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  • Ted Church

    Ted Church, 72, of Newton, died May 22, 2017, at his home. A celebration of life will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at the Jasper County Churc ...
    May 26, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • Norma J. Northup

    Norma Jean Northup, 87, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Vista Woods Care Center in Ottumwa.Norma wa ...
    May 26, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • Hazel M. Hamilton

    Hazel M. Hamilton, 92, formerly of Lynnville and Barnes City, died Monday, May 22, 2017, at The Cottages of Pella.
    May 24, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Beverly A. Smith

    Beverly Ann Birkenholtz Smith, 71, of Baxter, formerly of Newton, died Sunday, May 21, 2017, surrounded by the love of her family at the Taylor House ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • K. Michael DePenning

    K. Michael DePenning, 72, of Newton, died Friday, May 19, 2017, at Accura of Newton West. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 25 at ...
    May 23, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Sandra A. Damman

    Sandra A. “Sandy” Damman, 68, of Altoona, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Newton. A Requiem Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:51 am
  • Rosa Carpio Santos

    Rosa Carpio Santos, 65, of Oskaloosa, formerly of Newton and Olongapo City, Phillipines, died Friday, May 12, 2017, in an automobile accident in Powes ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:53 am
  • Shawn E. Ridenour

    Shawn E. Ridenour, the son of Lynn Thomas and Rebecca Rose (Kilker) Ridenour, was born Aug. 8, 1968, in Des Moines. He attended Newton schools and Mar ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:14 am
  • Laurene Davis

    Laurene Davis, 89, of Ames, died May 19, 2017, at Park Centre in Newton. A gathering of friends and family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:53 am
  • Alice Shuler

    Alice “Tootie” Shuler, 77, of Kellogg, died May 20, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A fun ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department • Kuldeep Kaur, 46, of Newton, was cited with failure to obey stop sign and ...
    May 26, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Romell L. Cochran, 28, of Newton, was arrested at 9:32 p.m. Sunday after a ...
    May 25, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kathy A. Jones, 66, of Newton, was charged with assault on persons in cert ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Nicole J. Dekonning, 35, of Newton, was arrested at 1:20 a.m. May 20 at 26 ...
    May 23, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Nicholas J. Sedlacek, 27, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft a ...
    May 18, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Crystal L. Cavegn, 20, of Grinnell, was charged with public intoxication a ...
    May 17, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Police blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Remington S. Clark, 26, of Newton, was charged with possession of co ...
    May 16, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Gregory John Bolagna, 33, of Newton, was arrested at 8:53 a.m. May 5 at 81 ...
    May 15, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Robert E. Taylor, 56, of Des Moines, was charged with possession of contro ...
    May 9, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Police blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Benjamin C. Hansen, 45, of Marshalltown, was charged with obstructio ...
    May 5, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Memorial Day and the price of freedom

    Memorial Day is at heart a community-oriented holiday. The first observances of what we now call Memorial Day were spontaneous expressions of gratitud ...
    May 26, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • You’re never too old to hunt a Sasquatch

    As I was indulging in an Oreo cookie the other evening, I caught myself twisting off the top of the cookie and eating the double-stuffed filling befor ...
    May 26, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • Column: ...With the time that is given to us

    Four years ago at the beginning of spring, Betsy and I were nearly 800 miles into a 1,400-mile road trip when a full moon poked its face through thick ...
    May 26, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Investing in Iowa’s infrastructure

    The need for a long-term infrastructure investment is clear to any American who drives a car or truck, rides the rails or flies in an airplane. Here i ...
    May 25, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Column: Swinging into action

    I take a breath and focus, trying to tell myself all of the fundamentals I need to use in order to get a good swing. My arms raise the club above my h ...
    May 25, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Garden and birds

    Our garden is humongous this year. I stepped it off, and it measures 60 x 36 feet. — purt’near the size of our pole barn. We planted “cukes,” pole bea ...
    May 26, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • The thing about bigotry

    You. Yes, you. You’re a bigot.Are you a straight man who only wants to have sex with women? Are you ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Column: What comes next?

    I have never witnessed a terrorist attack — a bombing, mass shooting or stabbing, but I think it’s safe to say we have all have watched the recounts o ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Thinking about ‘Brain Trusts’

    The expression or saying “Brain Trust” is something to ponder, especially today. The brain trust say ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Legalize freedom and fireworks

    The Fourth of July will soon be here. Something about celebrating independence from the British. There could be a little noise involved. Some people s ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:19 am