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  • Cardinals capture 4A district win; Area Prep Football Roundup

    Five for five — all area football teams notched victories on Friday night in Week 5 action. Newton, Prairie City-Monroe, Lynnville-Sully and Colfax-Mi ...
    Sept. 23, 2017 - 1:25 am
  • Friday Night Prep Football Scores

    Iowa High School FootballFriday Night ScoresArea ScoresNewton 49, Marshalltown 28PCM 55, Central Lee ...
    Sept. 23, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • Eagles sweep Cardinals in LHC volleyball

    Momentum just wouldn’t budge on Thursday night. Newton High’s Cardinals pushed at it hard throughout their home match against Pella Christian’s Eagles ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • District football is in full swing

    As of Friday, district football play is underway for all classifications in Iowa. The Class 4A district action opens Friday night with Newton High’s C ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Small Cardinal contingent runs at Indianola Invitational

    INDIANOLA — Newton High’s cross country teams were not at full force on Thursday as the Cardinals competed in the Indianola Invitational meet at Picka ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Baxter bolts past Warriors

    BAXTER — Serving up 23 aces and finishing with a kill efficiency of .274, the Baxter volleyball team swept Meskwaki Settlement School on Thursday nigh ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • PCM girls win second straight home title

    MONROE — Six years ago, Prairie City-Monroe cross country coach Eric Karr had seven total runners in grades seven through 12.
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • NCMP results at Waukee reported

    WAUKEE — On Tuesday, the NCMP Aquagirls competed in a double dual swim meet hosted by Waukee. NCMP beat Marshalltown, 63-38, and lost to Waukee, 79-22 ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Cardinals, Bobcats face off in district play

    Four games are what Newton High’s Cardinals and the rest of the Class 4A District 4 football teams had to prepare for the final five weeks of action. ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Cardinal golfers finish 10th in SEP Invitational

    PLEASANT HILL — In their final competition before taking to the Class 4A district links, Newton High’s Cardinal boys played against some of the top 4A ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • Kenneth Wayne Elscott

    Kenneth (Ken) Wayne Elscott was called home Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Sebring, Fla. Ken was born in Sully to Mary (Batty) and Wallace Elscott July 30 ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Rev. Warren John McFate

    Rev. Warren John McFate, the son of Raymond Arthur and Nina (Talbot) McFate, was born Sept. 22, 1920, in Manning. While Warren was in grade school, hi ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • E. Margaret Repp

    E. Margaret Repp went home to be with her Savior Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at the Newton Village Health Care Center, under the care of Hospice. A time ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Juanita Hawkins

    Juanita “Carol” Hawkins, left her life in this world to begin her eternal life with Jesus Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Grinnell Healthcare Center. A mem ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Kimberly A. Runnells

    Kimberly A. (Gragg) Runnells, 50, of Knoxville, formerly of Newton, died on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Altoona Nursing and Rehab Center. A memorial se ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Vickie J. Kingery

    Vickie J. Kingery, 69, of Newton, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Private family services will take place at a later ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Warren McFate

    Warren McFate, 96, of Newton, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Park Centre Skilled Care. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Margaret Repp

    Margaret Repp, 93, of Newton, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at the Newton Village Health Care.  Fune ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Kenneth W. Elscott

    Kenneth (Ken) Wayne Elscott, born in Sully and formerly from Newton, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Sebring, Fla.
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Gary Pyle

    Gary Pyle, 85, of Baxter, passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Accura Healthcare of Baxter. A private family burial will be at Restland Cemetery in ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Police blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Jacob A. Tinsley, 25, of Mingo, was charged with possession of contr ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Lauren A. Neal, 32, of Newton, was arrested on warrants for two trespassin ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Willie E. Toland, 59, of Newton, was charged with consumption of alcohol, ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department • Nathan A. Clark, 34, of Melbourne, was charged with controlled substance ...
    Sept. 14, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Melvin G. Hawkins, 54, of Newton, was charged with domestic abuse assault, ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Police botter

    Newton Police Department• Sally A. Brandmayr, 29, was arrested at 3:16 p.m. Sept. 5 at Hy-Vee for fi ...
    Sept. 8, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jacob C. Showalter, 19, of Newton, was charged with possession of drug par ...
    Sept. 7, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Matthew T. Sanders, 30, of Oskaloosa, was arrested at 11:20 p.m. Sept. 1 a ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department Joseph R. Mathews, 32, of Harvey, was charged with violation of no contact ...
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Police blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joseph R. Mathews, 32, of Harvey, was arrested 5:55 p.m. Aug. 29 by the Pe ...
    Sept. 1, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Some tax-exempt hospitals are lax at providing charity care, accountability

    Garnishing wages. Turning over accounts to collection agents. Withholding services until an individual’s ability to pay is proven. These might seem li ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • There just has to be a solution

    Unless you're from my generation or the parent of someone growing up in the 60s or 70s, you probably won't get the reference. But every single time I ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Column: Goodbye Cassini

    Saturn eclipsing the Sun is an event, I've conceded, I'll never see in person. But I have seen it in print. I would like to say thank you to the engin ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Column: Love and the game

    Iowa Hawkeye football has been a large presence in my life for as long as I can remember. My mom got my dad season tickets as a present early in their ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • September is Sepsis Awareness Month

    You probably have never heard of it. In fact, only 55 percent of adults in the U.S. ever have. It’s sneaky and is the result of your body’s immune sys ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Roomba does the rumba

    Ginnie came to me in a panic. “I can’t find Roomba!”Roomba is a computerized vacuum cleaner I gave G ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Appreciative of recent road resurfacing

    As rural residents of Newton, our road (F-36) accessing the City of Newton was recently resurfaced. This involved restricting or reducing our access t ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • The end of the First Amendment

    Last week, I visited the University of California, Berkeley.The preparations for the visit were pate ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Grants help Clearview fulfill its mission

    Clearview Recovery in Prairie City received word of four different grant awards recently. The first two come from United Way of Jasper County, one bei ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • La La Land

    It was a perfect afternoon to wait for a stranger, bright and sunny with the faintest hint of a breeze, just enough to rustle the leaves in the courty ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:22 am