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  • Food for Fines

    The library will be accepting non-perishable food items in exchange for overdue fines assessed against library materials through Saturday. Each non-pe ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Several agencies partner for active-shooter drill at Berg

    If you are anywhere near Newton’s Berg School Complex on March 18, you might see some uncommon sights.
    March 3, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • City Council approves 2015-16 operating budget

    The 2015-2016 operating budget for the city of Newton was passed by the city council at the Monday meeting. After closing a public hearing that brough ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • A carnivore convocation

    Three eagles feed on a deer around 5 p.m. Sunday near the North Skunk River. This spot is less than 100 yards from a large nest. Jean Hagedon, of Newt ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Average precipitation, wet soil could affect growing season

    While the National Weather Service’s long-range outlooks are for Iowa to be slightly colder than normal and to receive average rainfall in the months ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Power tumblers compete in Oskaloosa

    On Feb. 8 the MAT Tumbling and Trampoline team traveled to Oskaloosa High School to participate in a competition. Power Tumbling was the focus for thi ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Skiff honors Langmaid with DAISY nursing award

    Genevieve Langmaid, registered nurse at Skiff Medical Center, was recognized for her caring nursing skills during the organization’s first 2015 DAISY ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Meals from the Heartland

    The third annual Jasper County 4-H Meals From The Heartland Event was held on Feb. 8. This year we packaged 31,104 meals for Meals From The Heartland, ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Iowa CCI hosts Food and Ag Justice Summit Saturday

    DES MOINES — Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement will host its “Food & Ag Justice” event this weekend.
    March 3, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Job/Career Fair to be held in March 26 at DMACC

    The Newton Development Corporation is once again partnering with Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus, Iowa State University Extension and ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Rolling 800

    Jesse Hopkins of Monroe posted an 801 series during league action on Feb. 10 at Mustang Lanes in Monroe. Hopkins, who bowls for Raider Poker.net in th ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Three area boys land on HOIC first team

    Prairie City-Monroe seniors Logan Gilman and Trey Lindsay and Collins-Maxwell/Baxter senior Bryce Kemp were all recently named to the Heart of Iowa Co ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Back at it after week-long hiatus

    For those of you who were aware, last week was not the most fun week of my life. And I am glad it’s over.
    March 3, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Bumblebees, Eagles play Big Game

    A big-game atmosphere existed in Newton High’s gymnasium Friday morning — fans cheering, the NHS pep band playing and two competitive teams on the bas ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Sigourney ousts Lynnville-Sully from 1A playoffs

    KNOXVILLE — Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks and the Sigourney Savages entered Thursday’s Class 1A District 10 championship game at 1-1 when facing each other ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Wildcat court-storming shakes up Jayhawks

    Kansas State’s fans ignited a firestorm when they stormed the Bramlage Coliseum basketball court Monday night following the Wildcats’ 70-63 victory ov ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Newton’s Travis to play football for St. Ambrose

    Newton High senior Jordan Travis made an impact on both sides of the football for the Cardinals last fall.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Dr. Jessen featured as Hometown Hawkeye

    Thomas Jessen’s decision to pursue a career in medicine followed the influence of his time as an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Cardinal Lanes Bowling

    Feb. 25Women’s Wednesday Morning CoffeeNewton Daily News 3, Deere Daisies 1Newton Daily News — 3,320 ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Mustang Lanes Bowling

    Feb. 23Monroe Men’s City LeagueFloor Store 2, The Underground Co. 2Floor Store — 3,111: Chad Rorabau ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Rose Mary (Spangler) Wearmouth

    Rose Mary (Spangler) Wearmouth, 75, of Newton died on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Heritage Manor in Newton.
    March 3, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Krista J. Nissen

    Krista J. Nissen, 45, of Des Moines, formerly of Newton, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Shirley M. Atwood

    Shirley M. Elliott Atwood, 80, of Newton, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    March 2, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • Jean M. Rojohn Rhodes

    Jean Marie (Goodman) Rojohn Rhodes, 85, of West Des Moines, formerly of Newton, entered Heaven into God’s care Feb. 27, 2015, at Mercy Hospice-Johnsto ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Jeffrey Hale Barker

    Jeffrey Hale Barker, 44, of Newton, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 4 at the Mitchell Family ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Rose Mary (Spangler) Wearmouth

    Rose Mary (Spangler) Wearmouth, 75, of Newton, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Heritage Manor in Newton.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Harold D. Mason

    Harold D. Mason, 85, of Newton, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. No services will take place at this time. Memorials in ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Allen Michael Poston

    Allen Michael “Mike” Poston, 55, of Newton, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Darlene Kay Seibert

    Darlene Kay Seibert, 64, of Monroe, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at her home. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Fe. 28 at Coburn Fun ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Ruth Keller

    Ruth S. Keller, 87, of Newton, died Monday evening, Feb. 23, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Russell G. Quick, 32, of Kellogg, is charged with failure to yield to vehi ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Zachary A. Cupples, 20, of Newton, is charged with operating while under t ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Randy K. Smith Jr., 41, of Newton, is charged with driving while license s ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kayla H. Cockerton, 20, of Newton, is charged with driving while license s ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kurtiss P. Landrum, 47, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Lawrence A. Hada, 45, is charged with trespassing after authorities were c ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 14-year-old juvenile is charged with third-degree theft after authoritie ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christian L. Fisher, 48, of Grinnell, is charged with driving while licens ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Seton K. Smith, 38, of Baxter, is charged with possession of drug parapher ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Amber N. Burgart, 26, of Newton, is charged with operating while under the ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • For the love of TV

    I love TV. I love getting into a new show and watching to see how it plays out versus what I think might happen. Through most of my childhood, I didn’ ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Fuel tax increase: Signed, sealed, delivered

    At the risk of wearing everyone out on the gas tax issue, I would like to mention a few more things about the passage of last week’s gas tax vote befo ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Bill (O’Reilly) I will

    Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is among those friends of mine I never got to meet. A truthteller with a gift for rhyme and whimsy, S ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Odds and ends

    This week’s column features odds and ends … a collection of thoughts from an editor without 600 words on just a single subject.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Kochs and unions

    Lots of people sure hate the Koch brothers.The Kochs get death threats like this: “If I had a chance ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Senate votes to help vets, improve health care

    Last session, the Legislature approved more property tax relief to those who have sacrificed the most for our country. The Disabled Veterans Property ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Fill-up your car before Sunday!

    The governor signed a bill I opposed Wednesday morning which will take $3.7 million out of Jasper County pockets. An additional 10 cents will be added ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • A racial slur and second chances

    Let’s start at the beginning.A very good place to start.Last Sunday, Lady Gaga brought the Oscar cro ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • The war on drugs, San Francisco-style

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had out-of-towners tell me they think San Francisco is a breathtakingly beautiful city — so why is it that City H ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Facebook February

    February is my favorite month. OK, I have to admit the main reason for my fondness is because it’s my birth month. It makes it easy to love.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:30 am

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