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  • Puppy mills focus of local forum

    A town meeting aimed at raising awareness about puppy mills in Iowa was held by Mary Lahay, founder and president of the Iowa Friends of Companion Ani ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Newton school board has another full agenda

    While there doesn’t seem to be any items on the agenda for Monday night’s Newton Community School District board meeting that would generate long, pas ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Program can be ‘Gateway’ to both diploma, degree

    Some Newton-area youth might feel like all of their educational opportunities have slipped away.That ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • NCS band students excel at SCIBA contest

    From left to right: Brianna Bower, trumpet, Reyna Worthington, clarinet and Peter Larson, alto saxophone, students at Newton Christian School earned t ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Seven Pacesetters selected to All-Iowa Honor Dance Team

    Seven of the Newton High School Pacesetters were selected for the All-Iowa Honor Dance Team. Tryouts for this team were held last September at Ames Hi ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Parents file $1.1M claim against state patrol in detainee’s death

    IOWA CITY — The parents of a detainee killed in a traffic accident after escaping from an Iowa State Patrol car filed a $1.1 million legal claim again ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Man accused of posing as actor pleads guilty to child porn

    DES MOINES — A California man accused of posing as an actor from the “Twilight” movies to entice local girls has pleaded guilty to federal possession ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Iowa Straw Poll at Newton Speedway?

    Iowa Speedway is among several sites being considered to host the 2015 Iowa Straw Poll, the first organizational test of the GOP presidential primary.
    March 6, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • YMCA to host movie night

    The Newton YMCA and United Way of Jasper County will present “The Muppets Take Manhattan” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Newton Capitol II Theater, 116 Fi ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Events

    • Newton High School students perform in “Hello Dolly!” at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Newton Senior High School Center for Performance. 
    March 6, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Sports journalism and social media: improvise, adapt, overcome

    Social media. Those two words scare me as a journalist, especially as a sports print journalist.I kn ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Newton, others open short indoor track season Monday

    Youth will be the driving force for Newton High’s track teams in 2015. The Cardinal girls’ and girls’ team return some top talent from last year to le ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Newton’s Wood signs to play William Penn football

    Tyler Wood is a multi-sport athlete. He has excelled in all three sports — football, basketball and baseball — in his four years at Newton High School ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Cardinal Lanes Bowling

    March 4Women’s Wednesday Morning CoffeeNewton Daily News 2, Steppin Out Dance 2Newton Daily News — 2 ...
    March 5, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Three Cardinal girls claim LHC honors

    Michaela Jacobsen has been a force on the Newton High School girls’ basketball team the past three seasons. As a freshman, she paid her dues, but did ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Rolling 800

    Jesse Hopkins of Monroe posted an 801 series during league action on Feb. 10 at Mustang Lanes in Monroe. Hopkins, who bowls for Raider Poker.net in th ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Three area boys land on HOIC first team

    Prairie City-Monroe seniors Logan Gilman and Trey Lindsay and Collins-Maxwell/Baxter senior Bryce Kemp were all recently named to the Heart of Iowa Co ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Back at it after week-long hiatus

    For those of you who were aware, last week was not the most fun week of my life. And I am glad it’s over.
    March 3, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Bumblebees, Eagles play Big Game

    A big-game atmosphere existed in Newton High’s gymnasium Friday morning — fans cheering, the NHS pep band playing and two competitive teams on the bas ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Sigourney ousts Lynnville-Sully from 1A playoffs

    KNOXVILLE — Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks and the Sigourney Savages entered Thursday’s Class 1A District 10 championship game at 1-1 when facing each other ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Pamela Lou Tague

    Pamela Lou Tague, 61, of Newton, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at her home. A celebration of Pamela’s life will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 7, a ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Cora Jean Andersen

    Cora Jean Anderson of Baxter, was called home to her God Wednesday morning, March 4, 2015, at the Baxter Health Care Center in Baxter.
    March 6, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • June Synhorst Taylor

    June Synhorst Taylor, of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. She was 86. June was born in Prairie City, June 28, 1928, to Dick ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • John A. Doolittle

    John A. Doolittle, 71, of Prairie City, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Taylor House – Hospice in Des Moines. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Dwight Pierce

    Dwight Pierce, 64, died March 3, 2015, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. He was born to Alice and Melvin Pierce Sr. in Des Moines Aug. 23, 1950.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Krista Joelle Nissen

    Krista Joelle (Tisdale) Nissen, 45, received her angel wings March 1, 2015, and has given up her crutches, braces and wheel chair and is now soaring h ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Cora J. Andersen

    Cora Jean Andersen, 89, of Baxter, died Wednesday morning, March 4, 2015, at the Baxter Care Center.     
    March 4, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Rose Mary (Spangler) Wearmouth

    Rose Mary (Spangler) Wearmouth, 75, of Newton died on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Heritage Manor in Newton.
    March 3, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Krista J. Nissen

    Krista J. Nissen, 45, of Des Moines, formerly of Newton, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Shirley M. Atwood

    Shirley M. Elliott Atwood, 80, of Newton, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    March 2, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael A. Criqui, 22, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Charles S. Vaughn, 50, of Newton, is charged with possession of drug parap ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Douglas L. Krier, 57, of Newton, is charged with going armed with intent, ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Russell G. Quick, 32, of Kellogg, is charged with failure to yield to vehi ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Zachary A. Cupples, 20, of Newton, is charged with operating while under t ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • 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
  • Planes, trains and automobiles

    There’s an unconventional place in the world where a person can find a sense of unity while experiencing individuality and meditation. It’s a place wi ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • In her grief, Tamir Rice’s mother stands alone

    Even when Samaria Rice is surrounded by others, as she was at Tuesday’s news conference, she still seems so alone.
    March 6, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Funnel Week at the Capitol

    This week, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline we use to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the “funnel.” Wh ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Lenard Nimoy taught us much more than LLAP

    “I have been and always shall be your friend.” These were the words of Captain Spock as he consoled Admiral James T. Kirk while dying of radiation poi ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Memorization an addiction for educators

    Sue AtkinsonBaxterThe last week of February, two members of the Iowa State Board of Education, Charl ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • 10,000 steps

    Fifty-Seven year-old Randy Anderson of Ottumwa didn’t remember leaving the house for his daily run on that warm Friday afternoon of January 23, 2015. ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Jasper County Museum introduces new column

    This is the first, of what we hope will be a regular monthly column, about Jasper County and the Jasper County Museum. We’ll tell a little about the m ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Finally escaping from a rotary smart phone

    With more and more technology moving within reach of our fingertips all the time, it seems we’re practically one cycle behind by the time we download ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Birthday barf bag

    “Hey, love, how goes your birthday?”“You remembered!”It was 11 a.m. He was onto me. Shoot!It’s not l ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • For the love of TV

    I love TV. I love getting into a new show and watching to see how it plays out versus what I think might happen. Through most of my childhood, I didn’ ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:08 am

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