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  • Local reaction mixed on Supreme Court decisions

    The Supreme Court of the U.S. handed down two key decisions last week that led to a lot of celebrating — along with some public statements from those ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Barr, Reddings honored at Kellogg’s Sesquicentennial

    People on chairs and blankets lined the road ready to celebrate Kellogg’s Sesquicentennial with the opening ceremony and parade Saturday. Three very s ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • New food truck EATS! in Newton

    There is a new place to eat in town but you better not blink or you will miss it. EATS! Food Truck owned by Kim Johnson will offer up midwest food tha ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Republican presidential hopeful Jindal in Newton Friday

    Louisiana Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal made one of his first tops to Newton and spoke to a packed crowd at Moo’s BBQ on Fri ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • GOP holds its own ‘Newton Poll’

    State Republican leaders recently decided to eliminate the Iowa Straw Poll event that had been held every year ahead of a presidential election cycle ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • Events

    • Newton Golden K Kiwanis will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Newton Village in Newton, for social time, coffee and a program. Anyone interested in the ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • DNR offers tips to prevent drowning

    Each year, drownings affect a wide swath of outdoor users, from people swimming in lakes and rivers, standing on docks and wading in rivers to warm-we ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Newton Parks to host Fourth of July Sand Volleyball Tournament

    Newton Parks and Grounds is hosting a co-ed sand volleyball tournament on the Fourth of July starting at 1 p.m. Saturday at Agnes Patterson in Newton. ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Lake Red Rock programs set for Thursday to Sunday

    There’s always something happening at Lake Red Rock! Check out these upcoming activities:A “Little W ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Young people learn about ‘things that fly’

    Not everyone thinks bottle rockets are safe.However, the type of bottle rockets some young people we ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Norman R. Ringgenberg

    A celebration of life for Norman Ringgenberg was Monday, June 29 at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Joneil M. Johnson

    Joneil M. Johnson, 55, of Newton, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Ju ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Edith E. Lloyd

    Edith E. Lloyd, 72, of Newton, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jun ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Carolyn Jane Enlow

    Carolyn Jane Enlow, 70, formerly of Newton, died Friday, June 19, 2015, at home in Dallas Center. In accordance with her wishes, she will be cremated ...
    June 23, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Izetta F. Moore

    A celebration of life for Izetta F. Moore, 92, of Newton, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at the United Presbyterian Church in Newton. The Wall ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • David Fink

    David Fink, 59, of Newton, died Friday, June 12, 2015, at Heritage Manor in Newton. A celebration of ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Robert Lee Briese

    Robert “Big Bob” Lee Briese, 63, of Newton, passed away peacefully Friday, June 19, 2015, with his family by his side.
    June 22, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • Jason R. Blount

    Jason Robert Blount, 98, of Newton, died Friday, June 19, 2015, at Careage of Newton in Newton. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 2 ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:54 pm
  • Nancy Kochs Shaw

    Nancy Kochs Shaw, the daughter of Herbert W. and Elizabeth (Kennedy) Kochs, was born Jan. 13, 1926, in Evanston, Ill. She graduated from the Latin Sch ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Peggy Ann Jones

    Peggy Ann Jones, 72, of Pershing, formerly of Newton, died Monday, June 15, 2015, at Comfort House in Pella. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m., Sat ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Daily News• Evan L. Klosterboer, 22, of Newton, is charged with operating while under the inf ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael L. Whistler, 37, of Newton, was arrested on a Marshalltown Police ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shawn E. Ridenour, 46, of Newton, was arrested on two Jasper County warran ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Marisa A. Bushong, 22, of Ames, was arrested on a Story County warrant aft ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • Erin E. Abrams, 23, is charged with assault causing bodily injury after a ...
    June 23, 2015 - 9:55 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jana D. Anthony, 52, of Newton, is charged with operating while under the ...
    June 18, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Josette M. Hutton, 44, of Newton, is charged with possession of controlled ...
    June 17, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• David R. Neasham, 50, of Newton, is charged with public intoxication after ...
    June 16, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Bryon J. Schuring, 23, of Newton, is charged with driving while license su ...
    June 11, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shaun M. Gienger, 37, of Montezuma, was arrested on a Jasper County warran ...
    June 10, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Summer camp

    Have you ever driven out into the middle of nowhere and dumped your child off with a bunch of strangers near a lake? That was my task recently, and I’ ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Upset by ‘publicity tactics’

    Michael WareBaxterRep. Dan Kelley recently photobombed six bill signings at the Capitol Complex. Bil ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Appreciated ‘Orphan Train’ presentation

    Bob LaneNewtonThanks to the Newton Public Library for hosting Pippa White, storyteller, and her prod ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Mankiller money?

    A woman will be on the new $10 bill, bumping Alexander Hamilton aside. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he will choose the woman by year’s end, based ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Supporting small, rural businesses

    The governor is currently considering bills having reached his desk by passing both the House and Senate. As he determines what he will approve and re ...
    June 26, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Any way the wind blows

    I was recently reminding that I have a lot to be thankful for, as I’m sure you do as well.Last week, ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Donald Trump distinguishes himself

    We live in a time of stunning transformations. In recent weeks we’ve seen Bruce Jenner transition from a male Olympic medalist to Caitlyn Jenner, a se ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • A day with the ballpark fryers is heaven

    When I go to the softball field, I’m the designated fryer. At the concession stand, I keep the parents, players and patrons fed with their little leag ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • This old house

    Mike Clark, of Kalona, a retired Washington County deputy sheriff, was riding his motorcycle one afternoon, when he passed through Mt. Pleasant. There ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • NCEA appreciates community support

    Barbara HackworthNewtonNow that the 2014-2015 school year has ended, the members of the Newton Commu ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:29 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
  • Older Adult Wellness: Relaxation

    Whether you’re retired or you work all day, today’s busy world of nonstop activity often makes it hard to find time to relax. Our to-do lists appear t ...
    June 11, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Pack protein into your breakfast

    It can be difficult to make time for a healthy breakfast in the morning. Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests eat ...
    June 4, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Less is best

    Healthy eating includes making healthful food choices, which means knowing what and how much you eat. Do you know the difference between serving and p ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Faulconer Gallery invites visitors to share comments about works in new exhibition

    GRINNELL — Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery collection is filled with intriguing and curious works of art, which can be enjoyed or interpreted in ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Summer season: Peak time for grilling fires

    As Memorial Day weekend approaches, backyard chefs everywhere are dusting off their grills, eager to spring into the long-awaited barbecue season. The ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Be healthy in May — National Asparagus Month

    Asparagus has been cultivated for culinary and medicinal purposes for more than 2,000 years. Versati ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:03 pm

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