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  • George Burns tribute at Park Centre

    George Burns Alive Again and in Concert at Park Centre will be in Newton from 4 to 5:30 p.m. June 29 in the Garden Room. The event is free and open th ...
    June 23, 2017 - 12:42 pm
  • Oskaloosa man arrested on drug charges

    An Oskaloosa man is accused of selling illegal drugs following a vehicle and home search by the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force Monday.
    June 23, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Extension organizes Newton Summer Day Camps

    To evade summertime boredom, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office of Jasper County has compiled a variety of activities during Newt ...
    June 23, 2017 - 11:30 am
  • Architectural firm hired for Hotel Maytag project

    To take advantage of potential State Historic Tax Credits for the Hotel Maytag project, Walker, Coen, Lorentzen Architects, Inc. were hired by the cit ...
    June 23, 2017 - 11:28 am
  • NewTrons rock at the Maytag Bowl

    The NewTrons fill the Maytag Bowl with their rock and blues inspired music during their inaugural performance on Thursday. The band performed as a par ...
    June 23, 2017 - 11:31 am
  • NCSD to consider bid for new softball field

    At next week’s regular meeting, the Newton Community School District Board will consider accepting a bid for the construction of a new softball field.
    June 23, 2017 - 11:32 am
  • Handmade-in-Iowa treats now available at Hy-Vee, Fareway in Newton

    Thelma’s handmade ice cream sandwiches will now be available at the Newton Hy-Vee and Fareway locations.
    June 23, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • IMPACT announces change in hours

    Effective July 1, there will be changes regarding IMPACT Community Action Partnership’s hours in Jasper County. Hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ...
    June 23, 2017 - 11:35 am
  • Students named to BVU’s dean’s list for two terms

    STORM LAKE — Area students were recently named to Buena Vista University’s dean’s list for terms three and four. Students named to the Dean’s List mus ...
    June 23, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Students graduate from Dordt College

    SIOUX CENTER — Dordt College presented 355 students with diplomas at the 2017 commencement. Among the graduates were the following local students:
    June 23, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Kirkwood announces dean’s list

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Kirkwood Community College has released its dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point av ...
    June 23, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Column: Tweeting in the sun

    As a teenager in the 1970s, one of the hit songs of my youth was “Seasons in the Sun,” by Terry Jacks. Tragic song lyrics but the refrain and the tune ...
    June 23, 2017 - 11:22 am
  • Mental lapses stifle Newton baseball

    DES MOINES — Newton High’s Cardinals were going along pretty well in a 1-all game against host Des Moines Lincoln. They had matched the Railsplitters ...
    June 23, 2017 - 11:31 am
  • Newton softball hosts 4A regional opener

    Newton High’s softball team will host its opener in the Class 4A postseason.The Cardinals were assig ...
    June 23, 2017 - 11:36 am
  • Mustang softball knocks off No. 9 West Marshall

    STATE CENTER — Senior Katie Vande Wall hit a home run in the fifth inning to ignite the Prairie City-Monroe softball team on Thursday, and the Mustang ...
    June 23, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Ranked Tigerhawks get back on track against BGM

    COLFAX — Junior Rhiannon Haley hit her sixth home run of the season, and sophomore Colbee Cunningham didn’t allow an earned run in the circle during t ...
    June 23, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Veteran and rookie drivers featured in NCWTS races

    Johnny Sauter has never won a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Iowa Speedway. He has 10 starts at Iowa with six top-five wins.
    June 22, 2017 - 12:19 pm
  • Annett, Allgaier ready for Iowa Speedway

    Rolling with momentum in the NASCAR Xfinity Series into Iowa Speedway are the drivers for JR Motorsports — Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier, rookie Wil ...
    June 22, 2017 - 12:05 pm
  • Raiders claim at least share of HOIC title

    COLLINS — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter senior Abbey Kahler twirled her third shutout of the season and struck out 13 batters in the circle during the Class ...
    June 22, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • Tigerhawk baseball stays in SICL title hunt after walk-off win

    COLFAX — On a night when the defense let down, the bats came alive for the Colfax-Mingo baseball team on Wednesday.
    June 22, 2017 - 12:24 pm
  • Sherril Oldham

    Mrs. Sherril Oldham, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at her home in Monroe. Sherril K ...
    June 23, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Russell L. Blumeyer

    Russell L. Blumeyer, 93, of Newton, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
    June 23, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • E. Roberta Vermillion

    E. Roberta “Bert” Blackledge Vermillion, 86, of Newton, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at her home in Newton.
    June 23, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Emilie Barjona Anderson

    Emilie Barjona Anderson, 20, of Newton, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tu ...
    June 23, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Robert D. Briese

    Robert D. “Bob” Briese, 89, of Newton, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his home at Park Centre in Newton. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Frida ...
    June 22, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Charles P. Wink

    Charles P. “Chuck” Wink, 74, of Prairie City, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. 
    June 22, 2017 - 11:19 am
  • Patrick J. McGovern

    Patrick J. McGovern, formerly of Newton, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017, in Round Rock, Texas.He ...
    June 21, 2017 - 10:37 am
  • Russell Loyd Bucklin

    Russell Loyd Bucklin, 91, of rural Baxter, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, at his home. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 23 at the Walla ...
    June 21, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Charles Appleby

    Charles Appleby, 74, of Shawnee, Kan., passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, June 18, 2017, after a two-year battle with lung cancer. Charles was ...
    June 21, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Wilma Bucklin

    A celebration of life for Wilma Bucklin will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24 at the Colfax Historical Center. The family will greet friends with a vis ...
    June 21, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Latasha R. Harris-Pearson, 23, of Newton, was arrested at 2:50 a.m. June 2 ...
    June 23, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dennis U. Rice, 41, of Newton, was charged with operating while under the ...
    June 22, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Police blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Geoffry S. Six, 44, of Des Moines, was charged with possession of dr ...
    June 21, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael L. Britton, 62, of Newton, was charged with possession of controll ...
    June 20, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christopher R. Meyer, 40, of Newton, was charged with disorderly conduct a ...
    June 19, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Clint T. Nelson, 37, of Newton, was arrested at 9:55 a.m. June 9 at Casey’ ...
    June 16, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kermit S. Moore, 61, of Newton, was charged with domestic abuse assault at ...
    June 15, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael A. Loudermilk, 47, of Newton, was charged with driving while barre ...
    June 14, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department • Austin L. Lamb, 18, of Newton, was charged with three counts of third-deg ...
    June 13, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joseph K. Mahl, 29, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree criminal misc ...
    June 9, 2017 - 9:50 am
  • A show that’s worth watching

    I’m sure we can all agree there is a lot of programming on television that benefits no one. It’s hard to understand how they can even label some of th ...
    June 23, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Run, woman, run

    After Hillary Clinton lost the presidential race, there were a few days there when it looked as if a lot of women would be done with politics.
    June 23, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Organization benefit veterans

    Freedom is not free. The men and women who fight for our freedom know this all too well. In many cases, veterans will return home to find life has mov ...
    June 23, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Hot art show

    This has happened so many times, I’m not even surprised anymore. I was loading my garden-art sculptures onto the trailer to take them to an art festiv ...
    June 22, 2017 - 12:18 pm
  • We can still shutdown the pipeline

    Toxic crude oil has been flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline since June 1, but that still doesn’t mean that the pipeline is a done deal.
    June 22, 2017 - 11:22 am
  • Column: Fish of legend

    Diary of a fisherwoman take five. Most people should have at least heard of the legend of the Loch ...
    June 22, 2017 - 11:54 am
  • Trump’s Twitter bombs

    Donald Trump missed his opportunity to become a General Patton-style military commander and glorious war hero back in the Vietnam era. He surely would ...
    June 22, 2017 - 11:22 am
  • Gender studies at Hogwarts

    J.K. Rowling, author of the bestselling Harry Potter series, just made headlines for an epic tweetstorm condemning misogyny. Referring to women politi ...
    June 21, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • On ‘muh principles’

    “Muh principles.”It’s a phrase we hear over and over on Twitter whenever someone criticizes morally ...
    June 21, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Column: Crazy dog mom

    The last few days, I think I’ve gotten a glimpse of how I will be as a parent. I’ve never had to take care of a sick child before, I don’t even think ...
    June 21, 2017 - 10:30 am