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  • Franchise fee hike could pave the way for street improvements

    The Newton city administrator is proposing a 5 percent increase on gas and electric bills as a possible revenue source for infrastructure an ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • A Fair Time

    Demi and Dakota Osborn of Newton tend to their animals after feeding them Tuesday afternoon at the Jasper County Fairgrounds. The sisters ar ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Club Notes

    DAR The Grinnell chapter of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution met July 12 at the home of Melinda Hardin in Sully. Regent Kris Macy a ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Teachers become students at REG

    Twelve middle school science teachers from central Iowa visited REG Newton on Tuesday to learn about the biodiesel process, future careers o ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Drivers dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge

    GRIMES — The five D’s of dodgeball included drivers Tuesday.NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Ty Dillon and Brendan Gaughan appeared at an ev ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Grace Church holding Mission Explorers vacation bible school

    All aboard at Grace International Airport for Grace Church’s vacation bible school, mission Explorers. The three-day event starts Tuesday at ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:54 am
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  • Shaking off stinger

    FORT DODGE — Lynnville-Sully is not doing what it wanted to do today. Today could have been a day of rest for the Hawks, but things changed Tuesday af ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • MLB Capsules

    Cubs 6, Padres 0CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs, and Kyle Hendricks pitched seven inn ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Lynnville-Sully loses state opener; plays Wednesday

    FORT DODGE — Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks suffered their second loss of the 2014 season. It came at the wrong time.
    July 22, 2014 - 6:08 pm
  • Jaennette wins at Marshalltown Speedway

    MARSHALLTOWN — Newton’s Michael Jaennette captured his third win at Marshalltown Speedway Friday night. Jaennette had to stave off challenges by Donav ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Big 12 commissioner envisions big changes to college athletics

    DALLAS (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.
    July 22, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Iowa's Uthoff honored

    University of Iowa basketball player Jarrod Uthoff has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for the 2013-14 seaso ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Cardinals end season in 4A substate opener

    ANKENY — Down by four runs and two gone in the fourth inning, Newton’s Jordan Travis connected for the Cardinals’ third hit of the game. The junior sa ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Lynnville-Sully ready for Kee in state tournament opener

    SULLY — One pitch, one at-bat, one batter, one inning and one game at a time.It’s simple. It’s Lynnv ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Jaguars knock Cardinals out of 4A playoffs

    ANKENY — Newton’s Cardinals came up short in the opening round of the Iowa Class 4A Substate 7 tournament. The Cardinals fell, 8-1, to host Ankeny Cen ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Lynnville-Sully’s twosome run for Team Iowa in all-star meet

    Lynnville-Sully’s Meliek Meyer and Bailee Samson had one more high school track competition. The two 2014 Lynnville-Sully seniors competed in the 16th ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Catheryne Koder

    Catheryne Koder, 94, of Prairie City died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Nelson Manor in Newton. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24 at ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Jeff McGinley

    Jeff McGinley, 52, of Watertown, S.D., died July 16, 2014, due to diabetic complications. A memorial ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • John M. Kaput

    John M. Kaput, 96, of Conrad died Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad. A fu ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • James W. Bogue

    James W. Bogue, 84, of Kellogg died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A grav ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Marion L. Collins

    Marion L. Collins, 66, of Newton died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System Home in Des Moines.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • M. Joyce Lester

    M. Joyce Lester, 82, of Newton died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her home. Per her request she has been cremated and no services will be held. The Wall ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Joann W. (Lanser) Zylstra

    Joann W. (Lanser) Zylstra, 92 , formerly of Sully, died Wednesday at the St. Francis Manor in Grinnell.
    July 18, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Ruth Radke

    Ruth Radke, 95, of Alta passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center of Cherokee.
    July 17, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Pauline 'Polly' Pearl Peck McPherren

    Clear Lake — Pauline “Polly” Pearl Peck McPherren, 89, passed from this life on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake.
    July 15, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • Debra (Kirk) Smead

    Albia — Debra Smead, 58, of Albia died Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.De ...
    July 15, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• John L. Britton, 48, of Newton was charged with public intoxication after ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• A 13-year-old Newton girl was charged with fifth-degree theft after author ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Larry D. Brents, 43, of Newton was cited with following too close after au ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Scott Allspach, 17, of Lambs Grove was arrested at 6:41 p.m. July 7 for vi ...
    July 20, 2014 - 5:01 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Three 15-year-old Newton boys were charged with possession of marijuana an ...
    July 17, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Kyle Chance, 30, of Newton was arrested at 5:50 p.m. June 27 on two Jasper ...
    July 15, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Megan Beintema, 29, of Newton was charged with simple assault after author ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Chad E. Berry, 32, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspen ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Ryan E. Dearinger, 42, of Newton was charged with serious assault, interfe ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Aynn M. Coady, 23, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspen ...
    June 30, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Is anybody happy?

    I just discovered Shawn Achor, and, boy, am I happy.You don’t know who Shawn Achor is? How about Dan ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Ty's Take: ‘KCK’ get the ‘MO out

    The theme of this year’s Jasper County Fair “Country Pride, County Wide,” resonated with me for a number of reasons.
    July 23, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Keeping a balance in the electronics age

    I have started to realize that as my daughters are going from baby to toddler to little girls I am having to change my views on electronics and their ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • It's nice to meet you

    There is nothing I find more unpleasant than shaking a person’s hand.There can be a lot of psycholog ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Newton parks are first class

    To the editor:I have spent more time this summer in our parks than most other years. Many of us driv ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Asa Crowe

    Some of the students were listening, others were looking out the window with that faraway, dreamy look that I remember well (and still have once-in-a ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Don’t let Big Oil bully biofuels

    It’s vacation season across America. That means family road trips are underway and the traveling public is paying even closer attention when they pull ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • The Invisible Employee

    Do you ever feel people at your job don’t know you exist?Do you sit through long meetings where no o ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Extinguishing My Psyche

    Perhaps I am suffering from an addiction — a fiery compulsion buried so deep in my subconscious psyche that I am acting without cognizance. Or perhaps ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Newton – a town of resiliency

    “Resilience.” This word has been used to describe Newton for many years now. The primary definition of this word is “the capacity to recover quickly f ...
    July 17, 2014 - 3:36 pm
  • 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 - 10:45 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 - 11:20 am
  • King writes for new season of 'Under the Dome'

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The fictional Maine town of Chester’s Mill is “Under the Dome” for a second season, and author Stephen King, on whose novel th ...
    June 27, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • HBO film explores marriages from their start

    NEW YORK (AP) — As filmmaker Doug Block sat in a coffee shop talking about his “112 Weddings” documentary, a stranger interrupted him to talk — at gre ...
    June 26, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Summer is salad time

    Summer is officially here and that means fresh produce couldn’t be easier to find. Salads are the perfect way to enjoy a variety of vegetables and fru ...
    June 26, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

    Eating fruits and vegetables is a great way to get the most nutrition out of your calories. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other ...
    June 19, 2014 - 11:15 am

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