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  • Ladies Night draws a crowd

    More than 30 area vendors drew a large crowd Thursday night for the annual Ladies Night Out event sponsored by the Newton Daily News and Woo ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Martha Speaks

    A Martha Speaks character visit to Newton on Tuesday was hosted by the Newton Public Library as part of IPTV’s “Ready to learn” program. Mar ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Caged flock

    MITCHELLVILLE — Beyond the 4.5 meter high chain-link perimeter fencing, and behind the concrete walls of the Iowa Correctional Institution i ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • ‘Homework Central’ created to keep Aurora Heights parents updated

    For the last several years, Aurora Heights Elementary School has always pushed its students and staff to embrace using more technology in th ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Coen claims third straight state meet berth

    MARSHALLTOWN — Grace Coen was happy, but disappointed following Thursday’s Class 4A state qualifying cross country meet. The Newton High jun ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Tigerhawk girls qualify for state as team

    Runners from four area high schools qualified for their respective state cross country races in Thursday’s Class 2A and Class 1A state quali ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:27 pm
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  • Supervisors candidates express vision for Jasper County

    With two incumbents vying to keep their seat and a new face trying to make waves, the three candidates for the two open seats on the Jasper County Boa ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Caged flock

    MITCHELLVILLE — Beyond the 4.5 meter high chain-link perimeter fencing, and behind the concrete walls of the Iowa Correctional Institution in Mitchell ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Martha Speaks

    A Martha Speaks character visit to Newton on Tuesday was hosted by the Newton Public Library as part of IPTV’s “Ready to learn” program. Martha visite ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • ‘Homework Central’ created to keep Aurora Heights parents updated

    For the last several years, Aurora Heights Elementary School has always pushed its students and staff to embrace using more technology in the educatio ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Allan, Critchfield clash in quest for county recorder seat

    Marshall Critchfield has been touting himself as the fresh set of eyes needed for the Jasper County Recorder’s Office, and his opponent, current deput ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Ladies Night draws a crowd

    More than 30 area vendors drew a large crowd Thursday night for the annual Ladies Night Out event sponsored by the Newton Daily News and Woodstyles. H ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Beggar's night set for Thursday, safety urged

    Children will hit the streets for beggar’s night Thursday in Newton, but before they do, the city police department wants to ensure it’s a safe and su ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • School board to vote on property purchase Monday

    Monday’s meeting of the Newton Community School District Board of Education will shed more light on the district’s recent decision to purchase propert ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Local students earn CC scholarships

    Kandace Breckenridge, Carrie Cunningham, Brooke Porter, Elizabeth Stock, Chandler Sturtz, all from Newton, and Austin Rozendaal, of Sully, earned pres ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Wittrock honored at UI ceremony

    Kathryn Wittrock was among 470 students from the nation honored at the University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center’s recognition ceremony on Oct. 7 in Iowa ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Florence I. Koppin

    Florence I. (Adams) Koppin, 100, of Newton, died on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Villa Del Sol in Marshalltown. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Jackie L. Butler

    Jackie “Jack” L. Butler, 66, of Baxter, died unexpectedly at home Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Congregati ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Laurence M. Stravers

    Laurence M. Stravers, 90, of Prairie City, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Nora Hefley

    A funeral service for Nora Frances Hefley, 76, of Newton, will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home. The family will greet frien ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Patricia Wierman

    Patricia Jean Wierman 94, was born May 3, 1920, in Buena Vista County in Iowa. She was the adopted daughter of Naaman E. and Mary J. (Mulligan) Wierma ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Dorothy J. Castonguay

    Dorothy Jean Castonguay, 88, died Saturday evening, Oct. 18, 2014, at Park Centre Health Center in Newton.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Frances E. Foster

    Frances E. Foster, 95, of Newton, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at th ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Stanley T. Ashby

    Stanley T. Ashby, 93, of Kellogg, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, No ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Nora F. Hefley

    Nora F. Hefley, 76, of Newton, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Careage of Newton. A service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Pence-Reese Fune ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Cecile I. Kinion

    Cecile I. Kinion, 89, of Monroe, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Knoxville Area Community Hospital. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oc ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • A 16-year-old juvenile is charged with failure to obey a stop sign after ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:34 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Byron J. Lackey, 25, of Newton, is charged with driving while license revo ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Andrew J. Blumer, 21, of Kellogg, is charged with driving while license su ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Denise N. Meyer, 39, of Newton, is charged with driving while license susp ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Police Blotter

    ​Newton Police Department• Terry L. Wilfawn, 25, of Newton, is charged with assault causing bodily i ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• William S. Montgomery, 56, of Colfax, is charged with following too close ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kimberly I. Farris, 44, of Newton, is charged with possession of a control ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mark A Catton, 58, of LeMars, is charged with carrying weapons after autho ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Joseph K. Mahl, 27, of Newton, is charged with possession of a controlled ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jolene K. Lewis, 37, of Newton, is charged with driving while license susp ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Great minds don't think alike

    I attended the League of Women Voters candidate forum last Thursday at the Newton City Hall where I was pleasantly surprised by what I gained out of t ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Kelley is an ineffective legislator

    Tom DuVallNewtonFor four years now, Jasper County has had a largely ineffective state representative ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Kelley is committed to Jasper County, Iowa

    Sandy OpstvedtStory CityA vote for Dan Kelley is a vote for Iowa. Rep. Kelley has served not only hi ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Twerk on, sisters

    The first time I saw the video of Miley Cyrus twerking with Robin Thicke...Let’s start over.I can’t ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:34 pm
  • Dog owners live longer

    We’ve all known, or at least suspected, this for a long time. But now it’s official.According to Lab ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • You just got ‘Richsplained’

    Tiffany Beroid, a mother and Wal-Mart employee in Laurel, Md., was forced to drop out of college because of her employer’s low wages and erratic sched ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Ernst is right for Iowa

    Dan MallietAmesPresident Obama recently said, “I am not on the ballot this fall. But make no mistake ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Let’s not call it goodbye, but see you later Part I

    Sometimes it's best to just hear straight from the horse’s mouth, so here it goes — I have accepted a position at another news outlet and next week wi ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Butterbeer season

    With a chill in the air and Halloween just around the corner, one thing is abundantly clear: It’s butterbeer season!
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Payton will work for Jasper County

    Beth ZahuronesBaxterI am writing to voice my support for Patrick Payton for the Iowa House. Patrick ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:11 am

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