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  • Woodrow Wilson Elementary safety is ‘galvanized’

    Monday night’s regular Newton Community School District board meeting involved discussion of several complicated financial matters affecting life in t ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Concert association to host renowned brass quintet Saturday

    The Jasper County Concert Association will host a talented brass quintet from Chicago, Alliance Brass, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Center for Performing ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Historic Maytag Park buildings discussed by board

    The future of historic Maytag Park buildings located in the southeast corner of the park were discussed at the Newton Park Board meeting Wednesday.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Rotary honors students

    Newton Rotary Students for the month of March were Devon McAnally and Olivia Maharry. They are pictured here with club president Craig Armstrong.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • A tribute to those who served

    Three war murals that depict World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War have been donated to Newton’s American Legion by an anonymous donor and installe ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • County sees increased grass fires this spring, risk is diminishing

    When a 50-acre brush fire broke out at an Iowa Department of Natural Resources nature preserve west of Colfax April 5, it was too far into wooded terr ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Answers for veterans about Medicare

    The Senior Health Insurance Information Program and the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs are offering a new factsheet titled “Medicare and VA Healt ...
    April 16, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Newton Public Library to offer ‘DASH for the STASH’ with $1,000 prize

    The Newton Public Library is participating in the DASH for the STASH, a contest, which began Wednesday and goes through May 15, as part of Financial L ...
    April 16, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Club News

    Olive Jane Lamb QuestersOlive Jane Lamb Questers met at the home of Mary Bruhn April 9. Vice Preside ...
    April 16, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Events

    • Wine Down will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at Van Wijk Winery, 802 Fourth St. in Sully.• Alcoholics An ...
    April 16, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Bluegrass gospel group at Cowboy Church

    The Punches Family will be performing at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bar None Cowboy Church in Newton, next to Culvers right off I-80.
    April 16, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Earth Day celebration set at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

    Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will be observing Earth Day April 25 by hosting a volunteer work day.
    April 16, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Woman convicted in sex abuse case involving teen

    OSAGE — A 23-year-old Riceville woman has been convicted in a child sex abuse case.Mindy Jo Fetters ...
    April 16, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Suspect in southeast Iowa slaying arrested in Illinois

    BURLINGTON — Authorities say a 28-year-old Burlington man has been slain and a suspect has been caught in Illinois.
    April 16, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Iowa lawmakers say changes possible to law on seized items

    DES MOINES — Changes are possible to an Iowa law that allows authorities to seize money and other items from people suspected of illegal activity, mem ...
    April 16, 2015 - 10:46 am
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    Did the Newton City Council make the right decision in allocating $1 million toward acquisitions and demolitions of commercial buildings on First Avenue and the interchange corridors?