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  • Newton couple happy to rebuild after fire

    Last year, Rena Miller and her partner, Linda Roovart, faced every homeowners biggest nightmare when they  lost everything in a fire at the ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Celebrating 'Country Pride'

    The Jasper County Fair Parade brought hundreds of county residents to the streets of Colfax on Monday night as the 45-minute show celebrated ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • NCT performers receive awards

    The Iowa Community Theatre Association recently announced the winners of the Awards of Excellence at the convention in Red Oak, including se ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • 281 riders take part in the Poker Run

    Several riders pull into Cadillac Jacks at the end of the Friends of Mine “Ride 4 Time” Poker Run, a ride to raise money for those who canno ...
    July 22, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Upcoming conference focuses on women in ag

    According to the 2012 U.S.Census of Agriculture, there are 32,167 women farming in Iowa, and 7,108 of those women are considered the princip ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Country Pride County Wide

    The 2014 Jasper County Fair kicked off Friday night in Colfax, beginning with a flag raising ceremony by Baxter Boy Scout Troop 346, the 4-H ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:37 am
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  • Newton couple happy to rebuild after fire

    Last year, Rena Miller and her partner, Linda Roovart, faced every homeowners biggest nightmare when they  lost everything in a fire at the home they ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Celebrating 'Country Pride'

    The Jasper County Fair Parade brought hundreds of county residents to the streets of Colfax on Monday night as the 45-minute show celebrated this year ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Upcoming conference focuses on women in ag

    According to the 2012 U.S.Census of Agriculture, there are 32,167 women farming in Iowa, and 7,108 of those women are considered the principal operato ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • NCT performers receive awards

    The Iowa Community Theatre Association recently announced the winners of the Awards of Excellence at the convention in Red Oak, including several Newt ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • 281 riders take part in the Poker Run

    Several riders pull into Cadillac Jacks at the end of the Friends of Mine “Ride 4 Time” Poker Run, a ride to raise money for those who cannot afford m ...
    July 22, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Volunteers needed for Maytag Park renovation

    New playground equipment at Maytag Park will be installed Wednesday through Saturday.Park staff is a ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • City Council receives gender equality certificate

    The City of Newton was recognized with a Certificate of Gender Equality at Monday’s city council meeting.
    July 22, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Interested residents sought for ‘60 and older group’

    Anyone interested in starting an informal “60 and older group” for widowed and divorced men and woman in the Newton and surrounding areas to get toget ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Newton Noon Kiwanis to meet Wednesday

    The Newton Noon Kiwanis will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for lunch and a presentation on a mission trip to El ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Newton Wellness Coalition meets Wednesday

    The Newton Wellness Coalition will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Skiff Medical Center Board Room.A ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Jeff McGinley

    Jeff McGinley, 52, of Watertown, S.D., died July 16, 2014, due to diabetic complications. A memorial ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • John M. Kaput

    John M. Kaput, 96, of Conrad died Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad. A fu ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • James W. Bogue

    James W. Bogue, 84, of Kellogg died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A grav ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Marion L. Collins

    Marion L. Collins, 66, of Newton died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System Home in Des Moines.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • M. Joyce Lester

    M. Joyce Lester, 82, of Newton died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her home. Per her request she has been cremated and no services will be held. The Wall ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Joann W. (Lanser) Zylstra

    Joann W. (Lanser) Zylstra, 92 , formerly of Sully, died Wednesday at the St. Francis Manor in Grinnell.
    July 18, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Ruth Radke

    Ruth Radke, 95, of Alta passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center of Cherokee.
    July 17, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Pauline 'Polly' Pearl Peck McPherren

    Clear Lake — Pauline “Polly” Pearl Peck McPherren, 89, passed from this life on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake.
    July 15, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • Debra (Kirk) Smead

    Albia — Debra Smead, 58, of Albia died Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.De ...
    July 15, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Wanda Dodd Calhoon

    Wanda Dodd Calhoon, 84, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Fort Dodge, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Baylor Regional Medical Ce ...
    July 14, 2014 - 12:31 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 13-year-old Newton girl was charged with fifth-degree theft after author ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Larry D. Brents, 43, of Newton was cited with following too close after au ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Scott Allspach, 17, of Lambs Grove was arrested at 6:41 p.m. July 7 for vi ...
    July 20, 2014 - 5:01 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Three 15-year-old Newton boys were charged with possession of marijuana an ...
    July 17, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kyle Chance, 30, of Newton was arrested at 5:50 p.m. June 27 on two Jasper ...
    July 15, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Megan Beintema, 29, of Newton was charged with simple assault after author ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Chad E. Berry, 32, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspen ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ryan E. Dearinger, 42, of Newton was charged with serious assault, interfe ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Aynn M. Coady, 23, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspen ...
    June 30, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Travis W. Nichol, 24, of Des Moines was charged with possession of methamp ...
    June 27, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Keeping a balance in the electronics age

    I have started to realize that as my daughters are going from baby to toddler to little girls I am having to change my views on electronics and their ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • It's nice to meet you

    There is nothing I find more unpleasant than shaking a person’s hand.There can be a lot of psycholog ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Newton parks are first class

    To the editor:I have spent more time this summer in our parks than most other years. Many of us driv ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Asa Crowe

    Some of the students were listening, others were looking out the window with that faraway, dreamy look that I remember well (and still have once-in-a ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Don’t let Big Oil bully biofuels

    It’s vacation season across America. That means family road trips are underway and the traveling public is paying even closer attention when they pull ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • The Invisible Employee

    Do you ever feel people at your job don’t know you exist?Do you sit through long meetings where no o ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Extinguishing My Psyche

    Perhaps I am suffering from an addiction — a fiery compulsion buried so deep in my subconscious psyche that I am acting without cognizance. Or perhaps ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Newton – a town of resiliency

    “Resilience.” This word has been used to describe Newton for many years now. The primary definition of this word is “the capacity to recover quickly f ...
    July 17, 2014 - 3:36 pm
  • How (Not) to Cure a Headache

    I ran into my good friend Nick Brubaker last weekend. I only get to see him about once a year, so there were a lot of benign topics we wanted to cover ...
    July 17, 2014 - 3:35 pm
  • More adventures in 'Godfather-ism'

    I went back to Kansas City this past weekend for some family time — which culminated in a multi-generational water gun fight and barbecue on Sunday.
    July 16, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Add flavor and vegetables to your grilling

    Besides being fun, grilling is a great low fat way to cook. Everything from the entrée to dessert can be cooked on the grill. 
    July 21, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • July — National Ice Cream Month

    It’s summer time, and what better to eat during a hot day than ice cream? The national average consumption for Americans is four gallons of ice cream ...
    July 17, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • Making health insurance make sense

    Q: Now that I have health care coverage through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, are there materials available for me and my family to understand ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Grill safely this Fourth of July

    Summer is officially here, and the Fourth of July holiday is upon us. Cooking outdoors can be a healthy summer activity shared with family and friends ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • 'Designing Women' star Meshach Taylor dies at 67

    Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom “Designing Women” and appeared in numerous othe ...
    June 30, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • King writes for new season of 'Under the Dome'

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The fictional Maine town of Chester’s Mill is “Under the Dome” for a second season, and author Stephen King, on whose novel th ...
    June 27, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • HBO film explores marriages from their start

    NEW YORK (AP) — As filmmaker Doug Block sat in a coffee shop talking about his “112 Weddings” documentary, a stranger interrupted him to talk — at gre ...
    June 26, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Summer is salad time

    Summer is officially here and that means fresh produce couldn’t be easier to find. Salads are the perfect way to enjoy a variety of vegetables and fru ...
    June 26, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

    Eating fruits and vegetables is a great way to get the most nutrition out of your calories. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other ...
    June 19, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Strawberry season creates the perfect snack

    It’s strawberry season! June signals the traditional start of strawberry season in Iowa.  Whether yo ...
    June 12, 2014 - 11:13 am

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