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  • Bowlful of Blues

    Recent rainy weather gave way to only partly cloudy skies for the South Skunk Blues Society’s 22nd annual Bowlful of Blues on Saturday at Ma ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • Local businesses say 'Thanks with Franks'

    The Young Professionals of Jasper County are once again working with local businesses to say “Thanks with Franks.”From 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursd ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Local Farm Bureau agency looking to recruit youth

    According to the 2012 U.S. Ag Census, the average age of a Jasper County farmer is 57.Jasper County’s Farm Bureau agency has seen this numbe ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Touchdown Strikes

    Thunder and lightning sent pouring rain through Newton late Friday afternoon.By Friday night Newton’s H.A. Lynn Stadium was hit by touchdown ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Cardinal freshman win

    Newton High’s freshmen opened the 2014 season with an 8-6 win at home over Knoxville Friday night.Newton quarterback Garrett Sturtz found Ca ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Turnovers, miscues beat PCM

    MONROE – Prairie City-Monroe’s first five possessions of 2014 were frustrating and deflating.The final three quarters of the Mustangs’ first ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:19 pm
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  • Touchdown Strikes

    Thunder and lightning sent pouring rain through Newton late Friday afternoon.By Friday night Newton’ ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • The Sports Schuffle

    By now, you’ve probably heard of David Johnson if you’re a college football fan in Iowa.You’ve eithe ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Turnovers, miscues beat PCM

    MONROE – Prairie City-Monroe’s first five possessions of 2014 were frustrating and deflating.The fin ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Tigerhawks win season opener in shutout

    PLEASANTVILLE — The Tigerhawks began the year knowing they had to improve defensively after allowing 41 points or more in all but one game last season ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • CMB thumps West Marshall

    MAXWELL — The Raiders opened the season with a dominating victory over the visiting Trojans, 38-6. S ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • PCM volleyball gets in win column at Bondurant

    BONDURANT — Prairie City-Monroe earned their first victories of the season on Saturday at the Bondurant-Farrar tournament.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Cardinal freshman win

    Newton High’s freshmen opened the 2014 season with an 8-6 win at home over Knoxville Friday night.Ne ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Hawks fall to Warriors

    SULLY — There were questions to be answered for the 2014 edition of Lynnville-Sully High Hawk football.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Newton rolls past Knoxville in season opener

    Area high school football teams opened the 2014 season Friday night. Here's a roundup of the five varsity games. Read more on the games in Tuesday's N ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:17 am
  • Prep football scores

    Iowa High School Football ScoresFriday NightArea ScoresNewton 41, Knoxville 7Colfax-Mingo 21, Pleasa ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Grace M. Sears

    A celebration of life service for Grace M. Sears, 91, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be i ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Helen M. Anderson

    Helen M. (Benjamin) Anderson, 92, of Dexter, formerly of Newton, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at the Kavanagh House on 56th Street in Des Moines.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Dorothy Jean Rinehart

    Dorothy Jean Rinehart, 96, of Prairie City died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Norris-Muse Hospice Unit in Mason City.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Debra Sue Ver Steeg

    MAYODAN, N.C. — Ms. Debra Sue Ver Steeg, 56, died Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 20, 2014, at the Hospice Home of Rockingham County.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Randy R. 'Hawk' Hammons

    A funeral service for Randy R. “Hawk” Hammons of Newton will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Grace M. Sears

    Grace M. Sears, 91, of Newton died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, under the care of Skiff Hospice.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Mary Louise Gulling

    Mary Louise Gulling, 67, of Newton died Aug. 26, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at Im ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Cornelia Marie Harthoorn

    Cornelia Marie Harthoorn was born July 16, 1913, to John D. and Jennie Plate Jansen at the family farm home north of Sully. She went to her heavenly h ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Robert Dean Sparks, MD, FACP, MACP

    Dr. Robert Dean Sparks of El Dorado Hills, Calif., formerly of Newton died July 1, 2014.A celebratio ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Ila Maye Walton

    Ila Maye Walton, 91, of Newton died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center.A private family ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Zachary D. Russell, 20, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant for failur ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Christopher T. Robinson, 27, of Waterloo is charged with third-degree burg ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Police Department

    Newton Police Department• Cristopher M. Foote, 18, of Mcloud, Okla., is charged with trespassing aft ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Mollie A. Schlosser, 45, of Colfax is charged with operating while u ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Tyler J. Annis, 20, of Newton is charged with fifth-degree theft after aut ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:40 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
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Oscar W. A. Galvez, 30, of Newton is charged with first offense operating ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 14-year-old juvenile is charged with third-degree burglary after authori ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office•Austin E. Wilkins, 20, of Newton, is charged with possession of alcoh ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office • James A. Bonnett, 29, of Newton is charged with disorderly conduct ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • The Victorian House

    The Victorian House display at the Jasper County Historical Museum is probably my favorite. I love the furniture and the incredible details and care t ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • New adventures with my tiny dancer

    In my daughter’s life, I know there are going to be a lot of firsts. She has already had plenty to document. Her first smile, laugh, crawl and walk ar ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • Rep. Kelley cares about his constituents

    To the editor,One experience or person can change the course of another person’s entire life — at le ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • LaVera allegations shed light on school policy, online safety

    Three months after news broke that a California man allegedly preyed on local teenagers after visiting two Newton schools, the school board is making ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Breaking Bad: An unusual suspect

    The AMC television series “Breaking Bad” was the big winner at the Emmy Awards Monday night, taking outstanding writing, picture editing, supporting a ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Numbers misrepresented in ACT article

    To the editor,The Aug. 22 Newton Daily News article claiming Newton students excelled on ACT tests i ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • From Elvis to enlightenment

    Anyone who thinks Iowa is void of entertainment should take a ride in my car. Last week I traveled from Jasper County’s southern border to its most no ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Shipping K-12

    My co-worker scurried toward her desk, eyes red and puffy. I walked over and asked her what was wrong.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • GOP tries to mislead on Braley

    To the editor,One of the right-wing TV commercials is an attempt to get you to believe that Bruce Br ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Why I write a column

    I enjoy writing columns. In a way, its a reporter’s chance to “break the fourth wall,” express an enormous amount of creativity and give people better ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:20 am

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