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  • County residents want to be rid of ‘puppy mills’

    SULLY — Driving down Highway F62E, past Cline’s Hilltop Kennel, newcomers would be hard-pressed to notice any place along the road at the center of so ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Annual Chill-I Ride

    Bikers take off from PJ’s Deli during Saturday’s 28th annual Chil-i Ride. The event’s proceeds went to the maintenance of Chichaqua valley trail.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Backflow prevention program moving forward

    The Newton Water Board approved moving forward with a backflow prevention program, utilizing Backflow Systems Solutions Incorporated to implement the ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • A place for everyone

    About a year and a half ago, Silverado Jewelry relocated to a storefront on the Newton square. A transition that was well-timed for the owner, Stephan ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Local kids Celebrate Spring

    Skye and Shae Koenen created art during the Celebrate Spring kids event Saturday at the Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
    March 30, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • CNA pleads not guilty to adult abuse

    A Newton woman accused of abusing an adult woman under her care at a local nursing home has pleaded not guilty to dependent adult abuse.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Young professionals host Re-Prom at Iowa Speedway

    The Young Professionals of Jasper County hosted their first annual Re-Prom event Saturday night at the Iowa Speedway.  Re-Prom featured dancing and pa ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Newton Police, Jasper County Sheriff conduct nighttime enforcement project

    On March 17, the Newton Police Department and Jasper County Sheriff’s Office participated in a special Traffic Enforcement Project (sTEP) in the City ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Evening prairie burn

    The public is invited to watch a controlled prairie burn at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Alzheimer’s workshop April 7

    An interactive workshop to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease will be at 6:30 p.m. April 7 at Park Centre in Newton. Presenters will he ...
    March 30, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Archie Jones

    Archie Jones, 78, of Monroe, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at his home. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 2 at the Monroe United ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:16 pm
  • Catherine Grace Hardie

    Catherine Grace Hardie, 93, of Des Moines, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Wayne H. Tinnermeier

    Wayne H. Tinnermeier, 81, of Newton, died on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Careage of Newton in Newton.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Cecil M. Charls

    Cecil M. Charls, 94, of Prairie City, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Mitchell Village Care Center in Mitchellville. A funeral service will be at 1 ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 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 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
  • 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 - 11:22 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
  • 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
  • So you think you can dance?

    High school seems like a century ago, and I guess that’s partly true since I started in 1999. They w ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Future of Newton schools calls for comprehensive approach

    Josh CantuNewtonMy wife and I have lived in Newton for the past 14 years and have come to call this ...
    March 27, 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
  • 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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