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  • Mercy acquisition of Skiff is complete

    Following months of study and discussion on the benefits of combining health care operations, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines has completed the acqu ...
    July 1, 2015 - 8:01 am
  • Hummel to preside as parade grand marshal

    Don Hummel just turned 90 years old, but don’t tell anyone. Hummel joked about keeping his age a secret during a recent interview, but that would be a ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Fourth of July activities set for Saturday

    Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and get ready for the Fourth of July celebration in Newton Saturday. Events kick-off at 7 a.m. and go until dark fo ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Iowans speak up for soybean industry at biofuels hearing

    When representatives of the soybean business traveled to Kansas City for an EPA hearing last week, they weren’t just thinking about their livelihoods ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Table soccer, no table

    Dozens of Newton-area children are enjoying activities this summer at the Cardinal Kids Camp, hosted by the Newton YMCA. Monday, young athletes tested ...
    July 1, 2015 - 8:04 am
  • Red Cross issues top Fourth of July safety steps

    DES MOINES — It’s almost time for the long Fourth of July weekend and many Iowans will spend part of their holiday at a backyard or community pool, tr ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • FSA Jasper County committee nomination period now open

    Jasper County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Katie Kramer announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committees began on J ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Butterfly Count volunteers needed at Neal Smith NWR

    Would you like to learn more about the beautiful butterflies found in Iowa this summer? Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge staff is inviting interest ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • 34th Army Band to perform Saturday

    As a special treat, the 34th Army Band will be performing at the Fourth of July celebration beginning at 7 p.m. at Agnes Patterson Park. A part of the ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Events

    • Newton Farmers’ Market will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday on the north and west sides of the Jasper County Courthouse. For more information, contact Andre ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Dorothy K. Siems

    Dorothy K. Siems, 90, of Newton, formerly of Durant, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
    June 30, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • David S. Trotter

    David S. Trotter, 95, of Newton, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at Heritage Manor. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2 at the First Chr ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Thomas E. Kiernan

    Thomas Earl Kiernan, MD, 85, born Aug. 26, 1929, passed away June 19, 2015, after a brief illness.Th ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Pamela Kay Smith

    Pamela Kay Smith, 58, of Newton, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at her home in Newton. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at the H ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Norman R. Ringgenberg

    A celebration of life for Norman Ringgenberg was Monday, June 29 at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Joneil M. Johnson

    Joneil M. Johnson, 55, of Newton, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Ju ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Edith E. Lloyd

    Edith E. Lloyd, 72, of Newton, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jun ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Carolyn Jane Enlow

    Carolyn Jane Enlow, 70, formerly of Newton, died Friday, June 19, 2015, at home in Dallas Center. In accordance with her wishes, she will be cremated ...
    June 23, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Izetta F. Moore

    A celebration of life for Izetta F. Moore, 92, of Newton, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at the United Presbyterian Church in Newton. The Wall ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • David Fink

    David Fink, 59, of Newton, died Friday, June 12, 2015, at Heritage Manor in Newton. A celebration of ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Stephanie J. Webster, 29, of Newton, is charge with domestic abuse assault ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Daily News• Evan L. Klosterboer, 22, of Newton, is charged with operating while under the inf ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Michael L. Whistler, 37, of Newton, was arrested on a Marshalltown Police ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Shawn E. Ridenour, 46, of Newton, was arrested on two Jasper County warran ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Marisa A. Bushong, 22, of Ames, was arrested on a Story County warrant aft ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department • Erin E. Abrams, 23, is charged with assault causing bodily injury after a ...
    June 23, 2015 - 9:55 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jana D. Anthony, 52, of Newton, is charged with operating while under the ...
    June 18, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Josette M. Hutton, 44, of Newton, is charged with possession of controlled ...
    June 17, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• David R. Neasham, 50, of Newton, is charged with public intoxication after ...
    June 16, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Bryon J. Schuring, 23, of Newton, is charged with driving while license su ...
    June 11, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Pack the house — we’re moving

    Hopefully for the last time in my life, I am moving. The word move has been added to the list of four letter words that aren’t to be spoken unless utt ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Arts & rec investments boost economy, middle class

    Iowa’s great quality of life is bolstered by arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities are important to community development, enriching local ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Marriage equality is the law of the land

    Gene BryantNewtonKudos to the Daily News for a balanced article of June 28 regarding local reactions ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Is this your flag?

    It flew over hundreds of thousands of obscenities of horror. The rape of young slave women, fresh from Africa, held down and brutalized by white men.
    June 30, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Summer camp

    Have you ever driven out into the middle of nowhere and dumped your child off with a bunch of strangers near a lake? That was my task recently, and I’ ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Upset by ‘publicity tactics’

    Michael WareBaxterRep. Dan Kelley recently photobombed six bill signings at the Capitol Complex. Bil ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Appreciated ‘Orphan Train’ presentation

    Bob LaneNewtonThanks to the Newton Public Library for hosting Pippa White, storyteller, and her prod ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Mankiller money?

    A woman will be on the new $10 bill, bumping Alexander Hamilton aside. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he will choose the woman by year’s end, based ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Supporting small, rural businesses

    The governor is currently considering bills having reached his desk by passing both the House and Senate. As he determines what he will approve and re ...
    June 26, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Any way the wind blows

    I was recently reminding that I have a lot to be thankful for, as I’m sure you do as well.Last week, ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Yogurt You

    National Dairy Month is a great way to start the summer with nutrient-rich dairy foods.With calcium, ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Wellness: how to sleep better at night

    The National Sleep Foundation notes that adults between the ages of 26 and 64 need an average of seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Such a sleep ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Healthy diet reduces risk for cognitive decline

    The month of June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month. Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. An estimated 5.3 million ...
    June 18, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Iowa Sports Foundation leader: Fitness and farming make great teammates

    Chuck Long was named executive director of the Iowa Sports Foundation last fall. Born in Oklahoma and raised in Wheaton, Ill., Chuck was a record-sett ...
    June 11, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Older Adult Wellness: Relaxation

    Whether you’re retired or you work all day, today’s busy world of nonstop activity often makes it hard to find time to relax. Our to-do lists appear t ...
    June 11, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Pack protein into your breakfast

    It can be difficult to make time for a healthy breakfast in the morning. Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests eat ...
    June 4, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Less is best

    Healthy eating includes making healthful food choices, which means knowing what and how much you eat. Do you know the difference between serving and p ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Faulconer Gallery invites visitors to share comments about works in new exhibition

    GRINNELL — Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery collection is filled with intriguing and curious works of art, which can be enjoyed or interpreted in ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Summer season: Peak time for grilling fires

    As Memorial Day weekend approaches, backyard chefs everywhere are dusting off their grills, eager to spring into the long-awaited barbecue season. The ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Be healthy in May — National Asparagus Month

    Asparagus has been cultivated for culinary and medicinal purposes for more than 2,000 years. Versati ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:03 pm

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