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  • School district creating new program to replace Four Oaks

    While room 115 at the Emerson Hough building may lie dormant right now, when the 2014-2015 school year begins, the room will house the Newton Communit ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Unique racing weekend comes to Iowa Speedway

    Racing fans have an unique opportunity this weekend at Iowa Speedway. The pairing of NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series and the Verizon IndyCar Serie ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Tan Your Can

    Book Trader Tan America collected hundreds of food items plus $55 during the month of June from the eighth annual Tan Your Can campaign. The items wil ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Speedway offering fan-focused events

    Iowa Speedway will be offering multiple fan-focused events throughout the race weekend.The events in ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Tim Dugger ready to rock Iowa Speedway

    After the roar of the engines has subsided following the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen on Friday and the ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Volunteers needed for Maytag playground renovation project beginning next week

    The Maytag Playground renovation is set for July 14-26, and city staff will remove the old equipment and prepare the site for installation next week.
    July 10, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Get to Know Newton Charity Scavenger Hunt will take place July 31

    The Newton Convention and Visitors Bureau has developed and is sponsoring, in collaboration with the Get To Know Newton committee, a new and fun way t ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Free meal at Holy Trinity on Sunday

    A free community meal is planned for 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Newton.Th ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Jasper County Museum garage sale planned

    The Jasper County Museum will have its annual garage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 11, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 12, at 105 Oak ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Hunter ed course offered

    The Jasper County Conservation Board and the Emerson Hough Chapter of the Izaak Walton League will offer a hunter education course from 8:30 a.m. to 3 ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Dietitian to help parents get in the back-to-school routine

    Newton Hy-Vee’s registered dietitian Emily Ring will be leading a class titled “Pack a Healthy Lunch” at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in the Newton Hy-Ve ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Academic Achievements

    Central CollegeAdam Clark of Monroe was named to the spring 2014 dean’s list for Central College.Uni ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Dead woman found near Walker was mother of girls in Iowa alert

    WATERLOO (AP) — Authorities say a woman whose body was found near Walker in Linn County was the mother of three girls who were the subjects of an Ambe ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Traffic information for race weekend

    Law enforcement and Iowa Speedway officials are preparing for the upcoming race weekend and are asking Iowans and visiting race fans to do the same. R ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp

    CHICAGO (AP) — First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers’ bellies, stitching up gaping wounds ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:02 am
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