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  • Greenhouse effect is a good thing at Newton High

    James Horn might get some interesting text alerts in the next few years — and we’re not talking about snow days or rained-out ball games.
    April 24, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • NHS Hall of Fame inductees announced

    Newton High School Activities Director Scott Garvis announced the school’s Hall of Fame 2015 induction class this week.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Cost saving purchases approved for Skiff

    In an effort to save costs and become more independently efficient, the Skiff Board of Trustees approved the purchase of $38,335 in plant operations e ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Newton native pens second novel

    Former Newton resident, Bob Brink wrote the novel “Murder in Palm Beach: The Homicide that Never Died.”
    April 24, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Club Notes

    Newton PEOThe four Newton PEO chapters met April 21 for their annual dinner together. The dinner mee ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • NCSD board to discuss reconfiguration start date

    When the Newton Community School District board voted on March 23 to reconfigure into an alignment that will include four K-4 campuses, the board deci ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • 13 BMS science students earn honors at ISU competition

    All 13 of the Berg Middle School science students who competed in an April 9 roller-coaster competition at Iowa State University in Ames came home wit ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Events

    • Second Annual Granny Basketball Extravaganza will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Berg Middle School in Newton. The Granny Mustangs, featuring all women a ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Enjoy at wildflower walk May 2

    Celebrate spring with a wildflower walk on from 9 to 10 a.m. May 2 at the Jasper County Nature Center Area.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Networking, connections focus of Newton library event

    Author Danny Beyer on NetworkingLearn about networking and make connections at 6:30 p.m. on April 30 ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Max R. Meldrem

    Max R. Meldrem, 85, of Grinnell, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Windsor Manor in Grinnell.A celebr ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Christopher W. Miller

    Christopher W. “Chris” Miller, 47, of Newton, died Monday, April 20, 2015. The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Wa ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Florence ‘Flo’ Garland

    Florence “Flo” (Dobbs) Garland, 74, of Monroe, died Monday, April 20, 2015, at her home. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25 at th ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Lois M. Decker

    Lois Mae Decker, 89, died Monday afternoon, April 13, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton has been entrusted w ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Mary Lee Oliveria

    Mary Lee Oliveria, 86, of Colfax, passed away peacefully at her home in Colfax on Sunday, April 19, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral M ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Mary Ellen Juett

    Mary Ellen Juett, the daughter of Robert and Barbara (McElwee) McNeer, was born on Jan. 22, 1945, in Des Moines. She spent most of her years growing u ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Christopher W. “Chris” Miller

    Christopher W. “Chris” Miller, 47, of Newton died on Monday, April 20, 2015, at his home in rural Newton.
    April 21, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • William J. Kuzlarich

    William J. Kuzlarich, 73, of Altoona, died Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Bright Kavanaugh house in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Marilyn B. Purvis

    Marilyn B. (Martin) Purvis died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at The Towers in Mesa, Ariz., after battling years of ill health.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Stanley Eugene Richeson

    Stanley Eugene Richeson, 82, of Baxter, died peacefully on the morning of April 19, 2015, at Baxter Health Care after a recent illness. Visitation wil ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:59 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
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dustin E. Pherigo, 30, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Katelynn R. Tibben, 24, of Newton, is charged with driving while license s ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dalton T. Grossium, 19, of Newton, is charged with consumption/intoxicatio ...
    April 10, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • Michael D. Cassady, 36, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warran ...
    April 9, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Factory farms stink in more ways than one

    Lori NelsonBayardFactory farms stink, and it’s not just the smell. They pollute our air and water, l ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • The grass is always greener

    “I spent 20 years wandering around the world hunting arty subjects to paint. I came back, and the first thing I noticed was the cross-stitched embroid ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Rep. Kelley has lost touch with his district

    Stephen C. SmithBaxterI was frustrated when I read Rep. Dan Kelley’s latest column in the Newton Dai ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Legislative session won’t adjourn on time

    We are now one week from the 110th day of the 2015 legislative session. That is the day we are scheduled to adjourn for the year. However, it won’t ha ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Walmart’s small wage increase not enough for employees, taxpayers

    You don’t need a Walmart front-door greeter to find the flaw in the company’s recently announced boost in worker wages: it’s not enough. Not enough to ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Celebrity news is unnecessary, but necessary

    When a video of Brit McHenry recently circulated the globe, and appeared to make the ESPN reporter sound mean and insulting to a tow-lot employee, a l ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Hillary’s Vietnam

    Headless bodies lie in the sand. Above those corpses stand the black-clad minions of ISIS, outlined against the coastline of Libya. This is the second ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Program aimed at farm safety for kids

    Ally SchultesCoon RapidsAgriculture is the nation’s most dangerous and pivotal industry. Nearly 700 ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Elections do matter

    Margaret JorrisNewtonElections do matter. In 1933, there was an election in Germany that eventually ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Smile for the camera

    With the invention of the camera phone, parents are able to take pictures of their kids at any time and in any quantity.
    April 21, 2015 - 11:40 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
  • Lose weight with a nutrient rich diet

    It’s spring! That time of year when the bulky winter clothes get moved to the back of the closet. It’s also time to take ownership of any weight gaine ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:10 pm

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