• Jasper County Vets Affairs commission hears Home Base Iowa update

    Several items were discussed at Wednesday’s Jasper County Veterans Affairs Commission meeting, including progress toward a designation that has been p ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:41 am
  • IUB concludes oil pipeline deliberations without decision

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Utilities Board concluded four-scheduled days of deliberations Thursday without reaching a decision on the fate of the proposed ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Lindstrom takes the reins at library

    The last time the building with blue roof in downtown Newton had a new boss, the digital age had started to change the way we read.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Sexting can be considered a felony, officers warn

    It’s time-consuming to try to hunt down where illicit photos or video images originate, Newton Schools Resource Officer Brian Foster said. It’s also i ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Left-handed lament

    Matt Woods, of Collins, is this year’s featured artist in the “Blues in Our Schools” series presented by the South Skunk Blues Society. He showed area ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Slight recycling fee hike expected for Newton

    Following recent fluctuations in the cost to dispose recyclables, the city council will look to amend the disposal and collection agreement with Dodd’ ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • At a Glance: Home Base Iowa

    Here are the basic built-in, state-implemented components:• A military pension tax exemption for vet ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Newton schools in session Monday

    The Newton Community School District will have school on Monday. This day is designated on the school calendar as a make up day to account for the Feb ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Berg Middle School Drama will host two productions of “Comic Book Artist” at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday at Newton Senior High School. Twenty-seven stu ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Woman gets probation and order to repay stolen money

    ORANGE CITY — A northwest Iowa woman has been given probation and an order to repay more than $19,000 she stole from her former employer.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Former Iowa Wesleyan nursing students win lawsuit

    MOUNT PLEASANT — A southeast Iowa jury has awarded seven former nursing students of Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant $75,000 each after the ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Utility company builds solar panel garden

    CEDAR FALLS — Cedar Falls Utilities is constructing a garden of solar panels on the western side of the city as part of a project for its customers. M ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Man convicted of 2 murders kills himself in prison

    CORALVILLE — The Department of Corrections said a man convicted last month of two murders in southern Iowa has killed himself in prison. The agency sa ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Iowa Senate OKs bill to dismantle Medicaid privatization

    DES MOINES (AP) — Plans to switch Iowa’s $4.2 billion Medicaid program into private management would be on indefinite hold under legislation passed Th ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Sioux City judge confirmed to Iowa federal court

    SIOUX CITY — A U.S. magistrate from Sioux City has been approved to serve as a judge on one of Iowa’s federal courts.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:15 am