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  • Doug E. Bartlow

    Doug E. Bartlow, 63, of Newton died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at his son’s home in Newton. Services are pending at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Robert Dean Sparks, MD, FACP, MACP

    Dr. Robert Dean Sparks of El Dorado Hills, Calif., died Monday, July 1, 2014, in Marshall Hospital, Placerville, Calif. Dr. Sparks had been ill since ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Lucy (Mulē) Carman

    Lucy (Mulé) Carman, 78, of Newton, formerly of Middle Island, N.Y., died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
    July 9, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Danny L. Flora

    TIPTON — Danny L. Flora, 47, died peacefully in his home on Friday, July 4, 2014, from complications of cancer. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Fr ...
    July 7, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Beverly M. Leach

    Beverly M. Leach of Newton died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. A f ...
    July 8, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Virgil P. Kooistra

    Virgil P. Kooistra, 93, of Pella, formerly of Sully died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Comfort House in Pella.
    July 3, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Dorothy Louise Buchmeier

    Dorothy Louise Buchmeier of Grinnell died Monday, June 30, 2014, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center at the age of 93 years, 6 months and 24 days.  
    July 2, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Ernest Franklin Bell

    Ernest Franklin Bell, the son of Robert Franklin and Betty (Sparks) Bell, was born Feb. 7, 1939, near Sully. He graduated from the Lynnville-Sully Hig ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Anna Jean Halter

    Anna Jean Halter, 86, of Newton died Thursday evening, June 26, 2014, at her home in Newton.  A fune ...
    June 30, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Ernest Bell

    Ernest Bell, 75, of Newton, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Ho ...
    June 30, 2014 - 11:21 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
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Travis W. Nichol, 24, of Des Moines was charged with possession of methamp ...
    June 27, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dennis U. Rice, 38, of Newton was charged with serious domestic assault an ...
    June 25, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dorothy M. Kemboi, 28, of Newton was charged with driving while license ba ...
    June 23, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Tanner S. Auten, 24, of Newton was charged with assault causing bodily inj ...
    June 19, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jeffrey L. House, 22, of Newton was arrested at 8:59 a.m. Monday at the ad ...
    June 18, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Mikhail Aleshin, 27, address unknown, was charged with public intoxication ...
    June 17, 2014 - 6:18 pm
  • What I learned from country school

    Let me take you back to a simpler time: a time when children walked to school with their books of poetry and arithmetic securely fastened, not in a No ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Frequently asked questions concerning the new Veterans Memorial Complex

    The dedication for the new memorial complex was held on July 4, and as anticipated, many questions have arisen since then. We will try to answer them ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • I is Perfect

    Excuse me if I’m being too personal, but honestly, if there’s one workplace problem you will never ever have to worry about, it’s being perfect.
    July 11, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Thank you, Steve Long, for the history lesson

    To the editor:Probably all of us have concerns about rising medical costs and confusion with health ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Behind every man...

    This week, I can’t help but to think about an old summer camp that is going on this week at Grinnell College called Summer Games University. Besides t ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • The Cheat Sheet for Life

    I am not a big fan of most teachers, and certainly a screaming majority of the ones I had growing up. Teachers only stood in the way of my desire to g ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Skiff creates $27 million impact on local economy

    To the editor:Skiff Medical Center is a good example of something that is so vital a part of our imm ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Ty's Take: Perfection is my ultimate goal

    Sometimes, I’m too hard on myself, and I can’t help it.I have this overwhelming desire for several t ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • World Cup at the White Castle

    When I was 19 years old, I lived in Australia in a house with six other expatriates — three Americans, two Germans and a Bulgarian. We lovingly referr ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Atkins diet

    Disgusted with myself back in March, I went on the Atkins diet. I had been on the Atkins diet years back, when Atkins was all the rage, and had lost a ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • 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
  • Strawberry season creates the perfect snack

    It’s strawberry season! June signals the traditional start of strawberry season in Iowa.  Whether yo ...
    June 12, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • 10 ways to use Chia in foods

    Chia seeds are all the rage these days and with good reason. These seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. Four grams of fiber are found in every tablesp ...
    June 6, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Memorial weekend grilling tips

    Go beyond hamburgers, hot dogs and steaks on the grill. Here are tips for creating something different on the grill for your Memorial weekend. 
    May 22, 2014 - 11:30 am

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