Overcast and Breezy
25°FOvercast and BreezyFull Forecast
Mon, November 24, 2014 Cloudy / Windy, 26°F|Forecast

Local Headlines

More News

  • Local News

  • Local Sports

  • Obituaries

  • Police/Fire Reports

  • Opinion

  • Lifestyle

  • Snow ordinance update impacts winter parking

    With the first snow fall of the year already here, and many more predicted to come, the Newton city snow ordinance is once again going to take effect ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Black Friday big deal for nation's largest retailers

    Black Friday is four days away but retailers have been preparing for months to serve the masses of shoppers expected to celebrate the unofficial holid ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Appleby attends film premiere

    Wes Worthing, Lonnie Appleby, Drew Harmon and Nikole Kalatzakis attend the premiere screening of "Precious Time" at the International Family Film Fest ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Vendor and Bake Sale raises money for NHS cheerleaders

    Kristin Titus, of Kellogg, closes a sale at her booth displaying vintage household decor with customers Sally Rorabaugh, of Newton, and Madison and Su ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • GoodSam club contributes to courthouse lighting

    The Washer City GoodSam’s Camping Club presented a $100 contribution check to the Courthouse Lighting Committee on Wednesday to go toward the holiday ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • United Way of Jasper County to host Holiday Mail for Heroes event

    The United Way of Jasper County is hosting a new event aimed at spreading Christmas and Hanukkah cheer to military veterans and deployed troops this h ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Holiday travel brings increased police patrol

    Beginning Monday, state and local law enforcement agencies will increase its presence on Iowa roadways through Nov. 30.
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Bake sale to highlight Skiff fundraiser

    Skiff Medical Center Auxiliary is excited to host its annual Deck the Halls event on Tuesday, just in time for the holidays. Delicious homemade baked ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Newton leaf bag collection to end for season

    City of Newton residents are reminded that the last week for the curbside collection of leaf bags will be the week of Dec. 1. Residents are to use the ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • City announces holiday hours

    The following businesses will be closed Thursday and Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday: City Hall, Fire Business Office, Newton Public Library (o ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Helen Elizabeth Markmann Robson

    A funeral service for Helen Markmann Robson, 94, of Newton, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. A visitation wit ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Raymond Tininenko

    Raymond Tininenko, 76, of Kellogg, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Grinnell.
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • M. Patricia Bates

    M. Patricia “Pat” Bates, 92, died Thursday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2014, at Park Centre Health Care in Newton. A funeral service for Pat was Monday, Nov. ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Hazel Sochor

    Hazel Sochor, 92, of Newton, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Parke Centre in Newton.  Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home.
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Margaret Patricia Bates

    Margaret Patricia Bates, 92, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2014, at Park Centre Health Care in Newton. 
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Loren L. Moomaw

    Loren L. “Jumbo” Moomaw, 85, of Des Moines, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Altoona Nursing and Rehab. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Robert W. Little

    Robert W. Little, 88, formerly of Brooklyn, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. A funeral service will be at 10:30 ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Richard H. Meckley

    Richard H. Meckley, 85, of Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Baxter, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at North Naples Hospital in Naples, Fla. A memorial ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Robert Wayne Myers

    Robert Wayne Myers, 75, of Monroe, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. There will be a private family funeral ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Emily Latch

    Emily Lee Latch, 80, of State Center, passed away with family by her side on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Heather M. Hawkins, 30, of Newton, is charged with fourth-degree theft aft ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Benjamin M. Nelson, 23, of Newton, is charged with operating while under t ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joshua L. Wielard, 25, of Grinnell, is charged with forgery after authorit ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joshua L. Wielard, 25, of Grinnell, was arrested on two warrants for posse ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Candice M. Myers, 44, of Cedar Rapids, is charged with driving while licen ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ford C. Thompson, 62, of Newton, is charged with unsafe backing on a roadw ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Romone R. Jackson, 31, of Newton, was arrested on a Warren County warrant ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jennifer M. Armstrong, 35, of Colfax, is charged with driving while barred ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • A 10-year-old juvenile is charged with assault and second-degree harassme ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Alicia C. Nehring, 19, of Newton, is charged with consumption of alcohol b ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • An uphill fight against misconceptions

    Last week I found myself standing with Cliff Huxtable.Not with Bill Cosby, but with Cliff, the ficti ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Control freaks

    Control freaks want to run your life. They call themselves “public servants.”But whether student cou ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • The poor suffer from hunger — not the munchies

    Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It’s also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate cel ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • 10 places to Christmas shop small this season

    As Christmas approaches yet again, it seems as though there’s not a lot of shopping options in Newton — which is why it’s extremely important that we ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • The first casualty of war

    Reflecting on World War I, California Senator Hiram Johnson famously said: “The first casualty when war comes is truth.”
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Bill Cosby allegation: It's oral rape, not oral sex

    One evening in 2012, she decided it was time to tell her story.She waited until after business hours ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Polar vortex or no polar vortex, it's slick out there

    Iowa roadways during the colder months can become quickly traitorous. But as the powder melts away every March and cities put away their salt and sand ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Wind-turbines, junk and football

    Just like the movie, “Nebraska,” the road to Lincoln, in this case I-80 in western Iowa, cut through rolling cattle country, terraced crop land, and f ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Chief tax-dodging officers

    Republican and Democratic leaders don’t often see eye to eye on taxes.But surprisingly, corporate ta ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • A one-way war of words

    My mother led most of her middle-aged life under the distinct impression that her small fleet of household appliances had the ability to understand th ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luk ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • 'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Mockingjay, Part 1” didn’t catch fire like the previous installments of “The Hunger Games,” but it still had the biggest opening of t ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • American Diabetes Month – Get Control of Your Blood Sugar

    Losing weight and embracing healthy eating and exercise habits are key factors in helping you gaincontrol of your blood sugars. Here are some realisti ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Prevent Blindness Iowa caution diabetic eye disease

    The number of diabetes and pre-diabetes cases continues to climb. And with that, so does the number of cases of diabetic eye disease. According to a r ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Older Adult Wellness: Healthy Hips

    In 2010, there were 258,000 hospital admissions because of hip fractures among people 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and P ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • New WWII book details story of 'First SEALS'

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Before there were heavily armed Navy SEALs conducting nighttime helicopter raids, there were guys like Frank Monteleone landing on beac ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • 'Big Hero 6,' 'Interstellar' soar at box office

    LOS ANGELES — A team of animated Marvel characters rocketed past a group of wormhole-bound astronauts at the weekend box office.
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • America gets cooking to stop diabetes

    During the American Diabetes Month this November, the American Diabetes Association is continuing its efforts to stop diabetes by challenging local re ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • How to find time for fitness

    Finding time to exercise is no small feat for many men and women. Obligations at home and at the office can make it hard to fit in a workout, a famili ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:05 pm

National video

Reader Poll

What’s your favorite part of celebrating the holidays in Newton?
Lighting of the courthouse
Shopping local
Visiting Santa Claus
Holiday tour of homes
4-H Festival of Trees