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  • Renting vs buying

    Whether you’re tired of your surroundings, ready to move out of your parents’ house, changed jobs or just need a bigger place, it’s time to move on. B ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Monroe legislative forum dominated by collective bargaining

    MONROE — Saturday morning’s legislative forum at Monroe City Hall was dominated by discussion of the recently passed collective bargaining bill. Sen. ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Maytag Pool to add new heater

    After 20 years, the pool water heater at Maytag Pool has become inoperable and is in need of replacement. The Newton City Council approved Warnick & R ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Locals enjoy unique recipes at American Legion chili cook-off

    The air outside was warm Saturday, but the chili inside Newton’s American Legion was hot. The Legion’s inaugural chili cook-off pleased both the judge ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Driver cited in I-80 crash

    Just after 3 p.m. Sunday a Toyota Prius and a semi were involved in an accident on Interstate 80 between the Colfax and Baxter exits. The Toyota tried ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Stocks inch to new records; S&P 500 up four straight weeks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes inched ahead to record highs Friday, barely, after a late-afternoon push erased losses from earlier in the day. It caps ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Colfax taekwondo schools kick family values, discipline into students

    COLFAX — “Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off.”When people hear the words martia ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Local author to speak at Newton library

    The Newton Public Library will welcome Newton author, K.C. Wren, at 6 p.m. Thursday. Wren will discuss her novel, “The Dancing Winds,” and her experie ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Park Centre employees earn scholarships

    Four employees of Park Centre in Newton have been awarded a combined total of $6,000 in scholarships to further their education in health care related ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Two suffer smoke inhalation in fire

    ANAMOSA — Authorities say two people suffered injuries from smoke inhalation in a blaze that saw multiple fire departments called to a downtown buildi ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Catholic priest sentenced in privacy case

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A retired Catholic priest in western Iowa has been given a suspended jail sentence and ordered to register as a sex offender for inva ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Known for political temperance, Iowa moves sharply right

    DES MOINES (AP) — After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like m ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Inmate with HIV charged after tossing urine at guard

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A western Iowa jail inmate infected with HIV has been charged with felony assault after officials say he threw a carton of his urine ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Workforce agency doles out number to sex hotline

    DES MOINES — Who knew unemployment insurance could be so risque? At least 78 Iowa businesses received letters this week from Iowa Workforce Developmen ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • GOP bill to reverse raises worries low-income workers

    DES MOINES (AP) — As House Republicans push for a bill that would prevent local governments from determining minimum hourly wages, workers in some Iow ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:57 am