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Mackerman was a top gun

Donna Jackson can still picture her grandpa, Donald Mackerman, sitting at the kitchen table of his Newton home and cleaning his gun, a Winchester Model 12 Pigeon Grade pump-action. It was the gun he had used for years as a seasoned and highly decorated trapshooter in Jasper County. Family members speculate about one million rounds had been launched from the barrel of that shotgun.


Assistance by the truckload

After only three weeks of preparation, Lisa Floyd has a good six or seven truckloads of donated items ready to be sold at this weekend’s TPI Composites-sponsored rummage sale.

Lynnville-Sully faces Newell-Fonda in 1A state opener

Playing small ball or swinging away it’s all in Lynnville-Sully’s game plan each time the Hawks step on a softball field.

Scouting ahead for the future

A Newton resident has reached the coveted rank of Eagle Scout through his dedication and hard work with his project.

Global health student interning with JCHD

Looking to help make a difference through his global health studies, John Muckler is gaining on-the-job experience as an intern with the Jasper County Health Department.

Hazard assessment completed by county

Jasper County recently completed a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment to identify risks that are most likely to impact the area. The results of the assessment were presented to the Jasper County Board of Health during it s July meeting Thursday.

Jasper County cooling stations to help beat the summer heat

Given the summer heat and humidity that Iowans experience in the summer months, there are numerous Cooling Centers or places you can go to escape the heat according to United Way 2-1-1.

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