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  • Area trio earn All-Elite track honors

    Three area athletes earned individual state track championships at the 2014 Iowa High School Track and Field Championship Meet in May in Des Moines. T ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Newton Booster Club events coming in August

    The Newton Cardinal Athletic Booster Club has three fundraising events in August.On Aug. 4 is Drive ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Gustin family takes two feature races at Marshalltown

    MARSHALLTOWN — Jenae Gustin and Richie Gustin had the right stuff on the track at Marshalltown Speedway Friday night. Both recorded their third win of ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • MAT members capture national titles

    Six members of the Marshalltown Area Tumbling and Trampoline Team claimed national event championships at last month’s U.S.T.A. National Trampoline an ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Report says Prairie Pothole region losing wetlands

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal officials and conservationists say a recent report detailing wetland losses in the five-state Prairie Pothole Region ove ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Hawk Ball

    FORT DODGE — “Yesterday is over and today is a new day. We were dealt these cards and we’re going to capitalize off the opportunities. The game plan d ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Shaking off stinger

    FORT DODGE — Lynnville-Sully is not doing what it wanted to do today. Today could have been a day of rest for the Hawks, but things changed Tuesday af ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • MLB Capsules

    Cubs 6, Padres 0CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs, and Kyle Hendricks pitched seven inn ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Lynnville-Sully loses state opener; plays Wednesday

    FORT DODGE — Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks suffered their second loss of the 2014 season. It came at the wrong time.
    July 22, 2014 - 6:08 pm
  • Jaennette wins at Marshalltown Speedway

    MARSHALLTOWN — Newton’s Michael Jaennette captured his third win at Marshalltown Speedway Friday night. Jaennette had to stave off challenges by Donav ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:50 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 - 11:56 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 - 11:07 am
  • Catheryne Koder

    Catheryne Koder, 94, of Prairie City died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Nelson Manor in Newton. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24 at ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Jeff McGinley

    Jeff McGinley, 52, of Watertown, S.D., died July 16, 2014, due to diabetic complications. A memorial ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • John M. Kaput

    John M. Kaput, 96, of Conrad died Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad. A fu ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • James W. Bogue

    James W. Bogue, 84, of Kellogg died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A grav ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Marion L. Collins

    Marion L. Collins, 66, of Newton died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System Home in Des Moines.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • M. Joyce Lester

    M. Joyce Lester, 82, of Newton died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her home. Per her request she has been cremated and no services will be held. The Wall ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:11 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
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Megan Beintema, 29, of Newton was charged with simple assault after author ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Chad E. Berry, 32, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspen ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ryan E. Dearinger, 42, of Newton was charged with serious assault, interfe ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Aynn M. Coady, 23, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspen ...
    June 30, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Black Eye at the FBI

    To some observers, it might seem awfully tedious work, not worth the effort.Congressional oversight ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • 1948

    The year was 1948.  In postwar America gasoline was 16 cents a gallon, and a postage stamp three cents. The average price of an automobile was $1,250, ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Five acts we could all do more often

    Five things I should do and you should too: 1. Write thank yousWhat’s more meaningful than a hand wr ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Modern wheat not like old

    To the editor:In regard to the news item “Scientist gets World Food Prize for wheat advances” Newton ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Street maintenance proposal deserves public input

    The Newton City Council is beginning to address a long overdue necessity — funding for annual maintenance of city streets.
    July 25, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Former Newton resident publishes book

    To the editor:Many Newton residents may be pleased to know that Opal Snyder, a longtime Newton resid ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Nothing is as sweet as Sugar

    My first day at this year’s Jasper County Fair, I met Sugar the dog. With a soft, cotton candy-white fur and redness around her eyes, Sugar is blind a ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Impressed with Veterans Memorial Rock, artist

    To the editor: Tonight and just about anything I have done or where I have been is on my mind.Yet, o ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Newton Municipal Band concludes successful season — with a lot of help

    The Newton Municipal Band is composed of high school and adult musicians from throughout Jasper County. Several years ago, the band was faced with the ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Supports Critchfield for county recorder

    To the editor: I have had the pleasure of working closely with Marshall Critchfield over the past tw ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:03 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 - 10:45 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 - 11:20 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 - 11:11 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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