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Five vying for at-large Newton City Council seat

The ballots are set and half of the races in this year’s city election will be contested races. Receiving the most attention is the at-large city council seat with five candidates filing to run for the position. Also facing a challenger is current mayor Mike Hansen who will be opposite Ron Bookout on the November ballot.


Eagles sweep Cardinals in LHC volleyball

Momentum just wouldn’t budge on Thursday night. Newton High’s Cardinals pushed at it hard throughout their home match against Pella Christian’s Eagles, but the Eagles kept it on their side of the net.

Ukrainian artist visits Newton

Newton residents will have a little extra art in their lives for the next weeks thanks to a program sponsored by Newton’s OPEN program. OPEN, which is an acronym for Organization Promoting Everlasting Neighbors, has brought artist Viktoriia Fil from the Ukraine. During her visit to Newton, Fil will teach a number of different classes as she makes her way throughout the community.

School board to set direction for special ed plan

On Monday the Newton Community School District board will have a new look. Board members Shari Benson and Andy Ebert will finish out their terms and newly elected members Graham Sullivan and Cody Muhs will step in to take their place. The board will also look at several other issues, including a review of the special education plan, and a new proposal that’ll change the way academic ineligibility is handled at Berg Middle School.

Future marketing efforts underway for city

A new “Insider Guide to Newton” was presented to the Newton Community Marketing Board during its September meeting on Thursday. A marketing tool for the city, the guide is proposed to be placed at hotels, rest stops and other designated areas. 

Big investment helps Skiff’s smallest patients

The 2017 Skiff Gala raised $56,000 last April, and that money is now making a difference in the lives of the tiniest patients cared for at Skiff Medical Center. Three top-of-the-line infant warmers are now in use in the OB department.

Small Cardinal contingent runs at Indianola Invitational

INDIANOLA — Newton High’s cross country teams were not at full force on Thursday as the Cardinals competed in the Indianola Invitational meet at Pickard Park in Indianola.

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