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  • New stop signs planned south of square

    Two ordinances passed their first consideration and a third was adopted for new stop signs at uncontrolled intersections during the Newton C ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Constitution Week

    Members of Grinnell Chapter of Daughters of the Revolution Suzanne Van Zandt, Nancy Brown, Delores Meyer, Elizabeth Wegner and Phyllis Snook ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Safety first

    Kindergartners from Colfax-Mingo School District practiced crossing the road with the Newton Police Department at Aurora Park in Newton Mond ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Suspected driver in I-235 crash arrested for OWI in Prairie City

    PRAIRIE CITY — The general manger of a Pleasant Hill car dealership facing charges related to a crash on I-235 in Des Moines Saturday was ar ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Two Newton golfers capture Ames flags

    AMES — Derek Damman and Austin Reynolds captured flags at Monday’s Ames High Invitational golf tournament. The Newton High golfers finished ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Newton JV loses

    Newton High’s junior varsity wasn’t able to hold Grinnell’s Tigers in check at home Monday night. Grinnell posted a 29-14 win over the Cardi ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:19 am
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  • Longtime Cardinal thrilled to be grand marshal

    Avery Wilson is arguably the biggest Cardinal football fan in Newton, and he has the collection and credentials to back it up. That’s why it’s so fitt ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Top 10

    The finalists have been named for the 2014 Newton Senior High School homecoming court. The king and queen will be announced during the coronation cere ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • New stop signs planned south of square

    Two ordinances passed their first consideration and a third was adopted for new stop signs at uncontrolled intersections during the Newton City Counci ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Constitution Week

    Members of Grinnell Chapter of Daughters of the Revolution Suzanne Van Zandt, Nancy Brown, Delores Meyer, Elizabeth Wegner and Phyllis Snook received ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Suspected driver in I-235 crash arrested for OWI in Prairie City

    PRAIRIE CITY — The general manger of a Pleasant Hill car dealership facing charges related to a crash on I-235 in Des Moines Saturday was arrested the ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Safety first

    Kindergartners from Colfax-Mingo School District practiced crossing the road with the Newton Police Department at Aurora Park in Newton Monday. Using ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Central Iowa frozen produce company looking for Jasper County partners

    Iowa Choice Harvest is a company created by Iowans, for Iowans and focused on using only produce grown in Iowa.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Newton working with Iowa DOT on Park and Ride Study

    The city of Newton will join in with the effort of the Iowa Department of Transportation on a statewide Park and Ride Study.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Second annual tractor show fundraiser this weekend in Ira

    Boy Scout Troop 346 invites the public to the second annual tractor show, tractor ride and fundraiser dinner is set for this weekend at the Ira Commun ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Visit 140 colleges in one day

    The Golden Circle College Fair, traditionally the largest in Iowa, is set for 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Iowa Events Center Hy-Vee Hall.
    UPDATED: Sept. 16, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • Newton JV loses

    Newton High’s junior varsity wasn’t able to hold Grinnell’s Tigers in check at home Monday night. Grinnell posted a 29-14 win over the Cardinals at H. ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Two Newton golfers capture Ames flags

    AMES — Derek Damman and Austin Reynolds captured flags at Monday’s Ames High Invitational golf tournament. The Newton High golfers finished sixth and ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Raiders rebound with win over Madrid

    MAXWELL — Following a disappointing performance last time on the court, Collins-Maxwell/Baxter anxiously awaited a home match with Madrid Monday night ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • The Sports Schuffle

    After Iowa State beat Iowa for the third time in four years on Saturday, friends and others around me in Black and Gold started with some of the same ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Area team run at Ballard

    HUXLEY — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s Mark Deutsch, Prairie City-Monroe’s Rachel Peter and Colfax-Mingo’s Dakota Hostetter all delivered strong performanc ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Cardinals turn away Tigers to win 3A district opener

    GRINNELL — Twice Grinnell’s Tigers threatened to score in the second quarter Friday night. Twice Newton High’s Cardinal defense turned the Tigers away ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Offense explodes in win for Tigerhawks

    SULLY — After two straight weeks of defensive highlights, Colfax-Mingo’s offense got in on the fun Friday night.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • PCM wins district opener

    PRAIRIE CITY — Prairie City-Monroe seniors Ricky Reeve and Ronnie Marshall led PCM to its first win of the season Frdiday night as the Mustangs erased ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Aquagirls claim second at Ames Invitational

    AMES — Going up against defending state champion Ames at Saturday’s Ames Invitational swim meet, NCMP’s Aquagirls were the closest team to the Little ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Cardinal freshmen beat Grinnell

    GRINNELL — Matthew Karsten set the tone quick for Newton High’s freshmen Friday at Grinnell. Karsten returned the opening kickoff 88 yards for a touch ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Robert D. 'Bobby C' Carter

    Robert D. “Bobby C” Carter, 59, of Newton, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center. A c ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Janilou 'Jane' M. Foster

    Janilou “Jane” M. Foster, 80, of Bettendorf, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Manor Care – Utica Ridge in Davenport.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Shirley M. Dee

    Shirley M. Dee, 81, of Baxter, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center. A funeral ser ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • Robert Orie Guthrie

    Robert Orie Guthrie, 86, died Thursday evening, Sept. 11, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.A ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Richard W. “Bill” Cox

    Richard W. “Bill” Cox, 89, of Newton died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in his home at Park Centre in Newton.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • M. Ruth Hill Appleby

    M. Ruth (Gates) Hill Appleby, 97, of Newton died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the Nelson Manor Nursing Home in Newton.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Shirley M. Dee

    Shirley M. Dee, 81, of Baxter died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.Funer ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Bob Carter

    Bob Carter, 59, of Newton died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton.Service ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Lola F. Orman

    Lola F. Orman, 91, of Ashdown, Ark., died Aug. 21, 2014. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wedne ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Robert O. Guthrie

    Robert  O.  Guthrie, 86, of Newton, died Thursday evening, Sept. 11, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. 
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Gary D. Bird Jr., 39, had a warrant for probation violation when authoriti ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 14-year-old juvenile is charged with minor in possession and public into ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joshua M. Dewitt, 18, of Sully, is charged with failure to yield upon left ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ralph R. Graham, 56, is charged with public intoxication after authorities ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 17-year-old juvenile is charged with second class criminal mischief afte ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shelby R. Williams, 36, of Newton, is charged with five counts of forgery ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Nathan J. Etter, 21, of Kellogg, is charged with fifth-degree criminal mis ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 16-year-old juvenile is charged with interference with official acts aft ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Zachary D. Russell, 20, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant for failur ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christopher T. Robinson, 27, of Waterloo is charged with third-degree burg ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Moving back home, kind of

    After graduating college and getting married, I never planned on moving back into my parents house. Especially not after having two kids and still own ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Thank you to blood donor volunteers

    To the editor,Thanks to all the wonderful blood donors who volunteered their time to make a life-sav ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • All aboard the doughnut train

    O cursed coveted confectionary, why do you taunt me so?While traipsing around the East Coast last we ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • It’s just a game …

    So, I’m an Iowa Hawkeye fan.While I didn’t attend the university, both of my parents did, which in t ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Constitution Day is Wednesday

    To the editor,“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • What’s ahead for Ferguson

    The funeral is over. The protests have subsided. The lax and listless wheels of justice in Ferguson, Mo. are beginning to turn.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • An unconscious and unsettling error

    I read that a pair of brothers were freed from prison last Wednesday after spending the last 31 years behind bars for a crime they did not commit.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Restoring freedom to information in the Freedom of Information Act

    Over time federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act (ACT) on its head. Congress clearly intended the FOIA to be a tool for the publ ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Bust out the boxes and bubble wrap, it's moving day

    Moving makes my muscles ache. If you were one of the passers by on East Howard Street in Colfax last weekend, you probably saw me — I was the guy with ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Double-decker corn crib

    Wire corn cribs make great gazebos. They’re sort of the art-deco, in-thing to have nowadays. People run around the countryside, buy up old cribs and r ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 11:10 am

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