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  • William M. Plumb

    William M. Plumb, 88, of Newton, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at his home. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
    Aug. 18, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Eloise Mae Krajnovich

    Eloise Mae Krajnovich, died Jan. 9, 2017. A coffee time and visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Newton Village Chapel, with a ce ...
    Aug. 17, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Orvil Eugene Williams

    Orvil Eugene Williams left this life peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, surrounded by his family. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug ...
    Aug. 17, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Leo Edwards Daniels

    Leo Edwards Daniels, 80, of Reasnor, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday ...
    Aug. 17, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Ty Carlson

    Ty Eugene Carlson, 19, of Colfax, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at the Colfax Mingo High School. B ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Steven Eugene McGinley

    Steven Eugene McGinley, the son of Maurice Gene and Louise (Deaton) McGinley, was born May 3, 1950, in Newton. Steven graduated from the Newton Senior ...
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Bruce D. Atwood

    Bruce D. Atwood, 68, of Tempe, Ariz., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, from complications from ALS. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, so ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Steven McGinley

    Steven McGinley, 67, of Newton, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at his home in Newton. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the Congr ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Ty Carlson

    Ty Eugene Carlson, 19, of Colfax, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017.  Funeral services are pending at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. 
    Aug. 11, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Eloise Mae Krajnovich

    Eloise Mae Krajnovich, 97, was born May 12, 1919, in Clinton, the daughter of Edward and Emma (Kennedy) Davis. She was a graduate of the Clinton Senio ...
    Aug. 11, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department • Joseph R. Mathews, 32, of Harvey, was charged with violation of no contac ...
    Aug. 18, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Tanner S. Auten, 27, of Newton, was charged with assault causing bodily in ...
    Aug. 17, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Randy L. Ray, 60, of Newton, was charged with assault causing bodily injur ...
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Nicole J. Dekoning, 35, of Newton, was charged with domestic assault — inj ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Sarah M. Allen, 32, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 2:50 ...
    Aug. 10, 2017 - 9:51 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jason T. Purtilo, 33, homeless, was charged with assault at 9:15 a.m. Aug. ...
    Aug. 9, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joshua Richardson, 26, of Newton was arrested at 3:22 a.m. Aug. 3 at 1800 ...
    Aug. 8, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Isaac Gilpin, 26, of Newton was cited at  5:36 p.m. Aug. 2 for failure to ...
    Aug. 7, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christopher R. Meyer, 40, of Newton, was charged with third-degree harassm ...
    Aug. 3, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department • Richard K. Butler, 65, of Baxter, was charged with fifth-degree theft at ...
    Aug. 1, 2017 - 11:59 am
  • Column: It comes with age

    Editor’s Note: This column was originally published May 28, 2015 I’m set in my ways. Always have be ...
    Aug. 18, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Time for tears

    I’m a crier.When I was 3 and my arm was pulled out of its socket, I cried because the doctor was goi ...
    Aug. 18, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • No, Affirmative Action isn’t keeping white students down

    There’s a saying: “When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.”I thought of ...
    Aug. 18, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Column: House for sale

    Getting a house ready to put on the market may not be a difficult task for some, but as my fiancé, Tim, and I have found, nothing is easy about it.
    Aug. 17, 2017 - 11:18 am
  • Turning churches into Super PACs

    You know what’s wrong with American politics? It’s that there just aren’t enough ways for giant corporations and mega-rich political donors to funnel ...
    Aug. 17, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Mythical state champs

    With the Friday-Night-Lights season nearly upon us, I’ll relate a story that I’ve been itching to tell for some time. It’s the story of when Mt. Pleas ...
    Aug. 17, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • How air conditioning unites — and divides

    Before air conditioning, even presidents had to suffer.In the summer months, Abraham Lincoln used to ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Column: My buddy

    Back when he was still America’s favorite uncle, Bill Cosby used to host a show called “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” Based on the cliché, “out of th ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • The group that got ignored in Charlottesville

    The “alt-right” is evil. White supremacism is evil. Neo-Nazism is evil.I’ve been saying these things ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Hotel Maytag memories

    Joining the recent Chamber of Commerce tour of the original Hotel Maytag building brought back many pleasant memories.
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 10:48 am