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  • Questions persist as Dakota Access preps for public forums

    MINGO — Bill Gannon's 900-acre row crop operation near Mingo has been in his family for generations. He was recently contacted by Texas-based Energy T ...
    NEW: Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:41 am
  • Callaghan unveils plans for former Hy-Vee building

    Two buildings recently acquired by the Newton Community School District are already Cardinal red — in an artist’s rendition, at least.
    NEW: Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:33 am
  • Graffiti found at Newton High on Tuesday

    Newton High School personnel found out Tuesday that someone had created a mess to clean up.According ...
    NEW: Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:33 am
  • Tour of Homes returns after hiatus

    After a one-year interruption, the Tour of Homes element of Newton’s Dollars for Scholars program makes its return in 2014.
    NEW: Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:32 am
  • Over 1,400 shoe boxes donated for Operation Christmas Child

    Newton Christian Reformed Church along with several Jasper and Poweshiek county churches spent several days collecting and donating shoebox gifts for ...
    NEW: Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:32 am
  • Sully area Christmas Tour of Homes

    A Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday, will feature five beautifully decorated homes in the Sully area hosted by Sully First Reformed Church as a fund ...
    NEW: Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:31 am
  • Annual Jasper County Courthouse Lighting Friday

    The 80th annual Jasper County Courthouse Lighting will take place at 6 p.m. Friday along with a variety of activities on the courthouse grounds throug ...
    NEW: Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:31 am
  • Thiesen's donates to St. Nicks

    Dawn Prellwitz, left, Thiesen’s assistant manager, presents a Rally car to Lisa McKinney. Thiesen’s donated the car the St. Nicks Christmas Club.
    NEW: Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:31 am
  • St. Luke hosts annual holiday sale

    The St. Luke Annual Christmas Craft, Cookie and Candy Sale will occur from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 13 at the church, 501 E. 19th St. N., across the street ...
    NEW: Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • Our Savior hosts Thanksgiving eve service

    Our Savior Lutheran Church will host its annual Eve of Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Thursday, 1900 N. Fourth Ave. E. in Newton.
    NEW: Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • Lucien Dean Foster

    Lucien (Lou) Dean Foster, 87, died Nov. 24, 2014, at VA Hospice in Des Moines. A service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Pence-Reese Fune ...
    NEW: Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:26 am
  • Charles Larry Running

    Charles Larry Running, 66, of Newton, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A visitation will be from 10 to 11 a ...
    NEW: Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:25 am
  • Craig E. Stevens

    Craig E. Stevens, 55, of Colfax, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at his home. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at Coburn Funeral ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • Helen Elizabeth Markmann Robson

    A funeral service for Helen Markmann Robson, 94, of Newton, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. A visitation wit ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Raymond Tininenko

    Raymond Tininenko, 76, of Kellogg, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Grinnell.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • M. Patricia Bates

    M. Patricia “Pat” Bates, 92, died Thursday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2014, at Park Centre Health Care in Newton. A funeral service for Pat was Monday, Nov. ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Hazel Sochor

    Hazel Sochor, 92, of Newton, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Parke Centre in Newton.  Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Margaret Patricia Bates

    Margaret Patricia Bates, 92, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2014, at Park Centre Health Care in Newton. 
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Loren L. Moomaw

    Loren L. “Jumbo” Moomaw, 85, of Des Moines, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Altoona Nursing and Rehab. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Robert W. Little

    Robert W. Little, 88, formerly of Brooklyn, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. A funeral service will be at 10:30 ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 16-year-old juvenile is charged with assault causing bodily injury or me ...
    NEW: Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:26 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shirley A. Anderson-Manor, 68, of Newton, is charged with failure to maint ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:42 am
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    Newton Police Department• Heather M. Hawkins, 30, of Newton, is charged with fourth-degree theft aft ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Benjamin M. Nelson, 23, of Newton, is charged with operating while under t ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joshua L. Wielard, 25, of Grinnell, is charged with forgery after authorit ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joshua L. Wielard, 25, of Grinnell, was arrested on two warrants for posse ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Candice M. Myers, 44, of Cedar Rapids, is charged with driving while licen ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ford C. Thompson, 62, of Newton, is charged with unsafe backing on a roadw ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Romone R. Jackson, 31, of Newton, was arrested on a Warren County warrant ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jennifer M. Armstrong, 35, of Colfax, is charged with driving while barred ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Order or law, which nation do we want to be?

    When I was in primary school, I had the privilege to consider Francisco Luna my friend. His father was a member of the Ecuadorian military who had fal ...
    NEW: Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:28 am
  • I don't know the ways of the snow plow

    Comedian George Carlin occasionally asked American audiences, “Is it safe to drink the water here?”I ...
    NEW: Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:28 am
  • My thoughts on Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is finally here and it reminds me, like many of you, to reflect on the past year and think about what we’re truly thankful for. I have ma ...
    NEW: Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:27 am
  • Adoption secures the blessings of hope, home

    There’s no place like home.During this season of thanksgiving, celebrating life’s blessings with fam ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • I LOVE the dentist

    “But I want to go to the dentist!” That is a phrase you wouldn’t expect to hear from anyone really, but it is what I heard when I dropped off my oldes ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Disappointed in judicial system

    Ed LogueMingoOn Nov. 19, the Newton Daily News had an article about a Newton man who was accused of ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • An Irish story

    I wouldn’t give you a half pack of off-brand cigarettes for a writer who heard a good story and didn’t retell it.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • An uphill fight against misconceptions

    Last week I found myself standing with Cliff Huxtable.Not with Bill Cosby, but with Cliff, the ficti ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Control freaks

    Control freaks want to run your life. They call themselves “public servants.”But whether student cou ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • The poor suffer from hunger — not the munchies

    Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It’s also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate cel ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:05 am

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