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  • NCSD Board makes communication a central topic

    There was only one major action item on the agenda for Monday’s Newton Community School District regular Board of Education meeting — and the action w ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • County considering new GIS services

    The Jasper County Board of Supervisors is considering a change to the county’s Geographic Information System (GIS) set up.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:58 am
  • Healthy snack program underway from the Newton Wellness Coalition

    A healthy snack program the Newton Wellness Coalition started working on last year is finally coming to fruition. With the start of the new school yea ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Jasper County Church of Christ makes move to former UAW building

    The Jasper County Church of Christ has found a new home. The church recently purchased the UAW building at 1813 First St. N., but they are not kicking ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Annual Off the Beaten Path 3K/6K set for Sept. 24

    The 12th annual “Off the Beaten Path” 6K trail race trail and 3K fun run/walk will be Sept. 24 at Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve, just north off of I-80 ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:16 pm
  • Discovery Hike at Neal Smith NWR set for Saturday

    Join volunteer naturalists at 10 a.m. Saturday for a Nature Discovery Walk along the half mile, paved Overlook Trail loop. You will learn about wildli ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • 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.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Bethany Church to host social, music in the park Sunday

    Bethany Church will host its ice cream social and music in the park beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, located one mile east of Baxter at 56 ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:44 am
  • St. Stephen’s to host fall women’s group

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will host a Women’s Group this fall the first Saturday of each month. The first meeting will at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at the ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Downtown churches to host annual worship, block party

    Eight downtown Newton churches will come together and host the Second Annual Worship Downtown and Block Party at 10 a.m. Sunday on North Third Avenue ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:20 pm
  • Rural church among those providing aid after Louisiana flood

    WALKER, La. (AP) — Outside the small town of Walker, Louisiana, a rural Baptist church has become an oasis for flood victims.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:41 am
  • Locals place in the Fabric and Threads contest

    DES MOINES — Marilyn Samson, of Prairie City, earned second place in the Hand Embroidered Item category.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Artists compete in fair contests

    DES MOINES — Ribbons were awarded to artistic Iowans in the Creative Arts contest judged prior to the start of the 2016 Iowa State Fair.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Officer testifies man admitted killing woman

    OSAGE — A police officer testified that when he arrived at a deadly shooting of a woman in Hampton last December, the victim’s boyfriend was hunched a ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Heavy overnight rains swamp northeast Iowa

    NEW HAMPTON — The National Weather Service has issued flash flood warnings for several northeast Iowa counties following heavy overnight rains.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:32 am