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  • Newton police warn locals about phone scam

    The Newton Police Department is warning locals about a phone scam in which the caller claims to be a professional process server, or a collection agen ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:03 am
  • Newton Seed Store to be demolished

    Gary and Connie Grimes will be closing the doors of the Newton Seed Store after the Newton City Council approved a resolution to buy the property at M ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Newton Opera Guild Hosts Luncheon

    The Newton Chapter of the Des Moines Metro Opera Guild Council recently hosted the Council’s Annual Appreciation Luncheon for the Opera staff at the h ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • UL, LG donate to Newton FFA

    The Newton UL office in cooperation with LG recently donated a 42-inch LG television to the Newton FFA Chapter for use in the agriculture classroom. “ ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Wittemberg landmarks gain Underground Railroad designation

    Two Jasper County landmarks that served as a sanctuary for escaped slaves in the 1850s and 1860s have gained inclusion into the National Underground R ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Child care center to open at former Cardinal Hills location

    A new child care center is opening at the former Cardinal Hills Pro Shop. The Gingerbread House Preschool and Childcare Center will serve children fro ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Hike with a ranger at Neal Smith Sunday

    Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will host a special ranger-led hike from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the refuge in Prairie City.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Regular hours return to Prairie Learning and Visitor Center

    While heating and cooling issues have not been fixed, the cooler fall weather is allowing the Neal Smith NWR Prairie Learning and Visitor Center to re ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Homecoming parade, pep rally tonight

    The 2014 Newton Homecoming parade will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday with 1947 NHS graduate Avery Wilson serving as grand marshal.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • 'Off the Beaten Path' set for Saturday

    The Jasper County Conservation Office will host its 10th annual “Off the Beaten Path” 6K trail race trail and 3K fun run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday at Ja ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Cardinals not taking winless Bobcats lightly

    “District is what counts. It is what gets you to the playoffs,” said Newton High junior linebacker Duncan Lee after last week’s Class 3A District 6 op ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Pink Out at NHS cross country meet

    Pink is the new Newton High Cardinal Red — at least for Tuesday’s NHS Cardinal Invitational cross country meet at Westwood Golf Course.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • Cardinal Lanes Bowling Leagues

    Sept. 10Women’s Wednesday Morning CoffeeNewton Daily News 8, JTE Trucking 0Newton Daily News (2,212) ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Black Jersey Cardinals win in youth football

    Newton Cline Tool’s seventh-grade Black Jersey Cardinals defeated the Roosevelt Rough Riders, 26-6, Sunday at Newton’s H.A. Lynn Stadium.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • Thomas, Bradley, Coy, Horn earn medals at Oskaloosa Invitational

    OSKALOOSA — Four Newton High runners earned medals at the 2014 Oskaloosa Invitational cross country meet Tuesday. The Cardinal teams each finished six ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Ranked Rams down Cardinals

    Not much went right for Newton High’s Cardinals at home Tuesday. Newton faced the seventh-ranked Class 5A Southeast Polk volleyball team, and the Rams ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Aquagirls beat Southeast Polk, lose to Johnston in SEP pool

    PLEASANT HILL — Facing two other swim teams ranked in the top 20 power rankings for the state, NCMP had a good gage of where it is at this point in th ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Area volleyball roundup

    COLFAX — Colfax-Mingo couldn’t turn a fast start into a victory over BGM Tuesday night.The Bears ove ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • Newton JV loses

    Newton High’s junior varsity wasn’t able to hold Grinnell’s Tigers in check at home Monday night. Grinnell posted a 29-14 win over the Cardinals at H. ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Two Newton golfers capture Ames flags

    AMES — Derek Damman and Austin Reynolds captured flags at Monday’s Ames High Invitational golf tournament. The Newton High golfers finished sixth and ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:17 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
  • Shirley M. Dee

    Shirley M. Dee, 81, of Baxter, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center. A funeral ser ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Robert D. 'Bobby C' Carter

    Robert D. “Bobby C” Carter, 59, of Newton, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center. A c ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Janilou 'Jane' M. Foster

    Janilou “Jane” M. Foster, 80, of Bettendorf, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Manor Care – Utica Ridge in Davenport.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Robert Orie Guthrie

    Robert Orie Guthrie, 86, died Thursday evening, Sept. 11, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.A ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Richard W. “Bill” Cox

    Richard W. “Bill” Cox, 89, of Newton died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in his home at Park Centre in Newton.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • M. Ruth Hill Appleby

    M. Ruth (Gates) Hill Appleby, 97, of Newton died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the Nelson Manor Nursing Home in Newton.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Shirley M. Dee

    Shirley M. Dee, 81, of Baxter died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.Funer ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Bob Carter

    Bob Carter, 59, of Newton died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton.Service ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Lola F. Orman

    Lola F. Orman, 91, of Ashdown, Ark., died Aug. 21, 2014. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wedne ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:59 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
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 16-year-old juvenile is charged with interference with official acts aft ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:04 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
  • It’s just a game …

    So, I’m an Iowa Hawkeye fan.While I didn’t attend the university, both of my parents did, which in t ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Constitution Day is Wednesday

    To the editor,“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • What’s ahead for Ferguson

    The funeral is over. The protests have subsided. The lax and listless wheels of justice in Ferguson, Mo. are beginning to turn.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:44 am

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