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  • Skiff names new CAO

    Laurie Conner will take over as interim Chief Administrative Officer at Skiff Medical Center on Dec. 3.
    NEW: Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Allen sees opportunities to expand Iowa’s middle class

    State Sen. Chaz Allen, of Newton, will help shape the work of the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature by serving on several Iowa Senate committees.
    NEW: Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Nook joins Iowa All-State Chorus for second year

    Newton Senior Makayla Nook, daughter of Galyn and Tami Nook, was chosen during statewide auditions in October for the 2014 Iowa All-State Chorus. Six ...
    NEW: Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Reynolds, Camp selected for OPUS Choir

    Alayna Reynolds, daughter of Kyle and Linda Reynolds, and Natalie Camp, daughter of Randy and Carol Camp were chosen by audition for the 2014 Freshman ...
    NEW: Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • The Newton High School Cheerleaders will host a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the high school cafeteria.
    NEW: Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Christian School benefit is Friday

    The Newton Christian School Benefit Dinner is Friday at Community Heights Alliance Church with music from Central College’s Tropical Steel Band.
    NEW: Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Get your free, new library card

    We are proud to announce that we have a new library card with a bold Get To Know Newton Public Library design and a key fob. To celebrate we are givin ...
    NEW: Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • Fall Fun Fest is Saturday

    Baxter PTO hosts its Fall Fun Fest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday are the Baxter School West Gym. More than 25 crafters and vendors will be at the ev ...
    NEW: Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • 500-acre outdoor recreational park planned for Colfax

    COLFAX — Preliminary stages of a multi-year proposal to transform the 500-acre gravel quarry at 1208 Highway 117 S. near Colfax into an outdoor recrea ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Park Board reviews year, approves fees changes

    At the Newton Park Board meeting Wednesday night, board members were given an annual park review and discussed proposed park fee changes for the upcom ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Margaret Patricia Bates

    Margaret Patricia Bates, 92, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2014, at Park Centre Health Care in Newton. 
    NEW: Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • Loren L. Moomaw

    Loren L. “Jumbo” Moomaw, 85, of Des Moines, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Altoona Nursing and Rehab. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Robert W. Little

    Robert W. Little, 88, formerly of Brooklyn, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. A funeral service will be at 10:30 ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Richard H. Meckley

    Richard H. Meckley, 85, of Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Baxter, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at North Naples Hospital in Naples, Fla. A memorial ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Robert Wayne Myers

    Robert Wayne Myers, 75, of Monroe, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. There will be a private family funeral ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Emily Latch

    Emily Lee Latch, 80, of State Center, passed away with family by her side on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Rae Jean Allspach

    Rae Jean Allspach, 59, of Kellogg, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. A celebration of Rae’s li ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Miriam M. Pieper

    Miriam Marie Pieper, 99, of Newton, the daughter of Ivan James and Goldie Mae (Fleenor) Buckley, was born Nov. 16, 1915, in rural Jasper County. She a ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Robert Rouse

    Robert Rouse, 80, of Baxter, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at the Baxter Care Center. Visitation was Sunday at Bethany United Church of Christ in rura ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Jeannie Breen

    Jeanie (Schuring) Breen, 93, of Pella, died Friday afternoon, Nov. 14, 2014, at the West Ridge Nursing Center in Knoxville.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Benjamin M. Nelson, 23, of Newton, is charged with operating while under t ...
    NEW: Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:34 am
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    Newton Police Department• Joshua L. Wielard, 25, of Grinnell, is charged with forgery after authorit ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
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    Newton Police Department• Joshua L. Wielard, 25, of Grinnell, was arrested on two warrants for posse ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:23 am
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    Newton Police Department• Candice M. Myers, 44, of Cedar Rapids, is charged with driving while licen ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:51 am
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    Newton Police Department• Ford C. Thompson, 62, of Newton, is charged with unsafe backing on a roadw ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:16 am
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    Newton Police Department• Romone R. Jackson, 31, of Newton, was arrested on a Warren County warrant ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:15 am
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    Newton Police Department• Jennifer M. Armstrong, 35, of Colfax, is charged with driving while barred ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:25 am
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    Newton Police Department • A 10-year-old juvenile is charged with assault and second-degree harassme ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:55 am
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    Newton Police Department• Alicia C. Nehring, 19, of Newton, is charged with consumption of alcohol b ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 10:18 am
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    Newton Police Department• Dustin R. Stoner, 33, of Newton, is charged with fourth-degree criminal mi ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • 10 places to Christmas shop small this season

    As Christmas approaches yet again, it seems as though there’s not a lot of shopping options in Newton — which is why it’s extremely important that we ...
    NEW: Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • The first casualty of war

    Reflecting on World War I, California Senator Hiram Johnson famously said: “The first casualty when war comes is truth.”
    NEW: Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Bill Cosby allegation: It's oral rape, not oral sex

    One evening in 2012, she decided it was time to tell her story.She waited until after business hours ...
    NEW: Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Polar vortex or no polar vortex, it's slick out there

    Iowa roadways during the colder months can become quickly traitorous. But as the powder melts away every March and cities put away their salt and sand ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Wind-turbines, junk and football

    Just like the movie, “Nebraska,” the road to Lincoln, in this case I-80 in western Iowa, cut through rolling cattle country, terraced crop land, and f ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Chief tax-dodging officers

    Republican and Democratic leaders don’t often see eye to eye on taxes.But surprisingly, corporate ta ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • A one-way war of words

    My mother led most of her middle-aged life under the distinct impression that her small fleet of household appliances had the ability to understand th ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • US/China deal perpetuates climate injustice

    A glance at the White House web site reveals the degree to which the administration is misrepresenting the global warming issue. Under the headline, “ ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • It's time to tell other stories

    For most of my adult life, my main task has been telling the stories of athletes — most of them school-age athletes.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • Think positive thoughts

    With snow on the ground and temperatures in single digits, winter seems to be officially here, even if not on the calendar for another month. I am not ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:00 am

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