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  • Project AWAKE Annual Plant Sale starts Friday

    Put on your green thumb and head to the Project AWAKE Annual Plant Sale Friday and Saturday inside the Krumm Center at the Newton Arboretum, 3000 N. F ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Newton school board approves new 2015-16 calendar

    At its April 27 regular meeting, the Newton Community School District had lengthy discussions on a number of issues. One of those issues was the schoo ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Walk of Life

    Jennifer Bowen, executive director of Iowa Right to Life, was among the speakers at the Newton Christian Reformed Church on Saturday at the conclusion ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Local business professionals honored for excellence

    Three local business professionals have recently received awards in the respective fields. Real Estate Agent Kathy Macy, Attorney Randal Caldwell and ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Wildflowers in the forest

    Jasper County Conservation held its wildflower walk Saturday, giving visitors a view and some background on plants blooming on its land just east of N ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Newton woman arrested after chase

    A 22-year-old Newton woman was arrested Thursday night after a brief chase through the east side of the city.
    May 4, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Skiff Medical Center honors Lolwing with DAISY Award

    Shelly Lolwing, registered nurse at Skiff Medical Center, was recognized for her graciousness and care during the organization’s second 2015 DAISY awa ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Skiff Medical Center earns national respiratory care recognition

    Skiff Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make infor ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Events

    • Celebrate Recovery women’s study will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at Hephzibah House, 721 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    May 4, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Newton woman arrested after chase

    A 22-year-old Newton woman was arrested Thursday night after a brief chase through the east side of the city.
    May 1, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Joy Maxine Phipps

    Joy Maxine Phipps, 79, of Newton, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at Newton Health Care Center in Newton. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., W ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Lucile Powers

    Lucile Powers, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 30, 2015, at Nelson Manor Nursing Home in Newton.
    May 1, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Loretta M. Wendt

    Loretta M. Wendt, a resident of Newton since 1948, died April 28, 2015, at Park Centre. She was 100 years old. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Th ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Tigh J. Kriegel

    Tigh J. Kriegel, 42, of Newton died on Monday, April 27, 2015, at Monmouth Cave National Park in Kentucky. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • James Ricky Fletcher

    James Ricky Fletcher was born in Duncan, Okla., May 1, 1950, to J.T. And Teressa Fletcher. He died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at his home in Newton.
    May 1, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Sandra Chilcote

    Sandra “Sandy” Chilcote, 72, of Newton, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. The family will greet friends from 1 to 2 ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Marion L. Kingery

    Marion L. Kingery, 92, of Monroe, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Oskaloosa Care Center in Oskaloosa. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Geraldine Van Dam

    Geraldine Van Dam, 87, formerly of Newton, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Arizona. A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 5 at Ne ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Frank Gritters

    Frank M. Gritters, 81, of Pella, died Tuesday afternoon, April 28, 2015, in Red Wing, Minn.A funeral ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Loretta M. Wendt

    Loretta Wendt, 100, died Tuesday afternoon, April 28, 2015, at her home in Park Centre in Newton, under the care of Hospice.
    April 29, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jared M. King, 25, of Newton, is charged public intoxication after authori ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Stacey M. Krause, 37, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree theft after ...
    April 29, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Heather D. Jackson, 21, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Rachelle C. Deeter, 41, of Newton, is charged with public intoxication and ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Eric J. LaShomb, 35, of Newton, is charged with area/activity violation se ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • Zakk H. Weatherly, 18, of Newton, is charged with operating while under t ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Martin Leon Morales, 33, of Melbourne, is charged with driving while barre ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kendyl J. Simpson, 25, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• James D. Boden, 52, of Newton, is charged with possession of controlled su ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Julie A. Swalwell, 54, of Baxter, is charged with third-degree theft after ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • In her shoes

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live a day in your mom’s shoes?Admittedly, the quest ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • What creates jobs

    I took a camera to Times Square this week and asked people, “What creates jobs?” Most had no answer.
    May 4, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Keeping higher education affordable

    Keeping higher education affordable allows more Iowans to get the education and skills they need to find good jobs. It creates a positive cycle that h ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Maintaining a sense of balance

    As any adult, I’m a person who wears many hats. I’m a daughter, coworker, friend, cousin, artist, athlete, etc., and all of those roles I take pride i ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Iowa Blues Challenge provides dynamic show

    Vern SchnoebelenNewtonIf you didn’t make the Iowa Blues challenge at the Izaak Walton league last Su ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Expanding broadband in Iowa

    One of the top priorities for lawmakers this year is expanding access to broadband and Wi-Fi for homes, schools and businesses in under-served and un- ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Kelley’s letter childish, unprofessional

    Angie SmithKelloggI am a lifelong union member and Democrat. I spent the last three election cycles ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Tastes like summertime

    The taste of a Dairy Zone chocolate malt — in my opinion — has no rival. The ice cream shop in the little wooden hut across the street from the large ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Mohrfeld, electrician, forward thinker

    At the corner of 33rd Street and Bluff Road in the middle of Fort Madison, is a cornfield, or what used to be a cornfield. Last year’s stubble is stil ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Political tactics reminiscent of ‘Dukes of Hazzard’

    Rep. Dan KelleyNewtonI appreciate the opportunity to respond to some Jasper County Courthouse offici ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Natural ways to overcome seasonal allergies

    The arrival of warmer weather changes the landscape completely. Animals come out of hiding and hibernation while trees and flowers bloom anew.
    April 30, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Protein an ally for healthy women

    While protein is used to build and repair muscle tissue and promote neurological function, it also can encourage fat loss, deliver essential nutrients ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Cooking healthy with flavor

    The latest research shows flavor may be an effective — and enjoyable — way to help reduce sodium and fat. Simply adding more spices and herbs to the f ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • ‘Furious 7’ speeds ahead of the competition

    LOS ANGELES — Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James’s “Paul Blart” sequel couldn’t outpace “Furious 7.”
    April 20, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Cooking tips for one or two

    The best part about cooking for one is that there are no worries about what anyone else wants for dinner. However it’s a real challenge making healthy ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Apple Watch options: 54 combinations of case, band, size

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watch comes with a choice of watch case, band and size — there are 54 possible configurations in all.
    April 13, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Time to spring clean those eating habits

    Spring is here. What better time to hit the “reset” button and reintroduce some fresh foods into your diet after a long Iowa winter.
    April 9, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Reducing food waste

    About 40 percent of the United States food supply goes uneaten. Discarded food in homes and food service accounts for 60 percent of this total food lo ...
    April 2, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says

    CHICAGO (AP) — An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away. That’s according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had ...
    April 2, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • How to: Love your heart

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news is, however, that many of these deaths and risk ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:35 am

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