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  • First legislative coffee slated for Saturday

    The first of three legislative coffees hosted by the Jasper County League of Women Voters is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday.The free public g ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Concrete crushing project recycles former waste

    A concrete recycling project at the Newton Sanitary Landfill makes use of a product that was once considered waste. The concrete crushing pr ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Alleged motorcycle thief arrested

    After the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office initiated a lookout Friday afternoon for an alleged motorcycle thief, it was only hours later the 2 ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • Farmers play major role in Iowa energy production

    The Iowa Energy Plan that was announced in December includes a multi-faceted approach that ties directly to the state’s agriculture industry ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • Dunking cancer for good is agenda for NHS

    Making a change in someone’s life by donating change to fight cancer is this year’s theme for Newton High’s Coaches vs. Cancer basketball fu ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Insurance tips

    The insurance needs of seniors vary from those of the younger generation because of age, lifestyle as well as the benefits and security that ...

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    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:04 am
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  • Dunking cancer for good is agenda for NHS

    Making a change in someone’s life by donating change to fight cancer is this year’s theme for Newton High’s Coaches vs. Cancer basketball fundraiser. ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Gholson sets new NHS career-scoring mark

    PELLA — Newton High senior Connor Gholson became the Cardinal boys’ all-time leading scorer on a night he admitted he’d trade that honor for a team vi ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • Fourth-quarter stall thwarts Newton girls’ upset bid

    PELLA — Newton High’s girls are playing some of their best basketball of the season. On Friday, they played their third ranked opponent in five games ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • NCMP boys reach podium four times at Garst Invite

    FORT DODGE — NCMP’s Cardinal boys made the podium in four events at Saturday’s Fort Dodge High Rusty Garst Invitational swim meet.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:23 am
  • Smith, Gulling claim seconds at Bettendorff Shoot Out

    BETTENDORF — Brady Smith worked his way through the 182-pound division on Friday and early Saturday to reach the championship match at the 2017 Betten ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:22 am
  • NHS boys bowl over Jays, girls lose in close dual

    Consistency has come to the Newton High boys’ varsity bowling team. The Cardinal boys built a 600-pin advantage over visiting Bondurant-Farrar by the ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:19 am
  • Big finish pushes C-M girls past Keota

    COLFAX — Payton Rhone has been given the green light to shoot the ball from outside whenever she is open by Colfax-Mingo coach Larry Roberts.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:26 am
  • Mustangs crown three champs at Centerville

    CENTERVILLE — The Prairie City-Monroe wrestling team brought just nine wrestlers to the annual Centerville Big Red Wrestling Invitational on Saturday.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:30 am
  • PCM girls score road win over Roland-Story

    STORY CITY — The Prairie City-Monroe girls basketball team buried a season-high nine 3-pointers and overcame a slow start to win their second straight ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Mustang boys down Roland-Story

    STORY CITY — Junior Jackson Thomas scored 11 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists and senior Mark Bruxvoort chipped in 12 points ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • William (Bill) Shields

    William (Bill) Shields, 87, of Newton, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at his home. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Rolland Funk

    Rolland “Ron” Ralph Funk, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Accura Healthcare West in Newton, after a long illness. A funeral service will be a ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:32 am
  • Cornelia Bruxvoort

    A funeral service for Cornelia Bruxvoort will be Monday, Jan. 16 at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of fl ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:33 am
  • Eloise Mae Krajnovich

    Eloise Mae Krajnovich, 97, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Newton Village Care Center. Eloise was born May 12, 1919, in Clinton. She was a gradua ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:34 am
  • Harold Lee Johnson

    Harold Lee Johnson, 66, of Tampa, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at his home. Harold was born in Des Moines Dec. 19, 1950. His parents wer ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Erma M. Westercamp

    The funeral service for Erma M. Westercamp, 91, of Newton, is POSTPONED until next weekend. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Wallace ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Steven N. Swanson

    Steven N. Swanson, 65, of Prairie City, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial service will be at 1 ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Erma Mae Westercamp

    Erma Mae Westercamp, 91, of Newton, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Newton Village Skilled Care. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Wilma Marno Bucklin

    Wilma Marno (Craig) Bucklin left this world peacefully Jan. 10, 2017, surrounded by her family, exactly five months before her 96th birthday. She was ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Ila Olive Brandt

    Ila Olive Brandt, 95, of Baxter, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Accura Healthcare in Baxter. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, J ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Brian A. Callison, 41, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree criminal mi ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michelle K. Balbiani, 48, of Baxter, was charged with animal neglect or de ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dominic T. Vasquez, 35, of Newton, is charged with controlled substance vi ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Susan R. Theile, 47, of Ames, was charged with operating while under the i ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Seth A. Torbensen, 23, of Grinnell, was charged with eluding, speeding, dr ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Police blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Justin B. Kay, 27, and Destiny A. Blazek, 21, both of Cedar Falls, w ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jamie L. Chance, 30, of Newton, was charged with trespassing when police w ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jessica M. Hutton-Lomeli, 28, and Taylor S. Wolf, 30, both of Newton, are ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Gary D. Bird Jr., 41, address unknown, is charged with fourth-degree theft ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Larry G. Groenenboom, 64, of Pella, is cited with vehicle entering stop or ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • White empire

    The Russians, and I don’t mean the ones from the “stan” countries, are white.They’re not just “court ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Column: Sick day

    I can’t remember the last time I was truly sick with the flu. I had strep throat last summer, but it wasn’t that bad, and it came while I was on vacat ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Let’s embrace transitions

    I am thinking about transitions from one way of living personally and our presidential administration transition and the dangers with both personal an ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • K-12 schools should be top priority

    The 2017 session opened last week, and it was exciting to meet many of my colleagues. Iowa is fortunate to have caring and dedicated representatives. ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Column: Should of, would of, could of

    I’m in the process of celebrating my birthday. While technically the day of my birth is Jan. 15, I typically like to observe the greater part of the m ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Revitalizing small towns and rural Iowa

    I’m proud to represent small towns and rural Iowa. We’ve faced some big challenges in recent years though, with more than 70 counties losing populatio ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Worst of times

    Now that I no longer do a weekly TV show, I have more time to read my local paper. Sadly, that’s The New York Times.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Column: Trivia night at the Fore Seasons

    During the cold of winter, it is sometimes difficult to find things to keep yourself busy or entertained. Most outdoor activities work best in warmer ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • YPJC welcomes newcomers to first 2017 social

    Whenever I talk with people about Young Professionals of Jasper County, I often times hear the same questions: What is a Young Professional? How do yo ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Customer service etiquette 101

    I may not be perfect (I mean, anything is possible), but when I do my job, I try my best to do my best. I spend a lot of my time doing my work quietly ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Kura: A smarter start to your smoothie

    As a new year begins, many people find themselves searching for convenient ways to lead a healthier lifestyle. Smoothies are a go-to option, as they a ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Staying active in winter months

    For some seniors, it’s extremely difficult to stay active during the winter. Those who live alone m ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Power through your day with protein

    One of our “5 Secrets to Becoming the Best Version of Yourself” is a balanced diet. The majority of us tend to eat a lot of our protein during our eve ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • 5 secrets to becoming the best version of you in 2017

    You may have pictured it in your head numerous times — the best version of you. The best could mean the healthiest version, the happiest version, the ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Spiralizing goodness

    Spiralizing is a new way to eat healthy. It’s making “noodles” out of any and every vegetable, from zucchini to beets to carrots. It’s a simple proces ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Pneumonia

    If you’ve seen “The Kentucky Fried Movie,” “Airplane!,” or any of the hilarious films in the “Naked Gun” trilogy, then you’ve been entertained by Lesl ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 1:25 pm
  • mprove alertness during the workday

    A long workday can be both mentally and physically draining. As a result, office workers and professionals whose jobs are more physically demanding th ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 10:21 am
  • Weight management presentation

    Date: 1/11/2017Time: 6:00 PM - 6:45 PMType: CommunityLocation: Newton Public LibraryJoin registered ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 10:21 am
  • What is on the menu for a healthy kitchen

    Have you ever found yourself standing in front of an open pantry or refrigerator carefully inspecting its contents in search of something that seems a ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • New year, new you kick-off event

    Date: 1/7/2017Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMType: Healthy You MobileLocation: Newton Hy-VeeWe have a jam-p ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 10:21 am