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  • 28th Annual Chill-I Ride set for Saturday

    The Central Iowa Cyclists will hold the 28th Annual Chill-I Ride starting at PJ’s Deli, 101 First Ave. E., Saturday. Registration begins at ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Sewing for a cause

    Volunteers spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday sewing at St. Luke Methodist Church, making 200 school bags to be sent to children across the ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • They call it ‘Stormy Tuesday’

    Now in its fourth year, the Blues in Our Schools program brought this year’s artist, Billy Branch of the Chicago group “Sons of Blues,” to J ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Raiders, Royals continue athletic sharing on links

    The athletic sharing agreement that has formed the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter Raiders is one of the more unique situations in the entire state.C ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Second, scholarship won

    Newton bowler Madison Humphrey claimed second place in the U20 girls’ division of the state Iowa Pepsi Tournament at Bowlerama Lanes in Des ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • NFD responds to electrical fire

    The Newton Fire Department responded to a call about a house fire at 755 N. 4th Ave. E. at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters quickly con ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:13 am
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  • Bruner found guilty for the murder of Newton native Derek Moore

    JOPLIN, Mo. — After deliberating about three hours Thursday afternoon, a Jasper County jury found Jeffrey Bruner guilty as charged in the murder of a ...
    March 26, 2015 - 6:43 pm
  • OPEN to host Project Help Ukraine event

    When a deeply rooted, escalating and dividing conflict occurs overseas many detach themselves from the distant events and turn the page, but a group o ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Defendant denies intent to kill MSSU coach

    JOPLIN, Mo. — Jeffrey Bruner testified Wednesday that he has little memory of killing Derek Moore.“I ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • 28th Annual Chill-I Ride set for Saturday

    The Central Iowa Cyclists will hold the 28th Annual Chill-I Ride starting at PJ’s Deli, 101 First Ave. E., Saturday. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • They call it ‘Stormy Tuesday’

    Now in its fourth year, the Blues in Our Schools program brought this year’s artist, Billy Branch of the Chicago group “Sons of Blues,” to Jasper Coun ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Changes by Padget, Perrenoud made difference in reconfiguration

    Monday’s Newton Community School District vote to reconfigure four schools that will have kindergarten through fourth grade involved a slightly differ ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Sewing for a cause

    Volunteers spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday sewing at St. Luke Methodist Church, making 200 school bags to be sent to children across the world.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • Newton Guild to meet Sunday at Park Centre

    The Newton Guild of the Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) will gather this Sunday in the Garden Room of Park Centre to hear a preview of the opera, “The A ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Celebrate Spring kids event set for Saturday

    Project AWAKE is hosting “Celebrate Spring” from 10 p.m. to noon Saturday at the Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 3000 N. Fourth Ave. E. The ev ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Pancake breakfast in Prairie City

    The Prairie City Lions Club is having its monthly pancake breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday at the Prairie City Community Building. Menu includes pa ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Raiders, Royals continue athletic sharing on links

    The athletic sharing agreement that has formed the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter Raiders is one of the more unique situations in the entire state.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Second, scholarship won

    Newton bowler Madison Humphrey claimed second place in the U20 girls’ division of the state Iowa Pepsi Tournament at Bowlerama Lanes in Des Moines. Hu ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Cardinal Lanes Bowling

    March 24Sportsman LeagueRoss Masonry 3, Budget Repair 1Ross Masonry — 2,806: Terry Cooper 540, Tammy ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Mustang Lanes Bowling

    March 17Monroe Merchants LeagueThe Pin Hunters 4, BOB 0The Pin Hunters — 2,508: Mark Hopkins 617, Ky ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Three area basketball players earn substate honors

    The basketball seasons for all five area boys’ basketball teams ended before the state tournament, but three area athletes still managed to earn a spo ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Where the Rubber Meets the Road 8K is April 11

    Perhaps the oldest form of racing known to man will take place on April 11 in Newton as Iowa Speedway trades in race cars and haulers for running shoe ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Smith leads bracket challenge contest

    With the first through third rounds complete of the NCAA tournament, Scott Smith of Newton is in the lead for the Montana Mike’s Bracket Challenge wit ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Newton YMCA Penguins swim at state meet

    Newton’s YMCA Penguin Swim Team had 17 swimmers qualify for the 2015 Iowa YMCA State Swim Meet on March 7-8 in Marshalltown. Newton had seven top-10 f ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Spring seasons almost here, even if weather doesn't show it

    The spring sports season in the area is about to ramp up. Even though the weather outside lately has shown us otherwise.
    March 24, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • CMB’s Kemp tabbed with another football honor

    Collins-Maxwell/Baxter senior Bryce Kemp has gotten plenty of recognition for his fantastic four-year football career.
    March 23, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Elizabeth A. Schiller

    Elizabeth (Betty) A. Schiller of Newton, died at her home at Park Centre in Newton, March 24, 2015, from complications of COPD. The family will greet ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Thelma Darlene Williams

    Thelma Darlene Williams, 86, of Newton, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Nelson Manor Nursing Home. A graveside service is pending. The Wallace Family ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Arlene M. Taylor

    Arlene M. Taylor, 85, of Colfax, died Friday, March 20, 2015, in Payson, Ariz. A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 at Coburn Funer ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Shirley A. Partin

    Shirley A. Partin, 78, of Newton, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A graveside service will be at a later date.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Tracy Faro

    Tracy Paul Faro, 65, of Pella, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Lois Sperry

    Lois Mae Stock Sperry, 76, of Oskaloosa, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at home. She was born to the late Paul and Lucille Failyer, May 8, 1938, in Ri ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Joseph John Gobb

    Joseph John Gobb, the son of Joseph and Margaret Mary (Bernath) Gobb, was born Oct. 4, 1941, in Detroit, Mich. Joe was married to Judy Sutphin. To thi ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Elizabeth A. Schiller

    Elizabeth (Betty) A. Schiller of Newton, died at her home at Park Centre in Newton, March 24, 2015, from complications of COPD. The family will greet ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Leroy Nugteren

    J. Leroy Nugteren, 82, of Leighton, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehab Center in Oskaloosa.
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Charlene Klyn de Juarez

    Charlene S. Klyn de Juarez, 69, of Boulder, Colo., formerly of Pella, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella.
    March 25, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kimberley I. Farris, 48, of Newton, is charged with operating while under ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:38 am
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    Newton Police Department• Demosthene S. Smith, 37, of Newton, is charged with driving while license ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:49 am
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    Newton Police Department• Timothy D. Schuler, 54, of Kellogg, is charged with operating while under ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:03 am
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    Newton Police Department• Shad R. Madoll, 18, of Newton, is charged with fourth degree criminal misc ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:41 am
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    Newton Police Department• David W. Albertson, 40, of Newton, is charged with driving while license s ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Nia Louise Baird, 36, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant f ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Demosthene S. Smith, 37, of Newton, is charged with assault and trespassin ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jeremy W. Schroeder, 31, of Newton, is charged with harassment of public o ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Megan M. Kessler, 23, of Newton, is charged with unauthorized use of credi ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Aaron A. Halsted, 30, of Newton, is charged with driving while license sus ...
    March 11, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Family- owned: A tale of two stores

    Shop small is a slogan and movement most Iowans understand and strive to live toward. We all find ourselves lost in the 50-aisle maze that is Walmart ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Marijuana

    Last month, I wrote an article on marijuana use. I cited information from the American Institute of Drug Abuse and a nationwide coalition of high scho ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Nursing care for hard-to-place Iowans

    Iowa’s long-term care services receive high praise for quality and affordability. In fact, Iowa’s long-term care services are ranked 13th best in the ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Put schools back the way they were

    Todd LoiselleNewtonMy letter is short, sweet and to the point: Put NCSD schools back the way they we ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • School board dismissed community input

    Cody MuhsNewtonOn Monday, the school board voted 5-2 to reconfigure schools. Emerson Hough will be r ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Is being gay a choice?

    Recently, Dr. Ben Carson stepped onto a political mine — really, jumped onto it with both feet — when he answered a question from CNN’s Chris Cuomo ab ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Views of cops separate from views of policy

    When drafted military personnel returned home during the Vietnam era, protesters were waiting around with signs, some condemning them for their indent ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • I love treat day

    When it comes to treat day at school for my daughter, I can go a bit overboard.I know it would be co ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • House majority stalls on school funding

    This week, I’d like to discuss a variety of critical issues with you — strengthening education, protecting the second amendment while ensuring public ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Straightening out America’s trade deficit

    Republican senators are trying to strengthen America’s economy by exporting the ignorance that got them elected.
    March 24, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Lose weight with a nutrient rich diet

    It’s spring! That time of year when the bulky winter clothes get moved to the back of the closet. It’s also time to take ownership of any weight gaine ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Dental sealants provide smile protection

    Dentists note that with proper care and regular checkups, children’s teeth can last a lifetime. The Jasper County Dental Society has these tips for ke ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • ‘Insurgent’ seizes top spot; ‘The Gunman’ misfires

    LOS ANGELES — Sean Penn’s “The Gunman” was no match for the rebel kids of “Insurgent.”The second ins ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Bite into a healthy lifestyle

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month each March. The annual event reinforces the importance of developing sound ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Sport a healthy smile with a mouth guard

    Smart athletes wear mouth guards to protect their smiles from serious injury. Mouth guards, also called mouth protectors, are particularly important f ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • ‘Cinderella’ is belle of the box office with $70.1M debut

    NEW YORK — “Let It Go” may be Walt Disney’s anthem these days, but “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” might be the more accurate theme song for the Disney ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Older Adult Wellness: Down-Shift

    Whether you’re retired and carefree or at the peak of your career and working more than you should, taking time to down-shift is vital to optimal well ...
    March 12, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • 3 reasons Apple’s watch will — or won’t — change the game

    SAN FRANCISCO — No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company’s iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up mu ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Heart disease — the leading cause of death

    PELLA — This spring is a good time to review your risk for heart disease, as well as the risk to those you love. 
    March 5, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Caring for your child’s teeth

    New parents, you may not realize the importance of caring for your infant’s teeth. You should know serious tooth decay may develop by a child’s first ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:34 am

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