes it easy to love.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Giuliani: nutball or sleazeball?

    I’m trying to make up my mind about Rudy Giuliani: I can’t decide whether he’s a nutball or a sleazeball. For now I’m going with a sleazy nutball, but ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • The future

    Future cars may be driverless and powered by hydrogen. Toyota already has a hydrogen fuel-cell model ready for the market, with other auto makers scra ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Wrestlers use unique combo of brains, brawn

    High school and college wrestlers have told me it’s tough to describe their yearly cycle of training and preparing, let alone describe what it’s like ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • A late-night mommy call

    There are only two groups of people who make plans to go out after 10 p.m.: those answering a booty call and moms. It’s possible there is a third grou ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Community Reinvestment Act can boost energy efficiency, funding for low-income schools

    One in five Americans spends his or her days in our nation’s 140,000 K-12 schools. Those schools spend close to $8 billion a year on energy costs, the ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Would ISIS like some heroin?

    Ever since a State Department spokeswoman stupidly suggested that people are happier with jobs and money than without jobs and money, Americans have r ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:47 am


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