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  • Myrna Hankins

    Myrna Hankins, 65, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • LeRoy W. Hesse

    LeRoy “Lee” William Hesse, 82, of Newton, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at home in Newton following a long illness.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Beverly Kain

    Beverly Kain, 79, of Prairie City, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Nelson Manor in Newton. A funer ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Mary Munson

    Mary Munson, 96, of Newton, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Park Centre in Newton. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Rich Munger

    Rich Munger, 88, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at HCI Kavanaugh House on 56th. Per his request, there will be no funeral or memorial ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Linda Webster

    Linda Webster, 68, of Newton, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. There will be a celebration of Linda’s life from 4 to 7 p ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Harold I. Elam

    Harold Irvin Elam, 78, of Monroe, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at his home. Per his wishes, there will be no services. Burial will take place at Van ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Cheryl J. Case

    Cheryl Jean Case, 70, of Newton passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 following a long illness. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Fe ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Robert S. Brierly

    Robert S. Brierly, 87, of Grinnell, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Esther L. Beyer

    Esther L. Beyer, 80, of Newton, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at the ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police DepartmentKathy L. Troen, 46, of Pella, was cited with failure to yield and no insuran ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Latasha R. Harris-Pearson, 18, of Newton, was charged with possession of c ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Cragar A. Klingensmith, 18, of Newton, and Levi W. Laverman, 20, of Sully, ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Miranda M. Miles, 21, of Newton, was charged with third-degree burglary of ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Tha Bawi, 35, of Marshalltown, was charged with operating while under the ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Frank L. Vanderbroek, 53, of Monroe, was charged with operating whil ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shawn N. Stevens, 36, of Newton, was charged with third-degree harassment, ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Rowdy L. Twogood, 42, of Colfax, was charged with fifth-degree criminal mi ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Bret A. Rippey, 48, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 10:2 ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mary A. Stewart, 53, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree theft after p ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Good books

    Editor’s note: This column originally published April 8, 2016I recently received an email notifying ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • American Hellscape

    In case you were wondering what Republicans have planned for the environment, it’s now clear.Some of ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Column: A side of cheese dip with your marriage proposal?

    There is nothing like a soft pretzel. It’s salty, provides instant warmth as it hits the tongue and can be dipped in cheese sauce. It can also be a ca ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • Obamacare repeal must not turn Iowa’s hospitals, citizens into victims

    Paul Ryan, U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives, said in a recent interview that any repeal of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would be do ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Super Bowl drenching

    Whata Super Bowl. Sports history was made before our eyes. I had picked the Atlanta Falcons to win, and relished their first half shellacking of the N ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Birthday trip to Goldie’s

    Yes it’s true, I hit a milestone birthday this year. I’ve never been one to obsess about my age — perhaps because everyone tells me I don’t look my ag ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • US is a country of immigrants

    My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland (Galicia) in 1910. Per the Ellis Island website, he boarded the ship Kaiser ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • UAW leadership supports public employees

    Over the course of a week, I interact with hundreds of people. People working, shopping, relaxing, spending time with their loved ones.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Can the Super Bowl save America?

    It’s been several decades since American politics has been so contentious. According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken after President Trump’s election, 3 ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Column: A frightening history

    Love is in the air, and I’m not just talking about for couples. Everyone says you either love or hate Valentine’s Day, but for me, I’ve always been pr ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Help your pulse with pulses

    Pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family. The most common pulses are dried beans, chickpeas, lentils and dried peas. Both economical ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Caring for your children’s teeth

    New parents, you may not realize the importance of caring for your infant’s teeth. You should know that serious tooth decay may develop by a child’s f ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Why choose a realtor?

    So you’re looking to buy — or sell —  a house. You could do the legwork yourself, but you’re better ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 2:24 pm
  • Five foods for heart health

    Along with Valentine’s Day, February also marks American Heart Month. Heart health deserves attention because heart disease is the leading cause of de ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Newton Wellness Talks: Heart healthy all year long

    February is national heart month, the American Heart Association (AHA) and other organizations including CareMore Medical Associates want to remind yo ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:36 am
  • Almond milk — A nutritiously “Nutty” beverage

    Almond milk is a non-dairy beverage made from real almonds. This smooth and creamy beverage offers a hint of almond flavor and contains a starting lin ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:30 am
  • Power through your day with protein

    The majority of us tend to eat a lot of our protein during our evening meal instead of getting 25 to 30 grams of protein per meal per day. The key is ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 11:56 am
  • The good, bad and unknown about marijuana’s health effects

    NEW YORK (AP) — It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it may also raise the risk of getting schizophrenia an ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • New year, new you, new snacks

    Each new year brings a sense of new beginnings and the opportunity for a fresh start. Many people take this opportunity to set health and wellness goa ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 11:06 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