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  • Veterans Affairs setting goals for 2017

    Kurt Jackson of the Jasper County Department of Veterans Affairs spoke to the Jasper County Board of Supervisors Tuesday during his quarterl ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:22 am
  • Our Savior Lutheran members to receive national award

    One Newton couple and members of Our Savior Lutheran Church have been selected to receive the Lutheran Lamb Award next month.Matthew and Kri ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:27 am
  • MAT hosts home meet

    MAT Tumbling/Trampoline held its annual Regional Invitational competition at Marshalltown Community College in the Babe Harder and Student A ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:25 am
  • No. 12 Boone defeats Cardinal girls

    A buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Randi Walters to end the first quarter and a 3-pointer from Ryanne Rausch to open the second period had Newton ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • Next set of uncontrolled intersections goes before council

    Another round of uncontrolled intersections are being addressed with traffic signs by the city. City council approved the first reading of a ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:27 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 ...

    Health/Wellness

    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:04 am
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  • JoAnn Selby

    JoAnn Marie Marcus Selby, 62, of 521 S. Milner, formerly of Newton, died at 8:23 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:32 am
  • Harold Keller

    Harold Keller, 65, of Newton, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20 ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:33 am
  • Douglas Dean Dawson

    Douglas “Doug” Dean Dawson, 70, of Newton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A ce ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:34 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
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Reggie G. Smith, 36, of Runnells, was charged with driving while barred at ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:52 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
  • January is OPEN sister city month

    OPEN (Organization Promoting Everlasting Neighbors) has been a part of the Newton and Jasper County area for 25 years which we celebrated in October w ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • 87th General Assembly begins

    Jan. 9 marked the beginning of a brand new General Assembly in the Iowa Legislature starting with every House member taking the oath of office for our ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Column: Enjoy today

    I would like to think I embrace change and that it is just a part of life. As of late, it seems like the seasons change quicker than I can keep up wit ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:31 am
  • Image of great economic leader is dangerous

    Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, one of the richest men on the planet, recently met with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower. After emerging from the meet ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:53 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
  • 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