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  • Annual Night of Jazz is Friday

    The Newton High School Music Department’s annual Night of Jazz will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the high school Center for Performance.Th ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • More snow on the way

    Between 3 and 5 inches of snow fell in the Jasper County area with the latest storm lasting most of Wednesday, said State Climatologist Harr ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Social Saturdays

    For people with a mental illness, life can be challenging at times and sometimes ordinary tasks require more focus and determination. Whethe ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 1:16 pm
  • Scent-trail dog will be fully vested

    Bullet doesn’t quite look comfortable yet in his new suit.However, as the bloodhound gets more acclimated to his heavy protective vest, he’l ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Newton’s Travis to play football for St. Ambrose

    Newton High senior Jordan Travis made an impact on both sides of the football for the Cardinals last fall.Travis is going offense as he move ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Dr. Jessen featured as Hometown Hawkeye

    Thomas Jessen’s decision to pursue a career in medicine followed the influence of his time as an undergraduate student at the University of ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:47 am
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  • Scent-trail dog will be fully vested

    Bullet doesn’t quite look comfortable yet in his new suit.However, as the bloodhound gets more accli ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Local legislators voice reasons for no votes on gas tax

    Wednesday, after Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law the state’s first gasoline tax increase in 26 years, there weren’t any Jasper County legisla ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Annual Night of Jazz is Friday

    The Newton High School Music Department’s annual Night of Jazz will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the high school Center for Performance.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Social Saturdays

    For people with a mental illness, life can be challenging at times and sometimes ordinary tasks require more focus and determination. Whether individu ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 1:16 pm
  • More snow on the way

    Between 3 and 5 inches of snow fell in the Jasper County area with the latest storm lasting most of Wednesday, said State Climatologist Harry Hillaker ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Newton student learns about screen printing

    Lynnville-Sully High School junior Dillon Van Maren, right, of Newton, performs a screen printing of a T-shirt under the watchful eye of Des Moines Ar ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Outdoor gym in the works for NWC

    The progress on an outdoor gym was discussed at the Newton Wellness Coalition’s Wednesday meeting. The NWC received a grant for $1,500 from Theisan’s ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • YMCA boys basketball championships to benefit Kids v. Cancer

    Newton YMCA will host a Kids v. Cancer Basketball Tournament beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the gym, 1701 S. Eighth Ave. E.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Art on display at Uncle Nancy’s

    Two Newton artists will have their work on display at Uncle Nancy’s until April 1. Danna Fruetel is ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. 
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Allen Michael Poston

    Allen Michael “Mike” Poston, 55, of Newton, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Darlene Kay Seibert

    Darlene Kay Seibert, 64, of Monroe, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at her home. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Fe. 28 at Coburn Fun ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Ruth Keller

    Ruth S. Keller, 87, of Newton, died Monday evening, Feb. 23, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Allen Michael Poston

    Allen Michael “Mike” Poston, 55, of Newton, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A celebration of life servic ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Lila Rae Neideigh

    Lila Rae Neideigh, 56, of Runnells, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at her home. A funeral service will ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Dean Sadler

    Dean Sadler, 86, of Pella, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella. A celebration of life service will be May 1. ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Ruth Keller

    Ruth Keller, 87, of Newton, died Monday evening, Feb. 23, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.Fu ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Mildred Bogaards

    Mildred G. (Van Wyk) Bogaards, 83, of Pella, died Monday morning, Feb. 23, 2015, at the Pella Regional Health Center in Pella.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Phyllis E. Blankenship

    Phyllis E. Blankenship, 93, of Monroe, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held on Monday, ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Sean Forrest Postma

    Sean Forrest Postma, the son of Jerry and Kaye J. (Kingery) Postma, was born Sept. 29, 1963, in Newton. He was a graduate of the Baxter Senior High, C ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Randy K. Smith Jr., 41, of Newton, is charged with driving while license s ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kayla H. Cockerton, 20, of Newton, is charged with driving while license s ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kurtiss P. Landrum, 47, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Lawrence A. Hada, 45, is charged with trespassing after authorities were c ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 14-year-old juvenile is charged with third-degree theft after authoritie ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christian L. Fisher, 48, of Grinnell, is charged with driving while licens ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Seton K. Smith, 38, of Baxter, is charged with possession of drug parapher ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Amber N. Burgart, 26, of Newton, is charged with operating while under the ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • Stephen M. Elliott, 26, of Newton, is charged with driving while license ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Richard W. Atwood, 56, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Facebook February

    February is my favorite month. OK, I have to admit the main reason for my fondness is because it’s my birth month. It makes it easy to love.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Giuliani: nutball or sleazeball?

    I’m trying to make up my mind about Rudy Giuliani: I can’t decide whether he’s a nutball or a sleazeball. For now I’m going with a sleazy nutball, but ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • The future

    Future cars may be driverless and powered by hydrogen. Toyota already has a hydrogen fuel-cell model ready for the market, with other auto makers scra ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Wrestlers use unique combo of brains, brawn

    High school and college wrestlers have told me it’s tough to describe their yearly cycle of training and preparing, let alone describe what it’s like ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • A late-night mommy call

    There are only two groups of people who make plans to go out after 10 p.m.: those answering a booty call and moms. It’s possible there is a third grou ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Community Reinvestment Act can boost energy efficiency, funding for low-income schools

    One in five Americans spends his or her days in our nation’s 140,000 K-12 schools. Those schools spend close to $8 billion a year on energy costs, the ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Would ISIS like some heroin?

    Ever since a State Department spokeswoman stupidly suggested that people are happier with jobs and money than without jobs and money, Americans have r ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • My other love — crafting

    As a hobby and a way to make some fun money, I started crafting about eight years ago. My mom taught me how to sew with my own little machine when I w ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Stacking the deck

    A new precedent has been established in Iowa politics: If at first you don’t succeed, stack the deck so you get your desired outcome. At least that is ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Learning to abide

    Last week my sports editor walked into my office and told me I need to step up my bowling game. Whil ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:05 am


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