Fair
17°FFairFull Forecast

More News

  • Home sweet home for The Least of Saints

    The Least of Saints Ministry has found a new home and for Pastor Scott Greene, it could not be a more perfect place. Formerly a bar, the new ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • St. Stephen's welcomes new interim priest

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church welcomes the Rev. Karen Crawford as its newly-appointed interim priest, pictured with St. Stephen’s deacon Me ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Giving to St. Nick's

    Ron Ehresman of the First United Methodist Church men recently presented a check to Polly Malson, St. Nick’s inventory clerk, for the St. Ni ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • Cardinals pin down two home mat wins

    Two of the most intense matches of the night came at the end of Tuesday’s home double dual for Newton High’s Cardinals. Newton was in the po ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:34 pm
  • Paving the trail

    MONROE — A plan to connect Monroe and Prairie City to Polk County via recreation trails moved a bit closer to fruition last week, as organiz ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Wendt to celebrate 100th birthday

    Wendell Wendt, retired assistant publisher of the Newton Daily News will be 100 years old Saturday. Remarkably, Loretta Wendt, Wendell’s wif ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • 4-H catches up on awards, officer training

    Members of the Jasper County 4-H club were recently honored for their work with one project, while some of the students learned valuable ski ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Knitting for those in need

    Members of Sacred Heart Church’s prayer shawl ministry gather around the Giving Tree located inside Skiff Medical Center. The group knitted ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Local News

  • Local Sports

  • Obituaries

  • Police/Fire Reports

  • Opinion

  • Lifestyle

  • Paving the trail

    MONROE — A plan to connect Monroe and Prairie City to Polk County via recreation trails moved a bit closer to fruition last week, as organizers for th ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Wendt to celebrate 100th birthday

    Wendell Wendt, retired assistant publisher of the Newton Daily News will be 100 years old Saturday. Remarkably, Loretta Wendt, Wendell’s wife, will al ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Thunder Nites, Cruisin' to Newton approved for 2015

    Use of the courthouse lawn was approved for the 2015 editions of Thunder Nites and Cruisin’ to Newton at the Jasper County Board of Supervisors meetin ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Home sweet home for The Least of Saints

    The Least of Saints Ministry has found a new home and for Pastor Scott Greene, it could not be a more perfect place. Formerly a bar, the new home, 219 ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • St. Stephen's welcomes new interim priest

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church welcomes the Rev. Karen Crawford as its newly-appointed interim priest, pictured with St. Stephen’s deacon Merle Smith.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Giving to St. Nick's

    Ron Ehresman of the First United Methodist Church men recently presented a check to Polly Malson, St. Nick’s inventory clerk, for the St. Nick’s Chris ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • House exteriors nuisance concern for council

    In a discussion of nuisances in the city, city council members on Monday expressed concern over the exterior coverings of buildings. They decided the ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • First Presbyterian hosts caroling, chili

    The First Presbyterian Church Life Committee will host a Christmas caroling event starting at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 220 N. Second Ave. E. in Ne ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • NCR hosts household item giveaway Saturday

    Newton Christian Reformed Church will host a household items giveaway for families in need beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, 511 S. Fifth A ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • FLC hosts Christmas Program Sunday

    The First Lutheran Church Sunday School will perform its annual Children’s Christmas Program during regular service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Cardinals pin down two home mat wins

    Two of the most intense matches of the night came at the end of Tuesday’s home double dual for Newton High’s Cardinals.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:34 pm
  • Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after 2016 season

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sprint informed NASCAR it won’t extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expire ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Tigerhawks handle L-S on the mat

    COLFAX — The Colfax-Mingo wrestling team got out to a quick lead against Lynnville-Sully and then wrapped up the dual win over the Hawks when senior C ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Saydel sweeps Colfax-Mingo hoops

    COLFAX — Class 3A No. 11 Saydel rolled off 16 straight points in the first quarter, scored 54 by halftime and extended the margin with a 17-0 third qu ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Hawk girls pressurize HLV

    SULLY — HLV’s Warriors were unable to withstand the pressure applied by Class 1A 11th-ranked Lynnville-Sully’s girls Tuesday. The Hawks overwhelmed th ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • PCM wins third straight, stays on top of HOIAC

    ALLEMAN — The Prairie City-Monroe girls’ basketball team stayed on top of the Heart of Iowa Athletic Conference on Tuesday with a road victory over No ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Raider hoops sweeps South Hamilton

    BAXTER — Freshman Brianda Bane recorded her fourth double-double of the season and had career-highs in both points and rebounds to help the Collins-Ma ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Patience pays off for Hawk boys in win over HLV

    SULLY — Lynnville-Sully’s boys stayed composed during a frustrating first half Tuesday as visiting HLV’s Warriors took the air out of the ball, so to ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Two years ago, my crazy lifestyle got even crazier

    The lifestyle of a sports journalist isn’t ideal. We are up late, sometimes feel like we live in our cars and don’t always make the smartest choices w ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Cardinal squads bowl over Polar Bears

    Finding their groove on their home lanes Monday, Newton High’s girls and boys overpowered the visiting bowling teams from Des Moines North. 
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Marion B. Webster

    Marion B. (Venn) Webster, 88, of Mingo, formerly of Des Moines, died on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at her home in Mingo. A funeral service will be at 11 a ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • James “Jim” W. Brock

    James (Jim) Wiley Brock, 73, of Newton, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.Jim was born in Mound Prairie Town ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Dennis Sabin

    Dennis Sabin, 63, of Newton, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. A services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19  at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Eldon G. “Tex” Mellott

    Eldon G. “Tex” Mellott, 68, of Mexico, Mo., died at 2:49 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at SMS Health-St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain. A graveside service w ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • E. Nadine Schwartz

    E. Nadine (Versteegh) Schwartz, 84, of Newton, formerly of Kellogg, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Dennis Sabin

    Dennis Sabin, of Newton, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Carolyn E. Beal

    Carolyn E. Beal, 76, of Newton, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 18 at ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Norma Jeanne Smith

    Norma Jeanne Smith, 89, of Newton, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Newton Healthcare. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the W ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • Jeanne L. Fales

    Jeanne L. Fales, 89, of Marshalltown, formerly of Newton, died Saturday evening, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center in Marsh ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Nadine E. Schwartz

    Nadine E. Schwartz, 84, of Newton, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center. A funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 at ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Richard Norton, 35, of Cameron, was arrested on a warrant for failure to a ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Austin J. Hurt, 19, of Newton, is charged with driving while license suspe ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Zakk H. Weatherly, 18, of Newton, is charged with second-degree theft and ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Dakota Midham, 20, of Newton, was arrested on a warrant for probation viol ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Brandon M. Battering, 27, of Lafayette, Ind., is charged with fifth-degree ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Andrew F. Van Dusseldorp, 32, of Newton, is charged with domestic abuse af ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Danny V. Hobbs, 37, of Newton, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant for ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Eric P. McDowell, 24, of Newton, is charged with driving while license sus ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Police Blotter

    Jasper County Sheriff’s Office• Kim D. Smith, 50, of Collins, is charged with operating while under ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Morgan R. G. Woody, 22, of Reasnor, is charged with driving while license ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Appreciates Mat Maids coverage

    Kelli SkaggsNewtonI just finished reading the article Jocelyn Sheets wrote about the Newton Mat Maid ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Newton community helps those in need

    Judy WittenbergNewtonI’ve read several great articles about how our community helps each other, and ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Do we need more problems?

    Sheri PherigoNewtonAs I read the letter in the paper by Scott Miles, who supports the Dakota Access ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • When the Spice Girls make you feel old

    “Fame! I’m gonna live forever!” Some of us will recognize that line, especially if we were already a ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Hairy parenting

    “It’s as if your son has done a complete 180.”And so it begins. My life as a parent in principals’ o ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • A trip to see the big guy

    Like a lot people who have children, my husband and I made the trek to Bass Pro Shop to visit Santa with our two little girls. We have been doing this ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Neighborhoood schools are proven system

    John McNeerNewtonDuring the public open forum related to future Newton Schools reconfiguration recen ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Heroes can do anything they want, right?

    Right now, here in America, I think that if you shoved a firefighter while he was fighting a fire, and then he beat you to death with a pipe wrench, h ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • All signs point to Branstad support of pipeline

    Ross GrootersPleasant HillGov. Terry Branstad raised hundreds of thousands of dollars out of Texas d ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Good cop, bad cop

    Lately I’ve been thinking about my first job in high school. I was a waitress at a family-run restaurant that was a good blend of personalities, both ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 12:21 pm

National video

Reader Poll

Do you approve of the city’s agreement to provide tax rebates for the proposed loft apartments at the former Maytag buildings?
Yes
No
Unsure