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  • Memorial Day weekend features ceremonies in Newton

    Anyone paying a visit to graves of those whose served their country should be on the lookout for aging headstones, one official says. The Veterans Adm ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • County residents rally in support of bill against pipeline

    When the proposed Bakken oil pipeline project began to enter Iowa conversations a few years ago, many farmers voiced their opposition.
    May 21, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Abandoned dog recovering at JCARL

    Four Legged Friends is offering a cash reward for information about a dog that was dropped off at Jasper County Animal Rescue League Friday. The femal ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Fire cause unknown

    A firefighter looks to see what’s happening with a fire on the east side of house that Newton, Baxter and Reasnor firefighters responded to at about 4 ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Be healthy in May — National Asparagus Month

    Asparagus has been cultivated for culinary and medicinal purposes for more than 2,000 years. Versati ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • NHS chemistry classes tour Thombert, Inc.

    One hundred and five Newton High School students in five chemistry classes, taught by Sarah Curry and Chris Forsyth, toured Thombert, Inc. May 8. The ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Former Cardinal Lanes owners honored

    Rep. Dan Kelley honored former Cardinal Lane owners Jeff and Bev Van Blair for their 24 years of outstanding dedication and commitment to the youth in ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • HIRTA offering rides to Des Moines

    A new service to Des Moines was added by the Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency starting May 11. HIRTA is a public transit service available to all ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Working Dogs for Conservation return to the Neal Smith

    Back for a fourth year, canines and their handlers from Working Dogs for Conservation (WD4C), Three Forks, Mont., a nonprofit group, will be working o ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • To new Heights

    Berg Elementary School third-graders made a trek to their new school May 15 when the entire grade walked over to Aurora Heights Elementary School, whe ...
    May 21, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Bonnie Ryan

    Bonnie L. (Van Oostrum) Ryan, 85, died Tuesday May 19, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. No visitation or services are being planned.
    May 21, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Nancy Gritters

    Nancy E. (Rus) Gritters, 69, of Pella, died Monday, May 15, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
    May 21, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Raymond Harrison

    Raymond Harrison, 85, of Newton died on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Newton Healthcare. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21 ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Raymond A. Hasselman

    Raymond A. Hasselman, 80, of Monroe, died on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Hospice of Pella — Comfort House in Pella. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • David S. Cumming

    David S. Cumming, died May 8, 2015, in Sarasota, Fla., in hospice care.David was born July 4, 1948, ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Dennis L. Conn

    Dennis L. Conn, 68, of Altoona, died peacefully Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at The Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. A funeral service will be held at  ...
    May 15, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Glen E. Shuey

    Glen E. Shuey, 84, of Newton, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Newton Health Care. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16 at Coburn Fun ...
    May 15, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Betty Ilene Johnston

    Betty Ilene Johnston, 91, of Baxter, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturd ...
    May 15, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Raymond Hasselman

    Raymond Hasselman, 80, of Monroe, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Hospice of Pella — Comfort House in Pella. Funeral services are pending at Coburn Fu ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Reggie L. Hodge

    Reggie L. Hodge, the son of James Edward and Carol LaVonne (Porter) Hodge, was born Oct. 13, 1964, in Newton. He graduated from the Newton Senior High ...
    May 14, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Katelund E. Jeffrey, 18, of Prairie City, is charged with failure to maint ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mareah R. Simpson, 36, of Newton, was arrested on a Marshalltown Police De ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Melissa F. Sherbinow, 24, of Newton, was arrested on a MINE Task Force war ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Keely M. Murphy, 19, of Newton, was arrested on a warrant for failure to a ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael C. Burgess, 58, of Newton, is charged with following too close aft ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael R. McGhghy, 57, of Newton, is charged with consumption/intoxicatio ...
    May 14, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Joseph S. Kain, 36, of Prairie City, is charged with possession of c ...
    May 13, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kenneth M. Landgrebe, 18, of Newton, is charged with failure to maintain c ...
    May 12, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael A. Geerlings, 22, of Newton, is charged with failure to yield upon ...
    May 11, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Crime beat

    Colfax Police Department• Kent A. Owens, 43, of Colfax, was arrested and charged with domestic assau ...
    May 6, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • Take me out to the Speedway

    For as long as I can remember, summertime equals baseball/softball in my family. On any given day, my brother, sister and I would round up the wiffle ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • May is National Foster Care Month

    Vivian WillemsenOttumwaMay is National Foster Care Month, a time to raise awareness about teens and ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Wendell Mohr

    I’ve written a couple of articles about Wendell Mohr. He’s a rather famous Iowa watercolor artist, now deceased, who has blessed many homes, galleries ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Kelley is dedicated to his district

    Kathy HoldeferMingoIn his May 19 letter to the Newton Daily News, Michael Ware asks if “anyone else ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Get real

    The only way to reach Florida’s Cayo Costa State Park is by boat. It’s a small barrier island off the gulf coast between Sarasota and Ft. Myers. When ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Don’t fear the out-of-state reaper

    In 1976, the Blue Oyster Cult told us not to fear the reaper. The way some high school seniors describe college in another state — far from family and ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Newton student recognized at Iowa State Capitol

    Dr. Zack and Stephanie AlexanderNewtonA few weeks ago, our son Isaac, a 9-year-old third-grader at T ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Puppy mills — a red flag to all Iowans

    Jana WestAnkenyThank you for covering this issue. I think this would be a red flag to all Iowans. No ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Frustrated by pipeline presence

    Sheri PherigoNewtonI just got off the phone from talking to Rep. Dan Kelley. I know how hard he has ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Barack Obama’s ‘lottery winners’

    Last week, President Obama held a summit on poverty at Georgetown University. There, he explained that unrest in major American cities could be traced ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:26 am

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