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  • Driver cited in I-80 crash

    Just after 3 p.m. Sunday a Toyota Prius and a semi were involved in an accident on Interstate 80 between the Colfax and Baxter exits. The To ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Park Centre employees earn scholarships

    Four employees of Park Centre in Newton have been awarded a combined total of $6,000 in scholarships to further their education in health ca ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Lip Sync Battles bring down the house

    Berg Middle School's "Berg Bellas" lip sync a Pitch Perfect performance at Saturday's competition to benefit the school council. The team fe ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Newton’s Kite signs to play Iowa Central football

    Opponents found it tough to run up middle against Newton High’s Cardinals during the 2016 football campaign. One of the reasons came in the ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Maytag Pool to add new heater

    After 20 years, the pool water heater at Maytag Pool has become inoperable and is in need of replacement. The Newton City Council approved W ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Renting vs buying

    Whether you’re tired of your surroundings, ready to move out of your parents’ house, changed jobs or just need a bigger place, it’s time to ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:13 am
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  • Renting vs buying

    Whether you’re tired of your surroundings, ready to move out of your parents’ house, changed jobs or just need a bigger place, it’s time to move on. B ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Monroe legislative forum dominated by collective bargaining

    MONROE — Saturday morning’s legislative forum at Monroe City Hall was dominated by discussion of the recently passed collective bargaining bill. Sen. ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Maytag Pool to add new heater

    After 20 years, the pool water heater at Maytag Pool has become inoperable and is in need of replacement. The Newton City Council approved Warnick & R ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Locals enjoy unique recipes at American Legion chili cook-off

    The air outside was warm Saturday, but the chili inside Newton’s American Legion was hot. The Legion’s inaugural chili cook-off pleased both the judge ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Driver cited in I-80 crash

    Just after 3 p.m. Sunday a Toyota Prius and a semi were involved in an accident on Interstate 80 between the Colfax and Baxter exits. The Toyota tried ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Colfax taekwondo schools kick family values, discipline into students

    COLFAX — “Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off.”When people hear the words martia ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Local author to speak at Newton library

    The Newton Public Library will welcome Newton author, K.C. Wren, at 6 p.m. Thursday. Wren will discuss her novel, “The Dancing Winds,” and her experie ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Park Centre employees earn scholarships

    Four employees of Park Centre in Newton have been awarded a combined total of $6,000 in scholarships to further their education in health care related ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Lip Sync Battles bring down the house

    Berg Middle School's "Berg Bellas" lip sync a Pitch Perfect performance at Saturday's competition to benefit the school council. The team featured Mik ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Belle visits Newton Public Library

    Belle from Disney's Beauty and the Beast visited the Newton Public Library Thursday night for storybook time. More than 20 girls dressed up as their f ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Phyllis Rollstin Westerhaus

    Phyllis Rollstin Westerhaus died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz., after a short illness of less than a week. She was the daughter of And ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Mary Alice Munson

    Mary Alice Munson, 96, died Thursday afternoon Feb. 16, 2017, at Park Centre in Newton.A funeral ser ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • 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
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christopher B. Hasselbrink, 25, of Newton, was charged with simulated publ ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:59 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
  • Repeal! No, wait!

    Republicans promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But now they are hesitating.I understand why ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Agnes Patterson fields need sidewalks

    First off let me say that our parks in Newton are awesome — the improvements done recently and the planned improvements are great.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • A sad day for Iowa public workers

    It was again a very frustrating week at the Capitol. The “tweaking” of collective-bargaining that was promised by Republicans turned into a complete g ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Column: Home sweet home

    Sometimes you just need some time at home to recharge your batteries. Not home where laundry, dishe ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:36 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
  • 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