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  • Cardinals are top seed in Class 3A District 12

    Newton High’s Cardinal boys were awarded the top seed in Class 3A District 12 Tuesday morning. When the Iowa High School Athletic Association announce ...
    NEW: Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:27 am
  • NHS boys defeat Indians

    OSKALOOSA — Going on the road after back-to-back home losses, Newton High’s Cardinal boys took Friday’s Little Hawkeye Conference game one possession ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Webb repeats as district breaststroke champ

    JOHNSTON — Hours in the water paid off for Isaak Webb Saturday. The senior from Pella swimming for the Newton Cardinal boys claimed his second consecu ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Newton girls claim LHC win

    OSKALOOSA — Following Thursday night’s home game against Class 4A No. 12 Grinnell, Newton High’s head coach Brandon Sharp admitted he wasn’t sure how ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:51 am
  • Fantastic Four: Colfax-Mingo foursome extend football careers

    COLFAX — The Colfax-Mingo football program has come a long way under head coach Jeff Lietz.The Tiger ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • C-M’s Mead, L-S’ Dunsbergen advance

    BELLE PLAINE — Colfax-Mingo’s Ben Mead began the season weighing 245 pounds. His only shot at a spot in the varsity lineup was to cut enough weight to ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:58 am
  • ADM beats Newton freshman girls

    Things did not go well for Newton High’s freshman girls at home Friday against Adel-DeSoto-Minburn. The ADM Tigers claimed a 39-28 win.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Nevada spoils PCM’s shot at outright HOIC title

    MONROE — Cole Gidel is the player most Heart of Iowa Conference coaches look to slow down when they play Nevada’s boys basketball team.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • PCM crowns three champs, sends seven to district meet

    ALBIA — The Prairie City-Monroe wrestling team made a big statement at the Class 2A Sectional 12 tournament here Saturday.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Mustang girls can’t overcome talented Nevada

    MONROE — Since losing a three-point game to Class 3A No. 1 Pocahontas Area back on Jan. 16, the Nevada girls’ basketball team has been annihilating op ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Marilyn B. O’Harra

    Marilyn B. O’Harra, the daughter of Charles H. “Buster” Hill and Mary Elizabeth Bear was born May 27, 1946, in Redfield, S.D. She graduated from high ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Ronald L. Deaton

    Ronald Lee “Moe” Deaton, 73, of Mingo, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at his home. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at Coburn Fu ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Susan M. Rolffs

    Susan M. Rolffs, 58, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at her residence at Pella. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at Federated Fell ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Hazel E. Tysseling

    Hazel E. Tysseling, 99, of Pella, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at The Cottages in Pella. A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the De Jong ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Philip D. Troyke

    Philip Troyke, of Newton, passed from this life Sunday morning, Jan. 31, 2016, at Park Centre in Newton, under the care of WesleyLife Hospice.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Ruth Highland

    Ruth Highland, 88, of Monroe, passed away Monday evening, Feb. 1, 2016, at Nelson Manor in Newton. A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Wilbur Telfer

    Wilbur Telfer, 71, of rural Newton, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Pella Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Robert A. Parsons

    Robert Alan Parsons, 54, of Soldotna, Alaska, formerly of Kellogg and Newton passed away of cancer on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Ronnie D. McMains

    Ronnie D. McMains, 72, of Newton, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial service was Monday, Feb. 1 at the W ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Calvin L. Winningham

    Calvin L. Winningham, 50, of Kellogg, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at his home in Kellogg. A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Tyree D. Moore, 36, of Davenport, is charged with assault causing bodily i ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Katelund E. Jeffrey, 19, of Prairie City, was arrested on two warrants aft ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Robb P. Gammon, 40, of Newton, is charged with domestic abuse assault with ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:48 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shaidin A. Ross, 23, of Colfax, is charged with assault on persons in cert ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kendra J. Boger, 23, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree criminal misc ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:44 am
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    Newton Police Department• Dustin E. Pherigo, 30, of Newton, was arrested on a Marshall County warran ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ernie T. Cook, 59, of Newton, was arrested on a warrant for 12 counts of v ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jody N. Collins, 43, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant af ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Lindsey R. Slycord, 34, of Newton, is charged with forgery and unauthorize ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Jessica L. Audas, 28, of Des Moines, is charged with two counts of p ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Protecting the health care of Iowans

    This week, a bill was introduced in the Iowa Senate to stop Gov. Terry Branstad’s unilateral decision to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid program.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Political arrogance

    After the Iowa caucus results, it looks like Hillary Clinton vs. Marco Rubio in November!They lead t ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Off to a good start

    I was asked to pen a column for this Monday’s edition of the paper. Usually I have no problem fulfilling this request, as I am just a once-in-awhile c ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Declutter to de-stress

    Have you heard about the tiny living movement? People choosing to “simplify” their lives by downsizing? Willingly choosing to live in an area averagin ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Planes, trains and automobiles

    There's an unconventional place in the world where a person can find a sense of unity while experiencing individuality and meditation. It's a place wi ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Does Iowa care about animal rights?

    Ali IsermanMount PleasantIf you take a close look at our current laws regarding commercial dog breed ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Engage Iowa starting conversation about our state’s serious problems

    I’ve traveled the state quite a bit in recent months, talking to Iowans about public policy ideas being generated from my new think tank called Engage ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Confessions of a book addict

    I can’t stop reading. Printed material to me is like lifeblood. It makes no difference whether it’s a hardbound book, the Kindle, National Geographic, ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Fun in a blizzard — of Ozz

    By the time Ozzy Osbourne shouted out the first lines of “Paranoid,” we already knew we were seeing something historic.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Weeds dominate Republican field

    Joel WormleyNewtonAs a member of a family which, patrilineally, has been Republican since Mr. Lincol ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Get your brain in shape

    New Year’s resolutions often center on self-improvement. The No. 1 cited resolution is to lose weight. Instead of focusing on weight loss, for 2016 fo ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: A weighty matter

    New research suggests obesity and prediabetes or diabetes may make us more likely to have memory problems and develop Alzheimer’s. According to the Am ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Nutrition fuels fitness

    If your New Year’s resolution includes making 2016 the year you get fit and start a workout program, good for you. Along with that workout plan, you’r ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • How to shorten the duration of a cold

    Few things can be as uncomfortable as the common cold. In their book “Common Cold,” authors Olaf Weber and Ronald Eccles say the common cold has been ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Pet friendly assisted living

    Pets can be fun and cute without even realizing that they’re improving your health and well-being. ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • VA Benefits

    There are numerous veteran benefits available in Iowa, including some recently added ones. Since ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • ‘Martian,’ ‘Revenant’ get awards boost with top Globes wins

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The 73rd annual Golden Globes had a few curveballs up its sleeves, and the biggest ones weren’t even from acerbic host Ri ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Begin your wellness journey

    To get you started, try this recipe for Easy Red Wine Vinaigrette. Easy Red Wine Vinaigrette Serves 6 (2 tablespoons each). 1/3 cup red-wine vinega ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Beverages for New Year’s celebrations

    The holidays and New Year are a time of celebration, and often include lots of food, treats and drinks. Just as it is important to be mindful of holid ...
    Dec. 31, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Gifting health

    Do you have a friend, family member, hostess or favorite person that you want to treat this holiday season?
    Dec. 24, 2015 - 8:55 am