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  • Jasper County Vets Affairs commission hears Home Base Iowa update

    Several items were discussed at Wednesday’s Jasper County Veterans Affairs Commission meeting, including progress toward a designation that has been p ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:41 am
  • IUB concludes oil pipeline deliberations without decision

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Utilities Board concluded four-scheduled days of deliberations Thursday without reaching a decision on the fate of the proposed ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Lindstrom takes the reins at library

    The last time the building with blue roof in downtown Newton had a new boss, the digital age had started to change the way we read.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Sexting can be considered a felony, officers warn

    It’s time-consuming to try to hunt down where illicit photos or video images originate, Newton Schools Resource Officer Brian Foster said. It’s also i ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Left-handed lament

    Matt Woods, of Collins, is this year’s featured artist in the “Blues in Our Schools” series presented by the South Skunk Blues Society. He showed area ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Slight recycling fee hike expected for Newton

    Following recent fluctuations in the cost to dispose recyclables, the city council will look to amend the disposal and collection agreement with Dodd’ ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • At a Glance: Home Base Iowa

    Here are the basic built-in, state-implemented components:• A military pension tax exemption for vet ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Newton schools in session Monday

    The Newton Community School District will have school on Monday. This day is designated on the school calendar as a make up day to account for the Feb ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Berg Middle School Drama will host two productions of “Comic Book Artist” at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday at Newton Senior High School. Twenty-seven stu ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Senior Nights leading to postseason

    Senior Nights have been rolling by us as high school winter sports wrap up. All that means is the postseason is here.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • James A. Jenkins

    James A. Jenkins, 80, passed away at home in Nebraska surrounded by his family Feb. 6, 2016. Born in Newton, he is the son of Daniel B. and Aura (Flem ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Ernie T. Cook

    Ernie T. Cook, Jr., 59, of Newton, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at his home. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the First Chris ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:51 am
  • Kathryn Vroom

    Kathryn R. (Bandstra) Vroom, 93, of Pella, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Jefferson Place in Pella.A ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Betty Mitchell

    Elizabeth M. (Van Zante) Mitchel, 93, of Pella, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Jefferson Place in Pella.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Ronald Ferguson

    Ronald “Jack” Ferguson, Sr., 87, of Newton, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Careage of Newton. A celebration of life will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Lois Smith

    Lois Mae Davids Smith, 84, formerly of Newton, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Parkridge Nursing Home in Pleasant Hill.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Ronald Ferguson

    Ronald “Jack” Ferguson, Sr., 87, of Newton, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Careage of Newton. A celebration of life will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Pamela Troutner

    Pamela Sue Boyington-Troutner passed away Thursday afternoon Feb. 4, 2016, at Heritage Manor in Newton.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Judy Heaberlin

    Judy (Baldwin) Heaberlin, 63, of rural Newton, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at her home. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at the W ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Marilyn B. O’Harra

    Marilyn B. O’Harra, the daughter of Charles H. “Buster” Hill and Mary Elizabeth Bear was born May 27, 1946, in Redfield, S.D. She graduated from high ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Robert W. Chestnut, 25, of Colfax, is charged with assault while displayin ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Crime Beat

    Colfax Police Department• Richard L. Clark, 54, of Colfax, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 1: ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joshua S. Richardson, 26, of Newton, is charged with violation of no conta ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Tyree D. Moore, 36, of Davenport, is charged with assault causing bodily i ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Katelund E. Jeffrey, 19, of Prairie City, was arrested on two warrants aft ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Robb P. Gammon, 40, of Newton, is charged with domestic abuse assault with ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:48 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shaidin A. Ross, 23, of Colfax, is charged with assault on persons in cert ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kendra J. Boger, 23, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree criminal misc ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:44 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dustin E. Pherigo, 30, of Newton, was arrested on a Marshall County warran ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ernie T. Cook, 59, of Newton, was arrested on a warrant for 12 counts of v ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Me encanta el Gran Hotel

    I am a little embarrassed to admit it, but I have an addiction. I’m guilty. I go on binges. I have fallen victim to … Netflix.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Modern times call for modern wages

    Tiffiny LaneDes MoinesIt’s a simple solution to a simple problem. When something becomes outdated, y ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Mock chicken legs

    I can barely remember my mother making mock chicken legs. She also called them poor man’s chicken. We loved them, and scarfed mock chicken legs down l ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Caucus me one more time

    Criticize the Iowa Caucus until you’re blue — or for Republicans red — in the face, but our crazy party election system is entertaining. There is noth ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Iowa education is a systemic failure

    Sue AtkinsonBaxterThe state of Iowa has acknowledged what I have been saying for some time: thousand ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Fireworks a hot topic — again

    Winter storms and the Iowa Caucuses cut last week short at the capitol. The legislature did not meet Monday so members could participate in their loca ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Dog breeding facilities need state oversight

    Paula ArkemaKelloggI appreciate the recent letter to the editor written by Ali Iserman of Mount Plea ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Drug Initiative Program, K-9 unit will make a difference in Newton

    Ask any member of the Newton City Council what concern they hear about most often, and they will most will likely identify our city’s drug problem.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Why I don’t make a good NFL fan

    When it comes to lousy pro sports fans, I am part of the problem. I demonstrated this by taking the fun out of the game during my last visit to an NFL ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Putting an end to sanctuary jurisdictions

    Just this past summer in San Francisco, a young woman by the name of Kate Steinle was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant, Francisco Sanchez, who ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • What it means to be heart healthy

    So you’re ready to make some heart-healthy changes in your life, especially with your diet and exercise? Perhaps you’re wondering: Will it really make ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Parkinson’s disease

    Muhammad Ali, Michael J. Fox, Linda Ronstadt, Charles Schulz and Pope John Paul II are not only sharing each other’s company in this sentence, but the ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Get your brain in shape

    New Year’s resolutions often center on self-improvement. The No. 1 cited resolution is to lose weight. Instead of focusing on weight loss, for 2016 fo ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: A weighty matter

    New research suggests obesity and prediabetes or diabetes may make us more likely to have memory problems and develop Alzheimer’s. According to the Am ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Nutrition fuels fitness

    If your New Year’s resolution includes making 2016 the year you get fit and start a workout program, good for you. Along with that workout plan, you’r ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • How to shorten the duration of a cold

    Few things can be as uncomfortable as the common cold. In their book “Common Cold,” authors Olaf Weber and Ronald Eccles say the common cold has been ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Pet friendly assisted living

    Pets can be fun and cute without even realizing that they’re improving your health and well-being. ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • VA Benefits

    There are numerous veteran benefits available in Iowa, including some recently added ones. Since ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • ‘Martian,’ ‘Revenant’ get awards boost with top Globes wins

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The 73rd annual Golden Globes had a few curveballs up its sleeves, and the biggest ones weren’t even from acerbic host Ri ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Begin your wellness journey

    To get you started, try this recipe for Easy Red Wine Vinaigrette. Easy Red Wine Vinaigrette Serves 6 (2 tablespoons each). 1/3 cup red-wine vinega ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 11:32 am