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  • Heartsill, Iowa Safe Schools worlds apart on LGBTQ conference

    State Rep. Greg Heartsill’s inquiries about a recent youth conference could be called “how public funds are being spent” or a “witch hunt” — depending ...
    NEW: June 3, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • Speedy delivery

    BAXTER — Downtown Baxter will be the home of high speed, 1 gigabyte per second Internet connection speeds beginning in July. What developers are calli ...
    NEW: June 3, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • City to move forward with Crime Free Multi-Housing program

    The new Crime Free Multi-Housing Program passed its first reading after a presentation given by Newton Interim Police Chief Rob Burdess and Fire Chief ...
    June 3, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Grant application to be presented at Monday’s board meeting

    Funding for public education seems to come from millions of different sources. For the Newton Community School District, one of those sources is the T ...
    June 3, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Ready to Relay

    Jasper County Relay for Life is about faith, family and fun. It’s a local summer tradition that acts ...
    June 3, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Baxter UCC Confirmation

    Pentecost is the birthday of the church and a time for new members. Pictured are the newest members, recently confirmed at Bethany UCC in Baxter: Abbe ...
    June 3, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Former Newton resident Bascom to speak on growing up in Ethiopia

    Former Newton resident Tim Bascom will speak at an educational event at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N., Saturday.
    June 3, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Best of Berg

    At a May 27 assembly, Berg Middle School students were recognized for their hard work in the classroom during the 2014-15 school year. Many awards wer ...
    UPDATED: June 3, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Colfax man charged with third-degree sexual abuse

    After a nearly three-month long investigation, a Colfax man was arrested and charged with third-degree sexual abuse for alleged sexual relations he ha ...
    June 3, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • ARK to host summer clothing event June 27

    Newton Church of The Way’s Acts of Random Kindness will host a spring and summer clothes event for sizes 0 through 14.
    June 3, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Reynolds leads Cardinals to fourth at 4A state

    MARSHALLTOWN — No one on the Newton High girls’ golf team was happy with their first day of play at the 2015 Iowa Class 4A State Golf Tournament. The ...
    UPDATED: June 3, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • J-Hawks upend No. 10 Cardinals

    Ashlee Freese and Newton High’s defenders were under constant pressure from the opening kick off of Tuesday’s Iowa Class 2A Region 4 semifinal. Urband ...
    UPDATED: June 3, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Bluejays defeat Cardinals in eight innings

    Senior pitchers Jordan Travis of Newton High and Carter Brandt of Bondurant-Farrar were locked in a pitching dual Tuesday at Eversman Field in Newton’ ...
    UPDATED: June 3, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Fifth-ranked Saints end PCM’s season

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Prairie City-Monroe girls soccer coach Bill Sowder has sent the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union a few emails about his displeasur ...
    UPDATED: June 3, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Mistakes doom PCM in loss to Albia

    ALBIA — The Prairie City-Monroe baseball team couldn’t hold two separate three-run leads as five errors came back to bite the Mustangs on Tuesday duri ...
    June 3, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Newton softball notches first win of season

    KNOXVILLE — After losing two close games to open the 2015 season, Newton High’s Cardinals were ready to get into the win column. They rallied for thre ...
    UPDATED: June 3, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Hoiberg is new Bulls coach

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fred Hoiberg looked at Chicago and saw a deep and talented roster with a chance to contend for a championship — an opportunity that was ...
    UPDATED: June 3, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Iowa Valley scores two in final at-bat to beat Tigerhawks

    MARENGO — Amy Russell hit a three-run home run to give the Colfax-Mingo softball team a one-run lead, but three errors plagued the Tigerhawks in the e ...
    June 3, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • J-Hawks slide past Cardinals

    Growing pains are just that — painful. Newton High’s Cardinal softball team is going through those growing pains as the season begins.
    June 2, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Cardinal golf team sits sixth following first day of 4A state

    MARSHALLTOWN — Newton High’s Cardinal girls are in sixth as a team after the first round of the 2015 Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union 4A State Go ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Betty Jean Tiffany

    Betty Jean Tiffany, 92, of Mingo, died Monday, June 1, 2015, at West View Care Center in Indianola. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June ...
    UPDATED: June 3, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Aaron J. Henning

    Aaron J. Henning, 38, of Newton, died Monday, June 1, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. The family of Aaron will gre ...
    UPDATED: June 3, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • William Nace

    William “Bill” Joseph Nace, 69, of Newton, died Monday, June 1, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Bill was born Sept. 27, 1945, in Albia. He is ...
    UPDATED: June 3, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Janine Hasselman

    Janine Hasselman, 71, of Monroe, died Tuesday, June 2, 2105, at Hospice of Pella — Comfort House. Funeral services are pending at Coburn Funeral Home ...
    June 3, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Nadine Blau

    Nadine Blau, 85, of Newton, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Nelson Manor in Newton.Funeral services f ...
    June 3, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Lester R. Beard

    Lester R. Beard, 92, of Des Moines, formerly of Newton died on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Fleur Heights Care Center in Des Moines. A funeral service wil ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • Betty Jean Tiffany

    Betty Jean Tiffany, 92 of Mingo, died Monday, June 1, 2015, at West View Care Center in Indianola.  Funeral services are pending at Coburn Funeral Hom ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Terry Pickerell

    Terry Pickerell, 53, of Newton, died Friday, May 29, 2015, at his home in Newton. A visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 1 at the Wallace ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Claudia I. Stevens

    Claudia I. Stevens, 93, of Newton, died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • Ronald Van Rees

    Ronald L. Van Rees, 73, of Des Moines, died Friday, May 29, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.
    June 1, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 17-year-old juvenile is charged with second-degree theft after authoriti ...
    June 3, 2015 - 10:58 am
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    Newton Police Department• Harold A. Swan Jr., 40, of Newton, was arrested on a Keokuk County warrant ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:31 am
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    Newton Police Department• Jody R. Chesshire, 42, of Newton, is charged with driving while license su ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:33 am
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    Newton Police Department• A 17-year-old juvenile is charged with unsafe backing after authorities we ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shawn M. Collum, 26, of Grinnell, was arrested on a Poweshiek County warra ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 17-year-old juvenile is charged with reckless driving after authorities ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jeremy W. Schroeder, 31, of Newton, is charged with assault causing bodily ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Katelund E. Jeffrey, 18, of Prairie City, is charged with failure to maint ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mareah R. Simpson, 36, of Newton, was arrested on a Marshalltown Police De ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Melissa F. Sherbinow, 24, of Newton, was arrested on a MINE Task Force war ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Let’s go over a few policies

    Newspaper and magazine columnists use their space for a wide variety of topics. In my first six months with the Newton Daily News, I’ve mentioned Home ...
    June 3, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Left exploits mental illness to push PC agenda

    My grandfather was deeply mentally ill. He spent nearly a year in a psychiatric institution after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder; he heard the ...
    June 3, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • School ranking methodology flawed

    Sue AtkinsonBaxterFor decades school superintendents arranged for articles boasting of their student ...
    June 3, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Support the Iowa Straw Poll

    Marshall CritchfieldNewtonAs some of the most active and engaged Republicans in Iowa, we are writing ...
    June 3, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • A big show for my tiny dancer

    To complete a year of firsts with my oldest daughter, Friday and Saturday I got to experience a dance recital as a mom, instead of as a dancer. I have ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • It’s time to cancel Memorial Day

    I work as a reporter in a city of 90,000 in Massachusetts. Doing a little digging in our archives, I discovered that, in 1974, 20,000 people attended ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Historic Maytag-Mason automobile now on exhibit

    The 1910-1911 Maytag-Mason Automobile is now on exhibit at the Jasper County Historical Museum. As tribute to Hoosiers David Letterman and, eventually ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Don’t go!

    It’s graduation time! Have we learned much? No.College has become a scam.Some students benefit: thos ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Hitting the links

    It took me awhile to get here, but I think I’m actually going to give this golf game a whirl. Prior to last week I hadn’t golfed since high school — a ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Does anyone really know what time it is?

    Once upon a midnight drearyI tried to think of something cheery.As I lay there, scratching my headTr ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:59 am

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