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  • Iowa Sculpture Festival needs vote to win grant

    The “Family Outing” sculpture just off of Highway 14 in Newton is one of the more than 90 pieces of public art on display in the city. The people behi ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • A familiar face takes over Iowa History Journal

    Starting as a reporter and working his way to editor with some freelancing thrown in, Michael Swanger has been working for central Iowa newspapers and ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • New Woodrow principal teaching life lessons on first day

    While Tuesday was the first day of school for students in the Newton Community School District, it was also a day of many firsts for Todd Schuster.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Allen holds fundraiser

    Iowa Senate candidate Chaz Allen, D-Newton, held a campaign fundraiser Thursday at the American Legion Post 111 in Newton. Allen is seeking to replace ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Newton students execl on ACT test

    Newton Senior High School students again excelled on the ACT Test, the nation’s most common college admissions test. Newton’s graduating seniors in th ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Master of sports medicine

    Samantha Griffith recently graduated from graduate school at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs with a master’s degree in sports medicine. Sh ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • District to hold public hearing on greenhouse Monday

    Taxpayers will get their say during a public hearing at Monday’s Newton Community School District Board of Education meeting on whether or not the dis ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • NFD hosting 'Fill the Boot' campaign Saturday

    The Newton Fire Department will be participating in the “Fill the Boot” campaign from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of West Fourth St ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Blood drive scheduled

    A Kellogg and Killduff communities blood drive will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Cabin in the Park, Holmdahl Park.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • State Fair winners

    • First place in the Adult division went to Newton’s Judd Hoskins of Newton was awarded first place in the adult division of the Fine Arts Department ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • The Days of the A's: Part 3

    Of all the players that came and went for the Newton A’s, Doug Swanson was the lone constant for 27 seasons. Swanson was more than a coach and, in som ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:22 pm
  • The Pressbox

    Building character is talked about by coaches and proponents of athletics, including me. I believe it.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • The days of the A's

    One of the smallest stops on the Newton A’s schedule produced some of the team’s biggest memories. A ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Iowa State names Richardson starting QB

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has named junior Sam Richardson its starting quarterback.Cyclones coach ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • The days of the A's

    The year was 1973. Doug Swanson was 20, long-haired and wanted a place to play baseball. In order to ensure himself a future on diamonds scattered acr ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:33 am
  • Diving in

    Diving events are back in for NCMP Aquagirls for the 2014 high school swim season. The swim team held its annual Red and Black intrasquad scrimmage Tu ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Pads and Helmets are On

    Football became real Saturday when Newton High’s Cardinals put the shoulder pads and helmets on and did some hitting at H.A. Lynn Stadium during a pra ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Reynolds leads Cardinals to fifth place

    INDIANOLA — Newton’s Cardinals had two golfers shoot in the 70s and two more in the  higher 80s for the first competition of the 2014 season Monday. T ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Newton Booster Club Golf Tournament

    Kim Bunker photoJim Kennedy, Mike Kennedy, Scott Pritchard and JR Cunningham took first in the champ ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Newton boys open golf season today

    Getting a head start on all the other fall sports, Newton High’s boys open their 2014 Iowa Class 4A golf season Monday. Volleyball, girls swimming, cr ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Forrest (Junior) Matherly, Jr.

    Forrest (Junior) Matherly, Jr., 91, formerly of Monroe, died at 7:43 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 in Lewisville, Texas at Providencia Assisted Living, t ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Blanche (Smith) Fifer

    Blanche (Smith) Fifer was born March 12, 1936, in Mason City to Joseph Smith and Glennie Looker Smith. She attended school in Kenosha, Wis. as well as ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Paul J. Egenes

    Paul J. Egenes, 88, died Friday morning, Aug. 22, 2014, at Park Centre. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Darlene Francis Guthrie Brosig

    Life-long Newton resident Darlene Francis Guthrie Brosig died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at home. She was 91.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Harold 'Dean' Meeks

    Harold “Dean” Meeks, 73, of Colfax died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at his home. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be le ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Dean Miller

    Dean Miller, 82, of Kellogg died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at his home. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 at Brooks ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • June Nickolish

    June Nickolish, 83, formerly of Colfax died Aug. 5, 2014, in League City, Texas. A memorial graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Barbara J. (Flege) Ingraham

    Barbara J. (Flege) Ingraham, 73, of Newton passed on Tuesday, Aug. 19, after a lengthy battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Richard C. Haning

    Richard C. “Dick” Haning, 83, of Newton died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center, under the care of Skiff Hospice, in Newton. A funeral M ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Harold V. 'Tiny' Harned

    Harold Vincent “Tiny” Harned, 89, of Newton followed his last flight plan to eternal life on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Nelson Manor in Newton, under t ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Robert C. Sears, 32, of Newton, is charged with driving while licens ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:28 am
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    Newton Police Department• Oscar W. A. Galvez, 30, of Newton is charged with first offense operating ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:09 am
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    Newton Police Department• A 14-year-old juvenile is charged with third-degree burglary after authori ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:25 am
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    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office•Austin E. Wilkins, 20, of Newton, is charged with possession of alcoh ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:08 am
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    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office • James A. Bonnett, 29, of Newton is charged with disorderly conduct ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Manaye Felleke, 24, of Newton, is charged with public intoxication after a ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Astrid, J. Brown, 31, of Newton, is charged with forgery after authorities ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Austin D. Hester, 22, of Newton is charged with driving while license revo ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jeremy N. Waltemeyer, 39, of State Center is charged with public intoxicat ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael J. Eppstein, 33, of Newton, is charged with possession of drug par ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • An Internet sensation

    There have been three big new items getting lots of media play this week: the Ferguson protests, a beheaded journalist and an ice bucket challenge.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • The great friend migration

    My friends have abandoned me.I’m trying not to take it personally. But it’s getting difficult.With b ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Goodbye state fair, hello Christmas?

    To say my girlfriend is a fan of Christmas would be a slight understatement. Following last year’s holiday season, our Christmas tree stood decorated ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • We all scream for ice cream

    After a few unsuccessful attempts in the last week, I finally got a really good look at the ice cream truck man the other day. Maybe I am being extra ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Disappointed in car show

    To the editor,In regard to our car shows held this month and at the end of July, I was so disappoint ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Outraged by lack of flood response

    To the editor,It is a real shame how our government (state and feds) work when it comes to the state ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • The bigger issue behind the Michael Brown situation

    Nothing creates unity quite like tragedy, and make no mistake about it —  the execution of Michael Brown is a tragedy.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Update on Frank Gilson Press box repair

    To the editor,I would like to explain to you Cardinal fans and former football players where we are ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • September school start date good for students

    My hat’s off to the opponents of September school start dates for creativity when offering explanations for starting school in early August. As a 37 y ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • An unwanted guest

    Our dog, Homer, has brought us entertainment and unconditional love since they day we picked him up from my brother’s house (more to that story in a b ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Learn how to exercise smarter, not harder

    (BPT) - Contrary to what most people believe about being active, it's not only about how many times you visit your health club each week or even what ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • How to help kids transition back to the classroom

    The dawn of a new school year is an exciting time. Kids may not want to say goodbye to days spent lounging by the pool, but such disappointment is oft ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Older adult wellness: purpose through volunteering

    Our American stereotype of retirement often is associated with lazy days with empty agendas. This third phase of life holds the potential to be more f ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:38 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 - 10:44 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 - 11:21 am

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