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  • Newton volleyball loses 5-set LHC match at Oskaloosa

    OSKALOOSA — Powering the Newton High Cardinal net attack Tuesday, senior Alexis Hoffman pounded down 12 kills. She also put up four solo blocks and ha ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 11:14 am
  • Cardinals run in Cardinal Invitational

    On a bright sunny, warm and breezy day, Newton High’s cross country athletes ran their home course with confidence in Tuesday’s 41st annual Cardinal I ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • No. 7 Gilbert sweeps PCM

    GILBERT — Prairie City-Monroe’s volleyball team ran into a strong Gilbert squad Tuesday night on the road.
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Baxter loses home opener to ranked Redhawks

    BAXTER — North Tama’s three-set win over the Baxter volleyball team on Tuesday said more about the ranked Redhawks than it did about the Bolts.
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Baxter girls finish second, boys fourth at West Marshall

    STATE CENTER — Baxter’s cross country teams competed in the West Marshall Invitational on Tuesday evening.
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Aquagirls swim against Bobcats, Warriors

    WAUKEE — NCMP’s Aquagirls defeated Marshalltown 63-38, but lost to Waukee 79-22 in a double dual swim meet on Tuesday hosted by Waukee.
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Newton JV beats Burlington

    BURLINGTON — Newton High’s junior varsity football team played a rare Saturday afternoon game against host Burlington’s Grayhounds. The Cardinals powe ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:51 am
  • Lent strikes for his 8th 300 game

    MONROE — There’s nothing ‘old hat’ about rolling a 300 game for bowlers. At least not for 25-year-old Brandon Lent, who recorded his eighth 300 game i ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • Wilson gets 1,000th kill in C-M’s loss to HLV

    COLFAX — Ries Wilson couldn’t hold the back the tears on an emotional night Monday inside the Tigerhawks’ home gym.
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Hawks push No. 10 Montezuma, lose in four sets

    SULLY — Battling point-for-point with visiting Class 1A 10th-ranked Montezuma, Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks made the Bravettes work hard to collect a road ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 11:42 am
  • Kimberly A. Runnells

    Kimberly A. (Gragg) Runnells, 50, of Knoxville, formerly of Newton, died on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Altoona Nursing and Rehab Center. A memorial se ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Vickie J. Kingery

    Vickie J. Kingery, 69, of Newton, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Private family services will take place at a later ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Warren McFate

    Warren McFate, 96, of Newton, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Park Centre Skilled Care. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Margaret Repp

    Margaret Repp, 93, of Newton, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at the Newton Village Health Care.  Fune ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Kenneth W. Elscott

    Kenneth (Ken) Wayne Elscott, born in Sully and formerly from Newton, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Sebring, Fla.
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Gary Pyle

    Gary Pyle, 85, of Baxter, passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Accura Healthcare of Baxter. A private family burial will be at Restland Cemetery in ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Donald Eugene Tuinstra

    Donald Eugene Tuinstra, 86, of Prairie City, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at his home.A funeral se ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Marilyn Ferne Schmitt

    Marilyn Ferne Schmitt, 85, formerly of Colfax, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Fountain West Care Center in Des Moines. 
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Margaret Jean Jensen

    Margaret Jean Jensen, the daughter of Earl and Vanita (Gilliland) Subra, was born Dec. 21, 1928, in Bagley. She graduated from Bagley High School with ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • Laura Pauline Herwehe

    Laura Pauline Herwehe, 87, of Newton, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at the Comfort House in Pella. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept ...
    Sept. 15, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Police blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Jacob A. Tinsley, 25, of Mingo, was charged with possession of contr ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Lauren A. Neal, 32, of Newton, was arrested on warrants for two trespassin ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Willie E. Toland, 59, of Newton, was charged with consumption of alcohol, ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department • Nathan A. Clark, 34, of Melbourne, was charged with controlled substance ...
    Sept. 14, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Melvin G. Hawkins, 54, of Newton, was charged with domestic abuse assault, ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Police botter

    Newton Police Department• Sally A. Brandmayr, 29, was arrested at 3:16 p.m. Sept. 5 at Hy-Vee for fi ...
    Sept. 8, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jacob C. Showalter, 19, of Newton, was charged with possession of drug par ...
    Sept. 7, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Matthew T. Sanders, 30, of Oskaloosa, was arrested at 11:20 p.m. Sept. 1 a ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department Joseph R. Mathews, 32, of Harvey, was charged with violation of no contact ...
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joseph R. Mathews, 32, of Harvey, was arrested 5:55 p.m. Aug. 29 by the Pe ...
    Sept. 1, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Appreciative of recent road resurfacing

    As rural residents of Newton, our road (F-36) accessing the City of Newton was recently resurfaced. This involved restricting or reducing our access t ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • The end of the First Amendment

    Last week, I visited the University of California, Berkeley.The preparations for the visit were pate ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Grants help Clearview fulfill its mission

    Clearview Recovery in Prairie City received word of four different grant awards recently. The first two come from United Way of Jasper County, one bei ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • La La Land

    It was a perfect afternoon to wait for a stranger, bright and sunny with the faintest hint of a breeze, just enough to rustle the leaves in the courty ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Column: Chip off the block

    Editor’s note: this column originally ran on Sept. 27, 2016. Since I was young, I have been writing ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Solving the world’s refugee crises through entrepreneurism

    Despite having made progress on raising income levels and leveraging technology to create opportunity, humanity now faces one of its greatest crises. ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • The boss is a weasel

    I don’t want single-payer health insurance.You know why?Because I think the company you work for oug ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • ‘Cures’ provides answers for major diseases

    I have to tell everybody about the great cures I have been aware of for eight to 10 months. It would be a sin if I did not share this with the readers ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Column: Send in the Clowns

    There’s no gentle way to put this so I’m going to throw it right out there — I’m the freak who likes clowns. The fondness was actually generated in my ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Blame for disaster

    “How many once-in-a-lifetime storms will it take,” demands “The Daily Show” comic Trevor Noah, “until everyone admits man-made climate change is real? ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:07 am