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  • 50 years, going strong

    Talking with Craig Johnstone, you can’t help but smile. The love and enthusiasm he exudes when speaking about his job is infectious, even if you don’t ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Newton Fourth of July activities

    The Newton Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Newton Fourth of July parade followed by family activities and food vendors Monday downtown Newton ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Stout leaving Community Heights Alliance Church

    After 10 years in Newton, Cory Stout, senior pastor at Community Heights Alliance Church is moving on. Stout is taking a similar position at Lee’s Sum ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • HIRTA growing, expanding in Jasper County

    Ridership continues to grow in Jasper County for the Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency.Operation ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Assessment test scores a complex NCSD topic

    The replacement of the No Child Left Behind Act with the Every Student Succeeds Act is driving a few major changes in assessing reading skills in Iowa ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Israel bans access for non-Muslims to Jerusalem holy site

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Tuesday banned non-Muslims from a contentious Jerusalem holy site until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:34 am
  • One Voice prayer gathering Tuesday

    United Presbyterian Church will host its monthly One Voice Community Prayer Gathering at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 209 N. Second Ave. E. in Newton ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Otley Reformed to host ice cream social

    Otley Reformed Church will host an Ice Cream Social from 5 to 8 p.m. July 13 at the church, 700 Johnston St. in Otley.
    June 29, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • The Way to host Celebration Sunday

    Newton Church of The Way will host a Celebration Sunday service at 10 a.m. July 10 at Aurora Heights Park in Newton.
    June 29, 2016 - 10:34 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Alcoholics Anonymous Beginner’s Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    June 29, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • Judge accused of assaulting husband over his affair

    MANCHESTER — An eastern Iowa judge is accused of throwing a water bottle at her husband and hitting him. Online court records say Judge Stephanie Ratt ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex abuse

    MASON CITY — A Mason City man has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for third-degree sexual abuse involving a 14-year-old girl.
    June 29, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Electrical problem suspected in Iowa State Capitol fire

    DES MOINES — Authorities suspect an electrical problem caused a small fire at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Firefighters were dispatched aroun ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Workers cleaning ditch where herbicide, oil spilled

    ROCK RAPIDS — Environmental specialists are determining the effects of a semi crash in the northwestern corner of the state that spilled herbicide and ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • Workers deepening lake to improve water clarity

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — Workers are dredging in Council Bluffs’ Lake Manawa for the first time in decades as part of an effort to improve its water clarity a ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:32 am