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  • Photos: YMCA Family Fall Festival

    More than 700 people enjoyed treats, games, floating pumpkin patch during the inaugural YCMA Fall Fest Friday.
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • County shields mold tests from employees, public

    The Jasper County Board of Supervisors failed to act on or publicly disclose a recommendation for professional mold remediation issued in April after ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 11:33 am
  • Inaugural YCMA Fall Fest an overwhelming success

    Picture perfect weather and eager trick-or-treaters made for a successful evening at the inaugural Newton YMCA Family Fall Festival on Friday. More th ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 11:27 am
  • Candidate Q&A: Bookout for Newton mayor

    This is one of nine candidate profiles to be featured before the upcoming Nov. 7 city election in Newton. Ron Bookout is challenging mayoral incumbent ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 11:29 am
  • Pucker up buttercup

    Ask anyone, and they’ll tell you; a lady might have to kiss a few frogs before she meets her prince. On Friday students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 11:28 am
  • Science and the Afterlife event at NPL on Thursday

    Join paranormal investigator and co-founder of Unexplained Research, Terry Fisk, at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Newton Public Library for a free discussion ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • Tan Your Can 2017

    In the month of September, Book Trader Tan America held a can drive for the Jasper County Food Pantry called Tan Your Can for the ninth year. Cheryl H ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 11:19 am
  • JCC to host ‘Nature’s Glow Show’ Hike

    Jasper County Conservation is inviting the public to a Halloween night hike featuring “Jasper Your Friendly Host and Nature’s Glow Show” Friday at Mar ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • Library pumpkin decorating contest returns

    Whether it be “Three Billy Goats Gruff” or “The Little Mermaid,” children and adults alike are letting the creative juices flow as they transform an o ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Clowns, chainsaws creep Trail of Terror patrons

    MINGO — The woods are a creepy place. From the woodlands near Crystal Lake to H.P. Lovecraft’s Enchanted Woods, forests have always been known to hide ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 11:29 am
  • Nathan A. Tyler

    Nathan Andrew Tyler, 33, of Newton, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Wallace Fam ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Russell L. Southern

    Russell L. Southern, 92, of Newton, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Russell’s celebration of life memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • David R. Jensen

    David R. Jensen, 77, of rural Newton, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at the Newton Health Care Center in Newton. David’s memorial service will be at 10:30 ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Cheryll Lynne Ross

    Cheryll Ross of Glenwood, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Hillcrest Country Estates in Papillion, Neb. Cheryll was born Nov. 2, 1945, to Willia ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:38 am
  • Virgil C. Kling III

    Virgil C. Kling III, the son of Virgil C. Kling, Jr. and Vicki LaNay Van Cleave, was born Aug. 21, 1975, in Knoxville. Virgil graduated from the Newto ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:39 am
  • James De Vries

    James De Vries, 62, passed away in Paris, France Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Born to Hans and Mary Lou De Vries in Estherville Nov. 6, 1954, he grew up ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Josephine Lois Tilley Bennett

    Josephine Lois Tilley Bennett, 83, of Wautoma, Wis., formally of Boone/Des Moines, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. She was born Aug. 9, 1934, in ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Virgil Kling, Jr.

    Virgil Kling, Jr. of Kellogg, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center West Lakes. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home.
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Nathan A. Tyler

    Nathan Andrew Tyler, 29, of Newton, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Services are pending at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Robert A. Scarbrough

    Robert A. Scarbrough, 62, of Newton, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at his home. A memorial service and full military honors will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael T. Todd, 26, of Newton, was charged with driving while barred at 7 ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael T. Todd, 26, of Newton, was charged with simple assault at 5:09 p. ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Rachelle C. Deeter, 43, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft at ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Megan A. James, 32, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 6:59 ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department • Kristen M. Beach, 37, unknown address, was charged with third-degree burg ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Sandra L. Younger, 57, of Kellogg, was arrested at 3:28 p.m. Oct. 11 in th ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christopher M. Doran, 61, and Robbie L. Doran, 34, both of Newton, were ch ...
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jonathon J. Willemsen, 27, of Monroe, was charged with forgery at 12:10 p. ...
    Oct. 10, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Raymond M. Dydell, 41, of Newton, was charged with driving while license d ...
    Oct. 5, 2017 - 12:14 pm
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kenneth E. Chance, 18, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft and ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • Column: Time is fleeting

    Life can sometimes feel like a constant race against the clock with to-do lists, errands and chores, and prior to my September wedding it felt like th ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 11:25 am
  • The holiday that scares adults

    “Trick or treat! Trick or treat! Give us something lethal to eat!”That’s not the actual rhyme, but f ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • A CNN Smear

    Did you happen to catch CNN’s latest smear?Anderson Cooper’s show recently featured a “two-part excl ...
    Oct. 23, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • I only ask to be polite

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Sept. 24, 2015I’ve been having several “So... I’ve b ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Me too. And you. And you.

    “Me too.”I posted those words on Facebook recently, along with what seems like every woman I know. A ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Column: Get real

    Editor’s note: This column originally published May 14, 2015. The only way to reach Florida’s Cayo ...
    Oct. 20, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Robots aren’t taking our jobs, corporations are

    There’s a robot in your future. Not one of those cute little labor-saving automatons — like a “Roomba” vacuum cleaner.
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • Column: Buckle up

    It could be argued the invention of automobiles was one of the biggest accomplishments of man and has changed the world forever. Cars were first inven ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:37 am
  • Anniversary

    Ginnie and I just celebrated our second wedding anniversary on Oct. 10. I really went all out and took her to Taco Tuesday at my grandchildrens’ Chris ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • George supports progress in Newton

    I grew up in Newton and have seen numerous changes over the years. Recently, I have noticed many developments I am excited about. Old, dilapidated bui ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:10 am