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  • Ash Wednesday

    The Rev. Karen Crawford applies ash to the forehead of Kathy Trotter Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Newton. Several local co ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • What it means to be heart healthy

    So you’re ready to make some heart-healthy changes in your life, especially with your diet and exercise? Perhaps you’re wondering: Will it r ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Newton High Legacy Night 2016

    Newton High School honored eight on its 2016 Legacy Night Tuesday. Legacy Award recipients Dick Foote, Dick Stiles, Stan Kirchoff, Don Perki ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • End of an Era

    Ten months ago, Colfax-Mingo’s Bryan Poulter decided to step away from a wrestling program he had guided for 30 years.At that point, he cont ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Dramatic rehearsal

    Berg Middle Schools are spending many hours this week in dress rehearsals for “Adventures of a Comic Book Hero.” The comedy is the BMS sprin ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Parkinson’s disease

    Muhammad Ali, Michael J. Fox, Linda Ronstadt, Charles Schulz and Pope John Paul II are not only sharing each other’s company in this sentenc ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 7:00 am
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  • Fairy Godmothers to help princesses once again

    For the fifth consecutive year, a group of adult and teen volunteers will spend a Saturday helping prepare some of the county’s younger girls for a sp ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 1:15 pm
  • Progress continuing to make Newton safe

    Work progresses on the city’s goal of continuing to make Newton a safe community, which was identified as an essential purpose in the city’s action pl ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • Ash Wednesday

    The Rev. Karen Crawford applies ash to the forehead of Kathy Trotter Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Newton. Several local congregation ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • IUB enters closed session in oil pipeline deliberations

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Utilities Board entered closed session Wednesday to deliberate what could be their final decision in the permit of a $4 billion, ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Fourth arrest made in child endangerment case

    A fourth person was arrested for an October incident in which four children tested positive for methamphetamine.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Bond committee enthused after Berg tour

    Based on reports given Monday night about the recent meetings of Newton Community School District’s bond committee, things seem to be rolling in a pos ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Public Health, Veterans Affairs garner new county hires

    Two new employees were approved for hire by the Jasper County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.Rebecca P ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Branson entertainer coming to Newton’s Cowboy Church

    Well known Silver Dollar City performer Danny Eakin is set to bring his “songtellin’” to a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bar None Cowboy Chur ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Dramatic rehearsal

    Berg Middle Schools are spending many hours this week in dress rehearsals for “Adventures of a Comic Book Hero.” The comedy is the BMS spring producti ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Newton High Legacy Night 2016

    Newton High School honored eight on its 2016 Legacy Night Tuesday. Legacy Award recipients Dick Foote, Dick Stiles, Stan Kirchoff, Don Perkins and Jac ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • PCM’s Davis will play football, study journalism at Simpson

    Four years from now, you may read one of Gunnar Davis’ sports stories in a newspaper, magazine or on the Internet.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • End of an Era

    Ten months ago, Colfax-Mingo’s Bryan Poulter decided to step away from a wrestling program he had guided for 30 years.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • C-M girls struggle offensively in loss to E-B-F

    EDDYVILLE — The Colfax-Mingo girls basketball team out-rebounded Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont by 25, but a poor shooting night and 22 steals by the Ro ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Top-ranked Pella rolls past Newton boys

    Connor Gholson drained two 3-pointers to open the game for Newton High’s Cardinals. In front of a packed NHS gym, the Newton boys led Class 3A top-ran ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Cardinals girls push Pella to final seconds

    Hannah Rhoads’ shot from the right corner was lined up. When the Newton High senior fired the 3-point shot, it appeared the game would be tied.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 1:58 pm
  • Sharpshooting Saydel buries eight treys in win over CMB

    DES MOINES — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter opponents have made a habit out of playing their best game of the season against the Raiders this season.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 1:54 pm
  • Slow start plagues CMB girls against Saydel

    DES MOINES — For the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s offense to work at its best, Raider girls basketball coach Jamie Zabel needs his guards to step up and m ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • PCM ends regular season with Heart of Iowa win over rival Gilbert

    GILBERT — In preparation for the postseason, Prairie City-Monroe girls basketball coach Jeff Lindsay tweaked his offense in Monday’s practice in advan ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Hawks thump Warriors

    VICTOR — Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks wrapped up their South Iowa Cedar League West play with a thumping of HLV, 63-22, on the Warriors’ court Tuesday.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Kathryn Vroom

    Kathryn R. (Bandstra) Vroom, 93, of Pella, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Jefferson Place in Pella.A ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Betty Mitchell

    Elizabeth M. (Van Zante) Mitchel, 93, of Pella, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Jefferson Place in Pella.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Ronald Ferguson

    Ronald “Jack” Ferguson, Sr., 87, of Newton, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Careage of Newton. A celebration of life will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Lois Smith

    Lois Mae Davids Smith, 84, formerly of Newton, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Parkridge Nursing Home in Pleasant Hill.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Ronald Ferguson

    Ronald “Jack” Ferguson, Sr., 87, of Newton, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Careage of Newton. A celebration of life will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Pamela Troutner

    Pamela Sue Boyington-Troutner passed away Thursday afternoon Feb. 4, 2016, at Heritage Manor in Newton.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Judy Heaberlin

    Judy (Baldwin) Heaberlin, 63, of rural Newton, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at her home. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at the W ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • 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
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Robert W. Chestnut, 25, of Colfax, is charged with assault while displayin ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Richard L. Clark, 54, of Colfax, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 1: ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joshua S. Richardson, 26, of Newton, is charged with violation of no conta ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • 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
  • Police Blotter

    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
  • Caucus me one more time

    Criticize the Iowa Caucus until you’re blue — or for Republicans red — in the face, but our crazy party election system is entertaining. There is noth ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Iowa education is a systemic failure

    Sue AtkinsonBaxterThe state of Iowa has acknowledged what I have been saying for some time: thousand ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Fireworks a hot topic — again

    Winter storms and the Iowa Caucuses cut last week short at the capitol. The legislature did not meet Monday so members could participate in their loca ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Dog breeding facilities need state oversight

    Paula ArkemaKelloggI appreciate the recent letter to the editor written by Ali Iserman of Mount Plea ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Drug Initiative Program, K-9 unit will make a difference in Newton

    Ask any member of the Newton City Council what concern they hear about most often, and they will most will likely identify our city’s drug problem.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Why I don’t make a good NFL fan

    When it comes to lousy pro sports fans, I am part of the problem. I demonstrated this by taking the fun out of the game during my last visit to an NFL ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Putting an end to sanctuary jurisdictions

    Just this past summer in San Francisco, a young woman by the name of Kate Steinle was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant, Francisco Sanchez, who ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Medicaid privatization shouldn’t be rushed

    After Gov. Terry Branstad’s plan to privatize Medicaid for 560,000 Iowans was delayed until March, I’ve joined my colleagues in requesting federal off ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Shot below the belt

    A couple of people described glancingly in news stories as “top Army and Marine Corps generals” just told the Senate every military job will be open t ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Going out on top

    I am a lover of sports. From football and basketball to wrestling, golf and tennis I can sit and watch a game or match of just about anything.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • What it means to be heart healthy

    So you’re ready to make some heart-healthy changes in your life, especially with your diet and exercise? Perhaps you’re wondering: Will it really make ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Parkinson’s disease

    Muhammad Ali, Michael J. Fox, Linda Ronstadt, Charles Schulz and Pope John Paul II are not only sharing each other’s company in this sentence, but the ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 7:00 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