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  • Grab your gals, Ladies Night Out is Thursday

    Ladies, gather your friends Thursday and head to the DMACC Conference Center for the fifth annual Ladies Night Out.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Two properties sold from D&D program

    Two lots that were a part of the D&D program were sold at the Monday City Council meeting. One offer was submitted for the lot at 315 E. 15th St. N.; ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Local 4-H members turn community project into full-time cause

    This summer, 13-year-old Beula Lee earned a red ribbon at the Iowa State Fair for her 4-H community service project. Lee’s project was turning used pi ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Conservation office hosting ‘Frozen’ Halloween hike

    Friday will be the 10th annual Jasper County Conservation Office Halloween Hike and this year’s event just got even cooler.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Newton police officer honored

    Lieutenant Patrick Richardson of the Newton Police Department posthumously received the Iowa Law Enforcement Purple Heart Award Wednesday at the inaug ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • American Legion focusing on outreach

    It used to be a common thing to see a yellow ribbon tied around a tree during war time. The ribbon was used to symbolize that either someone from the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Events

    • A Career and College Planning Night for high school sophomores, juniors and their parents will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at DMACC Newton Campus, Room 2 ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Martha Speaks at the library

    Martha Speaks character will visit the Newton Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the library meeting room. Come for storytime and have your pictur ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • 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
  • Fall NHS Senior Night 2014

    Newton High School Fall Senior night took place Friday, October 17, during Newton High School's final home football game of the regular season.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Cardinal JV ends season

    BONDURANT — Falling behind 16-0 after three quarters, Newton High’s junior varsity Cardinals scored twice in the fourth period. Down 23-16 late in the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • 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
  • Dorothy J. Castonguay

    Dorothy Jean Castonguay, 88, died Saturday evening, Oct. 18, 2014, at Park Centre Health Center in Newton.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Frances E. Foster

    Frances E. Foster, 95, of Newton, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at th ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Stanley T. Ashby

    Stanley T. Ashby, 93, of Kellogg, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, No ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Nora F. Hefley

    Nora F. Hefley, 76, of Newton, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Careage of Newton. A service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Pence-Reese Fune ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • 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
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Andrew J. Blumer, 21, of Kellogg, is charged with driving while license su ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Denise N. Meyer, 39, of Newton, is charged with driving while license susp ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Police Blotter

    ​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
  • White man's Jesus

    He was white. All you had to do was look. The statues. The crucifix. The little pictures in our little books. All showed a plainly Caucasian Christ.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Kelley is a leader in green energy

    Jane KrentzStillwater, Minn.I served in the Minnesota Senate for 10 years, and was the chair of the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Heartsill has proven record

    Norman RozendaalMonroeThe midterm election is almost upon us once again. Once voting day on Nov. 4 h ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Sweet dreams

    Sleep. I never knew how much I actually loved sleep until it was taken away from me. That is how the saying goes, you don’t know what you’ve got until ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Kelley is advocate for veterans

    Bob KrauseDes MoinesI would like to thank the people of House District 29 in Newton and surrounding ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Crumbling constitution

    Does the Constitution still matter?When it was written, Ben Franklin said the Founders gave us a rep ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:26 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

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