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  • 65 years and going strong

    Even as the oldest drive-in in Iowa, Valle Drive-In hasn’t seen too many changes in its 65 years.The marquee that greets customers and the b ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Rotary Students of the Month

    Alongside Rotary President Craig Armstrong are September’s Students of the Month, Ben Ellis and Samantha Cutts. ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Fit for a homecoming king

    The 2014 Newton Senior High School Homecoming King Chris Thorpe plays with the band prior to the varsity game at H.A. Lynn Stadium Friday ni ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • Jackson wins county championship

    On any given Saturday, you can hear the sounds of repeated gun shots echo throughout the west side of Newton as members of the Jasper County ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Cardinals overpower Bobcats in district play

    Not since 2011 has Newton High’s football team been 4-0 to start a season. The Cardinals manhandled the visiting Benton Community Bobcats of ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • Shores, Reynolds lead NHS golf team to sixth

    MARSHALLTOWN — Senior Devin Shores might be breaking out of a slump on the golf course. Shores carded a 79 to help lead the Newton High Card ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:24 am
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  • Jackson wins county championship

    On any given Saturday, you can hear the sounds of repeated gun shots echo throughout the west side of Newton as members of the Jasper County Gun Club ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Fit for a homecoming king

    The 2014 Newton Senior High School Homecoming King Chris Thorpe plays with the band prior to the varsity game at H.A. Lynn Stadium Friday night. See m ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • Rotary Students of the Month

    Alongside Rotary President Craig Armstrong are September’s Students of the Month, Ben Ellis and Samantha Cutts.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • 65 years and going strong

    Even as the oldest drive-in in Iowa, Valle Drive-In hasn’t seen too many changes in its 65 years.The ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Newton school official downs No Child Left Behind, proud of local results

    The Iowa Department of Education released its Annual Yearly Progress Report Tuesday — which is like its grade card for schools and school districts — ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Supervisors to vote on contract for $55K loan for 911 upgrade

    The final step in a loan agreement needed to make upgrades to the 911 phone system at the Jasper County Law Enforcement Center is set to take place at ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Newton Rotary Club to meet Tuesday

    The Newton Rotary Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 620 S. Eighth Ave. E.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • NHBPS to meet Monday

    The Newton Historical Building Preservation Society will meet at 5 p.m. today at the Newton Public Works Conference Room, 1700 N. Fourth Ave. W.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Academic Achievement

    Buena Vista UniversityThe following students have been named to the dean’s list at Buena Vista Unive ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • JC Republicans host Ernst tonight

    The Jasper County Republicans will welcome U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst to its third block party Monday night.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Hazel Marie Kleinendorst

    Hazel Marie Kleinendorst, 85, died Sept. 19, 2014, under the care of Skiff Hospice at Newton Healthcare. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturd ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Darrell Lee Turner

    Darrell Lee Turner, 72, of Prairie City, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at his home. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Cob ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Dale L. Thomas

    Dale L. (Papa) Thomas, 73, of Raymondville, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Alice J. Williams

    Alice J. Williams, 94, of Colfax, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a. ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Dwight G. Waddle

    Dwight G. Waddle, 75, of Monroe, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. A memorial service will be at a later date an ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Karen Sue Wolfe

    Karen Sue Wolfe, 72, of Newton, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at her home. A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the McKeeve ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Marguerite Trunnel

    Marguerite Trunnel, 92, of Prairie City, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Hospice of Pella Comfort House. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tues ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Hazel Jeanette Maddison

    Hazel Jeanette Maddison, 86, of Chariton, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Chariton Nursing and Rehab in Chariton. A funeral service will be at 11:30 ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Dale L. Thomas

    Dale L. Thomas, 73, of Raymondville, Mo., formerly of Newton, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the University of Louisville Medical Center in Louisv ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Margaret Marie Brandt

    Margaret Marie Brandt, 60, of Colfax, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Altoona Nursing and Rehab. A f ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Sarah H. Black, 46, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree theft after au ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Adrien L. Fowler, 26, of Newton, is charged with driving while license sus ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Chase R. Bubak, 20, of Ankeny, is charged with operating while intoxicated ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Gary D. Bird Jr., 39, had a warrant for probation violation when authoriti ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 14-year-old juvenile is charged with minor in possession and public into ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joshua M. Dewitt, 18, of Sully, is charged with failure to yield upon left ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ralph R. Graham, 56, is charged with public intoxication after authorities ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 17-year-old juvenile is charged with second class criminal mischief afte ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shelby R. Williams, 36, of Newton, is charged with five counts of forgery ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Nathan J. Etter, 21, of Kellogg, is charged with fifth-degree criminal mis ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • A lesson in courage, sacrifice

    When I was a child I enjoyed writing so much that I developed what my mother said was a “writer’s bump” on my finger where I held my pencil.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Che-cha cha-rah-rah

    I always sort of knew that the moment Homecoming was over, we'd never get an experience like that again. Merriam-Webster defines homecoming as the ac ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • On to the next chapter

    Sitting in the Des Moines Civic Center watching the new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical “The Phantom of the Opera” was an almost s ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • The question of ISIS

    To military families the conflicts in Iraq, the Middle East and Syria are an ominous reminder of a decade of sacrifice and our worlds interconnected f ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • 16-Year old Marine guards President Roosevelt

    Rural Mt. Pleasant resident Bob Batey, formerly of Wilton, was 15 when he lied about his age to get a job at the tank arsenal in Bettendorf. It was a ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • A goodbye to our cornerstone and my big sis

    I’ve always filled the big brother type role in groups. I’m a natural protector, have great shoulders to cry on and I’m a pretty avid listener.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Genesis of owning dog began with God

    By the seventh day, God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day, he rested from all of his work. And God blessed the seventh da ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Moving back home, kind of

    After graduating college and getting married, I never planned on moving back into my parents house. Especially not after having two kids and still own ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Thank you to blood donor volunteers

    To the editor,Thanks to all the wonderful blood donors who volunteered their time to make a life-sav ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • All aboard the doughnut train

    O cursed coveted confectionary, why do you taunt me so?While traipsing around the East Coast last we ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:33 am

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