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  • Mom gets 10 days in jail for child endangerment

    A Newton mother who was charged with child endangerment after her 12-year-old daughter became pregnant is scheduled to be released from jail after bei ...
    May 29, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Newton Parks hosts series of summer events

    I absolutely feel that the community is so fortunate to have such a strong and active Parks and Recreation department. The parks in the community ar ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Farmers’ Market ready to kickoff for the season

    A new location with several new vendors will greet community members at the kick off to the Newton Farmers’ Market Tuesday.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Familiar faces in new places

    At its May 18 meeting, the Newton Community School District board heard and saw a presentation from its superintendent, Bob Callaghan, who is charged ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Crime-Free Housing Program tops council agenda

    Interim Police Chief Rob Burdess will present the Crime-Free Housing program to the Newton City Council Monday. The program, which was requested by th ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Students pick their own Genius Hour subject

    When most of us think of the terms “genius moment” or “genius hour,” it’s usually a sarcastic reference to a time when we appeared to have left our br ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • School year ‘runs’ out

    For many Jasper County students, Thursday was the last day of the school year. Thomas Jefferson Elementary School students celebrated the end of the y ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Newton native crowned Pony Express Jr. Queen

    Emily Miller, daughter of Rick and Kim Miller of Newton, was crowned the 2015 Marshall County Pony Express Jr. Queen in Gilman Monday. Miller will rep ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Local students named to GVU spring dean’s list

    DES MOINES — Kaci Hodge, of Newton; Curtis Jackson, of Newton; Kylie Lamb, of Newton; Elexa Morrow, of Newton; Madison Campbell, of Baxter; Elisabeth ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Local students receive degrees from GVU

    DES MOINES — Curtis Jackson, of Newton; David Kline, of Newton; Kayla Hartgers, of Colfax, Magna Cum Laude; Lisa Rusk, of Colfax, Magna Cum Laude; and ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Patsy R. Banks

    Patsy R. Hogue Banks, 86, of Newton, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at her home in Park Centre in Newton.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Janice Marie Patterson

    Janice Marie Patterson, 73, of Newton, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at her home.A funeral service w ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Edith M. Morrow

    Edith M. Morrow, 91, of Colfax, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Blaine Kloppenborg

    Blaine Kloppenborg, 83, of Webster City, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Wesley Acres in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3 ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Brian Dean Kramer

    Brian Dean Kramer, 58, born May 21, 1956, in Hampton, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Montezuma. The first son of Bernard and Martha Kramer, he was r ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Robert Michael Seeley

    Robert “Bob” Michael Seeley, 62, of Baxter, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. A visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Edith M. Morrow

    Edith M. Morrow, 91, of Colfax, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Services are pending at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Izetta F. Moore

    Izetta F. Moore, 92, of Newton, died Monday, May 25, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A celebration of Izetta’s life will be at ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Carolyn Sue Baird Ogg

    Carolyn Ogg passed from this life peacefully Jan. 13, 2015, at Park Centre in Newton.Those left to h ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Mary Louise Roberts

    Mary Louise Roberts, 87, of Prairie City, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Courtyard Estates in Pleasant Hill. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Frid ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jody R. Chesshire, 42, of Newton, is charged with driving while license su ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 17-year-old juvenile is charged with unsafe backing after authorities we ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shawn M. Collum, 26, of Grinnell, was arrested on a Poweshiek County warra ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 17-year-old juvenile is charged with reckless driving after authorities ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jeremy W. Schroeder, 31, of Newton, is charged with assault causing bodily ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Katelund E. Jeffrey, 18, of Prairie City, is charged with failure to maint ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mareah R. Simpson, 36, of Newton, was arrested on a Marshalltown Police De ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Melissa F. Sherbinow, 24, of Newton, was arrested on a MINE Task Force war ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Keely M. Murphy, 19, of Newton, was arrested on a warrant for failure to a ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael C. Burgess, 58, of Newton, is charged with following too close aft ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • As good as it gets

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published Sept. 26, 2013.On a Friday night in late September, ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Budget cabinet will draw attention to national debt

    This week, former Congressman Leonard Boswell and I were among a bi-partisan group of 10 Iowa leaders in business, civics and politics appointed to th ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Hawkeyes' Wier should have number retired

    Dave BuhrWaterlooThe recent health issues of Roy Marble prompted an outcry to have the jersey number ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • ‘Proposed’ pipeline is done deal

    Max TiptonNewtonRecently the Newton Daily News has printed letters referring to the proposed Bakken ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Mackinac Island

    She-Who-Walks-Like-the-Mist was gathering wild rice when she met a handsome young man who was the son of a sky spirit. They fell in love, but her fath ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Education is at heart of legislative stalemate

    Recent news about the Iowa Legislature has focused on when we will adjourn. However, what matters more to Iowa families are the disagreements preventi ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Kelley passionate, proactive on pipeline

    Kathy HoldeferMingoIn his May 19 letter to the Newton Daily News, Michael Ware asks if “anyone else ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • We need a national ‘Week and Month Day’

    Some annual observations of days, weeks or months seem like legitimate ways to honor certain professions or industries. Others seem more frivolous. Ea ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Ann Coulter’s war

    This week, iconoclastic master Ann Coulter released her new book, “Adios, America!” The book has already been labeled racist by the mainstream left, w ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Landowner speaks out against pipeline

    Keith PuntenneyBooneI am one of approximately 1,200-plus effected landowners along the proposed Dako ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:22 pm

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