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  • Wittemberg Church to open for events

    After the final church service was held at the Wittemberg Church last November, it was decided by people with familial ties to the church to establish ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Nationally known teaching seminar coming to Newton

    School districts have long wrestled with the costs of sending educators out of town or across the country for professional development. At least one o ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Second Annual GOP trap shoot a success

    The Jasper County Republicans second annual E.K. Shaw Memorial Trap Shoot was held Saturday at the Jasper County Gun Club in Newton.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Newton hosts state festival

    The varsity ensemble from Newton High School competed at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival held at Newton High School Saturday.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Jersey Freeze opens over weekend in new location

    After a short delay, Jersey Freeze in Monroe opened to an eager and excited crowd Friday. Young and old alike stopped by the new location across the s ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Mingo man faces 2 sex abuse charges

    A Mingo man is charged with two counts of sexual abuse following an investigation by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.
    April 20, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Elementary honor band

    Fourteen Aurora Heights and Woodrow Wilson fifth and sixth grade band students were selected to participate in the Himie Voxman Elementary Honor Band ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Caldwell named to NADC top one percent

    Gilbert R. Caldwell III, of Caldwell, Brierly, Chalupa & Nuzum, LLC, has been selected to the National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2015 Natio ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Garton announced as CB vice president

    The Community Bank Board of Directors, of Indianola, announce the hiring of Troy Garton as a vice president.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Jasper County audit available

    Auditor of State Mary Mosiman released an audit report on Jasper County.The county had local tax rev ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Marilyn B. Purvis

    Marilyn B. (Martin) Purvis died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at The Towers in Mesa, Ariz., after battling years of ill health.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Stanley Eugene Richeson

    Stanley Eugene Richeson, 82, of Baxter, died peacefully on the morning of April 19, 2015, at Baxter Health Care after a recent illness. Visitation wil ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Jody Victorine

    Jody (Wilcox) Victorine, 80, of Newton, died Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Mary Ellen Juett

    Mary Ellen Juett, 70, of Newton, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service for Mary will be at 10 a.m. Sa ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Joel H. Ward

    Joel H. Ward, died Wednesday morning, April 15, 2015, at his home in Newton. Pence- Reese Funeral Home in Newton has been entrusted with the arrangeme ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Mary Ellen Juett

    Mary Ellen Juett, 70, of Newton, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Joe (Ray) Delk

    Joe (Ray) Delk died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Heritage Manor in Newton. Due to his wishes, there will be no funeral service. Private family services ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Beverly “Bev” G. Cross

    Beverly “Bev” G. Cross, 84, of Baxter, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, A ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Johnny Kennedy Kling

    Johnny Kennedy Kling, 86, of Baxter died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Park Centre Care Center in Newton. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Monday, ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Joel Henry Ward

    Joel Ward, 41, died Tuesday morning, April 15, 2015, at his home in Newton.Funeral services for Joel ...
    April 16, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• James D. Boden, 52, of Newton, is charged with possession of controlled su ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Julie A. Swalwell, 54, of Baxter, is charged with third-degree theft after ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dustin E. Pherigo, 30, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Katelynn R. Tibben, 24, of Newton, is charged with driving while license s ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dalton T. Grossium, 19, of Newton, is charged with consumption/intoxicatio ...
    April 10, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • Michael D. Cassady, 36, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warran ...
    April 9, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dennis U. Rice, 38, of Newton, is charged with public intoxication, posses ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Michael J. Eppstein, 33, of Newton, is charged with violation of no ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• James A. Garland, 35, of Newton, is charged with operating while under the ...
    April 3, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jessica B. Tompkins 23, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    April 2, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Birds and blooms

    There’s something magical about the spring discovery process at a new home. We’ve lived at our house for nearly two years, but this is just the second ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Bakken Pipeline not a done deal

    Angie CarterAmesThe proposed Bakken pipeline would cut across Jasper, Wapello, Mahaska, Keokuk, Jeff ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Local civil rights forum planned

    Fred RhodesNewtonOn May 14, the Central Iowa Property Association is hosting a forum on Civil Rights ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Freedom of and from religion

    Religious oppression was one reason many of our ancestors came to America. They wanted to escape rulers who demanded that everyone worship their way. ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Flying the ‘friendly’ skies

    Recently, I was giving advice on standard operating procedures when traveling by airplane. The person in question had never flown and was asking a few ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Companies belied by campaign donations

    Last week, corporate America appeared to take a rare stand on principle. After Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed a law permitting discrimination on t ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Washington-style gridlock at statehouse

    It frustrates me that kids’ educations are, once again, being used as political bargaining chips. There is still no breakthrough to resolve the school ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • April Fools

    Being the high school class clown, graduating to prankster and practical jokester came natural. April Fools’ Day is a gimme.
    April 16, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Schieffer’s retirement is loss to quality journalism

    Pragmatism and balanced analysis is an increasingly dying art in journalism, and is almost nonexistent in the 24-hour-per-day media cycle of cable’s i ...
    April 16, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Equal pay day

    When Doris and Don Fisher opened their small retail store in 1969, they each put up $21,000 in savings and, without even discussing it, paid each othe ...
    April 16, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • ‘Furious 7’ speeds ahead of the competition

    LOS ANGELES — Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James’s “Paul Blart” sequel couldn’t outpace “Furious 7.”
    April 20, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Cooking tips for one or two

    The best part about cooking for one is that there are no worries about what anyone else wants for dinner. However it’s a real challenge making healthy ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Apple Watch options: 54 combinations of case, band, size

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watch comes with a choice of watch case, band and size — there are 54 possible configurations in all.
    April 13, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Time to spring clean those eating habits

    Spring is here. What better time to hit the “reset” button and reintroduce some fresh foods into your diet after a long Iowa winter.
    April 9, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Reducing food waste

    About 40 percent of the United States food supply goes uneaten. Discarded food in homes and food service accounts for 60 percent of this total food lo ...
    April 2, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says

    CHICAGO (AP) — An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away. That’s according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had ...
    April 2, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • How to: Love your heart

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news is, however, that many of these deaths and risk ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:35 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

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