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  • 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
  • I’m BAAAACK

    That’s right, it’s been awhile since I wrote a column. It’s not that I didn’t have anything to say, but didn’t have the time to put the words down on ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Mustang boys' 4x800 relay golden

    ADEL — Prairie City-Monroe’s boys claimed the gold medal in the 4x800-meter relay at Friday’s Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Boys Tiger Invitational. The Mustang ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Cardinal golfers go low as temperature rises

    WEST DES MOINES — Nothing like a nice, sunny, warm spring day to be on the golf course. Newton’s Cardinals made full use of the nicer weather to tally ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Tigerhawk boys record strong marks at Van Meter meet

    VAN METER — Five personal-bests or season-best performances highlight Colfax-Mingo boys’ competition at Monday’s Van Meter track meet.
    April 22, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • PCM, Colfax-Mingo golfers compete

    STATE CENTER – Two area teams competed in the West Marshall Boys Golf Tournament Monday night, with three individual players finishing in the top 10.
    April 22, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Raider girls find going tough at Bengal Relays

    GILBERT — Youth in the ranks showed for Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s Raider girls Monday at the Gilbert Bengal Relays.
    April 22, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Cards nail down shutouts in home tournament; Mustangs lose twice

    NEWTON — Twelfth-ranked Newton’s Cardinals played tough on a picture-perfect day on the soccer pitch Saturday at home. The Cardinals did not give up a ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Well-timed goal gives Newton OT win

    BOONE — Stressing to his team that it only takes one shot to win the game, Newton head coach Sackda Viravong admitted he never thought the winning goa ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • 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 - 11:46 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 - 11:46 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 - 1:40 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 - 1:40 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
  • Alden Matthew Chamberlin

    Alden Matthew Chamberlin, the son of John Greene and Mary Belle (Berrier) Chamberlin, was born March 10, 1922, in Humboldt. He was raised and educated ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:45 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 - 11:31 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 14-year-old Newton male was charged with two counts of harassment in con ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:27 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 - 11:14 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mercedes D. Brinstad, 22, of Carroll was arrested on a Chariton warrant fo ...
    April 2, 2014 - 11:21 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. 
    April 22, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • 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
  • Government as an innovator? You bet!

    Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it’s down to $134 billion.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • This week is Nation Public Safety Telecommunications Week

    To the editor:This week, April 14-18, is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. We have a s ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • 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 - 11:04 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 - 11:04 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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