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  • Edith Florence Nickell Harmeyer

    Edith Florence Nickell Harmeyer, 94, of Fort Madison, formerly of Baxter, died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at The Kensington, Fort Madison. Sh ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Jayne Clymer

    Jayne Clymer, 84, of Newton, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Park Centre in Newton. Funeral services are pending at Coburn Funeral Home in Prairie C ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Frances E. Spears

    Frances Elizabeth Spears, 93, of Albia, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • Almira Van Gorp

    Almira Joan Van Gorp, 98, of Pella, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2015, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella. A graveside service will be at 10:30 ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Ronald W. Jarnagin

    Ronald W. Jarnagin, 81, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines. A visita ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Rodger Dean Hasselman

    Rodger Dean Hasselman died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2015, at the Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Ark. He was the son of Richard and Phyllis (Adams) H ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Kayleen Bucklin

    Kayleen Bucklin, 76, of Baxter, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family. A memorial visitation will be from 9 ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Suzanne Marie Wedeking

    Suzanne Marie Wedeking, 59, of Newton, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, a ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Robert J. De Young

    The Rev. Mr. Robert J. De Young, 78, of Pella, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 25, 2015, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Bonnie L. Cuthrell

    Bonnie Louise Cuthrell, the daughter of Harry H. and Claribel (Sampson) Hansen, was born Oct. 1, 1932, in Lucedale, Miss. Her family moved to the Germ ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Leah G. Murphy, 24, of Newton, was arrested on two Jasper County warrants ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jeffrey L. Stewart, 32, of Newton, is charged with domestic abuse assault ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Karen K. Chapman, 50, of Newton, is charged with driving while license den ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Brian A. Callison, 40, of Newton, is charged with failure to obey a stop o ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Larry D. Karlzen, 43, of Grinnell, is charged with driving while license s ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Cory E. Arment, 27, of Lynnville, is charged with consumption of alc ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Tommy D. Sanders, 50, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant f ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Byron Sharp, 19, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant for pr ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jacob J. Britton, 25, of Newton, is charged with possession of a controlle ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Terina L. Lewis, 32, of Newton, is charged with assault causing bodily inj ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • I wish I knew my brake pads

    I’m a self-confessed city boy. When it comes to being out in the country, I look as out of place as a 4-H prize sheep would look on the floor of the N ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • A new year and a renewed commitment

    For those of us who work in the field of education, August defines the return of students, faculty and staff. Our parking lots and buildings come aliv ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • A cowardly, un-American deal with Iran

    Many Americans rightly watch in disbelief as leaders of our country push to conclude a dangerous and ill-conceived nuclear agreement with an incorrigi ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Frustrated by IDOT plans, lack of local official’s involvement

    Michael WareBaxterCrickets. That’s all hear from my Iowa House Rep. Dan Kelley, in regard to the IDO ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Memorization won’t help student achievement

    Sue AtkinsonBaxterThe Iowa Department of Education is posting examples of new teaching methods that ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Her purple plane party

    Another birthday party is in the books. My youngest turns 3 this week, and we celebrated her birthday Sunday with a purple airplane party.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Dying for a fluff piece

    When new reached our newsroom that a couple of television reporters were gunned down in Virginia, somebody made a joke. Reporters pride themselves on ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Comfortably numb

    “Hello ... hello ... hello. Is there anybody in there? ...The dream is gone ... I have become comfor ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Rank the candidates

    My list of best to worst possible presidents:—Rand Paul (R)—Gary Johnson (Libertarian)—Carly Fiorina ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Higher royalties for drilling on federal lands don’t make sense

    Convinced there is more money to be extracted from the oil and natural gas industry, liberals and environmentalists are urging the Obama administrati ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Mini-Fridge Makeover

    The mini-fridge is an essential appliance for college living. But with limited space, it is crucial to fill it with healthy staples that will provide ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Healthy drinks for kids

    We know the importance of getting kids to eat healthy foods, but what about getting them on board with healthy drinks? What kids drink can greatly aff ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Some cancers more common than others

    Despite decades of research, the cure for cancer remains elusive, and this year millions of people across the globe will be diagnosed with cancer.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Senior lifestyles

    Today’s seniors don’t just sit around the house. Certainly, older seniors might kick back a bit more ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • Senior living

    Every day during the next 15 years, 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65. That’s a lot of young new seniors.
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Packing a healthy lunch

    One challenge we face today is making healthy choices for our meals, and lunch is definitely included in that. As busy individuals, we are faced with ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • How to reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease

    Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of people across the globe. In the United States alone, the Alzheimer’s Association estimates one in eight older ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • The new news on fats

    Fats are essential to health. They help the body absorb many nutrients. Fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K need fat to be absorbed by the body.
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Need to know: healthy ways to handle stress

    Stress affects people of all ages. The symptoms of stress can be extremely unpleasant, as participants in a study released earlier this year by the St ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Can physical inactivity increase your health risks?

    Research shows that individuals who sit all day, even if they head to the gym for anhour, have and i ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:06 pm

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