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  • School board to vote on bus-camera bids

    Most school bus drivers, at some point, have overheard or been a part of discussion about what was said on a bus.If the Newton Community Sch ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Hy-Vee provides nostalgic Tuesday mornings

    Pulling into Newton’s Hy-Vee Gas on a Tuesday morning may bring back memories of yesteryear.The Newton Hy-Vee prides itself in having great ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Prairie Days succeeds amid hot, humid weather

    PRAIRIE CITY — Families attending Prairie Days had to battle the heat all weekend, but clear weather allowed for kids to run around the Gard ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • A doll of a prize

    A generous person donated a doll for the Newton Public Library to give away at its Fancy Nancy tea parties. The winner of the drawing was Ca ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Car fire on I-80

    The Newton Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at about 10:25 a.m. Friday along Interstate 80 in Newton. Newton Fire Chief Jarrod We ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Three Cardinal softball players receive LHC honors

    Changing positions did not alter her play on the softball field in 2015. Sydney Jenkins delivered on the field as shortstop for Newton High’ ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:10 pm
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  • Downtown design ideas to be showcased Tuesday

    An open house to view and discuss preliminary designs for downtown Newton is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at city hall.
    July 27, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • School board to vote on bus-camera bids

    Most school bus drivers, at some point, have overheard or been a part of discussion about what was said on a bus.
    July 27, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Car fire on I-80

    The Newton Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at about 10:25 a.m. Friday along Interstate 80 in Newton. Newton Fire Chief Jarrod Wellik said ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • A doll of a prize

    A generous person donated a doll for the Newton Public Library to give away at its Fancy Nancy tea parties. The winner of the drawing was Carissa Nell ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Hy-Vee provides nostalgic Tuesday mornings

    Pulling into Newton’s Hy-Vee Gas on a Tuesday morning may bring back memories of yesteryear.The Newt ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Prairie Days succeeds amid hot, humid weather

    PRAIRIE CITY — Families attending Prairie Days had to battle the heat all weekend, but clear weather allowed for kids to run around the Garden Square. ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Panel of experts commends Red Rock

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — An Independent Expert Peer Review Panel praised the work and diligence of the engineers, contractors, and Missouri River Energy Se ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Knudson joins Grinnell Mutual as business analyst

    GRINNELL — Bob Knudson, of Newton, recently joined Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company as a business analyst in the Business Information Services Divi ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Events

    • Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at 219 N. Second Ave. W. in Newton.• Bu ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Carly Fiorina answers questions about President's policies

    During a meet and greet session at Bridgehouse Coffee in Newton on Saturday, Republican candidate Carly Fiorina didn’t hold back about her views on Pr ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Mary Ghormley

    Mary (Campbell) Ghormley, 95, died peacefully in her sleep Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Lincoln, Neb. She was born in Newton, Sept. 8, 1919, to parents ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • Rex L. Hall

    Rex L. Hall, of Newton, died Friday morning, July 24, 2015, at the home of his daughter, Connie Ayers, near Kearney, Mo.
    July 27, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Elizabeth M. Weihe

    Elizabeth Weihe, 80, of Pella, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at the Pella Hospice Comfort House in Pella.
    July 27, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Rex Hall

    Rex Hall, 87, formerly of Newton, died Friday morning, July 24, 2015, at the home of his daughter, Connie Ayers, in Kearney, Mo.
    July 24, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Robert P. Ferguson

    Robert P. “Whitey” Ferguson, 84, of Sylvania, Ga.; formerly of Newton, died June 17, 2015, in Sylvania, Ga. A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m., ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Robert Mindham

    Robert “Bob” “Moldy” Mindham, 72, of Newton, died Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A graveside service will be a ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Mildred E. Hicks

    Mildred E. Hicks, 85, of Independence, formerly of Newton, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. She was ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Helen Eva Moore

    Helen Eva Moore, 103, of Ottumwa, died at 7:46 p.m. July 20, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
    July 22, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Jerry M. Schroyer

    Jerry M. Schroyer, 84, of Baxter, died Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Park Centre in Newton. A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 24 at the S ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Jerry M. Schroyer

    Jerry M. Schroyer, 84, of Baxter, died on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Park Centre in Newton. A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 24 at the ...
    July 21, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Darrin F. Fehrer, 51, of Newton, was arrested on multiple warrants after a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Heather E. Jackson, 26, of Newton, is charged with failure to yield upon l ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shawn N. Stevens, 34, of Newton, is charged with second-offense domestic a ...
    July 23, 2015 - 7:45 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ronald H. Kuhl, 44, of Rock Island, Ill., is charged with operating while ...
    July 21, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Dylan S. Plumb, 21, of Newton, is charged with possession of control ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Haley M. Esquenda, 19, of Newton, was arrested on a Story County warrant f ...
    July 16, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Thomas B. Steele, 24, of Monroe, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant f ...
    July 14, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 17-year-old juvenile is charged with fourth-degree theft after authoriti ...
    July 10, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 17-year-old juvenile is charged with trespassing after authorities were ...
    July 8, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dakota R. Mindham, 21, of Newton, is charged with consumption/intoxication ...
    July 7, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Parades are politics to Kelley

    Aaron GunsaulusNewtonRep. Dan Kelley’s recent comments about parades are fascinating. First of all, ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Blue jeans and monarch dreams

    Last week, the Jasper County Fair allowed us to connect with local youth in a unique way. Both personally and professionally, I was very impressed wit ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • The war on Uber

    Hillary Clinton gave a speech warning that the new “sharing economy” of businesses such as the ride-hailing company Uber is “raising hard questions ab ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Sinclair should support special session

    Sen. Tom CourtneyBurlingtonAt the end of this year’s legislative session, Gov. Branstad made a big m ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • A simpler time, a simpler place

    Editors note: This column originally published Oct. 10, 2014.There’s a house that lies in Newton tha ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Can Iowans afford to lose affordable power?

    Right now, many American families are struggling financially. And as I look around at these families in need, I wonder how many of them are prepared t ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Repairs planned for North Fourth Avenue West

    Robert L. KnabelNewton City AdministratorI read with interest Mr. Bergfeld’s recent letter to the ed ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • What we do has value

    Last Friday, I sat in a library conference room in Charles City among other newspaper professionals talking about the successes of our businesses.
    July 23, 2015 - 7:54 am
  • Sewing machines

    Moments of inspiration come without warning, like rounding a curve on an otherwise dreary trip, only to be confronted with a panoramic vista of unpara ...
    July 23, 2015 - 7:53 am
  • When children hurt, schools can help

    What happens when children witness violence? It’s more common than you think, and the effects can be devastating.
    July 23, 2015 - 7:52 am
  • Magnificent magnesium: a top nutrient for 2015

    In the world of human health, magnesium is a key nutrient for many vital functions in the body. Deficiency of this mineral is thought to be linked to ...
    July 23, 2015 - 7:54 am
  • Vegetable surplus: summer squash

    It’s that time of year again — gardens are producing a bountiful supply of fresh vegetables. One veggie typically in surplus is summer squash.
    July 16, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • First chapter of new Harper Lee novel is previewed

    NEW YORK (AP) — We know this much so far about Harper Lee’s new book: Atticus Finch is 72 and suffering from rheumatoid arthritis; Scout is a grown wo ...
    July 10, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • It’s a wrap

    During the warm summer months many people are looking for ways to keep meal prep to a minimum. There is always something more entertaining to do; and ...
    July 9, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

    What better month to celebrate fresh fruits and veggies as here in Iowa we are harvesting fresh berries, spinach and lettuce out of our gardens. In-se ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Good grilling

    Start up the grill and get out of the kitchen this Fourth of July. Though this Saturday marks a national holiday, healthy eating does not have to take ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Yogurt You

    National Dairy Month is a great way to start the summer with nutrient-rich dairy foods.With calcium, ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Wellness: how to sleep better at night

    The National Sleep Foundation notes that adults between the ages of 26 and 64 need an average of seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Such a sleep ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Healthy diet reduces risk for cognitive decline

    The month of June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month. Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. An estimated 5.3 million ...
    June 18, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Iowa Sports Foundation leader: Fitness and farming make great teammates

    Chuck Long was named executive director of the Iowa Sports Foundation last fall. Born in Oklahoma and raised in Wheaton, Ill., Chuck was a record-sett ...
    June 11, 2015 - 11:16 am

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