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  • Newton man in ICU with serious burns

    Fundraising efforts are already under way for a family whose home was destroyed over Memorial Day weekend, according to Mikie Hansen, a close friend o ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • ‘All-State Norm’ to retire from Newton High School

    In the last one-room schoolhouse in the entire state of Iowa, in Mahaska County, Norm Grimm learned his love of music. One teacher taught all subjects ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Dream Come True

    U.S. Naval Air Corps veteran John Lewis is happy to welcome guests to his room at Park Centre’s Memory Wing. During a visit, the pilot will regale his ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • School board approves amended budget

    It took only seven minutes for the Newton Community School District to approve an amended budget for the 2014-15 school year. Wrestling with the 2015- ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • DAR announces Good Citizenship awards winners

    The Grinnell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met May 9 in Newton. Regent Macy led the Opening Ritual, the American Creed and the P ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • More than 70 quilts donated by The Way

    The quilting ladies of the Newton Church of the Way just finished up their ministry year with donating more than 70 quilts to local organizations.
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Christian Life to host Sounds of Inspiration Sunday

    The Sounds of Inspiration will join the Christian Life Church at its 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday at the church, 314 E. Second St. N.
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • Bascom to share new book at St. Stephen’s June 6

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will host an educational event with author Tim Bascom at 7 p.m. June 6 at the church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • The Way to host Celebration Sunday June 14

    Newton Church of The Way will host its annual Celebration Sunday at 10 a.m. June 14 at Maytag Park, 301. S. 11th Ave. W.
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Tickets available for the Hall of Fame Ceremony

    The Second annual Hall of Fame Ceremony will take place during Reunion Weekend at the All-Classes Brunch on June 13 at Newton High School. The 2015 In ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Carolyn Sue Baird Ogg

    Carolyn Ogg passed from this life peacefully Jan. 13, 2015, at Park Centre in Newton.Those left to h ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Mary Louise Roberts

    Mary Louise Roberts, 87, of Prairie City, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Courtyard Estates in Pleasant Hill. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Frid ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • Robert Seeley

    Robert “Bob” Seeley, 62 of Baxter, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. Services are pending at Fredregill Family Fun ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • Gregory Alan Williams

    Gregory Alan Williams, 50, of Oskaloosa died Saturday, May 23, 2015, doing what he loved, boating at Lake Rathbun. He was born Nov. 18, 1964, in Des M ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Paul E. Brown

    Paul Edward Brown, 65, of Newton died on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at his home.A memorial service will ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Darcy Ann Croson

    Darcy Ann Croson, 55, of Ames, died on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Mary Greely Medical Center in Ames. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tues ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Paul E. Brown

    Paul Edward Brown, 65, of Newton, died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at his home. Funeral services are pending at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Bonnie Ryan

    Bonnie L. (Van Oostrum) Ryan, 85, died Tuesday May 19, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. No visitation or services are being planned.
    May 21, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Nancy Gritters

    Nancy E. (Rus) Gritters, 69, of Pella, died Monday, May 15, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
    May 21, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Raymond Harrison

    Raymond Harrison, 85, of Newton died on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Newton Healthcare. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21 ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shawn M. Collum, 26, of Grinnell, was arrested on a Poweshiek County warra ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:21 pm
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    Newton Police Department• A 17-year-old juvenile is charged with reckless driving after authorities ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:35 am
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    Newton Police Department• Jeremy W. Schroeder, 31, of Newton, is charged with assault causing bodily ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:18 am
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    Newton Police Department• Katelund E. Jeffrey, 18, of Prairie City, is charged with failure to maint ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:35 am
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    Newton Police Department• Mareah R. Simpson, 36, of Newton, was arrested on a Marshalltown Police De ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:23 am
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    Newton Police Department• Melissa F. Sherbinow, 24, of Newton, was arrested on a MINE Task Force war ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:01 am
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    Newton Police Department• Keely M. Murphy, 19, of Newton, was arrested on a warrant for failure to a ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:54 am
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    Newton Police Department• Michael C. Burgess, 58, of Newton, is charged with following too close aft ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:31 am
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    Newton Police Department• Michael R. McGhghy, 57, of Newton, is charged with consumption/intoxicatio ...
    May 14, 2015 - 11:11 am
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    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Joseph S. Kain, 36, of Prairie City, is charged with possession of c ...
    May 13, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Kelley passionate, proactive on pipeline

    Kathy HoldeferMingoIn his May 19 letter to the Newton Daily News, Michael Ware asks if “anyone else ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • We need a national ‘Week and Month Day’

    Some annual observations of days, weeks or months seem like legitimate ways to honor certain professions or industries. Others seem more frivolous. Ea ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Ann Coulter’s war

    This week, iconoclastic master Ann Coulter released her new book, “Adios, America!” The book has already been labeled racist by the mainstream left, w ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Landowner speaks out against pipeline

    Keith PuntenneyBooneI am one of approximately 1,200-plus effected landowners along the proposed Dako ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Cemetery deserves more attention

    Janine JohnsonSan Diego, Calif.In Poweshiek Township in Jasper County, there is a cemetery called Sa ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • School district can’t justify reconfiguration

    Greg ForsythNewtonI attended the Newton school board meeting last week with the hopes of learning mo ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • The princesses have arrived

    To celebrate my daughter’s birthday, she had her first “friends” birthday party complete with 13 mini princesses and two helpful teenagers willing to ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Wanna hear a biker joke?

    One hundred and seventy bikers were arrested in Waco, Texas.Of those arrested, 30 were fat guys nick ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Two reflections from Ames

    Like most days, or weeks, there are many things on my mind. Here are two brief reflections of a few timely topics.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Honoring Iowa’s heroes

    As Memorial Day approaches, let’s honor Iowa’s heroes. Although Memorial Day is officially a time to remember those who gave their lives for our count ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:13 am

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