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  • Medicaid providers, patients testify about issues in Iowa

    DES MOINES — Powerful testimony and more statistics were some of the present aspects of Monday morning’s listening post portion of the Iowa Legislatur ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Maintenance, custodians thanked for summer efforts

    When Newton Community School District Maintenance Supervisor gave a recent report to the NCSD Board of Education about how the reconfiguration process ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • City moves forward with airport master plan

    Following the approval of a Federal Aviation Administration grant, the city is moving forward with a new airport master plan at the Newton Municipal A ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Council launches search for new city administrator

    The Newton City Council continued work on the search for a new city administrator on Monday. The council discussed how to score information in the req ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Ag organizations, leaders torn on TPP

    Opinions vary as to whether the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be a positive deal for farmers in Jasper County and the rest of Iowa — and the opinion ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Hold on tight

    Benjamin Wilson, of Prairie City, tries Mutton Bustin’ at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 19. ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Portion of North Fourth Avenue West closed

    Due to street construction, which began on Monday, North Fourth Avenue will be closed to through traffic between West Eighth Street N. and Highway 14.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Jasper County GOP to host Trap Shoot Sept. 17

    The Jasper County Republican Central Committee held its monthly meeting Aug. 22 at the American Legion in Newton.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Nathan D. Martin, 27, of Newton, is charged with possession of a controlle ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Free Community Meals to return Sept. 7

    Free Community Meals will resume at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in the church dining room of First United Methodist Church, 210 N. Second Ave. E. Those interest ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:22 am
  • Marjorie Lou Norris

    Marjorie Lou Norris, 80, of Newton, formerly of Omaha, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Accura Heatlhcare of Newton West. A funeral service will be at 1 ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Ronald G. Manley

    Ronald George “Pete” Manley, 63, passed from this life Saturday morning, Aug. 27, 2016, at his home in Newton.  
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Timothy G. Anderson

    Timothy Glenn Anderson, 67, of Newton, passed from this life Thursday evening, Aug. 25, 2016, at Unity Point Health-Iowa Methodist Medical Center in D ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Bryan Thayer

    Bryan Thayer, 64, of Newton, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at his home. A memorial service will take place at a later date. The Wallace Family Funeral H ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Mark A. McCoy

    Mark Allen McCoy passed away Monday, Aug.1, 2016, of colon cancer. He is survived by his wife, Amy ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:13 pm
  • Mark W. Guy

    Mark William Guy, 67, of Mitchellville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 10:3 ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Howard L. Snook

    Howard L. Snook, 96, was born Aug. 29, 1919, in rural Newton, the son of Harry and Rosa Belle (Hummel) Snook. He was a lifelong resident of the Newton ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:18 pm
  • Dana Sparks

    Dana (Trusler) Sparks, 72, of Baxter, went to heaven peacefully Wednesday, June 29, 2016. A celebration of life will be at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Richard L. Wobst

    Richard L. “Doc” Wobst, 70, of Newton, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Sat ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Marsha (Kay) Sneller

    Marsha (Kay) Sneller, 70, passed away at Taylor House Aug. 20, 2016. The daughter of George and Gertrude (VanBaale) Trotter was born Dec. 18, 1945. Sh ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jennifer M. Rose, 28, of Newton, is charged with two counts of assault on ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kirk D. Blatterbauer, 64, of Newton, is charged with operating while under ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ian McCandless, 23, of Newton, was arrested on Jasper County warrant after ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ashley M. Tetly, 31, of Newton, was arrested on a Polk County warrant afte ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Brayden M. Boock, 21, of Washington, is charged with driving while license ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 9:06 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dustin Eugene Pherigo, 31, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warr ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Samuel D. Shedlock, 22, of Newton, is charged with driving while license u ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Nickolas E. Taylor, 36, of Montezuma, is charged with driving while licens ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Scot A. Stewart, 39, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree criminal misc ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Larry D. Karlzen, 44, of Monroe, is charged with driving while barred afte ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Berg rebuild is a no brainer

    There is an important vote coming up in our community in less than a month. On Sept. 13 you will have an opportunity to vote on a bond issue for the N ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Students deserve a quality school

    My name is Emily Zink and I’m a seventh grader at Berg Middle School. Even though I’m not old enough to vote yet, if I could I would vote yes for the ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Column: The scariest bug on Earth

    For the most part, I don’t have a huge problem with bugs. As long as they stay outside they are safe from me. I’m not scared of them and realize they ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • I’m not a real man

    I wish I supported Donald Trump.If you think about it, I should.I’m a 59 year-old workingman who gre ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Column: Hinterland happiness

    I have discovered I really like music festivals. I’ve always loved music — listening to it, playing instruments and singing. I have been to concerts, ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Editorial: Voters should Preserve the Pride

    The Newton Community School District has always sought to provide top-notch school facilities and education for its children. A choice on the Sept. 13 ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Libertarian town hall

    Vote for Donald Trump? No! Hillary Clinton? No!They are not trustworthy. They push bad ideas.Fortuna ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Get outside this weekend

    As summer begins to wrap up in the coming weeks, make sure to enjoy this nice Indian summer weather with some outdoor events.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Howard Snook lived as a humble servant

    Jasper County lost another one of its greatest citizens this week. I was deeply saddened to hear of Howard Snook’s passing. Howard was a World War II ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Daytime adventurer

    There sure is a lot of fun that comes along with grandparenting.I’m not talking about the classic gr ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Hand strength exercises

    Take a moment to consider the importance of your hands. If you’re reading this story in the newsp ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 10:02 am
  • Grilling outside the box

    When it comes to the outdoor grill, think out of the box. The grill imparts incredibly complex flavor into foods. Whether grilling turkey, pizza, vegg ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Behavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early ...
    July 28, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Gardening for seniors

    You’re never too old to play in a little dirt, and who would’ve thought that getting your hands dirty would be so beneficial?
    July 25, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Fire up the flavor with grilled fruits, vegetables

    It’s grilling season! What better way to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies than to take advantage of the season. Grilling enhances the s ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Summer grilling — add variety, health to your list

    We are a couple of months into grilling season — a great time to add variety to your grilling adventures beyond traditional hamburger or hot dog optio ...
    July 7, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Beat the heat, stay cool

    Jasper County Health Department and IMPACT Community Action Partnership urge residents to prepare for extreme heat this summer.
    June 30, 2016 - 10:39 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