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  • Richard L. Wobst

    Richard L. “Doc” Wobst, 70, of Newton, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Sat ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Marsha (Kay) Sneller

    Marsha (Kay) Sneller, 70, passed away at Taylor House Aug. 20, 2016. The daughter of George and Gertrude (VanBaale) Trotter was born Dec. 18, 1945. Sh ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Richard Lutz

    Richard Lutz, 70, of Newton, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at his home. No services are scheduled. The Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory is hand ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:22 pm
  • Marvin J. Murphy

    Marvin Junior Murphy, 88, of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Mingo, passed away June 20, 2016.Ma ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:23 pm
  • Thomas R. Guthrie

    Thomas Robert Guthrie, 67, formerly of Flagstaff, Ariz., died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, in Newton. A private graveside service was held.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Byron S. Brain

    Byron S. “Bud” Brain, 85, of Newton, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Byron’s funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at the Wallace Family Fune ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Richard Lutz

    Richard Lutz, 70, of Newton, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at his home. No services are scheduled. The Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory is hand ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Mary Lou Nichol

    Mary Lou Nichol, 90, of Maumee, Ohio, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at the Elizabeth Scott Community. She was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Baxter, to N ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Howard L. Snook

    Howard L. Snook, 96, of Newton, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 23, 2016, at the Careage of Newton.Funera ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • William Akins

    William “Bill” Akins, 58, of Baxter, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Memorial services are currently pending at Fredregill Family Funeral Home in Baxter.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ashley M. Tetly, 31, of Newton, was arrested on a Polk County warrant afte ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Brayden M. Boock, 21, of Washington, is charged with driving while license ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 9:06 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dustin Eugene Pherigo, 31, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warr ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Samuel D. Shedlock, 22, of Newton, is charged with driving while license u ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Nickolas E. Taylor, 36, of Montezuma, is charged with driving while licens ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Scot A. Stewart, 39, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree criminal misc ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Larry D. Karlzen, 44, of Monroe, is charged with driving while barred afte ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Rick L. Donnelly, 40, is charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mark T. Faircloth, 47, is charged with three counts of assault, interferen ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jarret C. Eicher, 23, of Newton, was arrested on a Polk County warrant aft ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Sounds like an (un)broken record

    I didn’t have a large record collection growing up. I don’t remember our family having a ton of extra money. We had a place to live and food to eat, b ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Trump isn’t an easy decision

    Serious acrimony has now broken out among conservatives regarding whether to vote for Donald Trump.A ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Surveillance isn’t colorblind

    During the 1960s, the FBI and NSA followed, wiretapped, and bugged Martin Luther King Jr. — all under the veil of proper legal process. Today, the FBI ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Our first day

    Tuesday is a big day. My baby is going to kindergarten.I really thought I was ready. There are so ma ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Horrified by Bakken pipeline

    My husband and I are horrified as we watch the Bakken pipeline going in around town. Of course, the pipeline will carry crude oil which is fossil fuel ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Things I learned on the street

    I’m a newspaper reporter for a midsize daily paper in an economically depressed Massachusetts city. While I’m not on the “crime beat,” the paper has a ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Get going Jasper County drivers

    I’m starting off by apologizing for stepping on anyone’s toes but this issue needs to be addressed. I commute every day to Des Moines and it is sad to ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Let’s invest in 21st Century learning

    Do you remember the last time in your life that you were surprised by the need for a significant repair to your vehicle, your home or even your body? ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • A beloved river town

    When my husband launches into the story of his times in the northeast Iowa city of Guttenberg, he can get to rambling on. There are the summers of his ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Waste not, save more

    On average, each person in the U.S. throws away five pounds of solid waste each day. While many eco–conscious citizens do their due diligence to recyc ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:52 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
  • Summer grilling — add variety, health to your list

    We are a couple of months into grilling season — a great time to add variety to your grilling adventures beyond traditional hamburger or hot dog optio ...
    July 7, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Beat the heat, stay cool

    Jasper County Health Department and IMPACT Community Action Partnership urge residents to prepare for extreme heat this summer.
    June 30, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Aspirin often wrongly prescribed for atrial fibrillation

    More than one-third of U.S. patients with the abnormal heartbeat atrial fibrillation who need a blood thinner to prevent strokes aren’t getting one, r ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Slips and Falls

    While the popular rhyme, “Sticks and Stones,” claims that “names will never hurt me,” that’s not the case with “Slips and Falls,” which can cause seri ...
    June 17, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • How to speed up metabolism

    When attempting to lose weight, men and women can expect to hear or read a lot about their metabolism. The process by which the body converts the food ...
    June 16, 2016 - 11:34 am