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ISU Extension celebrates 100th Anniversary

Frank Faidley always knew there was something special about the 77.5-acre parcel he purchased from his aunt a decade ago, but he had no idea how important it had been to the foundation of Iowa State University. On Sunday, Faidley, along with several other Jasper County landowners was recognized as part of the Jasper Five, an initial land grant that helped fund the creation of Iowa State University.


Mustangs rally late to beat Cardinals

Finding their footing as teams, Newton High’s Cardinals and Prairie City-Monroe’s Mustangs staged a solid basketball game to open the 2017-18 basketball season on Friday night.

TPI expansion receives $1M in state tax credits

The Iowa Economic Development Authority board approved a $1 million award to TPI Composites Friday for direct financial assistance and tax benefits for a recently announced business expansion.

Neighborhood watch groups hit the streets

When Heather Fox and her husband Jeff moved to Newton from the east side of Des Moines friends warned them about the town’s unsavory reputation. After helping create a neighborhood watch group in Des Moines, Fox was surprised to find out a similar group didn’t exist in Newton. While she’ll readily admit there’s a criminal element in Newton, she’s confident that by banding together, neighbors can make Newton a tough place to break the law.

Twin brothers from Van Meter earn rank of Eagle Scout

The 4 percent of Boy Scouts that achieve Eagle Scout had its ranks increased by two on Oct. 29.

Newton man to be sentenced in sex abuse case

A Newton man will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to five counts of second-degree sex abuse in Jasper County District Court.

‘To serve my coffee in my hometown, that was important’

TAMA — Back in the late 1980s, a group of youngins could be spotted running around Carroll and Marilyn Nolin’s farm, south of Prairie City.

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