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  • Charles O’Roake

    Charles (Charlie) J. O’Roake, 87, of Colfax, died Tuesday, March 30, 2015, at Mercy Hospice-Johnston. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April ...
    April 1, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Pauline Charlotte West Cannon

    Pauline Charlotte West Cannon, 56, of Newton, died Monday, March 30, 2015, at her home. A celebration of Pauline’s life will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, ...
    April 1, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Wayne H. Tinnermeier

    Wayne H. Tinnermeier, 81, of Newton, died on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Careage of Newton in Newton.A ...
    April 1, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Mary Frances Stabenow

    Mary Frances Stabenow, 71, of Newton, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at her home. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
    April 1, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • John “Dale” Tipton

    John “Dale” Tipton, 90, of Baxter, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the Baxter Health Care Center in Baxter. Funeral services are currently pending at ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Winona Sill

    Winona Sill passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2015, at her home at Park Centre in Newton. Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton has been entrusted with th ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Dorothy Ann Roorda

    Dorothy Ann (Lawrence) Roorda was born on Dec. 4, 1929, near Craig, Mo., to Gertrude Nies Lawrence and Ralph Waldo Lawrence. She died Saturday, March ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Henry C. Birkenholz

    Henry C. Birkenholz, Jr., 85, longtime Newton realtor died on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Mary A. Freeman

    Funeral services for Mary will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 7 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Newton. Deacon Rev. Merle Smith and the Rev. Karen ...
    March 31, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Patrick Jay Walker

    Patrick Jay “Pat” Walker, 86, of Newton, died of congestive heart failure Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Newton.
    March 31, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Desmonne J. Hoffert, 24, of Newton, was arrested on a Marshalltown Police ...
    April 1, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Manuel L. Richardson, 29, of Newton, is charged with operating while under ...
    March 30, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Douglas R. Mahon, 19, of Newton, is charged with driving while license sus ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kimberley I. Farris, 48, of Newton, is charged with operating while under ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Demosthene S. Smith, 37, of Newton, is charged with driving while license ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Timothy D. Schuler, 54, of Kellogg, is charged with operating while under ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shad R. Madoll, 18, of Newton, is charged with fourth degree criminal misc ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Police Blotter

    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
  • Here’s the address — April Fools!

    When I saw April Fools Day on a calendar recently, it reminded me of a cruel joke played years ago upon newcomers to the Newton area.
    April 1, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Tax reform: How to grow state revenue

    Recently, the House Ways and Means committee passed income tax reform legislation (HF 604) that would not only give Iowans a choice on how they file t ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • The secret life of Barack Obama

    There is a unicorn lair in North Korea. We know this because the Dear Leader of North Korea, Kim Jung Un, tells us so. According to the official Korea ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Ready for the hunt

    The girls have been to several family Easter egg hunts but this year was their first community event. After a mishap last year that caused us to miss ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Preventing the dangerous crime of stalking

    The Iowa Senate recently approved two bills to prevent stalking, which can leave victims feeling terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened or wo ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Can we build a better Ted Cruz?

    After reading about genetic modification of food, I got scared. That’s a big thing coming from a guy who had a can of spaghetti for supper and six mal ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • YPJC hits home run with Re-Prom

    Truth be told I’ve been sitting at the computer for an hour, slightly revising the introduction of my column over and over again — the struggle is rea ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • School funding crisis will continue

    The school funding crisis will continue on for at least another week after a bi-partisan committee met on Tuesday but the House majority again refused ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Gentrify!

    No matter what you do, modern liberals will tell you you’re wrong.For decades, liberals complained t ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • SEC illustrates danger of regulatory capture

    The phrase “regulatory capture” shrouds a serious problem in vaguely academic jargon, making it seem like unimportant esoterica rather than anything n ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 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
  • 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

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