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  • 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• Stefanie, D. Cluphf, 38, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft aft ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:56 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
  • Burning the midnight oil

    When I was pregnant, I always thought that around 8 o’clock every night I would go lay my baby down in her crib and she would go to sleep. She would h ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • To the editor,On behalf of the Jasper County Fair Board I would like to congratulate all of the comp ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Iowa’s schools must improve teacher training

    To the editor,When we, as individuals, are evaluated for things, such as a job, a criteria list rate ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Why are campus administrators making so much money?

    Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators — unlike their faculty (increasi ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:54 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
  • 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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