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  • NCSD board to meet in new building

    The Newton Community School District Board of Education is set to meet Monday evening at a place where area residents shopped for groceries ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Stars on a stage

    Young actors and actresses have spent the past few weeks working on three plays to present to the public Friday night at the Newton Communit ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • NPD introduces FREEZE! program

    The Newton Police Department is excited to introduce operation FREEZE!The program is designed to promote safe, responsible and respectful be ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Ninth-ranked Norwalk halts Newton’s momentum

    NORWALK — The Class 4A No. 13 Newton softball team had its four-game win streak halted on Thursday evening.The Cardinals traveled to Norwalk ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Raiders cruise past Ballard

    COLLINS — When things are going well, it’s best to not change a thing.Collins-Maxwell/Baxter junior Brady Kemp is taking that philosophy to ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Importance of friends as we age

    Regardless of your age, friends play an important part in your life.    The Dalai Lama once said, “Old friends pass way, new friends appea ...

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    June 24, 2016 - 7:36 am
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  • Newton Main Street director resigns

    Andrew Bassman is stepping down from his role as Newton Main Street Executive Director. Bassman gave his notice to the Newton Main Street Board of Dir ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:57 am
  • Artifacts, species present new challenge for $15M interchange

    MINGO — When the Iowa Transportation Commission voted 4-3 in May to push forward with the Iowa Department of Transportation’s plan to build a $15 mill ...
    June 24, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Newton CVB celebrates 20 years

    The Newton Convention and Visitors Bureau is celebrating 20 years of being the city’s “arm of marketing.” An open house celebration was held in honor ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Making an impact

    If you look around, you’ll see that people of all ages give much of their time to help make their community a great place to live.
    June 24, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Stars on a stage

    Young actors and actresses have spent the past few weeks working on three plays to present to the public Friday night at the Newton Community Theater ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • NCSD board to meet in new building

    The Newton Community School District Board of Education is set to meet Monday evening at a place where area residents shopped for groceries for many y ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Dollars for Scholars, secondary schools help out Class of 2016

    Newton High School’s graduating class of 2016 has already been announced as the winners of a collective $2.7 million in scholarship money. Here are th ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • NPD introduces FREEZE! program

    The Newton Police Department is excited to introduce operation FREEZE!The program is designed to pro ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Local students named to Wartburg dean's list

    WAVERLY — Wartburg College has recognized 427 students who were named to the 2016 Winter/May Term Dean's List.
    June 24, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Local students graduate from Marshalltown Community College

    MARSHALLTOWN — On May 6, graduates of Marshalltown Community College took their next step as they became alumni of the college. Graduates listed below ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Merlin G. Hamilton

    Merlin Hamilton of Newton, passed from this life Wednesday evening, June 22, 2016, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, under the care of Mercy Hospice. ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:59 am
  • Max Ehler

    Max Ehler, 82, of rural Kellogg, died Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Unity Point Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. 
    June 24, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Harry Jess

    Harry “Leroy” Jess, 86, of Webster City, formerly of Baxter, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Crestview Nursing at Rehab in Webster City. Memorial se ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Ruth V. Adams

    Ruth V. Adams, the daughter of Arthur E. and Mary (Arbs) Adams, was born Dec. 17, 1913, in rural Kellogg. She graduated from the Newton Senior High Sc ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • Hazel R. Gertsma

    Hazel Ruth Gertsma, 96, of Newton, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at Nelson Manor of Newton. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 24 at Sacred ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • Merlin G. Hamilton

    Merlin G. Hamilton, 73, of Newton, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, under the care of Mercy Hospice. Funeral services ...
    June 23, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Ryan A. Klingensmith

    Ryan Alan Klingensmith, 23, of Iowa City, formerly of Newton, died Friday, June 17, 2016, in Chicago, Ill. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturd ...
    June 22, 2016 - 12:23 pm
  • Charles Peter Griffin

    Charles “Chuck” Peter Griffin, 90, of Newton, died Monday, June 20, 2016, at the Iowa Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown. A graveside service will take pl ...
    June 22, 2016 - 12:24 pm
  • Brian P. McWhirter

    Brian P. McWhirter, 47, of Baxter, died Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Brian’s funeral service will be at 11 a.m. ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Ruth Adams

    Ruth Adams, 102, of Newton, died Monday, June 20, 2016, at Park Centre Health Care in Newton. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newt ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:03 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Jeremiah J. Wiley, 38, of Grinnell, is charged with driving while ba ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Evan Eddie Ayers, 28, Cedar Rapids, was arrested on a Newton Police Depart ...
    June 25, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Sue A. McPherren, 56, of Newton, is charged with driving while barred afte ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Siobhan N. Foster, 32, of Newton, is charged with operating while under th ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael L. Pitts J., 38, of Pella, was arrested on a Marion County warrant ...
    June 16, 2016 - 2:01 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dustin E. Pherigo, 31, of Newton, is charged with driving while license su ...
    June 15, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Brandy S. Ryther, 43, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant a ...
    June 14, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shawn N. Stevens, 35, of Newton, is charged with driving while license und ...
    June 9, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Aaron J. Johnson, 18, of Sully, is charged with possession of controlled s ...
    June 7, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Department• Michael R. Coulson, 42, of Newton, is charged with operating whi ...
    June 6, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • The great class reunion dilemma

    I have my 35th class reunion coming up in a few weeks, and I have absolutely no desire to attend.The ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:44 am
  • More Chobani Capitalism, please

    This spring, Hamdi Ulukaya — the CEO of the Chobani yogurt company — did something remarkable. He gave his workers a 10 percent ownership stake in the ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Episode VII: Attack of the Drones

    One part water, one part hot sauce and one part house cleaner. This is the home cure-all for a “Threat-Level Midnight” wasp invasion — as least accord ...
    June 23, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Hitchhiking

    My old faithful beater truck was in the shop getting its lungs replaced. The truck and I have something in common, we both wheeze.
    June 23, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • The only sane conclusion from Orlando

    Maybe it was the heartbreaking texts sent by those who expected to die. Or my conversation with a close friend whose loved one miraculously survived. ...
    June 23, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • A little Hardee’s goes a long way

    Growing up in the Washington, D.C. area in the 1970s and 80s, there were tons of fast-food choices.I ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:51 am
  • Protect our rivers and farms

    Our state’s leaders have failed to protect the public good and now it is on us, as citizens of Iowa, to do as we have done many times before — stand o ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:51 am
  • I guess I’ll vote yes

    I am reluctantly going to be voting “yes” for the upcoming bond issue to build a new Berg school. My wife and I are 24, have one small child, and plan ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Yes, it matters to say ‘radical Islam’

    President Obama took to the microphones on Tuesday to rant about the great evil facing Western civilization: Donald Trump’s insistence that Obama use ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Banks deserves recognition

    It was great to see Junior Banks was chosen to lead the Fourth of July parade. In all the time I have known him, he was always cheerful and helpful. J ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Aspirin often wrongly prescribed for atrial fibrillation

    More than one-third of U.S. patients with the abnormal heartbeat atrial fibrillation who need a blood thinner to prevent strokes aren’t getting one, r ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Slips and Falls

    While the popular rhyme, “Sticks and Stones,” claims that “names will never hurt me,” that’s not the case with “Slips and Falls,” which can cause seri ...
    June 17, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • How to speed up metabolism

    When attempting to lose weight, men and women can expect to hear or read a lot about their metabolism. The process by which the body converts the food ...
    June 16, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Find healthy foods while on the go

    Nice weather often equates to an uptick in road trips. During such trips, motorists and their passengers will need to take breaks to refuel both their ...
    June 9, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • 5 Simple Steps to Power up Your Summer Salads

    It’s a great time to give your salads a powerful boost by choosing nutrient-rich ingredients. Salads don’t have to be boring, tasteless diet foods. Wi ...
    June 2, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Ready, set, mango

    Not only are mangos one of the world’s most popular fruits, they’re also the most versatile. Lush and flavorful mangos work their tropical magic from ...
    May 26, 2016 - 12:39 pm
  • Cancer patient receives first penis transplant in US

    BOSTON (AP) — A cancer patient received the first penis transplant in the United States, a Boston hospital said.
    May 16, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Prediabetes prevention

    Prediabetes means a person’s blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. People w ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:44 am
  • Study: Football concussions and resuming play vary by age

    CHICAGO (AP) — Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in high school a ...
    May 5, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • How to speed up metabolism

    When attempting to lose weight, men and women can expect to hear or read a lot about their metabolism. The process by which the body converts the food ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:24 pm