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  • ‘We can do this’

    Nine months ago Travis Fairchild was in a bind he couldn’t fathom escaping.Travis’ hardships include ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Heartland AEA rep explains systems analysis — quickly

    Heartland Area Education Agency Regional Director Chris Pierson acknowledged he’s had about 15 months to crunch the data he presented Monday.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Festival of Trees marks 10th year at courthouse

    If you enter the Jasper County Courthouse at any time during the next month, you’ll see the results of one of the largest, most collaborative Christma ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • NHS collects more than 3,000 items for Salvation Army

    Newton High School completed its annual food drive held from Nov. 3-13. The event is held to raise awareness of food insecurities around Newton and to ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Nearly 1,600 shoeboxes donated for Operation Christmas Child

    Dozens of cardboard boxes filled with dozens more of shoeboxes were ready to ship out following the completion of the Operation Christmas Child projec ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Dollars for Scholars celebrates 30 years

    The Newton Dollars for Scholars chapter is celebrating its 30 anniversary this year and will host its annual December fundraiser. The 2015 Newton Tour ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • NSNWR specialist helps fight western fires

    On a summer day, Prairie City’s Richard Hager received a notice requesting his assistance in the fight against the western fires. The following mornin ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Asbestos work continues at county care facility

    Following the completion of the asbestos survey at the Jasper County Care Facility, additional asbestos was found present at the facility, Shive-Hatte ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Jasper County Courthouse Lighting set for 81st year

    For the 81st year, the Jasper County Courthouse will light up the night to celebrate the beginning on the holiday season. This year’s Lighted Holiday ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Shop Small promotion back for second year

    Back for a second year, Newton Main Street’s Shop Small event once again plans to celebrate Small Business Saturday.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Sleigh Bells Ring

    COLFAX — Rebecca Carter loves to create. The last several weeks the Colfax floral designer has been ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Americans abroad celebrate holidays by tweaking tradition

    In our global world, you can easily buy a Thanksgiving turkey for roasting in Dubai or Beijing or Tokyo. You can shop for Christmas trees in Bangkok, ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • 'A giving community'

    Students at Newton Senior High School have been working hard to raise money and non-perishables for The Salvation Army. Students taking a business man ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • St. Nick’s Christmas Club brings holiday cheer to Jasper County for 27 years

    Ask any member of St. Nick’s Christmas Club if they believe in Santa Claus and they will answer “Yes, Jasper County, there is a Santa Claus.” Their re ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • 'Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus'

    The Newton Community Theatre will host a holiday performance of “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus” By Andrew J. Fenady Dec. 4 to Dec. 12 at the t ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:46 am