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  • Kalkhoff sets new discus mark, winning at Cardinal Invitational

    NEWTON — “Good things happen when you trust yourself,” Newton junior Sarah Kalkhoff said.Good things ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Williams' leap in a personal-best in long jump

    NEWTON — Setting the pace in front of the pack were Newton’s Jacob Thomas and Christian Laube. None of the other runners really pressured the Cardinal ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Jennings leads Mustang golfers

    MONROE — Prairie City-Monroe boys golf team shot a 158 Thursday night at the Gateway Golf Course in Monroe, five strokes behind meet winner Pella Comm ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Cardinals hit the rough

    MARSHALLTOWN — Temperature at tee time was 35 degrees. It didn’t get much better during the Linda Bloom Invitational at American Legion Golf Course Th ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Relays power Hawks to second place

    PELLA — Relays stoked Lynnville-Sully’s fire at Tuesday’s Pella Christian Coed Invitational. The Hawk boys won four of six relay races on their way to ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Area sports shorts

    Eagle girls golfPella Christian’s Autumn Vos shot a 44 to be the runner-up medalist at a nine-hole d ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Colfax-Mingo girls manages shuffling to take fourth

    OGDEN — Colfax-Mingo’s girls track team battled through injuries and quick-pace meet Thursday to secure a fourth place finish at Ogden.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Raider athletes excel at CMB Raider Invitational

    BAXTER — Weather was better but it was still windy and cold Tuesday afternoon and evening for the 2014 CMB Raider Invitational. The coed track meet wa ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • NHS girls tennis has up and down day at Johnston Invitational

    JOHNSTON — Newton’s Cardinals endured a long day on and off the tennis courts last Saturday at the Johnston Invitational. There were scheduled matches ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Tigerhawks finish seventh, eighth at Raider Invite

    BAXTER — As the temperatures dipped below the 40 degree mark, the Colfax-Mingo boys and girls teams took to the track Tuesday night at the Raider Invi ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:03 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
  • Geraldine M. (Veldhuizen) Dykhuis

    Geraldine M. (Veldhuizen) Dykhuis, 75, died at her rural residence north of Pella.A memorial service ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Sue Ann Woody

    Sue Ann Woody (Hervey, Jackson), 49, of Des Moines died Saturday April 12, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
    April 16, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Doris L. Orr

    Doris L. Orr, 98, of Baxter, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Baxter Health Care Center in Baxter. A ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Laveta M. Beitel

    Laveta  M.  Beitel, 92, of Newton died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at her home in Newton. A graveside s ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Fr. Cletus J. Healy

    Fr. Cletus J. Healy, S.J., was called to eternal life on April 7, 2014, at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, at the age of 96.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Jovita Vallejo Simpson Butt

    Our beloved mother and grandmother, Jovita Butt, 84, of Battle Mountain, Nev., formerly of Kellogg, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Bonnie R. Markusch

    Bonnie R. (Anderson) Markusch, 80, of Newton died on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Doris L. Orr

    Doris L. Orr, 98, of Baxter died on Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Baxter Health Care Center in Baxter.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 14-year-old Newton male was charged with two counts of harassment in con ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:26 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 - 11:13 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
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joseph L.D. Bond of Newton was charged with public intoxication after auth ...
    March 27, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jarrod P. Burnett, 31, of Newton was charged with driving while license ba ...
    March 25, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • 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 18, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • 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 - 11:28 am
  • Class of '44 graduate recalls Lynn comment

    To the editor:I graduated from Newton High School in 1944. I have always been thankful for the excel ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • The window that wouldn't work

    What goes up usually comes down. I say usually in this instance because most objects that go up come down, from flipped coins to my bank account. That ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • JCCA presents 'energetic' finale

    The Jasper County Concert Association will presented its season finale Thursday, April 3, at Newton Senior High School. It was quite an energetic fina ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Medium Pulp

    It was one of those rare special evenings. The kind you wish you could plan for, but just as with a star shooting across the night sky, you never can ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Ty's Take: Paying tribute to the ‘Devil’s Advocate’

    This weekend was a work weekend for me — job fair, politics, prairie burns and a gala to boot — and I spent it zigzagging across Jasper County, which ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Separation Anxiety

    I read that separation anxiety hits hard at this age. I just didn’t realize those articles meant for the parents.
    April 16, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Whistleblowers pump up transparency

    No matter how good the laws are written or how well-intentioned public policies are prescribed, Uncle Sam’s coffers have long been viewed as open seas ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:20 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 - 11:05 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 - 11:05 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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