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  • 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
  • Area volleyball roundup: Hawks win, Raiders lose

    VAN METER — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter played well. Van Meter played better.That was CMB head coach Scot ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Tigers hand Cardinals first loss

    GILBERT — Two turnovers and two fourth-and-four plays turned the tide in a battle of Iowa Class 3A ranked teams Friday night. Newton High’s 10th-ranke ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Fourth-quarter interception helps CMB outlast PCM

    BAXTER — On a soggy September night that saw his football team slip up, Prairie City-Monroe head football coach Greg Bonnett could only praise Collins ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Cardinal varsity goes 2-3 in Nevada Invitational

    NEVADA — Consistency — or the lack of it — is still a factor in the results on the volleyball court for Newton High’s Cardinals.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Mustangs take three of five at Nevada tourney

    NEVADA — The Prairie City-Monroe volleyball team won three of its five matches Saturday at the Nevada tournament.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Tigerhawks top North Mahaska

    COLFAX – Stout run defense and a productive passing attack led Colfax-Mingo to its second district victory Friday night.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:52 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
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Rodrigo Leon, 18, of Newton, is charged with interference with offic ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Russell A. Lindley, 40, of Newton, is charged with criminal trespass after ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Douglas L. Krier, 57, of Newton, is charged with driving with license susp ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Police Blotter

    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
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Chase R. Bubak, 20, of Ankeny, is charged with operating while intoxicated ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Police Blotter

    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
  • 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
  • The little train that won't

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    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Have a seat on the homecoming couch

    The springs were loose and pointy, and the upholstery was ripping, but the East High School tailgating couch was our Friday night football sanctuary.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • One room country schools reunion

    The first thing I noticed about this group of elderly country-schoolers was that they were not obese. Maybe it was because they grew up in a time when ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:17 am

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