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  • NHDC set to acquire former Newton Country Club

    To help foster residential growth, the Newton City Council approved enabling the Newton Housing Development Corporation to take ownership of the forme ...
    May 23, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • NCSD Board approves Berg construction bid

    Monday was a busy night for the Newton Community School District Board of Education. A bid of $27.25 million for construction of the new Berg Middle S ...
    May 23, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • 8-year-old runs to fire department, saves home from fire

    A local family is working to salvage their belongings after a fire started inside their home’s kitchen Friday afternoon.
    May 23, 2017 - 11:19 am
  • Newton man sentenced to 10 years in sex abuse case

    A Newton man was sentenced in Jasper County District Court Monday to 10 years in prison for several charges of third-degree sexual abuse stemming from ...
    May 23, 2017 - 11:19 am
  • New trial date set in vehicular homicide case

    The trial date for a Newton man facing charges for vehicular homicide has been rescheduled for September after a pre-trial conference took place in Ja ...
    May 23, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • 10 ways to prep for Newton Fest

    1. Purchase tickets and attend the Newton Fest Kick Off Party. This 21 and older event on June 7 will feature appetizers and desserts from DMACC’s Cul ...
    May 23, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • City of Newton offices closed Monday

    The City of Newton offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. This includes city hall, waterworks, landfill, library, parks and city ...
    May 23, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Newton Masonic Lodge donates to Bedz 4 Kidz

    The members of Newton Masonic Lodge No. 59 presents a check for $1,500 to the Bedz 4 Kidz program of First Christian Church. Worshipful Master Andy Ox ...
    May 23, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Court says company owner called worker racist names

    DUBUQUE — The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld an $85,000 discrimination judgment against a company whose owner repeatedly called a black worker “chocola ...
    May 23, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Man gets 3 years of probation for asbestos violations

    ALGONA — An Algona man has been given three years of probation for asbestos violations. Gary Christianson, 57, was sentenced last week. He’d pleaded g ...
    May 23, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Crop planting progressing amid spring storms

    DES MOINES — Iowa farmers have planted 92 percent of the state’s corn crop, which is three days behind last year’s rate mostly due to wet fields from ...
    May 23, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Smartphone driver’s licenses planned to launch in 2018

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa residents should be able to start downloading their driver’s licenses onto their smartphones by late next year, according to st ...
    May 23, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Des Moines fund pays tips for help solving homicide cases

    DES MOINES — Des Moines police have announced a nearly $50,000 fund to pay for tips that help solve open homicide cases.
    May 23, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Senate votes to confirm Branstad as ambassador to China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to China, sending Terry Branstad from th ...
    May 23, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Branstad leaves Iowa with new voter ID, anti-union laws

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad’s upcoming departure to Beijing marks the end of a career in state politics that spans several d ...
    May 23, 2017 - 10:00 am