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  • Business is booming at Family Video

    “Business is great, business is strong, Newton has been really good to us,” Jerry Morris, manager at Family Video said. In a time when most video stor ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Volunteers answer the call for a wheelchair bound child

    Volunteers answered the call from Kid Assist of Newton to help build a wheelchair ramp at the entrance of a wheelchair bound child’s home Saturday.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Travelin' Traffic Ace XVIII winners annouced

    The Newton Police Department awarded 140 Travelin’ Traffic Ace XVIII mugs to drivers displaying safe and courteous driving skills such as driving the ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Supervisors have packed agenda Tuesday

    After a few slow weeks, business has picked back up for the Jasper County Board of Supervisors, and the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting reflects that.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • New pediatrician joins Skiff

    Skiff Medical Center has a new doctor who is filling a much needed position. Dr. Jennifer Paisley is the new and only pediatrician at Skiff and is als ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Rivera now at Birch Corp Financial in Newton

    Crystal L. Rivera of the Birch Corp Financial in Newton recently completed the five hour agent certification class and is now an authorized independen ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Munson joins Grinnell Mutual

    Miranda Munson, of Newton, recently joined Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company as a publications specialist in the BIS division. Munson holds a bachel ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Davis earns designation of Iowa certified municipal clerk

    City Clerk of Newton Katrina Davis has earned the designation of Iowa Certified Municipal Clerk, which is awarded by the Iowa Municipal Finance Office ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Booster club to host trivia night

    The Newton Athletic Booster Club will host a Trivia Night at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Sugar Grove Winery, 6602 Ginger Ave.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Fair Trade Week planned by The Work of Our Hands

    PELLA —Oct. 21-24 is Fair Trade Week in Pella, with events planned Tuesday through Thursday to highlight fair trade and social sustainability in a glo ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Lineman's INT highlights CMB's district championship

    MAXWELL – The unlikeliest pair of hands sparked what is becoming the likeliest of outcomes for Collins-Maxwell/Baxter.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Cardinals drop district game to BlueJays

    Finish.Newton High’s Cardinals need to finish. Four times — three in the first half and one on the f ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Blue Demons down Mustangs

    MONROE — Prairie City-Monroe’s Mustangs and Albia’s Blue Demons went into Friday’s Class 2A District 7 football game with a lot riding on the outcome.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • PCM volleyball ends regular season

    FAIRFIELD — Prairie City-Monroe’s Mustangs finished on a winning note at Saturday’s volleyball tournament hosted by Fairfield.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Tigerhawks go 1-3 in tournament to end regular season

    WOODWARD — Colfax-Mingo’s Tigerhawks concluded their regular-season volleyball run Saturday at Woodard-Granger’s tournament. The Tigerhawks posted a 1 ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Ehresman's record-breaking game leads Hawks to victory

    SULLY — Junior Sage Ehresman broke Lynnville-Sully’s single-game rushing record with his 257-yard performance Friday night in the Hawks’ 56-34 win ove ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Bears shut out Tigerhawks

    BROOKLYN — Colfax-Mingo’s Tigerhawks were no match for their hosts Friday night. The BGM Bears rolled past the Tigerhawks, 37-0 in Class A District 7 ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Bluejays outlast Cardinal freshmen

    Newton High’s freshmen just couldn’t keep pace with Bondurant-Farrar in a high-scoring football game Friday night. The gap came in the middle two quar ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Newton freshmen lose four matches

    DES MOINES — Newton High’s freshmen had a rough day at the Des Moines Lincoln volleyball tournament Saturday. They dropped four matches in straight se ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Cardinals falter in Johnston Invitational

    JOHNSTON — Always looking for the positives from her team’s play, Newton High head coach Laura Rowen was disappointed in the Cardinals’ performance at ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Nora F. Hefley

    Nora F. Hefley, 76, of Newton, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Careage of Newton. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Pence ~ Reese ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:44 pm
  • Cecile I. Kinion

    Cecile I. Kinion, 89, of Monroe, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Knoxville Area Community Hospital. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oc ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Dorothy J. Castonguay

    Dorothy Jean Castonguay, 88, passed away Saturday evening, Oct. 18, 2014, at Park Centre Health Care in Newton.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Jackie L. Butler

    Jackie “Jack” L. Butler, 66, of Baxter, died unexpectedly at home Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. A funeral service is pending at Fredregill Family Funeral Hom ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Margaret Deskin

    Margaret Deskin, 86, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Margaret passed away peacefully in her sleep in Newton, her home for more than 6 ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • James Kirwan, Jr.

    James L. Kirwan, Jr., 80, of Nokomis, Fla., died Oct. 12, 2014. He was born Oct. 9, 1934, in Atchison, Kan., to James L. Kirwan, Sr. and Elva Ida (Del ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Shirley D. (Lambert) Bird

    Shirley D. (Lambert) Bird, 64, of Newton, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. As per Shirley’s wishes she has been crema ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Rebecca Franck

    Rebecca Kay “Becky” Franck, 65, of Newton, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Sandra Ritz

    Sandra Ritz died Oct. 7, 2014, Clarkston, Wa.Sandra Lea Collins was born Aug. 23, 1941, to Ronald an ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Thora Collins

    Thora Collins, 97, of Des Moines, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Wesley Acres Retirement Home. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oc ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Andrew J. Blumer, 21, of Kellogg, is charged with driving while license su ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:44 am
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    Newton Police Department• Denise N. Meyer, 39, of Newton, is charged with driving while license susp ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:03 am
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    ​Newton Police Department• Terry L. Wilfawn, 25, of Newton, is charged with assault causing bodily i ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• William S. Montgomery, 56, of Colfax, is charged with following too close ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kimberly I. Farris, 44, of Newton, is charged with possession of a control ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mark A Catton, 58, of LeMars, is charged with carrying weapons after autho ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joseph K. Mahl, 27, of Newton, is charged with possession of a controlled ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jolene K. Lewis, 37, of Newton, is charged with driving while license susp ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Malissa M. Cavanh, 19, of Newton, is charged with unlawful possession of p ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Douglas A. McKinney, 61, of Montezuma, is charged with driving while licen ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Crumbling constitution

    Does the Constitution still matter?When it was written, Ben Franklin said the Founders gave us a rep ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Newspapers still not dying

    Have you heard that newspapers are dying?Me too. Almost every time I mention my career to people — s ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Payton will help control government spending

    Dale MakiNewtonFollow the money. It’s a simple idea, but one that is often lost on our elected offic ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Kelley is a strong voice at statehouse

    Working in corrections is difficult and dangerous work. This has been especially true in recent years as the state’s correctional facilities have been ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Accelerate prosperity, reverse Uncle Sam’s overdrive

    Underemployment is up. Wage growth is down. Job openings are up. Hiring is down. Student debt is up. Job optimism is down. Consumer debt is up. The pe ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Whoa to our runaway tongues

    In May 1997, I was a reporter assigned to interview spiritual author Deepak Chopra, who upon meeting me asked whether I could drive him to where our i ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Vote for Allen, Ernst, and Payton

    Chris BollhoeferNewtonChaz Allen has been a true leader through some dark times in Newton. Having wo ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Confronting the Disability Unemployment Crisis

    Over half a century ago, when my brother Frank was at the Iowa School for the Deaf, he was told he could be one of three things: a printer, a cobbler, ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Blood moon

    Is the Blood Moon an ominous warning of some cataclysmic event on the offing? Naw. If anything, I told myself, it’s a harvest moon.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Here come the rain and drought

    What is it about natural disasters and irony?Just as local authorities in Detroit were denying thous ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:08 pm

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