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  • Army Corps issues final OK for Dakota Access in Iowa

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued final approval Tuesday for Dakota Access crude oil pipeline workers to bore underneath three major waterways i ...
    July 27, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Democrats challenge officials on Medicaid transition

    DES MOINES — The state senator who represents more than half of Jasper County was one of the legislators on a panel addressing Medicaid issues Tuesday ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Strong turnout for First Avenue East open house

    A large and vocal crowd brought their opinions on potential changes to First Avenue East to the public works open house Tuesday at city hall.
    July 27, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Changes to flood map to heavily impact Reasnor

    A new flood insurance rate map may cause some Jasper County residents to spend additional money to protect their property.
    July 27, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Construction continues at Newton Church of The Way

    “We’re right in the thick of it.”That is how the Newton Church of The Way Pastor Steve Heerema descr ...
    July 27, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Bar None to host Baker Family band

    Bar None Cowboy Church will host The Baker Family at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, 1690 W. 19th St. S. in Newton.
    July 27, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Mingo UMC to host annual dinner, social Saturday

    Mingo United Methodist Church will host its annual Pork Dinner and Ice Cream Social from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mingo Community Center, 101 S. St ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • United Presbyterian to host One Voice prayer

    United Presbyterian Church will host its monthly One Voice Community Prayer Gathering at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the United Presbyterian Church, 209 N. Seco ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Newton man charged with threatening federal agent

    DES MOINES (AP) — A Newton man has been charged in federal court with threatening a federal official.
    July 27, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Buddhist priest will race canoe in Rio

    NAGANO, Japan (AP) — When he’s not chanting and living the austere life of a Buddhist priest, Kazuki Yazawa contemplates Olympic gold.
    July 27, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • First Christian to host Olympion

    First Christian Church will host Olympion Bible School from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. July 31 to Aug. 4 at the church, 314 E. Second St. N. in Newton.
    July 27, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Jasper County GOP hosts monthly meeting

    The Jasper County Republican Central Committee hosted its monthly meeting June 27 at the American Legion in Newton.
    July 27, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • Star Trek celebrated in butter at the ISF

    Butter is going space age as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the popular TV series and film, Star Trek, will join the 2016 Butter Cow in the John ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Newton Kart Klub will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Newton Kart Klub, 2801 E. Fifth St. S. in Newton. IKF 2 Cycle Grand Nationals IKF classes and rule ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Teen won’t be tried in slaying; witnesses balking

    DES MOINES — Prosecutors say they can’t prosecute a 15-year-old charged in a Des Moines gang slaying, because witnesses aren’t cooperating. Charges ag ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:43 am