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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Protecting the health care of Iowans

    This week, a bill was introduced in the Iowa Senate to stop Governor Branstad’s unilateral decision to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid program.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:18 pm
  • 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
  • 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