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  • Welcome to Hogwarts

    Stepping from the hallway of Berg Middle School into the eighth-grade science classroom is like stepping into Harry Potter’s Hogwarts complete with So ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Van Maanen, Skiff honored by NDC

    Two local businesses were honored Thursday at the Newton Development Corporation’s annual Salute to Business and Industry luncheon at the DMACC Confer ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Residents set to move into Newton Place Apartments

    With the final touches being made, Newton Place Apartments is set to hand out keys and start welcoming residents this weekend. The complex had origina ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Toddler struck by car

    Paramedics respond on scene Thursday afternoon when a toddler was struck by a vehicle. Newton Police say Sheryl Briggs, 68, was backing out of a drive ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Fall Festival of Music set for Oct. 19

    When the Fall Festival of Music takes place at Newton High School on Oct. 19, it won’t simply be the main high-school vocal debut for about 38 freshme ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • MAT hosts Newton camp

    The MAT Tumbling and Trampoline gym recently held its annual two-day Fall Camp for boys and girls ages 4 and older at its Newton location. There were ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • School board has light agenda on tap for Monday

    A short agenda awaits the Newton Community School District board of education when it sits down for its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Eme ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • From grim to grins: Patient spreads cheer with hats

    When Larry Swedlund comes to the hospital, he does it with hat in hand —literally. More accurately, he arrives with dozens of hats. And it’s not just ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • ‘Ham Buns and Potato Salad’ opens at NCT

    The Newton Community Theatre production of “Ham Buns and Potato Salad” opens Friday and tells the story of a young man, Thomas, played by Michael Garr ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Local students names to Mercy College of Health Sciences honors list

    Several local students have been named to the honors lists for the Summer 2015 semester at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines.
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Iowa Domestic Violence Helpline now taking calls

    Iowa Domestic Violence Helpline, a statewide domestic violence call center, began taking its first calls on Oct. 1.
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Ding Darling Day at Neal Smith NWR

    Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is asking for help with stewardship activities in honor of J.N. “Ding” Darling from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Local AA meetings offer solutions

    There is a disease running rampant in Newton as well as around this globe we call Earth. The book “Alcoholics Anonymous” calls this disease cunning, p ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • UPC hosts guest speaker

    Señora Eida Dunn, director of the Jaime Dunn Children’s Home in Camiri, Bolivia, will be guest speaker at United Presbyterian Church during the 10:30 ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Events

    • Canvas and Wine will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Centre or Arts and Artists, 501 W. Third St. N. in Newton. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beve ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:42 am
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