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  • Gary Wayne Williams

    Gary Wayne Williams passed away peacefully at home July 17, 2016, following a nine-month battle with cancer.
    July 29, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • John W. Plate

    John W. Plate, 91, of Prairie City, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturd ...
    July 28, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Helen Marie Wade

    Helen Marie Wade, 91, of Newton, died Monday, July 25, 2016, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 2 ...
    July 27, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Ronald R. Morris

    Ronald Morris of Newton, passed from this life Friday afternoon, July 22, 2016, at Park Centre in Newton.  
    July 26, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Harold R. Hawkins

    Harold Richard Hawkins, 64, of Newton, passed from this life Saturday afternoon, July 23, 2016, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.  
    July 26, 2016 - 11:57 am
  • Lloyd Wessel

    Elmer Lloyd Wessel, 93, the son of Elmer Gail and Elpha Fern (Harris) Wessel, was born April 13, 1923, near Laurel. On June 20, 1943, Lloyd was united ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Lois Imogene Sevenbergen

    Lois Imogene Sevenbergen, 89, of Newton, died Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Newton Healthcare. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m.,Monday, July 25 at t ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Ronald R. Morris

    Ronald Morris, 79, of Newton, passed from this life Friday afternoon, July 22, 2016, at Park Centre in Newton.  
    July 25, 2016 - 12:07 pm
  • Harold R. Hawkins

    Harold Richard Hawkins, 64, of Newton, died Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    July 25, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Doris Eileen Pille

    Doris Eileen McConeghey Pille was born Sept. 7, 1924, to Fay Allen McConeghey and Keith Kenneth McConeghey. She was raised on a small farm near Monroe ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jarret C. Eicher, 23, of Newton, was arrested on a Polk County warrant aft ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• David R. Neasham, 51, of Newton, was arrested on two Jasper County warrant ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kristin E. Mitchell, 44, of Newton, is charged with public intoxication af ...
    July 13, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Casey J. Brandt, 33, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant af ...
    July 12, 2016 - 1:28 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Lynne M. Golinvaux, 53, of Newton, is charged with assault causing bodily ...
    July 11, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Brent L. Skinner, 51, of Des Moines, is charged with public intoxication a ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office • Dave S. Clarke, 45, of Monroe, is charged with possession of drug ...
    July 7, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ethan D. Vanderleest, 34, of Prairie City, was arrested on a Dallas County ...
    July 6, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Tyler D. Lakin, 25, of Newton, is charged with driving while license suspe ...
    July 1, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Derek L. Gladson, 31, of Palo, was arrested on a Mahaska County warrant af ...
    June 30, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • Fishing adventures

    Diary of a fisherwoman, take two.A few weeks ago, my column discussed my return to the fishing world ...
    July 29, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Is it Mom clean?

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Oct. 9, 2015Wow, I think it’s finally sinking in.Col ...
    July 29, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Loving America means finding fault with it

    I was sitting on a bus one summer, chatting with a man behind me who’d worked all over the world in the U.S. foreign service. Like many conversations ...
    July 29, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Those who dine together

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Aug. 6, 2015.There was a little Ethiopian food resta ...
    July 28, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • EPA should do more to prevent chemical disasters that threaten local economies

    Chemical disasters can be devastating to local economies. Just ask West Virginia businesses whose economy lost $19 million per day after the Elk River ...
    July 28, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Sunday scam

    It was a hot Sunday afternoon, one of those days when it’s punishing to be outdoors, like when the sweat starts to boil on your forehead. I actually e ...
    July 28, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Fed up with water bill

    For the umpteenth time, I have had to fish my water bill cards from the bottom of the mailbox. Usually they are stuck to other pieces of mail or ads, ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Chronic disease is an epidemic

    Our country is facing an epidemic of chronic disease. An epidemic that is the leading cause of death and disability in our country. Despite this the p ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • No sport draws hate like soccer

    When soccer players flop down onto the turf and seem to exaggerate injury in widely televised international matches, it draws the ire of the social me ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • When do values trump democracy?

    Recently, a splinter of the powerful Turkish military attempted a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an Islamist with a taste for the author ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Behavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early ...
    July 28, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Gardening for seniors

    You’re never too old to play in a little dirt, and who would’ve thought that getting your hands dirty would be so beneficial?
    July 25, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Fire up the flavor with grilled fruits, vegetables

    It’s grilling season! What better way to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies than to take advantage of the season. Grilling enhances the s ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Summer grilling — add variety, health to your list

    We are a couple of months into grilling season — a great time to add variety to your grilling adventures beyond traditional hamburger or hot dog optio ...
    July 7, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Beat the heat, stay cool

    Jasper County Health Department and IMPACT Community Action Partnership urge residents to prepare for extreme heat this summer.
    June 30, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Aspirin often wrongly prescribed for atrial fibrillation

    More than one-third of U.S. patients with the abnormal heartbeat atrial fibrillation who need a blood thinner to prevent strokes aren’t getting one, r ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Slips and Falls

    While the popular rhyme, “Sticks and Stones,” claims that “names will never hurt me,” that’s not the case with “Slips and Falls,” which can cause seri ...
    June 17, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • How to speed up metabolism

    When attempting to lose weight, men and women can expect to hear or read a lot about their metabolism. The process by which the body converts the food ...
    June 16, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Find healthy foods while on the go

    Nice weather often equates to an uptick in road trips. During such trips, motorists and their passengers will need to take breaks to refuel both their ...
    June 9, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • 5 Simple Steps to Power up Your Summer Salads

    It’s a great time to give your salads a powerful boost by choosing nutrient-rich ingredients. Salads don’t have to be boring, tasteless diet foods. Wi ...
    June 2, 2016 - 12:21 pm