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  • Snook reunion on Saturday

    The Snook reunion is set for Sunday at Sugar Grove Gathering Place with a potluck picnic dinner beginning at noon.
    July 1, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Fair queen pageant coordinator says ‘fairwell’ to event

    Meeting with the Jasper County Fair Board, helping contestants into their formal wear, finding convertibles for parades and the list goes on. These an ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Golden Scholar

    John Miller was the recipient of $500 scholarship from Newton’s Golden K Kiwanis group. Miller was awarded the check on Tuesday and plans to use it ge ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Searchers find body of former Jasper County man in Union County lake

    CRESTON (AP) — A Creston high school teacher, who was a former Killduff resident and also a graduate of Lynnville-Sully High School, reportedly drowne ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • City resurfacing project begins Monday

    The asphalt resurfacing project on North Second Avenue West between West Fourth Street North and West Eighth Street North is scheduled to begin Monday ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Supervisors approve pending funds toward trail project

    During a special session on Wednesday, the Jasper County Board of Supervisors approved a measure that could lead to the development of a comprehensive ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Final race weekend promises to be a great one

    Sam Hornish Jr. got a taste of Iowa Speedway’s Pizza Ranch Victory Lane in May. Last August, Brad Keselowski made his way back to Victory Lane at Iowa ...
    July 31, 2014 - 2:16 pm
  • Gov. Robert D. Ray named Iowan of the Day

    DES MOINES — The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies Food Products will present Robert D. Ray of Des Moines as an Iowan of the Day for ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Newton seeks input on comprehensive plan

    The city of Newton is closing in on its two year anniversary of its comprehensive plan and is planning two conversational meetings to discuss what has ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • USDA accepting applications to refinance rural home loans

    DES MOINES — USDA Rural Development, through its Direct Home Loan Program, is temporarily accepting applications to refinance home loans in eligible r ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Dueling Pianos at Maytag Bowl tonight

    The Dueling Pianos act is set to perform at 7 p.m. tonight at the Maytag Bowl. Being an audience dri ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Main Street business specialist to present program at Uncle Nancy's

    The Newton Main Street Partnership’s Economic Restructuring committee will host Jim Thompson, Main Street Iowa’s business specialist, on Wednesday.
    July 31, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • OWLS program set for Aug. 13

    Jasper County Conservation is hosting an Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors program from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Jasper County Armory/Annex Building ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Academic Achievement

    University of Wisconsin-Platteville graduate student Nicholas Weber of Newton earned a master’s degree in engineering.
    July 31, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • As US job market strengthens, many don't feel it f

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report bein ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:30 am
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