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  • Marjorie May Emerson

    Marjorie May Emerson, 96, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service for Marjorie will be at 10 ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Judy A. Good

    Judith “Judy” A. (Wilcox) Good, 78, of Newton, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Accura Healthcare of Newton West in Newton. Judy’s funeral service will ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Anita G. Jontz

    Anita G. Jontz, 91, formerly of the Baxter and Newton areas, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. A time of remembran ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Phyllis Rollstin Westerhaus

    Phyllis Rollstin Westerhaus died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz., after a short illness of less than a week. She was the daughter of And ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Mary Alice Munson

    Mary Alice Munson, 96, died Thursday afternoon Feb. 16, 2017, at Park Centre in Newton.A funeral ser ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Myrna Hankins

    Myrna Hankins, 65, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • LeRoy W. Hesse

    LeRoy “Lee” William Hesse, 82, of Newton, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at home in Newton following a long illness.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Beverly Kain

    Beverly Kain, 79, of Prairie City, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Nelson Manor in Newton. A funer ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Mary Munson

    Mary Munson, 96, of Newton, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Park Centre in Newton. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Rich Munger

    Rich Munger, 88, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at HCI Kavanaugh House on 56th. Per his request, there will be no funeral or memorial ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Brandon H. Cornelison, 35, of Newton, was charged with possession of drug ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christopher B. Hasselbrink, 25, of Newton, was charged with simulated publ ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police DepartmentKathy L. Troen, 46, of Pella, was cited with failure to yield and no insuran ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Latasha R. Harris-Pearson, 18, of Newton, was charged with possession of c ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Cragar A. Klingensmith, 18, of Newton, and Levi W. Laverman, 20, of Sully, ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Miranda M. Miles, 21, of Newton, was charged with third-degree burglary of ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Tha Bawi, 35, of Marshalltown, was charged with operating while under the ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Frank L. Vanderbroek, 53, of Monroe, was charged with operating whil ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shawn N. Stevens, 36, of Newton, was charged with third-degree harassment, ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Rowdy L. Twogood, 42, of Colfax, was charged with fifth-degree criminal mi ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Kurt Cobain’s legacy

    Monday marked what would have been Kurt Cobain’s 50th birthday, had his life not ended tragically in 1994.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • How presidents shape their administrations

    President Trump, we’re told by his greatest advocates, will bring much-needed change. Why not merely ignore his rhetorical failings, his unsurpassed e ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • To save Main Street, tax Wall Street

    All too often these days, large U.S. corporations and Wall Street banks seem more interested in tapping overseas markets than in growing a customer ba ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Hand me the spoon

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Feb. 23, 2016I am by all accounts not the best cook. ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • First date with Russia

    America, having spent Valentine’s Day 2016 alone, was searching for a soulmate.America’s been talkin ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Flag on the play: In defense of the judiciary

    No matter your political beliefs, there can be no doubt that we are living in incredibly polarized times. Friends and family, whether Republican, Demo ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Repeal! No, wait!

    Republicans promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But now they are hesitating.I understand why ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Agnes Patterson fields need sidewalks

    First off let me say that our parks in Newton are awesome — the improvements done recently and the planned improvements are great.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • A sad day for Iowa public workers

    It was again a very frustrating week at the Capitol. The “tweaking” of collective-bargaining that was promised by Republicans turned into a complete g ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Column: Home sweet home

    Sometimes you just need some time at home to recharge your batteries. Not home where laundry, dishe ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Help your pulse with pulses

    Pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family. The most common pulses are dried beans, chickpeas, lentils and dried peas. Both economical ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Caring for your children’s teeth

    New parents, you may not realize the importance of caring for your infant’s teeth. You should know that serious tooth decay may develop by a child’s f ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Why choose a realtor?

    So you’re looking to buy — or sell —  a house. You could do the legwork yourself, but you’re better ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 2:24 pm
  • Five foods for heart health

    Along with Valentine’s Day, February also marks American Heart Month. Heart health deserves attention because heart disease is the leading cause of de ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Newton Wellness Talks: Heart healthy all year long

    February is national heart month, the American Heart Association (AHA) and other organizations including CareMore Medical Associates want to remind yo ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:36 am
  • Almond milk — A nutritiously “Nutty” beverage

    Almond milk is a non-dairy beverage made from real almonds. This smooth and creamy beverage offers a hint of almond flavor and contains a starting lin ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:30 am
  • Power through your day with protein

    The majority of us tend to eat a lot of our protein during our evening meal instead of getting 25 to 30 grams of protein per meal per day. The key is ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 11:56 am
  • The good, bad and unknown about marijuana’s health effects

    NEW YORK (AP) — It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it may also raise the risk of getting schizophrenia an ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • New year, new you, new snacks

    Each new year brings a sense of new beginnings and the opportunity for a fresh start. Many people take this opportunity to set health and wellness goa ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 11:06 am
  • Kura: A smarter start to your smoothie

    As a new year begins, many people find themselves searching for convenient ways to lead a healthier lifestyle. Smoothies are a go-to option, as they a ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:01 am