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  • April is Fair Housing Month

    April 2014 marks the 46th anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act. Mayor Mike Hansen is pictured signing a commitment to upholding the fair ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Newton YMCA launches 2014 annual campaign to support community needs

    The Newton YMCA has launched its annual campaign to ensure everyone in the Jasper County area has access to vital community programs and resources tha ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • NHS student places first in state Talents for Christ Competition

    Makayla Nook, daughter of Galyn and Tami Nook, participated in the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches Talents for Christ Competition at Gran ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • McDonald's Legislative Lunch at Capitol

    Rep. Dan Kelley welcomed Ginny Blattert, McDonald’s Franchise owner/operator of the Newton, Iowa Speedway and Colfax McDonald’s, to the statehouse on ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Club Notes

    Daughters of the American Revolution Grinnell ChapterThe Grinnell Chapter of the Daughters of the Am ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • 'Week of the Young Child'

    Five-year-old Reuben Layton, son of Anne and Taylor Layton of Newton, rides a tricycle in the “Week of the Young Child” penny parade on April 11 at th ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • 'Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash' opens April 24 at Old Creamery Theatre

    AMANA — “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash,” a musical celebration of the legendary “Man In Black” opens April 24 and runs through May 25 on the ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Cross Walk set for Friday

    The community is invited to attend the annual Cross Walk presented by the Mission Coalition and hosted by the seven downtown churches on Good Friday.
    April 17, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Newton participates in National Citizen Survey

    The City of Newton has recently enrolled in the National Citizen Survey, a scientific study used to measure resident opinion across eight indicators o ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • VFW celebrates 85 years of business on Saturday

    The Marshal F. Foch Veterans of Foreign War Post #1655 will be celebrating 85 years of business all day Saturday.
    April 17, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Alden Matthew Chamberlin

    Alden Matthew Chamberlin, the son of John Greene and Mary Belle (Berrier) Chamberlin, was born March 10, 1922, in Humboldt. He was raised and educated ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Geraldine M. (Veldhuizen) Dykhuis

    Geraldine M. (Veldhuizen) Dykhuis, 75, died at her rural residence north of Pella.A memorial service ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Sue Ann Woody

    Sue Ann Woody (Hervey, Jackson), 49, of Des Moines died Saturday April 12, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
    April 16, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Doris L. Orr

    Doris L. Orr, 98, of Baxter, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Baxter Health Care Center in Baxter. A ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Laveta M. Beitel

    Laveta  M.  Beitel, 92, of Newton died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at her home in Newton. A graveside s ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Fr. Cletus J. Healy

    Fr. Cletus J. Healy, S.J., was called to eternal life on April 7, 2014, at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, at the age of 96.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Jovita Vallejo Simpson Butt

    Our beloved mother and grandmother, Jovita Butt, 84, of Battle Mountain, Nev., formerly of Kellogg, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Bonnie R. Markusch

    Bonnie R. (Anderson) Markusch, 80, of Newton died on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Doris L. Orr

    Doris L. Orr, 98, of Baxter died on Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Baxter Health Care Center in Baxter.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Veda Ruth Fagg

    Veda Ruth Fagg, 93, of Otley died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Heritage Manor in Newton.Graveside fu ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 14-year-old Newton male was charged with two counts of harassment in con ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kelly S. Bogue, 31, of Kellogg was charged with possession of marijuana af ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    • Mackenzie L. Carter, 19, of Newton was arrested at 7:33 p.m. April 4 at Walmart following a report of theft from store management. She was alleged t ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Emily A. Acord, 16, of Knoxville was charged with fifth-degree theft after ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Police Blotter

    • Officers were called to the 400 block of North Second Avenue East at 12:24 a.m. on March 31 in the 400 block of North Second Avenue East following a ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Police Blotter

    • Officers investigated a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 2:13 p.m. on March 27 in the 100 block of West Second Street North. A legally parked vehi ...
    April 8, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Calvin Conley, 23, of Newton was charged with simple domestic assault afte ...
    April 3, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mercedes D. Brinstad, 22, of Carroll was arrested on a Chariton warrant fo ...
    April 2, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joseph L.D. Bond of Newton was charged with public intoxication after auth ...
    March 27, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jarrod P. Burnett, 31, of Newton was charged with driving while license ba ...
    March 25, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • The window that wouldn't work

    What goes up usually comes down. I say usually in this instance because most objects that go up come down, from flipped coins to my bank account. That ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • JCCA presents 'energetic' finale

    The Jasper County Concert Association will presented its season finale Thursday, April 3, at Newton Senior High School. It was quite an energetic fina ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Medium Pulp

    It was one of those rare special evenings. The kind you wish you could plan for, but just as with a star shooting across the night sky, you never can ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Ty's Take: Paying tribute to the ‘Devil’s Advocate’

    This weekend was a work weekend for me — job fair, politics, prairie burns and a gala to boot — and I spent it zigzagging across Jasper County, which ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Separation Anxiety

    I read that separation anxiety hits hard at this age. I just didn’t realize those articles meant for the parents.
    April 16, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Whistleblowers pump up transparency

    No matter how good the laws are written or how well-intentioned public policies are prescribed, Uncle Sam’s coffers have long been viewed as open seas ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Mission group seeks space to hold large garage sales

    To the editor:A church mission group is looking for a building to use that will hold around 10 to 20 ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Ready for coffee?

    You know what I hate?I hate when know-it-all scientists with their starched white lab coats and thei ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Mike Dwight: Dog Walker

    Some people are dog owners, others are dog lovers. Mike Dwight, of Burlington, is a dog lover.Over t ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • More sunshine, less political hay

    In recent weeks the House and Senate Government Oversight Committees have been working overtime to discover the reasons behind the dismissals of certa ...
    April 15, 2014 - 7:36 pm
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables

    Eating seven or more servings of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42 percent compared to eating less than ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Get Ready for Gardening!

    Gardeners know, and research confirms, that nurturing plants is good for us: attitudes toward health and nutrition improve, kids perform better at sch ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Older adult wellness: be safe in the spring

    Finally, winter is thawing and spring is arriving! After a long winter, people are anxious to venture outside, complete projects around the house and ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

    Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are l ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Yard and garden: spring care of strawberry plants

    Strawberries are hardy, easy to grow and produce a good crop with moderate effort, making them well suited to home gardens. Early spring is the best t ...
    April 8, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Spring diet makeover

    Spring is here — finally — and are you ready to put away those bulky winter clothes? It isn’t uncommon for us to let our attention to healthy eating l ...
    April 3, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • The secret of edamame: what it is and its benefits

    Edamame is the name for fresh soybeans that are harvested before the seeds harden. The secret is that it is actually a yummy and healthy snack, and it ...
    March 27, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Simple ways to stop overeating

    Many people strive to adopt healthier lifestyles. A lifestyle that includes routine exercise and a healthy diet can vastly improve quality of life and ...
    March 20, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Study to test 'chocolate' pills for heart health

    It won’t be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can ...
    March 20, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Eating Green for St. Patrick’s Day

    St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. When my kids were young, it was fun to turn ordinary foods green. With a little food coloring, we ate gre ...
    March 13, 2014 - 11:15 am

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