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  • Hauler Parade

    A slew of NASCAR Haulers made their way through Newton on Thursday. Families and individuals lined the streets to welcome the crews, who wer ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Dueling piano show fun for all ages

    Dueling Pianos of Andy Anderson and Mike Leeds returned to the Fred Maytag Bowl Thursday night for an outdoor performance. Children were cal ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • 'Family first' for NHS marching band

    There a number of traits that Jim Beerends wants to instill into his students this year, but none perhaps more important than family.Beerend ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Painting improvements made by SSMID

    Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement District and Newton Main Street volunteers worked Wednesday evening to repaint the benches around the ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Hanson Directory Service wins Gold Book Award

    Hanson Directory Service was honored with a Gold Book Award at the Association of Directory Publishers’ 2014 Annual Convention and Partners ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Returning K&N victor Rhodes keeps on winning

    Ben Rhodes has turned his Alpha Energy Solutions sponsored Chevrolet into the alpha car on the race track.The 17-year-old driver has been do ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:23 am
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  • Timothy David Lucas

    Timothy David Lucas was born on Feb. 2, 1957, in Lovilia, the son of David and Bernadine (Aversing) Lucas. He was a 1975 graduate of Albia High School ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Linda L. Diggins

    Linda L. (Monk) Diggins, 58, of Newton, formerly of Marshalltown, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her daughter Andrea’s home in Newton. A celebratio ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Evelyne E. Teed

    Evelyne E. Teed, 88, of Newton died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Julia A. Lindsey

    Julia A. (Russell) Lindsey, 87, of Newton died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Newton Health Care Center in Newton. A funeral service will be at 1 p. ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • Richard 'Rich' Gander

    Richard “Rich” Gander, 45, of Creston died on Monday, July 28, 2014, in rural Creston.  A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 a ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • Marilyn De Wit

    Marilyn De Wit, 91, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at Glenwood Retirement Village in Glenwood, Minn. A ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Dr. Leo Charles Peters

    Dr. Leo Charles Peters, 82, formerly of Ames, died July 20, 2014. Visitation with the family will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 2210 Lincoln W ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Kevin E. Orndorff

    Kevin Eugene Orndorff, 48, of Newton died Saturday evening, July 26, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center — West Lakes in West Des Moines.
    July 28, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Pauline Daugherty

    Pauline D. Daugherty, 94, of Newton Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Kavanagh House in Des Moines, under the care of hospice.
    July 25, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Pauline Daugherty

    Pauline D. Daugherty, 94, of Newton died Wednesday morning, July 23, 2014, at the Kavanagh House in Des Moines, under the care of Hospice.  
    July 24, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Hannah R. Ford, 20, of Newton, was charged Thursday with nine counts of fr ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Carl F. Bragg Jr., 38, of Newton was charged with preventing apprehension ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Sara M. Burns, 29, of Newton was cited with following too closely after au ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Stefanie, D. Cluphf, 38, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft aft ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• John L. Britton, 48, of Newton was charged with public intoxication after ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • 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
  • Guess who's being fired?

    Is everything copasetic at your job? Are you feeling happy, content and secure? If so, I have some advice for you — DON’T!
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Hiroshima — 69 years later

    Sixty-nine years ago this Tuesday, the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, killing 80-140,000 people immediately. Three days later on Aug. 9, ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Friendship is stronger than fire

    No reporter looks forward to covering tragedy. When the beat guy is sitting at his desk and hears that police scanner sound the fire alarm, there is a ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • 'WINDerful Tales'

    “WINDerful Tales” is a new exhibit at the Jasper County Historical Museum located in the Ag Building. This exhibit was made possible due to support fr ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • The hayloft and the horse resurrection

    There are two certainties about life I have accepted.One is at some point in July I will be up in a ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Summer blues for vegetarians

    I am a terrible vegetarian.For starters, I eat meat. Well, fish. But I tell myself the honey-glazed ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • The answer to the question

    I feel like a lot of people are asking me, even more so than usual, one question in particular. Surprisingly, this questions has nothing to do with wo ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • Finding 'Golden Nuggets' while getting to know Newton better

    To the editor,My wife and I are appreciative of the “Get to Know Newton” campaign and to do as much ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • Burning the midnight oil

    When I was pregnant, I always thought that around 8 o’clock every night I would go lay my baby down in her crib and she would go to sleep. She would h ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • To the editor,On behalf of the Jasper County Fair Board I would like to congratulate all of the comp ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Pack a lunch the MyPlate way

    There are many benefits to taking a packed lunch to work or school. The possibilities are nearly endless, so you get to eat exactly what you want ever ...
    July 24, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • No romance for 'Downton Abbey' in-laws, say actors

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech of “Downton Abbey” say Cupid’s arrow is not headed for their characters.
    July 23, 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

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