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  • NCSD board to hold only December board meeting Monday

    There are no items specifically tied to reconfiguration on the agenda for Monday night’s regular Newton Community School District meeting.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Santa’s Reindeer

    Dylan Bullard sits by Rebecca the reindeer when she came to visit at Hy-Vee Sunday. Rebecca, along with Woody, are owned by Dave and Jane Bethards fro ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Last minute shoppers can find treasures downtown

    Several downtown businesses will be available to the last minute shopper this holiday season. For those who put off shopping until the days before Chr ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • City outlines strategic action plan for the coming years

    The City of Newton set a strategic action plan with goals for the coming years in several areas of the community. Four purposes help outline the speci ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Park Centre a designated Blue Zone Worksite

    Blue Zones Project Iowa announced Friday Park Centre as a designated Blue Zones Worksite and the first designated worksite in Newton.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Hometown Foods earns $200 worth of goods

    Hometown Foods stores held a “Thanks We are Giving” Promotion during the month of November. Customers who are enrolled in our Loyalty card program ear ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Courthouse Lighting Fund donation

    Rob Kahn of the First Newton National Bank donates to the Courthouse Lighting Fund. Steve Knight is from the Courthouse Lighting Fund and Craig Light ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Newton Daily News donates to St. Nick’s families

    Members of the Newton Daily News staff donate clothing and toys to families in the St. Nick’s Christmas Club program this holiday season. A total of n ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Iowa facilities partner for Ebola response precaution

    The Iowa Department of Public Health recently announced it is collaborating with the Iowa State Hygienic Lab, three EMS providers and three Iowa hospi ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • US stocks edge higher after a big two-day rally

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher as the market comes off a massive two-day rally. The market closed out its second-best week of the year ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • 21 states to increase minimum wage on Jan. 1

    WASHINGTON — The Employment Policies Institute announced 21 states and six cities are increasing their minimum wages on Jan. 1.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Winter break camp for kids

    Jasper County Conservation is offering an outdoor camp for children ages 10-14 during winter break. The “Cabin Fever Camp” will take place from 12:30 ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Iowa unemployment rate drops to 4.3 percent

    DES MOINES — Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in November from 4.5 percent in October. The state’s jobless rate was ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Neal Smith NWR visitor holiday hours

    The Visitor Center at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will be closed beginning at noon Dec. 24 and will re-open at 9 a.m. on Dec. 27, after an exe ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Baxter audit report released

    Martens & Company, CPA, LLP released an agreed-upon procedures report on the city of Baxter for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30. The agreed-up ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:08 am
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