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  • Jasper County Health Department celebrates year one

    A lot can change in one year and with the creation of the new Jasper County Health Department in February 2016, the statement has never been more true ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Taking a selfie may help preserve, save the prairie

    Photographs can be one of the most powerful forms of communication. As the old cliche goes, a photo is worth a thousand words.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 12:15 pm
  • School board to discuss special education, vote on $10 million in bonds

    The Newton Community School Board of Education will conduct its regular meeting Monday evening at the EJH Beard Administration Center.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Area students names to Mercy College of Health Sciences honors lists

    DES MOINES — Jasper County native students were named to the honors lists for the fall 2016 semester at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Newton native named to Hamline University dean’s list

    Leah Hunter was named to the dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. She is majoring in theatre arts.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Students take advantage of Newton Career Discovery Day

    More than 150 local high school students participated in Newton DMACC’s Career Discovery Day on Thursday. The program offered students a peak into man ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Minnesota State Mankato announces fall dean’s list

    MANKATO, Minn. — The academic high honor and honor lists (dean’s lists) for the past fall semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato have been an ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Skiff named among top 100 rural hospitals

    Skiff Medical Center has been named to the 2017 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the U.S., according to The National Rural Health Association’s ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • John Deere to Open Strategic Technology Office at Iowa State University

    AMES — Deere & Company has opened a strategic technology office in the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park, growing its on-campus presence in re ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • GOP-led panel OKs bill to increase online schools in Iowa

    DES MOINES — A GOP-led legislative subcommittee has approved a bill that would allow an unlimited number of students in Iowa to enroll in for-profit v ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Introduction to Beekeeping Wednesday at Amboy Grange

    Amboy Grange at 220 High St., will be hosting “Introduction to Beekeeping” at 7 p.m. Wednesday presented by Paul Anderson of Amboy Grange and Scott Si ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Physical therapist joins Kinetic Edge team

    Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy has announced the addition of Jared Gerber, physical therapist, in Newton who is now accepting new patients.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • Newton Piecemakers to host retreat March 17-19

    Newton Piecemakers Quilt Retreat is set for March 17-19 at the Christian Conference Center in Newton.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Treasurer accused of stealing from booster club

    MANLY — A woman has been accused of stealing more than $9,300 from a northern Iowa high school athletics booster club when she was treasurer. Online c ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • US Rep. Young faces tough questions at Urbandale event

    URBANDALE (AP) — A sometimes hostile crowd peppered Iowa Rep. David Young on Thursday with questions about replacing the Affordable Care Act, his stan ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:54 am