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  • Rhone named new public works director

    Jody Rhone has been named the new public works director for the City of Newton. Mayor Mike Hansen made the announcement during the city council meetin ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Newton Christian celebrates 60th anniversary

    Life has a way of coming full circle at times, and when the Rev. Larry Slings steps up to the pulpit at Newton Christian School on Sunday morning he’l ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • ‘We’re like two peas in a pod’

    Steve Bookout and Tom McKinney worked side by side at Maytag for more than 25 years without realizing it wasn’t the first time they’d worked together. ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Hotel Maytag poised for ‘speedy’ redevelopment after sale

    A year after the city of Newton approved the purchase of the former Hotel Maytag to stabilize the building and begin work on finding a redeveloper, it ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Pool players sought

    Guys who like to play pool just for fun and fellowship are invited to play. The group will meet at 1 ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • United Way of Jasper County allocation process begins with letters of intent

    The funding process for United Way of Jasper County has officially begun. Non-profit agencies providing health and human service programs to Jasper Co ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • FUMC hosts community meal

    First United Methodist Church will host its community meal at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the church, 210 N. Second Ave. E. in Newton.
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Picnic tables donated to fairgrounds

    Two picnic tables purchased for the Jasper County Fairgrounds with memorial money from Esther Beyer Memorial were delivered. Seated are family members ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Shooting leaves man dead, woman hurt

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Police say one man has died and a woman was injured when shots were fired into a Cedar Rapids house.
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Sheriff says jail may need more walls to fix problems

    DAVENPORT — An eastern Iowa sheriff says his jail may need more separation walls to protect inmates with mental and behavioral health issues, juvenile ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Memorial ride to honor Iowa officer killed in crash

    ANAMOSA — A memorial ride scheduled for next month will honor an eastern Iowa police officer who was killed in a head-on crash.
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • FBI specialist to present at Newton library

    In today’s world, it can be a frightening to try to ensure children stay safe and are well-informed about potential dangers on the internet.
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Authorities arrest suspect in fatal central Iowa shooting

    FORT DODGE — Iowa authorities have arrested a suspect for a shooting that killed a Fort Dodge man.Th ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • Hog confinement wins approval despite opposition

    GARNER — Officials have approved a permit for a hog confinement facility in northern Iowa despite opposition from local residents.
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Colfax man hopes radio station will become a voice for community

    Odie Lofton Sr. has faced plenty of challenges in his life, starting a radio station from scratch is just one more mountain to climb. The Colfax man, ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:21 am