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  • Local reaction mixed on Supreme Court decisions

    The Supreme Court of the U.S. handed down two key decisions last week that led to a lot of celebrating — along with some public statements from those ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Barr, Reddings honored at Kellogg’s Sesquicentennial

    People on chairs and blankets lined the road ready to celebrate Kellogg’s Sesquicentennial with the opening ceremony and parade Saturday. Three very s ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • New food truck EATS! in Newton

    There is a new place to eat in town but you better not blink or you will miss it. EATS! Food Truck owned by Kim Johnson will offer up midwest food tha ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Republican presidential hopeful Jindal in Newton Friday

    Louisiana Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal made one of his first tops to Newton and spoke to a packed crowd at Moo’s BBQ on Fri ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • GOP holds its own ‘Newton Poll’

    State Republican leaders recently decided to eliminate the Iowa Straw Poll event that had been held every year ahead of a presidential election cycle ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • US stocks fall in early trade as Greece debt woes escalate

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell in early trading Monday as concerns mount over Greece’s debt woes. Major markets in Europe took a battering following ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Iowa Finance Authority, Iowa Association of REALTORS partner to educate Iowans

    DES MOINES –— The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Association of Realtors recently announced a new initiative to educate Iowans about homeownershi ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Events

    • Newton Golden K Kiwanis will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Newton Village in Newton, for social time, coffee and a program. Anyone interested in the ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • DNR offers tips to prevent drowning

    Each year, drownings affect a wide swath of outdoor users, from people swimming in lakes and rivers, standing on docks and wading in rivers to warm-we ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Pork donation to fill Iowa food pantry freezers

    IOWA FALLS — Iowa food pantries will benefit from a donation of about 44,000 pounds of fresh boneless pork loins being made by the Deb and Jeff Hansen ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Iowa Board of Regents to part ways with top legal counsel

    IOWA CITY — The governing board for Iowa’s three public universities is cutting ties with the man who has served as its top lawyer for over a decade, ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Iowa home sells for more than $1 million at auction

    URBANDALE — A suburban Des Moines home complete with its own drawbridge and dance floor drew a price over $1 million at a weekend auction. The Des Moi ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Family members urge reforms after son’s jail suicide

    DES MOINES — An Iowa family that lost a son to suicide in jail earlier this year is pushing for changes in the way people with mental illnesses are tr ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • Marshalltown man accused of having meth in prosthetic leg

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Authorities say a Marshalltown man jailed on federal drug charges had hidden methamphetamine inside his prosthetic leg.
    June 29, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Cedar Falls voters will decide on $35M school bond issue

    CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Cedar Falls residents will decide Tuesday whether to back a $35 million bond issue that would help increase elementary school capac ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:42 am
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