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  • School board approves principal assignments

    Before the Newton Community School District board of education could decide whether to approve the personnel reports presented at Monday’s regular mee ...
    May 5, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • School board scales back stadium plans

    A project to refurbish one of the Newton Community School District’s most visible symbols of Cardinal pride received a green light on Monday night.
    May 5, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Off-the-wall art

    The last of the art pieces that are part of the First Avenue of Sculpture and Art project was set up for display Monday. The artist who created the sp ...
    May 5, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Back to the drawing board for housing initiative

    A proposal to enhance the Newton Housing Initiative Incentive Program was voted down 4-2 by the Newton City Council at its Monday meeting.
    May 5, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Heartsill attends Kelsey Smith Act signing

    DES MOINES — Rep. Greg Heartsill (R-Columbia) was in attendance Friday during the Governor’s signing of House File 447, formerly HF 54 that Heartsill ...
    May 5, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Grinnell Farmers Market kicks off May 14

    GRINNELL — The Grinnell Farmers Market is gearing up for its 2015 season, which begins Thursday, May 14. Thirty five vendors are currently signed up t ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • New DNR online fishing atlas available

    A new online fishing atlas for desktop computers and smartphones is now available.This mobile friend ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    May 5, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Applications available for Theisen’s More for Your Community Grants

    Theisen’s has announced the launch of the 2015 Theisen’s More for Your Community Grants program.Supp ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Coffee with a Cop returns Saturday

    Coffee with a Cop will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Uncle Nancy’s Coffee House & Eatery, 114 N. Second Ave. W. in Newton.
    May 5, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Irene C. Quinn

    Irene C. Luethje Quinn, 87, of Newton died on Monday, May 4, 2015 at her home in Park Centre in Newton.
    May 5, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • David Alan White

    David Alan White, 55, of Newton died on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 9 at ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Terry Martin

    Terry Martin, 66, of Newton died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. The Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the cr ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Joy Maxine Phipps

    Joy Maxine Phipps, 79, of Newton, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at Newton Health Care Center in Newton. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., W ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Lucile Powers

    Lucile Powers, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 30, 2015, at Nelson Manor Nursing Home in Newton.
    May 1, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Loretta M. Wendt

    Loretta M. Wendt, a resident of Newton since 1948, died April 28, 2015, at Park Centre. She was 100 years old. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Th ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Tigh J. Kriegel

    Tigh J. Kriegel, 42, of Newton died on Monday, April 27, 2015, at Monmouth Cave National Park in Kentucky. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • James Ricky Fletcher

    James Ricky Fletcher was born in Duncan, Okla., May 1, 1950, to J.T. And Teressa Fletcher. He died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at his home in Newton.
    May 1, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Sandra Chilcote

    Sandra “Sandy” Chilcote, 72, of Newton, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. The family will greet friends from 1 to 2 ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Marion L. Kingery

    Marion L. Kingery, 92, of Monroe, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Oskaloosa Care Center in Oskaloosa. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Marshall D. Rowe, 21, of Colfax, is charged with driving while license sus ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jared M. King, 25, of Newton, is charged public intoxication after authori ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Stacey M. Krause, 37, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree theft after ...
    April 29, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Heather D. Jackson, 21, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Rachelle C. Deeter, 41, of Newton, is charged with public intoxication and ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Eric J. LaShomb, 35, of Newton, is charged with area/activity violation se ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • Zakk H. Weatherly, 18, of Newton, is charged with operating while under t ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Martin Leon Morales, 33, of Melbourne, is charged with driving while barre ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kendyl J. Simpson, 25, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• James D. Boden, 52, of Newton, is charged with possession of controlled su ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Law enforcement thanks Grassley, Congress

    Just in time for Mother’s Day, Senator Chuck Grassley and his colleagues in Congress have found common ground in the passage of legislation that will ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Do I want to be a woman? Not with these thighs

    My friends and I, who are cigar-smoking, unreconstructed working men, did not watch the interview with Bruce Jenner during which he talked about his w ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Enough to clothe an army

    Having two little girls, I do my fair share of shopping. Actually, probably more than my fair share, but I try to perform some self control while surr ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Iowa schools lack effective reading concepts

    Sue AtkinsonBaxterReading reforms put in place this school year to have students reading at grade le ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • In her shoes

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live a day in your mom’s shoes?Admittedly, the quest ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • What creates jobs

    I took a camera to Times Square this week and asked people, “What creates jobs?” Most had no answer.
    May 4, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Keeping higher education affordable

    Keeping higher education affordable allows more Iowans to get the education and skills they need to find good jobs. It creates a positive cycle that h ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Maintaining a sense of balance

    As any adult, I’m a person who wears many hats. I’m a daughter, coworker, friend, cousin, artist, athlete, etc., and all of those roles I take pride i ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Iowa Blues Challenge provides dynamic show

    Vern SchnoebelenNewtonIf you didn’t make the Iowa Blues challenge at the Izaak Walton league last Su ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Expanding broadband in Iowa

    One of the top priorities for lawmakers this year is expanding access to broadband and Wi-Fi for homes, schools and businesses in under-served and un- ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents

    SAN FRANCISCO — Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid o ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Natural ways to overcome seasonal allergies

    The arrival of warmer weather changes the landscape completely. Animals come out of hiding and hibernation while trees and flowers bloom anew.
    April 30, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Protein an ally for healthy women

    While protein is used to build and repair muscle tissue and promote neurological function, it also can encourage fat loss, deliver essential nutrients ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Cooking healthy with flavor

    The latest research shows flavor may be an effective — and enjoyable — way to help reduce sodium and fat. Simply adding more spices and herbs to the f ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • ‘Furious 7’ speeds ahead of the competition

    LOS ANGELES — Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James’s “Paul Blart” sequel couldn’t outpace “Furious 7.”
    April 20, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Cooking tips for one or two

    The best part about cooking for one is that there are no worries about what anyone else wants for dinner. However it’s a real challenge making healthy ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Apple Watch options: 54 combinations of case, band, size

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watch comes with a choice of watch case, band and size — there are 54 possible configurations in all.
    April 13, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Time to spring clean those eating habits

    Spring is here. What better time to hit the “reset” button and reintroduce some fresh foods into your diet after a long Iowa winter.
    April 9, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Reducing food waste

    About 40 percent of the United States food supply goes uneaten. Discarded food in homes and food service accounts for 60 percent of this total food lo ...
    April 2, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says

    CHICAGO (AP) — An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away. That’s according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had ...
    April 2, 2015 - 11:29 am

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