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  • Bob Buyert

    Robert E. Buyert, 76, of Pella, formerly of Prairie City, died Thursday morning, July 2, 2015, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella.
    July 3, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Roger O. Lickey

    Roger O. Lickey, 59, of Newton, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at his home in Newton. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 6 at t ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Margaret Ann Atwood

    Margaret Ann Atwood, 74, of Newton died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at her home in Newton. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 3 at the ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Alta Marie De Raad

    Alta Marie (Beyer) De Raad, 93, formerly of Prairie City, died Sunday Morning, June 28, 2015 at her residence in Vriendschap Village in Pella.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Dorothy K. Siems

    Dorothy K. Siems, 90, of Newton, formerly of Durant, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
    June 30, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • David S. Trotter

    David S. Trotter, 95, of Newton, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at Heritage Manor. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2 at the First Chr ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Thomas E. Kiernan

    Thomas Earl Kiernan, MD, 85, born Aug. 26, 1929, passed away June 19, 2015, after a brief illness.Th ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Pamela Kay Smith

    Pamela Kay Smith, 58, of Newton, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at her home in Newton. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at the H ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Norman R. Ringgenberg

    A celebration of life for Norman Ringgenberg was Monday, June 29 at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Joneil M. Johnson

    Joneil M. Johnson, 55, of Newton, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Ju ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• James R. Garland, 35, of Newton, is charged with driving while license den ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Malissa M. Cavanh, 20, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jason P. Gruver, 28, of Altoona, is charged with operating while under the ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Stephanie J. Webster, 29, of Newton, is charge with domestic abuse assault ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Daily News• Evan L. Klosterboer, 22, of Newton, is charged with operating while under the inf ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael L. Whistler, 37, of Newton, was arrested on a Marshalltown Police ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shawn E. Ridenour, 46, of Newton, was arrested on two Jasper County warran ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Marisa A. Bushong, 22, of Ames, was arrested on a Story County warrant aft ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • Erin E. Abrams, 23, is charged with assault causing bodily injury after a ...
    June 23, 2015 - 9:55 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jana D. Anthony, 52, of Newton, is charged with operating while under the ...
    June 18, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Dedicated to news

    Journalism plays an important role in our nation’s history. Would we be where we are today without the sharing of information in a mass format? The fo ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Starek: Artist, photographer and barn lover

    I was stunned by the hand-written letter from a stranger. Not only was the letter hand written (shock, shock), but the front of the envelope was hand ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Pixar’s lesson for kids — and adults

    Pixar’s latest flick holds some major life lessons for kids — and adults, too.“Inside Out” takes pla ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Know thy neighbor

    I have a regret. I’ve always been told not to dwell on regrets, but if I don’t learn from them, then it’s a waste of an emotion. Like many regrets, it ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • A call to action

    Jazmine BjellandNewtonRecently, the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community received so ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Personal attacks cross the line

    Rep. Dan KelleyNewtonI am honored to serve the people of Jasper County as your state representative. ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • How this opinion page works

    Recently a local elected official took to Facebook suggesting that letters to the editor from certain individuals should not be published. The post al ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • You are a part of your ‘ghetto’ town or school

    During my coverage of some recent events in various Jasper County communities, I overheard several young people talking down their own school or town.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • The goal of the same-sex marriage movement

    Late last week, after the Supreme Court of the United States declared without any Constitutional basis that the Constitution mandates same-sex marriag ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Grateful for support in welcoming Mercy to community

    Health care is a challenging field to be in right now. Hospitals in Iowa and across the country are facing many challenges. Dozens of rural hospitals ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

    What better month to celebrate fresh fruits and veggies as here in Iowa we are harvesting fresh berries, spinach and lettuce out of our gardens. In-se ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Good grilling

    Start up the grill and get out of the kitchen this Fourth of July. Though this Saturday marks a national holiday, healthy eating does not have to take ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Yogurt You

    National Dairy Month is a great way to start the summer with nutrient-rich dairy foods.With calcium, ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Wellness: how to sleep better at night

    The National Sleep Foundation notes that adults between the ages of 26 and 64 need an average of seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Such a sleep ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Healthy diet reduces risk for cognitive decline

    The month of June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month. Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. An estimated 5.3 million ...
    June 18, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Iowa Sports Foundation leader: Fitness and farming make great teammates

    Chuck Long was named executive director of the Iowa Sports Foundation last fall. Born in Oklahoma and raised in Wheaton, Ill., Chuck was a record-sett ...
    June 11, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Older Adult Wellness: Relaxation

    Whether you’re retired or you work all day, today’s busy world of nonstop activity often makes it hard to find time to relax. Our to-do lists appear t ...
    June 11, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Pack protein into your breakfast

    It can be difficult to make time for a healthy breakfast in the morning. Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests eat ...
    June 4, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Less is best

    Healthy eating includes making healthful food choices, which means knowing what and how much you eat. Do you know the difference between serving and p ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Faulconer Gallery invites visitors to share comments about works in new exhibition

    GRINNELL — Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery collection is filled with intriguing and curious works of art, which can be enjoyed or interpreted in ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:05 pm

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