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  • Jeff L. Davis

    Jeff L. Davis, 67, of Grinnell, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at his home, with his family by his side.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:24 am
  • Florence Maria Cooper

    Florence Maria Cooper, 82, of Kellogg, died Feb. 25, 2017, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:27 am
  • Edna M. Farland

    Edna M. Farland, 83, of Newton, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Services are pending at the Wallace Family Funeral Home ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Dorothy A. Wheeler

    Dorothy Ann Wheeler, 83, of Newton, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton, under the care of Hospice.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Reva L. Iske

    Reva L. Iske, 96, formerly of Newton, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in Lincoln, Neb.Funeral services f ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Eric Jon Van Zee

    Eric Jon Van Zee, 54, of Holiday Lake near Brooklyn, died Feb. 22, 2017, at his home. A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at the ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Gertrude Van Sickel

    Gertrude Van Sickel, 99, of Newton, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center. A memorial service will be at p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 at the ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Scott Bolles

    Scott Bolles, of Altoona, formerly of Prairie City, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. A funeral service for Scott will be ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • Bessie L. Comer

    Bessie L. Comer, 98, of Newton, died on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Nelson Manor. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 27, at the ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Rose Ann Cranston

    Rose Ann Cranston, age 85 of Newton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service will be at noon Saturd ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Penny J. Stevens, 49, of Kellogg, was cited with failure to provide proof ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Abby M. Brown, 32, of Newton, was cited with driving while license under s ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:41 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
  • Fake news

    “Fake News!” shouts our president, calling out CNN, The New York Times and others.I love it.Although ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Community colleges are a great investment in Iowa’s economy

    We must do more to help create good-paying jobs in Iowa.Employers tell me we don’t have enough skill ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Abhorrent bills

    Where to start? HSB 133 shakes me to my shoes. This ALEC-written bill has so many concerns for Iowa citizens ... and I hope, readers, that you let you ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Start ‘em young

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published March 23, 2015.Sometimes, even though I’m remotely y ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:25 am
  • Keeping life easy

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Feb. 26, 2016I’m low-maintenance. As I was puttering ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Without data accountability, how do we call the right shots?

    Last week, the U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Despite environmentalists’ concerns ab ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Column: One small star holds the brightest future

    I’m a card-carrying member of The Planetary Society. Led by Bill Nye (The Science Guy), the nonprofit’s mission is to “empower the world’s citizens to ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • The hunt for black family history

    Maybe you’ve seen those Ancestry.com commercials pushing Americans to “discover their stories” by digging into their family histories.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • God car

    Sharon Bortz, of Mt. Pleasant, talked to God as she corralled her old car into the auto-parts store for a computer check, “Please, God,” she said, loo ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Disposable mentality prevails

    Concerning the Annex building — looks like the same mentality of the Newton Community School District — don’t bother maintaining existing buildings, t ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Tips to improve your credit

    If you’re looking to make a major purchase, such as buying your dream home, you’ll want to check your credit report first and work to improve your sco ...
    NEW: Feb. 27, 2017 - 2:10 pm
  • One Fish, Two Fish ... Heart Healthy Heroes

    February is American Heart Month. Your heart health is dependent on your lifestyle habits. One of the most important behaviors is diet. One specific d ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 10:03 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