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  • Craig E. Stevens

    Craig E. Stevens, 55, of Colfax, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at his home. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at Coburn Funeral ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • Helen Elizabeth Markmann Robson

    A funeral service for Helen Markmann Robson, 94, of Newton, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. A visitation wit ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Raymond Tininenko

    Raymond Tininenko, 76, of Kellogg, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Grinnell.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • M. Patricia Bates

    M. Patricia “Pat” Bates, 92, died Thursday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2014, at Park Centre Health Care in Newton. A funeral service for Pat was Monday, Nov. ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Hazel Sochor

    Hazel Sochor, 92, of Newton, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Parke Centre in Newton.  Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Margaret Patricia Bates

    Margaret Patricia Bates, 92, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2014, at Park Centre Health Care in Newton. 
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Loren L. Moomaw

    Loren L. “Jumbo” Moomaw, 85, of Des Moines, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Altoona Nursing and Rehab. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Robert W. Little

    Robert W. Little, 88, formerly of Brooklyn, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. A funeral service will be at 10:30 ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Richard H. Meckley

    Richard H. Meckley, 85, of Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Baxter, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at North Naples Hospital in Naples, Fla. A memorial ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Robert Wayne Myers

    Robert Wayne Myers, 75, of Monroe, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. There will be a private family funeral ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shirley A. Anderson-Manor, 68, of Newton, is charged with failure to maint ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:42 am
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    Newton Police Department• Heather M. Hawkins, 30, of Newton, is charged with fourth-degree theft aft ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:04 am
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    Newton Police Department• Benjamin M. Nelson, 23, of Newton, is charged with operating while under t ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:41 am
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    Newton Police Department• Joshua L. Wielard, 25, of Grinnell, is charged with forgery after authorit ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
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    Newton Police Department• Joshua L. Wielard, 25, of Grinnell, was arrested on two warrants for posse ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:23 am
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    Newton Police Department• Candice M. Myers, 44, of Cedar Rapids, is charged with driving while licen ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:51 am
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    Newton Police Department• Ford C. Thompson, 62, of Newton, is charged with unsafe backing on a roadw ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:16 am
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    Newton Police Department• Romone R. Jackson, 31, of Newton, was arrested on a Warren County warrant ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:15 am
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    Newton Police Department• Jennifer M. Armstrong, 35, of Colfax, is charged with driving while barred ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • A 10-year-old juvenile is charged with assault and second-degree harassme ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Adoption secures the blessings of hope, home

    There’s no place like home.During this season of thanksgiving, celebrating life’s blessings with fam ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • I LOVE the dentist

    “But I want to go to the dentist!” That is a phrase you wouldn’t expect to hear from anyone really, but it is what I heard when I dropped off my oldes ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Disappointed in judicial system

    Ed LogueMingoOn Nov. 19, the Newton Daily News had an article about a Newton man who was accused of ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • An Irish story

    I wouldn’t give you a half pack of off-brand cigarettes for a writer who heard a good story and didn’t retell it.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • An uphill fight against misconceptions

    Last week I found myself standing with Cliff Huxtable.Not with Bill Cosby, but with Cliff, the ficti ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Control freaks

    Control freaks want to run your life. They call themselves “public servants.”But whether student cou ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • The poor suffer from hunger — not the munchies

    Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It’s also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate cel ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • 10 places to Christmas shop small this season

    As Christmas approaches yet again, it seems as though there’s not a lot of shopping options in Newton — which is why it’s extremely important that we ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • The first casualty of war

    Reflecting on World War I, California Senator Hiram Johnson famously said: “The first casualty when war comes is truth.”
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Bill Cosby allegation: It's oral rape, not oral sex

    One evening in 2012, she decided it was time to tell her story.She waited until after business hours ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luk ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • 'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Mockingjay, Part 1” didn’t catch fire like the previous installments of “The Hunger Games,” but it still had the biggest opening of t ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • American Diabetes Month – Get Control of Your Blood Sugar

    Losing weight and embracing healthy eating and exercise habits are key factors in helping you gaincontrol of your blood sugars. Here are some realisti ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Prevent Blindness Iowa caution diabetic eye disease

    The number of diabetes and pre-diabetes cases continues to climb. And with that, so does the number of cases of diabetic eye disease. According to a r ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Older Adult Wellness: Healthy Hips

    In 2010, there were 258,000 hospital admissions because of hip fractures among people 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and P ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • New WWII book details story of 'First SEALS'

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Before there were heavily armed Navy SEALs conducting nighttime helicopter raids, there were guys like Frank Monteleone landing on beac ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • 'Big Hero 6,' 'Interstellar' soar at box office

    LOS ANGELES — A team of animated Marvel characters rocketed past a group of wormhole-bound astronauts at the weekend box office.
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • America gets cooking to stop diabetes

    During the American Diabetes Month this November, the American Diabetes Association is continuing its efforts to stop diabetes by challenging local re ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • How to find time for fitness

    Finding time to exercise is no small feat for many men and women. Obligations at home and at the office can make it hard to fit in a workout, a famili ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:05 pm

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