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  • Tigers down Cardinal boys on courts

    NEWTON — Jon Vitek escaped a first-set loss to notch the only win in Newton’s home opener Tuesday in Little Hawkeye Conference boys’ tennis. The Cardi ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Hat tricks, defense fuel Newton girls’ conference win

    NEWTON — Amber Karsten opened and closed the scoring for Newton’s Cardinal girls’ soccer team in a dominating 10-0 home victory over Knoxville’s Panth ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Cardinal girls knock off LHC favorite Tigers

    GRINNELL — Monica Corso’s play had a hand in giving Newton’s Cardinal girls a 6-5 win on the road in Little Hawkeye Conference tennis Tuesday.
    April 23, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Newton boys notch LHC win

    KNOXVILLE — Newton’s Cardinal boys recorded their third win in a row on the soccer field Tuesday in a 2-0 Little Hawkeye Conference victory over Knoxv ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Newton boys post strong marks

    NORWALK — Christian Laube claimed the lone gold medal of the meet for Newton’s Cardinals Monday at the Norwalk Boys Invitational. Laube won the 3,200- ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • PCM and Colfax-Mingo girls place in Montezuma’s Lewis L. Lundy Relays

    MONTEZUMA — It was a tale of two schools Tuesday night at the Lewis L. Lundy Relays in Montezuma. The Prairie City-Monroe and Colfax-Mingo girls’ trac ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Van Manen sets new Lynnville-Sully girls’ discus mark

    MONTEZUMA — Lizzy Van Manen set the tone of Tuesday’s track meet for Lynnville-Sully’s Hawk girls. Van Manen captured the gold medal in the discus, an ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Eagles' Vos is runner-up

    GRIMES — Pella Christian’s Autumn Vos continues to play well on the golf course for the Eagles. The Eagles finished six strokes behind host Dallas Cen ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Newton girls place fourth at DCHS meet

    WEST DES MOINES — Staying sharp for the week’s Drake Relays, those Newton girls qualified for the competition had a strong showing for the Cardinals M ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Newton boys run at Norwalk

    Newton’s boys competed in the Norwalk Invitational track meet Monday.No results were available by pr ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Roscoe Eugene Lawson

    Roscoe Eugene Lawson was born June 28, 1929, in Putnam County, near Sidney, Mo., to Herby Ray and Minnie Florence (Clay) Davis. He entered into rest o ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • Ethel M. Berry

    Ethel M. (Patterson) Berry, 102, of Baxter died on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the Baxter Health Care Center in Baxter.
    April 22, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Hollys 'Pat' Little Harrison

    Hollys “Pat” Little Harrison, 90, of Newton died on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Newton Health Care Center in Newton.
    April 22, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Maxwell N. Beavers

    Maxwell N. Beavers, 77, of Colfax, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
    April 22, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Iva Mae Hummel

    Iva Mae Hummel, 84, formerly of Newton, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at her home in South Hutchinson, Kan.
    April 22, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Robert Broeffle

    Robert Broeffle, 83, passed away April 16, 2014, at Careage of Newton.  He was born April 28, 1930, ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:41 pm
  • Margaret L. Smith

    Margaret L. Smith, 82, of Colfax passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Park Centre in Newton.P ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:41 pm
  • Iva Mae Hummel

    Iva Mae Hummel, 84, formerly of Newton, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at her home in South Hutchinson, Kan.
    April 21, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Eugene Harold Haack

    Eugene Harold Haack, 83, of Colfax died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his home. Graveside funeral se ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Henry J. Vande Voort

    Henry J. Vande Voort, 89, of Pella, formerly of New Sharon, died Monday morning, April 14, 2014, at the Pella Regional Health Center.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mackenzie L. Bookout, 17, of Newton was charged with simple assault after ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Craynes K. McGinley, 24, of Newton was arrested at 2:05 p.m. April 15 afte ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kelly J. Culp, 50, of Newton was charged with possession of marijuana and ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:32 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
  • Ty's Take: Help me, help you

    Last Tuesday, I had maybe one of the most pleasant surprises I’ve had in my career. People were having open, informed and intelligent debates about a ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Veterans Memorial Committee making final push for memorial donations

    To the editor:The Jasper County Veterans Memorial Committee will continue soliciting donors for the ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Pleasant Surprises

    Every now and then it is nice to get a surprise.  Let me clarify that -- it is nice to receive a pleasant surprise.  For instance, a surprise party fo ...
    April 22, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • SCT Live!

    For years, your managers have been asking the same question. They observe your erratic behavior. They monitor your sluggish performance. They measure ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Iowa playing critical role in improving Gulf of Mexico

    On Earth Day, as the legislative session is winding down, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at part of our environment distant from Iow ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • More than 100 participate in Cross Walk tradition

    To the editor:A Newton tradition continued on Good Friday, April 18, as Christians from throughout o ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Farmington has a radio station

    Little known fact: Van Buren County’s only radio station is tucked away in the scenic valley that holds Farmington. Searching your FM and AM dial, you ...
    April 22, 2014 - 7:03 pm
  • Social Security debt collection

    If the federal government overpaid someone in your family more than 30 years ago, should you be held responsible for the debt? 
    April 21, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Republicans in Senate oppose all spending

    I hesitated on this column, because I have often written about the need to approach our “must do” legislation in a bi-partisan manner.  Much of what w ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Legislature working through end of session

    The 2014 session is scheduled to end on Tuesday, April 22.  While it’s unclear if we’ll finish exactly on time, we’re going to keep working right up t ...
    April 22, 2014 - 1:54 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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