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  • Leadership class to begin in February

    Once again the Newton Development Corporation (NDC), Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC-Newton Campus) and the Jasper Community Foundation are c ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • It’s 80s night for the Newton Wellness Coalition kick off event

    The Newton Wellness Coalition picked an 80s theme for its kickoff event, set to happen at the Newton varsity basketball games Friday. The group will o ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • DOE releases tough criteria for Sept. 1 waivers

    In mid-December, the Iowa Department of Education released a statement that made it clear starting school before the week of Sept. 1 will be tough.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Lace up, cool out

    Runners take off following the starting gun at Saturday’s Skiff Medical Center Pink Nose/Blue Toes 5K run/walk. Skiff Foundation Event’s Manager Leisa ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Keystone Laboratories celebrates 25 years

    Keystone Laboratories celebrated its 25 anniversary with a party featuring the Double G Big Band at DMACC Saturday. The company, which was founded in ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Vernon donates to Jasper County United Way

    Vernon Company President Chris Vernon (right) presents a check for more than $24,000 to United Way of Jasper County. UWJC Executive Director Jessica L ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Sheets elected to petroleum marketers board

    URBANDALE — Lynn Sheets, of Sully, petroleum development manager at Key Cooperative has joined the Board of Directors of the Petroleum Marketers and C ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Critchfield named to FNNB board of directors

    First Newton National Bank President Gary Kahn announced Stephanie Critchfield has been elected to the Board of Directors of First Newton National Ban ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Berg Middle School to host assembly

    Berg Middle School will be celebrating its first semester’s academic success on Jan. 30.The assembly ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Blues Under the Blue Roof at the Newton Public Library

    The library will be jumping with blues music when Newton Public Library partners with the South Skunk Blues Society to present Blues Under the Blue Ro ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Newton rolls over Pella Christian on Senior Day

    Newton High’s Cardinal bowlers dominated Pella Christian’s Eagles on Senior Day Saturday. Four of the five seniors on the NHS bowling teams led the Ca ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Cardinal girls’ two-game weekend road trip rough

    HUXLEY — Facing Iowa Class 4A fourth-ranked Ballard Saturday, Newton High’s Cardinal girls came up short. The Cardinals dropped a 57-25 decision to th ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Cardinals fall to Eagles

    PELLA — Newton High’s Cardinal boys are looking for a formula of getting out in front or staying even with a team early in basketball games. Too many ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Mustangs crown two champions at HOIAC tournament

    GILBERT – There was a stretch back in December when Ron Marshall was unsure if he wanted to finish out his final season as a PCM wrestler.
    UPDATED: Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Elks Hoop Shoot districts

    Submitted photoCaleb Mattes of Newton, far right, placed second in the 8-9-year-old division of the ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Gilman’s 22 leads PCM over improved Tigerhawks

    MONROE — Junior Logan Gilman collected a double-double for the third straight game, finishing with 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Mustangs won the ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • PCM cruises past Tigerhawks

    MONROE — The Class 3A No. 15 PCM girls’ basketball team raced out to a 22-0 lead after one quarter and then outscored Colfax-Mingo 19-2 in the third f ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • CMB boys rally past Comets

    BAXTER — The Collins-Maxwell/Baxter boys’ basketball team did not take the lead until late in the third quarter but still found a way to win at home o ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Hawks squads dominate Bear teams

    BROOKLYN — Third-quarter production was important to Lynnville-Sully’s boys and girls in South Iowa Cedar League contests against host BGM Friday.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Cardinal teams fall in close ones at Pella Christian; area basketball roundup

    Newton and Lynnville-Sully teams were on the road Friday night while Collins-Maxwell/Baxter played at home. Prairie City-Monroe hosted Jasper County r ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Melburn Clymer

    Melburn Louis “Melby” Clymer, 83, of Newton, died peacefully Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Park Centre in Newton. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wed ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Richard L. Phipps

    Richard LeRoy Phipps, 70, of Rock Creek, died after a lengthy illness at his home on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The family will greet friends from 10 to ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Roger K. Smith

    Roger K. Smith, 79, of Baxter, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Mary Greely Medical Center in Ames. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Ja ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Kathryn I. Kingery

    Kathryn Irene Kingery, 90, of Newton, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Nelson Manor in Newton. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 29 ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Paul Doran

    Paul Doran, 86, of Newton, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Newton Healthcare. Services are pending at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Thomas Robinson

    Thomas E. Robinson, 64, of Pella, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Des Moines.A memorial service wil ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Doyle E. Brubaker

    Doyle E. Brubaker, 91, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Nye Legacy Living Facility in Fremont, Neb.A ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Virginia Gregori

    Virginia Carrillo Gregori, 96, passed into eternal life in Fort Collins, Colo., Dec. 26, 2014. A mem ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Albert Elden Jaimes

    Albert Elden Jaimes, 88, of Newton, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28 a ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Carlene L. Emmert

    Carlene L. Emmert, 87, of Newton, died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2015, at Heritage Health Care in Newton.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Carah A. Leavens, 26, of Newton, was arrested on two Jasper County warrant ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:13 am
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    Newton Police Department• Duane G. Loshaw, 45, of Newton, is charged with domestic abuse assault and ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kevin R. Lennie, 48, of Newton, is charged with domestic abuse assault and ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:01 am
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    Newton Police Department• Jolene K. Lewis, 37, of Newton, is charged with controlled substance viola ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:02 am
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    Newton Police Department• A 16-year-old juvenile is charged with third-degree burglary after authori ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Crystal D. Ross, 29, of Des Moines, was arrested on two Marshalltown Polic ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ronald L. Lisk, 55, of Newton, is charged with failure to yield right of w ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Marshall D. Row, 21, was arrested on a Mitchellville warrant for theft aft ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael W. Stevens, 53, of Newton, was arrested on an Idaho warrant for pr ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kaitlin M. Keeling, 20, of Newton, is charged with driving while license s ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • It’s fun to go to the Y-M-C-A

    Oh yeah ... look who’s jumping on the fitness bandwagon — this gal!So let’s be honest. My efforts ar ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Restate of the union

    President Obama sure is consistent. His State of the Union address sounded like his other speeches: What I’ve done is great! America is in a much bett ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Investing in schools keeps Iowans competitive

    Iowa schools are crucial to a world-class education that prepares students for good jobs and strengthens our middle class.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • An only parent’s daughter

    I grew up in a small three bedroom house in a good neighborhood not far from my elementary school, Thomas Jefferson. 
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Legislators must take action on water pollution

    Paul MullerNewtonIt was interesting to read the comments made by Sen. Amy Sinclair when addressing p ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Veterans Day on the Hill

    Hundreds of our veterans and their families traveled to the State Capitol on Wednesday for “Veterans Day on the Hill.”  Throughout the day, veterans m ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Worldwide, journalists face pressure to put down their pens

    An image in the news this week shows history can be cyclical. It’s a cartoon depicting a French demonstrator placing a pencil in the barrel of a gun i ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • Disgusted by thefts following tragedy

    Donna NoftsgerNewtonI would like to say thank you again to the fire and ambulance crews that helped ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Newton Seed Store has historical significance

    Mary HomeierNewtonI came to Newton in 1967 to teach elementary art in the Newton Community School Di ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Mt. Pleasant’s blind mechanic

    Joe Tanner is intently working under the hood of a car at Whaley Auto Works in Mt. Pleasant. He is replacing a cooling line. What you wouldn’t know by ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • Eating for Energy

    A new year often brings lofty goals of getting more things accomplished. The right combinations and timing of food can give you a much needed energy b ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • ‘Sniper’ success reveals power of conservative audience

    NEW YORK — Empty seats were hard to come by at Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” over the holiday weekend, where the R-rated Iraq War drama - all wor ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Costars remember Elvis the actor

    For many, the title “King of Rock and Roll” is reserved for one man: Elvis Presley. Had he lived, Elvis would have celebrated his 80th birthday on Jan ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Older Adult Wellness — winter workouts

    As the temperatures start to drop and the wind begins to blow, you may think it is the time of year to store away the tennis shoes and slow down for t ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • ‘Birdman,’ ‘Budapest’ top Oscar nominations

    Two extravagant comedies, “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” dominated nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards with nine nods each, whil ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • ‘Boyhood’ tops Globes; ‘Grand Budapest’ upsets ‘Birdman’

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Golden Globes inched closer to legitimacy in its 72nd show, giving awards not just to A-List celebrities, but to the ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Fill snow days with new activities

    A blizzard of white flakes has been falling through the night, and the school phone chain has begun. As expected, children will have a day off from sc ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Improve your strength, muscle mass this year

    The new year is now in full swing, and many of us are starting fresh with a renewed interest and desire to get healthy and be more physically fit.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Guide for healthy eating may consider environment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government issues dietary guidelines every five years to encourage Americans to eat healthier. This year’s version may look at w ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Rich Little still impresses

    At 76, veteran comedian and impressionist Rich Little is still zigzagging the country doing one-man shows.
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 10:07 am

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