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Peggy J.  Sanders

Peggy J. Sanders

Peggy J. Sanders, 69, of Newton, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. The family will greet friends from 2 …

Rita Rose Metzger

Rita Rose Metzger, 65, of Altoona, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m.…
Larry Gene Baerenwald

Larry Gene Baerenwald

Larry Gene Baerenwald, 70, of Newton, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at his home in Newton. A celebration of life will be at a later date. Mem…

Police Blotter 12-14-17

Newton Police Department• Justin P. Hooper, 29, of Albion, is charged with possession of controlled …

Esther Maye Shrum Auten

Esther Maye Shrum Auten, 91, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Spanish Fork, Utah. She is a former longtime resident of Newton. A funeral servi…
Joan June Hart

Joan June Hart

Joan June Hart, 82, of Polk City, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Kavanagh House in Des Moines. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday…
Leo C.  Harrington

Leo C. Harrington

Leo C. Harrington, the son of Leo Clifford and Gertrude Lucille (Combs) Harrington, was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Mount Ayr. He graduated from N…


Shannon Kotz authored the “The Little Lost Nutcracker” children’s book. Her last name was misspelled in an article in Monday’s edition of th…

Police Blotter 12-13-17

Newton Police Department• Louis N. Ramirez, 25, of Newton, is charged with domestic abuse assault af…

John A. Matthews

John Albert “Jack” Matthews, 78, formerly of Newton, passed away on Monday afternoon, Dec. 11, 2017, at the Taylor Hospice House in Des Moin…

Patricia Kleinendorst

Patricia“Pat” Kleinendorst, 95, of Newton, died on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Park Centre. No services are scheduled.
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