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  • Paul E. Brown

    Paul Edward Brown, 65, of Newton, died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at his home. Funeral services are pending at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Bonnie Ryan

    Bonnie L. (Van Oostrum) Ryan, 85, died Tuesday May 19, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. No visitation or services are being planned.
    May 21, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Nancy Gritters

    Nancy E. (Rus) Gritters, 69, of Pella, died Monday, May 15, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
    May 21, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Raymond Harrison

    Raymond Harrison, 85, of Newton died on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Newton Healthcare. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21 ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Raymond A. Hasselman

    Raymond A. Hasselman, 80, of Monroe, died on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Hospice of Pella — Comfort House in Pella. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • David S. Cumming

    David S. Cumming, died May 8, 2015, in Sarasota, Fla., in hospice care.David was born July 4, 1948, ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Dennis L. Conn

    Dennis L. Conn, 68, of Altoona, died peacefully Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at The Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. A funeral service will be held at  ...
    May 15, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Glen E. Shuey

    Glen E. Shuey, 84, of Newton, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Newton Health Care. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16 at Coburn Fun ...
    May 15, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Betty Ilene Johnston

    Betty Ilene Johnston, 91, of Baxter, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturd ...
    May 15, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Raymond Hasselman

    Raymond Hasselman, 80, of Monroe, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Hospice of Pella — Comfort House in Pella. Funeral services are pending at Coburn Fu ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jeremy W. Schroeder, 31, of Newton, is charged with assault causing bodily ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Katelund E. Jeffrey, 18, of Prairie City, is charged with failure to maint ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mareah R. Simpson, 36, of Newton, was arrested on a Marshalltown Police De ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Melissa F. Sherbinow, 24, of Newton, was arrested on a MINE Task Force war ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Keely M. Murphy, 19, of Newton, was arrested on a warrant for failure to a ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael C. Burgess, 58, of Newton, is charged with following too close aft ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael R. McGhghy, 57, of Newton, is charged with consumption/intoxicatio ...
    May 14, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Joseph S. Kain, 36, of Prairie City, is charged with possession of c ...
    May 13, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kenneth M. Landgrebe, 18, of Newton, is charged with failure to maintain c ...
    May 12, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael A. Geerlings, 22, of Newton, is charged with failure to yield upon ...
    May 11, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Two reflections from Ames

    Like most days, or weeks, there are many things on my mind. Here are two brief reflections of a few timely topics.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Honoring Iowa’s heroes

    As Memorial Day approaches, let’s honor Iowa’s heroes. Although Memorial Day is officially a time to remember those who gave their lives for our count ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Amtrak’s spectrum gap

    In the public eye, the disaster on the rails last week in Philadelphia was not only tragic but also shocking. As a crowded Amtrak train approached a b ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Take me out to the Speedway

    For as long as I can remember, summertime equals baseball/softball in my family. On any given day, my brother, sister and I would round up the wiffle ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • May is National Foster Care Month

    Vivian WillemsenOttumwaMay is National Foster Care Month, a time to raise awareness about teens and ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Wendell Mohr

    I’ve written a couple of articles about Wendell Mohr. He’s a rather famous Iowa watercolor artist, now deceased, who has blessed many homes, galleries ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Kelley is dedicated to his district

    Kathy HoldeferMingoIn his May 19 letter to the Newton Daily News, Michael Ware asks if “anyone else ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Get real

    The only way to reach Florida’s Cayo Costa State Park is by boat. It’s a small barrier island off the gulf coast between Sarasota and Ft. Myers. When ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Don’t fear the out-of-state reaper

    In 1976, the Blue Oyster Cult told us not to fear the reaper. The way some high school seniors describe college in another state — far from family and ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Newton student recognized at Iowa State Capitol

    Dr. Zack and Stephanie AlexanderNewtonA few weeks ago, our son Isaac, a 9-year-old third-grader at T ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:26 am

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