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  • Newton's Coen wins Knoxville Invitational; Lynnville-Sully competes

    KNOXVILLE — Grace Coen found her stride early in Tuesday’s Knoxville Invitational cross country race. The Newton High junior captured her first indivi ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Learning the game

    Alexis Hirayama (31) digs the volleyball for Newton’s seventh-grade volleyball team in Tuesday’s home match. Newton coach LaNita Keeton watches from t ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Newton loses to Grinnell in LHC match

    GRINNELL — Newton High’s Cardinals remain winless in Little Hawkeye Conference volleyball matches. The Cardinals fell to host Grinnell’s Tigers, 25-14 ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • End Run

    Josh Miller (32) gets around the end of the line of scrimmage to elude a Grinnell defender during Tuesday’ Newton eighth-grade football game at H.A. L ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Aquagirls rip through water at Ankeny meet

    ANKENY — Samantha Hedrick was blazing in the Ankeny swimming pool Tuesday evening. Hedrick, NCMP junior, set a record for the Ankeny pool in winning t ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Area volleyball roundup: PCM beats CMB, Colfax-Mingo swept

    BAXTER — Things seem to be on the uptick for Prairie City-Monroe.Two days after its most successful ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Junior varsity Cardinals notch first win

    Jake Bennett scored four touchdowns to help Newton High’s junior varsity break into the win column for the first time this season. Playing at home, th ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Newton freshmen rally to win

    GILBERT — Falling behind 14-8 by halftime Friday night, Newton High’s freshmen had work to do in the second half. They got it done on both sides of th ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Sports Schuffle

    Last week in this space, I wrote about Iowa’s quarterback situation, dilemma, controversy, back-up-playing-for-an-injured-starter, whatever you want t ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • CMB boys highlight area teams' performances at Nevada

    Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s boys cross country team placed second in the class B race at the Nevada Cub cross country Invitational Monday, the highest fi ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Buryl Paul Fleenor

    Buryl Paul Fleenor, the son of O. Eugene and Kathryn Liechty Fleenor, was born May 22, 1952, in Burlington. He graduated from high school in Danville. ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Deloris Ann Holdefer

    Deloris Ann (Kingery) Holdefer, 79, of Newton, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Mary Kathryn (Katy) Darbyshire

    Mary Kathryn (Katy) Darbyshire died suddenly at her home on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. She was born in Colfax, Jan. 31, 1951, to Frank and Patsy (Owens ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:57 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 2 p.m. Saturday ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • Pamela Kay Cobb

    Pamela Kay Cobb, the daughter of Philip Trent Sr. and Ruby Wilson Trent, was born Oct. 11, 1948, in Newton. Pamela passed away Sept. 26, 2014, at Grin ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Aletha L. Woody

    Aletha L. Woody, 93, of Newton, died Thursday evening, Sept. 25, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, under the care of Skiff Hospice. A funeral s ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Helen M. Flattery

    Helen M. Flattery, 89, of Colfax, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral mass will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Se ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Helen F. Wilson

    Helen F. Wilson, 89, of Prairie City, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Altoona Nursing and Rehab in Altoona. A funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. M ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Buryl Fleenor

    Buryl Fleenor, 62, of Marshalltown, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at the Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center in Marshalltown. A service will be at ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Mary Frances Babinat

    Mary Frances Babinat of Newton, through the grace of God, went peacefully to her eternal rest Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Ne ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Douglas A. McKinney, 61, of Montezuma, is charged with driving while licen ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:58 am
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    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Rodrigo Leon, 18, of Newton, is charged with interference with offic ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:18 am
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    Newton Police Department• Russell A. Lindley, 40, of Newton, is charged with criminal trespass after ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:58 am
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    Newton Police Department• Douglas L. Krier, 57, of Newton, is charged with driving with license susp ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 12:05 pm
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    Newton Police Department• Sarah H. Black, 46, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree theft after au ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:31 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
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    Newton Police Department• Chase R. Bubak, 20, of Ankeny, is charged with operating while intoxicated ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:54 am
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    Newton Police Department• Gary D. Bird Jr., 39, had a warrant for probation violation when authoriti ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:36 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
  • Learning why corn matters

    My two year mark of becoming an Iowan is quickly approaching, and I’ve learned a lot about what that designation means.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Maytag Dairy Farms a Newton favorite

    Maytag Dairy Farms is one of my favorite places in Newton. I love Maytag Blue Cheese, but they also have wonderful people that work there.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Physician Payments Sunshine Act

    Consumers have more information about the products they use than ever before, but health care is still behind the curve.  A lot of smart people believ ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Taking it home to wifey, whatever that means

    Five years ago, I got married for the first time at age 51.I immediately began to use a wide variety ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • 7 years and counting

    Happy Anniversary to us! That is what I thought after working all day, going to a meeting in the evening and then taking our first trip to the emergen ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • It’s getting political in here

    It started several weeks ago when my 8-year-old son and I were driving into town listening to music.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Jasper County reading rankings are lacking

    According to the National Council on Teacher Training, “Evaluations of teacher effectiveness grounded in student outcomes provide states with opportun ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Immigration Is American

    Conservatives rightly point out that America is a nation of laws. No one should be exempt. That’s why many oppose amnesty and other paths to citizensh ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Impressed with Homecoming photo

    The picture by Ty Rushing of the Homecoming King and Queen was one of the best, if not best one, I have ever seen. They were smiling at each other as ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Finding out about Fred

    I can’t help but associate laundry with Maytag, even the color blue.Growing up in Newton, a privileg ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:00 am

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