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  • Ronald G. Manley

    Ronald George “Pete” Manley, 63, passed from this life Saturday morning, Aug. 27, 2016, at his home in Newton.  
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Timothy G. Anderson

    Timothy Glenn Anderson, 67, of Newton, passed from this life Thursday evening, Aug. 25, 2016, at Unity Point Health-Iowa Methodist Medical Center in D ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Bryan Thayer

    Bryan Thayer, 64, of Newton, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at his home. A memorial service will take place at a later date. The Wallace Family Funeral H ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Mark A. McCoy

    Mark Allen McCoy passed away Monday, Aug.1, 2016, of colon cancer. He is survived by his wife, Amy ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:13 pm
  • Mark W. Guy

    Mark William Guy, 67, of Mitchellville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 10:3 ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Howard L. Snook

    Howard L. Snook, 96, was born Aug. 29, 1919, in rural Newton, the son of Harry and Rosa Belle (Hummel) Snook. He was a lifelong resident of the Newton ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:18 pm
  • Dana Sparks

    Dana (Trusler) Sparks, 72, of Baxter, went to heaven peacefully Wednesday, June 29, 2016. A celebration of life will be at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • 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
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jennifer M. Rose, 28, of Newton, is charged with two counts of assault on ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kirk D. Blatterbauer, 64, of Newton, is charged with operating while under ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ian McCandless, 23, of Newton, was arrested on Jasper County warrant after ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:14 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
  • Column: Hinterland happiness

    I have discovered I really like music festivals. I’ve always loved music — listening to it, playing instruments and singing. I have been to concerts, ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Editorial: Voters should Preserve the Pride

    The Newton Community School District has always sought to provide top-notch school facilities and education for its children. A choice on the Sept. 13 ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Libertarian town hall

    Vote for Donald Trump? No! Hillary Clinton? No!They are not trustworthy. They push bad ideas.Fortuna ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Get outside this weekend

    As summer begins to wrap up in the coming weeks, make sure to enjoy this nice Indian summer weather with some outdoor events.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Howard Snook lived as a humble servant

    Jasper County lost another one of its greatest citizens this week. I was deeply saddened to hear of Howard Snook’s passing. Howard was a World War II ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Daytime adventurer

    There sure is a lot of fun that comes along with grandparenting.I’m not talking about the classic gr ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • What’s the plan for Newton schools?

    First off, I am in total agreement that the Berg School Complex needs to be replaced. More than a year ago, I attended the very first public meeting h ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • ‘Come with me if you want to live’

    Editor’s Note: This column orginailly published on Sept 9, 2015.We were backing out of the Dowling C ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Aronia, alternative crop for farmers?

    Aug. 19: Harvest day on the Mark and Jane McConeghey farm outside of Monroe. The mechanical harvester moves through the lush, green aronia bushes sele ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Supports Payton for Iowa House

    At the League of Women Voters forum on May 19, 2016, the supporters of Wes Breckenridge heckled and laughed at our representative, Dan Kelley. This wa ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Hand strength exercises

    Take a moment to consider the importance of your hands. If you’re reading this story in the newsp ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 10:02 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