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  • Cheryll Lynne Ross

    Cheryll Ross of Glenwood, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Hillcrest Country Estates in Papillion, Neb. Cheryll was born Nov. 2, 1945, to Willia ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:38 am
  • Virgil C. Kling III

    Virgil C. Kling III, the son of Virgil C. Kling, Jr. and Vicki LaNay Van Cleave, was born Aug. 21, 1975, in Knoxville. Virgil graduated from the Newto ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:39 am
  • James De Vries

    James De Vries, 62, passed away in Paris, France Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Born to Hans and Mary Lou De Vries in Estherville Nov. 6, 1954, he grew up ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Josephine Lois Tilley Bennett

    Josephine Lois Tilley Bennett, 83, of Wautoma, Wis., formally of Boone/Des Moines, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. She was born Aug. 9, 1934, in ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Virgil Kling, Jr.

    Virgil Kling, Jr. of Kellogg, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center West Lakes. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home.
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Nathan A. Tyler

    Nathan Andrew Tyler, 29, of Newton, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Services are pending at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Robert A. Scarbrough

    Robert A. Scarbrough, 62, of Newton, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at his home. A memorial service and full military honors will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Christopher J. Meyer

    Christopher James Meyer passed away at his home Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at the age of 40 after battling cancer. An Open House Celebration of Life wil ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • William Gordon Duncan

    William Gordon Duncan, loving husband and father, passed away Oct. 15, 2017, under hospice care at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Judith A. Anderson

    Judith Ann Anderson, 82, of Newton, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thurs ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Rachelle C. Deeter, 43, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft at ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Megan A. James, 32, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 6:59 ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department • Kristen M. Beach, 37, unknown address, was charged with third-degree burg ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Sandra L. Younger, 57, of Kellogg, was arrested at 3:28 p.m. Oct. 11 in th ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christopher M. Doran, 61, and Robbie L. Doran, 34, both of Newton, were ch ...
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jonathon J. Willemsen, 27, of Monroe, was charged with forgery at 12:10 p. ...
    Oct. 10, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Raymond M. Dydell, 41, of Newton, was charged with driving while license d ...
    Oct. 5, 2017 - 12:14 pm
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kenneth E. Chance, 18, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft and ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department • Daniel J. Poole, 31, of Des Moines, was charged with fourth-degree theft ...
    Oct. 2, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Melissa J. Whitehead, 36, homeless, was charged with introduce intoxicants ...
    Sept. 29, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Robots aren’t taking our jobs, corporations are

    There’s a robot in your future. Not one of those cute little labor-saving automatons — like a “Roomba” vacuum cleaner.
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • Column: Buckle up

    It could be argued the invention of automobiles was one of the biggest accomplishments of man and has changed the world forever. Cars were first inven ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:37 am
  • Anniversary

    Ginnie and I just celebrated our second wedding anniversary on Oct. 10. I really went all out and took her to Taco Tuesday at my grandchildrens’ Chris ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • George supports progress in Newton

    I grew up in Newton and have seen numerous changes over the years. Recently, I have noticed many developments I am excited about. Old, dilapidated bui ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • ‘Raising awareness’ isn’t helping much

    “Awareness must be raised.”“A spotlight must be brought to this crucial issue.”“We must all think ab ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Column: My Blue Heaven

    It’s amazing the things we hold on to, isn’t it? I couldn’t have been more than 8 or 9 years old when my mom bought the book for me, and it’s survived ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Grassley Q&A: Renewable Fuel Standard

    Q: What’s at stake with proposed regulations that would reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2018 and 2019?
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • JCAA hosts original artist in Newton

    The Jasper County Concert Association brought a wonderful artist to Newton on Oct. 9. By “artist” I mean musician, composer and visual artist Scott Ki ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Clean water should not be political

    More than 750 Iowa waterways are polluted with toxic algae blooms and signs that caution against recreational use. The problem: an oversaturation of f ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Trump should take the rap

    Despite my age, which is 60, and my wardrobe, which is tweed, plaid and khaki, and my color, which is white, I like rap music. Oh, I still like countr ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 9:47 am