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  • Congressman in the office

    U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack made three stops on Monday’s tour of his district, including one in Jasper County at the Hanson Directory Service of ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Smith announced as 2015 Iowa Foundation Heifer Program winner

    The Iowa Foundation Heifer Program, a joint effort of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation and the Iowa Beef Breeds Council, gave seventh graders ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Iowa turkey hunting season begins April 13

    With the spring Iowa turkey hunting season beginning April 13, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is offering tips and seminars on bet ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • TPI makes donation

    TPI employee Tammy Perry, middle, who has a relative who lives in a Progress Industries home, heard about the recent fire at a PI house and ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Mustang girls seek back-to-back titles on the track

    Last year, the PCM girls’ track team won the conference title, the district title and placed 20th at the state meet.While head coach Bridget ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Annual Chill-I Ride

    Bikers take off from PJ’s Deli during Saturday’s 28th annual Chil-i Ride. The event’s proceeds went to the maintenance of Chichaqua valley t ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:59 am
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  • School start-date bill is on governor's desk

    After SF 227 was approved by the House side of the Iowa State Legislature last week, it seemed the Senate bill would be headed for Gov. Terry Branstad ...
    March 31, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • More state oversight sought on puppy mills

    Mary LaHay knows there are hard-working people at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s why she’s pushing for state legislation that would give I ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Newton Main Street seeks citizen input

    A Downtown Newton Market Study survey is being conducted by Newton Main Street to assess current conditions and identify potential business retention, ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Congressman in the office

    U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack made three stops on Monday’s tour of his district, including one in Jasper County at the Hanson Directory Service offices in N ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Iowa turkey hunting season begins April 13

    With the spring Iowa turkey hunting season beginning April 13, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is offering tips and seminars on better ways t ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Smith announced as 2015 Iowa Foundation Heifer Program winner

    The Iowa Foundation Heifer Program, a joint effort of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation and the Iowa Beef Breeds Council, gave seventh graders throughou ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • TPI makes donation

    TPI employee Tammy Perry, middle, who has a relative who lives in a Progress Industries home, heard about the recent fire at a PI house and informed h ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Woman charged in attempted murder to be sentenced on willful injury charge

    A Newton woman charged with attempted murder will be sentenced on a willful injury charge in May.Lis ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Newton KOA Campground opens April 1

    The Newton KOA Campground, located at 1601 E. 36th St. S. in Newton is will be opening for the 2015 camping season on April 1.
    March 31, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Report cards issued

    Third term report cards were issued to Newton High School students Tuesday. ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Winona Sill

    Winona Sill passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2015, at her home at Park Centre in Newton. Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton has been entrusted with th ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Dorothy Ann Roorda

    Dorothy Ann (Lawrence) Roorda was born on Dec. 4, 1929, near Craig, Mo., to Gertrude Nies Lawrence and Ralph Waldo Lawrence. She died Saturday, March ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Henry C. Birkenholz

    Henry C. Birkenholz, Jr., 85, longtime Newton realtor died on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Mary A. Freeman

    Funeral services for Mary will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 7 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Newton. Deacon Rev. Merle Smith and the Rev. Karen ...
    March 31, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Patrick Jay Walker

    Patrick Jay “Pat” Walker, 86, of Newton, died of congestive heart failure Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Newton.
    March 31, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Archie Jones

    Archie Jones, 78, of Monroe, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at his home. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 2 at the Monroe United ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:16 pm
  • Catherine Grace Hardie

    Catherine Grace Hardie, 93, of Des Moines, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Wayne H. Tinnermeier

    Wayne H. Tinnermeier, 81, of Newton, died on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Careage of Newton in Newton.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Cecil M. Charls

    Cecil M. Charls, 94, of Prairie City, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Mitchell Village Care Center in Mitchellville. A funeral service will be at 1 ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Elizabeth A. Schiller

    Elizabeth (Betty) A. Schiller of Newton, died at her home at Park Centre in Newton, March 24, 2015, from complications of COPD. The family will greet ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Manuel L. Richardson, 29, of Newton, is charged with operating while under ...
    March 30, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Douglas R. Mahon, 19, of Newton, is charged with driving while license sus ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kimberley I. Farris, 48, of Newton, is charged with operating while under ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Demosthene S. Smith, 37, of Newton, is charged with driving while license ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Timothy D. Schuler, 54, of Kellogg, is charged with operating while under ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shad R. Madoll, 18, of Newton, is charged with fourth degree criminal misc ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• David W. Albertson, 40, of Newton, is charged with driving while license s ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Nia Louise Baird, 36, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant f ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Demosthene S. Smith, 37, of Newton, is charged with assault and trespassin ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jeremy W. Schroeder, 31, of Newton, is charged with harassment of public o ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Ready for the hunt

    The girls have been to several family Easter egg hunts but this year was their first community event. After a mishap last year that caused us to miss ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Preventing the dangerous crime of stalking

    The Iowa Senate recently approved two bills to prevent stalking, which can leave victims feeling terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened or wo ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Can we build a better Ted Cruz?

    After reading about genetic modification of food, I got scared. That’s a big thing coming from a guy who had a can of spaghetti for supper and six mal ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • YPJC hits home run with Re-Prom

    Truth be told I’ve been sitting at the computer for an hour, slightly revising the introduction of my column over and over again — the struggle is rea ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • School funding crisis will continue

    The school funding crisis will continue on for at least another week after a bi-partisan committee met on Tuesday but the House majority again refused ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Gentrify!

    No matter what you do, modern liberals will tell you you’re wrong.For decades, liberals complained t ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • SEC illustrates danger of regulatory capture

    The phrase “regulatory capture” shrouds a serious problem in vaguely academic jargon, making it seem like unimportant esoterica rather than anything n ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • So you think you can dance?

    High school seems like a century ago, and I guess that’s partly true since I started in 1999. They w ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Future of Newton schools calls for comprehensive approach

    Josh CantuNewtonMy wife and I have lived in Newton for the past 14 years and have come to call this ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Family- owned: A tale of two stores

    Shop small is a slogan and movement most Iowans understand and strive to live toward. We all find ourselves lost in the 50-aisle maze that is Walmart ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • How to: Love your heart

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news is, however, that many of these deaths and risk ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Lose weight with a nutrient rich diet

    It’s spring! That time of year when the bulky winter clothes get moved to the back of the closet. It’s also time to take ownership of any weight gaine ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Dental sealants provide smile protection

    Dentists note that with proper care and regular checkups, children’s teeth can last a lifetime. The Jasper County Dental Society has these tips for ke ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • ‘Insurgent’ seizes top spot; ‘The Gunman’ misfires

    LOS ANGELES — Sean Penn’s “The Gunman” was no match for the rebel kids of “Insurgent.”The second ins ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Bite into a healthy lifestyle

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month each March. The annual event reinforces the importance of developing sound ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Sport a healthy smile with a mouth guard

    Smart athletes wear mouth guards to protect their smiles from serious injury. Mouth guards, also called mouth protectors, are particularly important f ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • ‘Cinderella’ is belle of the box office with $70.1M debut

    NEW YORK — “Let It Go” may be Walt Disney’s anthem these days, but “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” might be the more accurate theme song for the Disney ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Older Adult Wellness: Down-Shift

    Whether you’re retired and carefree or at the peak of your career and working more than you should, taking time to down-shift is vital to optimal well ...
    March 12, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • 3 reasons Apple’s watch will — or won’t — change the game

    SAN FRANCISCO — No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company’s iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up mu ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Heart disease — the leading cause of death

    PELLA — This spring is a good time to review your risk for heart disease, as well as the risk to those you love. 
    March 5, 2015 - 11:06 am

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