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  • Lori Ring

    Lori Ring, 53, of Marshalltown, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturda ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Marty Wade Ogden

    Marty W. Ogden passed away at his home in Spring Hill, Fla., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2016, at 55 years of age. The cause of death was Hypertensive Circula ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Duane Oswalt

    Duane Oswalt passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at his home in Newton. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept 24 at the Wallace Fa ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:22 am
  • Alvin Cooper, Jr.

    On Sept. 17, 2016, Alvin “Al” Cooper, Jr. entered into rest and went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Kathryn Newel

    Kathryn Newel, 95, of Newton, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at Accura Healthcare of Newton East. Serv ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Francis Dean Alter

    Francis Dean Alter, 78, of Newton, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at his home in Newton. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 at ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Mike W. McDaniels

    Mike W. “Mushy”McDaniels, 67, of Newton, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Services will be at a later date.
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Alfred T. Ashby

    Alfred “Al” T. Ashby, 92, of Newton, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at Park Centre in Newton. A mem ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Geraldine May Rietveld

    Geraldine “Gerry” May Rietveld, 83, died Sept. 12, 2016, in Des Moines. She was born Nov. 16, 1932, in Chariton, to Jacob and Margaret (VandeLune) Van ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • LaVeta M. Morrison

    LaVeta M. Morrison, 88, of Newton, passed from this life Thursday morning, Sept. 1, 2016, at Newton Village Health Care.
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christian J. Schultz-Carrillo, 22, of Newton, is charged with driving whil ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christopher L. Loudermilk, 24, of Newton, is charged with eluding, driving ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Breanna R. Bragg, 24, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant a ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shay R. Vannoy, 25, of Monroe, was taken into custody the morning of Sept. ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jessica L. Morris, 28, of Newton, was arrested at 8:20 p.m. Sept. 1 in the ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kyle A. Edwards, 26, and Nathan D. Martin, both of Newton, are charged wit ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Christopher A. Anspach, 33, of Newton, is charged with unauthorized ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • 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
  • Column: What’s that you say?

    The other day, hubby and I were talking and the word “fisticuffs” was used during the conversation. My 25-year-old girl-child was stymied.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Column: Friends on First

    I try and go on a walk every day. On a good day I go on three, and I usually find myself downtown — maybe because that’s where the people are.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Newton should embrace beekeeping

    To the forward thinking City of Newton — In the late fall of 2013 I began learning about beekeeping. I was fascinated with the science the social stru ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Help improve Jasper County, support UWJC

    Nineteen years ago, Kid Assist of Jasper County was looking for funding to get started on its mission: improving the quality of life of persons with d ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Constitution Week is Sept. 17-23

    I would like to remind everyone that it is once again, the week that our United States Constitution was signed. It was signed Sept. 17, 1787 at the Pe ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Breckenridge is committed to House District 29

    Thanks to a Republican governor, supported by a Republican controlled Iowa House, the state of Iowa is among the states with the worst air and water q ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Living off grid

    Before we ate, I helped Zach catch a marauding piglet that had escaped from its pen beside the house. Zach had separated the piglet from its mama and ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Column: Let’s not keep the joy for ourselves

    What is more precious than a children’s hand-bell choir ringing and sing “I’ve Got the Joy” on a Sunday morning?
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Pleasing to the palate

    While it’s always a shame to see the demise of any local business, the Sept. 15 front page announcement story, “Return to Form,” is pleasing to my pal ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Column: Toys can be truth-based

    I recently noticed there’s a website for a business that makes and sells little green Army men in yoga poses while wearing common combat gear. At firs ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Relationships aid in healthy aging

    A pastor once said, “I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • Cooking family meals with tea

    There is something nostalgic about sitting on the front porch and sharing a glass of tea with neighbors or family that lends to slowing life down and ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • September is Family Meals Month

    Are family meals a lost art?In our world today, with fast-paced lives, busy work schedules and extra ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 11:03 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