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  • Iowa Speedway announces 2015 NASCAR dates

    Roughly three weeks after Newton's final racing weekend of the 2014 season, Iowa Speedway gave racing fans in the area something to look forward to ne ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 7:36 pm
  • Olympic gold medalist visits Newton

    Before America’s only wrestling gold medal from the 1952 Olympics was placed in a museum for admiration, its champion kept it in a coffee can.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • BDS Motorsports claims owner title at Knoxville Speedway

    KNOXVILLE  — BDS Motorsports of Newton won the 2014 Owners Championship for the 360 sprint car class at Knoxville Raceway. Justin Henderson drove for ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • NHS golf team place third

    MASON CITY — Newton High’s Cardinals combined for a 331 placing third in the eight-team Mason City Invitational Monday. The NHS golfers were behind Ma ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • The Sports Schuffle

    First impressions are somewhere between important and everything. I recently read an article on Forb ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Iowa State opens with concerns on defense

    AMES (AP) — The key to the upcoming season couldn’t be any clearer for Iowa State.The defense will n ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Cardinal contact

    Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Newton High’s Cardinals went full tilt Friday at H.A. Lynn Stadium in the ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Races finish at Marshalltown before rain poured in

    MARSHALLTOWN — On the next-to-last points night of the 2014 racing season at Marshalltown Speedway, all five stock car divisions finished feature race ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • The Days of the A's: Part 3

    Of all the players that came and went for the Newton A’s, Doug Swanson was the lone constant for 27 seasons. Swanson was more than a coach and, in som ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • The Pressbox

    Building character is talked about by coaches and proponents of athletics, including me. I believe it.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:25 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
  • Alma May Haunsperger

    Alma May Haunsperger, 97, of Sarasota, Fla., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.Alma was born in ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Nevva Hjortshoj

    Nevva Hjortshoj, 100, of Monroe died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Nelson Manor in Newton. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at th ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Irvin W. Huyser

    Irvin W. Huyser, 84, of Pella died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the Pella Regional Health Center in Pella.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Lois Riedel

    Lois Riedel, 67, of Newton died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at her home. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Neva Hjortshoj

    Neva Hjortshoj, 100, of Monroe died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Nelson Manor in Newton. A funeral service is pending at Coburn Funeral Home in Monroe.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Paul J. Egenes

    Paul J. Egenes, 88, of Newton died Aug. 22, 2014, at Park Centre in Newton under the care of Wesley Life Hospice.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Forrest (Junior) Matherly, Jr.

    Forrest (Junior) Matherly, Jr., 91, formerly of Monroe, died at 7:43 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 in Lewisville, Texas at Providencia Assisted Living, t ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Blanche (Smith) Fifer

    Blanche (Smith) Fifer was born March 12, 1936, in Mason City to Joseph Smith and Glennie Looker Smith. She attended school in Kenosha, Wis. as well as ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Paul J. Egenes

    Paul J. Egenes, 88, died Friday morning, Aug. 22, 2014, at Park Centre. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:29 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 - 11:29 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 - 11:09 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
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Manaye Felleke, 24, of Newton, is charged with public intoxication after a ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Astrid, J. Brown, 31, of Newton, is charged with forgery after authorities ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Austin D. Hester, 22, of Newton is charged with driving while license revo ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Jeremy N. Waltemeyer, 39, of State Center is charged with public intoxicat ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Music City Memories

    After a long and frustrating week of dealing with my unwanted guest, the fleas, I took off with a group of my best friends for a bachelorette party in ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • The 5 best times to get turned down for a raise

    You’re going to call me Mr. Negative, I’m positive, but I must admit that I was dubious when I came across an article by Liz Ryan titled “The Five Bes ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Dog days of summer

    This time of year the piercing sound of the cicadas in our ears acts as nature’s not-so-subtle reminder that the season will soon change. It’s a sound ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Jack Hall after the war

    Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a two-part series.Arriving back in the states after the wa ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • An Internet sensation

    There have been three big new items getting lots of media play this week: the Ferguson protests, a beheaded journalist and an ice bucket challenge.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • The great friend migration

    My friends have abandoned me.I’m trying not to take it personally. But it’s getting difficult.With b ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Goodbye state fair, hello Christmas?

    To say my girlfriend is a fan of Christmas would be a slight understatement. Following last year’s holiday season, our Christmas tree stood decorated ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 2:40 pm
  • We all scream for ice cream

    After a few unsuccessful attempts in the last week, I finally got a really good look at the ice cream truck man the other day. Maybe I am being extra ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Disappointed in car show

    To the editor,In regard to our car shows held this month and at the end of July, I was so disappoint ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Outraged by lack of flood response

    To the editor,It is a real shame how our government (state and feds) work when it comes to the state ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Modern Family” and “Breaking Bad” triumphed at Monday’s Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Learn how to exercise smarter, not harder

    (BPT) - Contrary to what most people believe about being active, it's not only about how many times you visit your health club each week or even what ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • How to help kids transition back to the classroom

    The dawn of a new school year is an exciting time. Kids may not want to say goodbye to days spent lounging by the pool, but such disappointment is oft ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Older adult wellness: purpose through volunteering

    Our American stereotype of retirement often is associated with lazy days with empty agendas. This third phase of life holds the potential to be more f ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Pack a lunch the MyPlate way

    There are many benefits to taking a packed lunch to work or school. The possibilities are nearly endless, so you get to eat exactly what you want ever ...
    July 24, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • 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

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