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  • Aaron Henning passes away due to fire-related injuries

    A victim of a recent house fire who was severely burned has passed away, and friends and family are rallying to support the family he left behind.
    June 2, 2015 - 2:56 pm
  • Nine involuntary transfers slated for NCSD

    At its May 18 meeting, the Newton Community School District board heard and saw a presentation from its superintendent, Bob Callaghan, who is charged ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Newton Manufacturing declares bankruptcy

    Newton Manufacturing has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and is being purchased by HALO Branded Solutions, a Sterling, Ill. company.
    June 2, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Strawberry season hits western, eastern Iowa at different times

    Strawberries tend to ripen a little sooner in the western half of Iowa than in the eastern part of the state, according to one Iowa Department of Agri ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Council approves housing grant to build 6 new homes

    If you build it, they will come.That is what the Newton City Council is hoping after unanimously app ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Junior Duck Stamp program honors young artists

    Rae Clinkenbeard, a 16-year-old home schooled student from Denison, was awarded Best of Show in the 2015 Iowa Junior Duck Stamp award ceremony held on ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Swanson retires after 27 years with Newton schools

    One step into the third grade classroom of Lenette Swanson displays a safe and inviting atmosphere for learning, as fellow teacher June Clute said.
    June 2, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Special Olympian

    Stephanie Jennes, 25, of Newton, shows off her 50 meter dash gold medal from the Special Olympics of Iowa Summer Games. Jennes competed in her first g ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Concert on the Prairie returns to Neal Smith NWR Friday

    The Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge are presenting the annual Concert on the Prairie starting at 5 p.m. Friday at the Neal Smith Nation ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Newton FFA students compete in spring state contests

    On April 20-21, the Newton FFA Chapter attended the 87th Annual Iowa FFA Leadership Conference and participated in many contests.
    June 2, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • ISU Extension to host STEM day in Colfax

    Iowa State University Jasper County Extension will host a STEM Day for students from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 in Colfax.
    June 2, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Cover crop meeting held June 11 in Monroe

    The Van Zante Creek Water Quality Improvement Project is hosting a cover crop informational meeting on from 6 to 8 p.m. June 11 at the Monroe City Adm ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Newton Municipal Band opens summer Concerts in the Park series

    The Newton Municipal Band will take the stage Thursday for the first concert of the Newton Parks and Recreation Department series of summer concerts i ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • PFI to host swales, grazing system field day at Carney Family Farms

    MAXWELL — Practical Farmers of Iowa will host a field day “Planning for a Permaculture Swale System on Pasture” walk-through of the swale design proce ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Events

    • CAA Youth Sculpture Project will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Centre for Arts & Artists, 501 W. Third St. N. in Newton, to help design and create a s ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:31 am
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