• St. Nick’s receives gift from FNNB

    The First Newton National Bank recently donated $700 to the St. Nick’s Christmas Club to help them in their efforts to assist families in need for Chr ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • ATV, ORMs, ORVs, snowmobile license renewal due Dec. 31

    The Jasper County Recorder reminds citizens’ current registrations on ATVs, ORMs, ORVs and snowmobiles expire Dec. 31.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Newton residents have limited time to enroll for 2015 health coverage

    According to Health and Human Services, Iowa was at the bottom of the list, 51st, among all states and the District of Columbia in terms of percentage ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Catch a ride on the Cardinal Winter Express

    The Newton High School student council and Home Ec Related Occupations are presenting a “Polar Express” themed event Saturday in the NHS cafeteria and ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Cicoff the Jester presents Christmas show Kellogg UMC

    Cicoff the Jester, will present “The True Meaning of Christmas” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Kellogg United Methodist Church, 417 Second St.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Heartsill appointed Vice Chair of Committees

    DES MOINES — House Speaker Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) recently announced that Rep. Greg Heartsill (R-Columbia) will serve as the Vice Chairman of both ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Gov. Branstad appoints new district court judge

    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad appointed Paul D. Scott as judge to the 5C Judicial District on Wednesday.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • No December meeting for NAMI

    NAMI of Jasper County will not meet in December. If anyone has a question or a mental health issue, visit the website for NAMI or call Bill Ehler at 6 ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Court dismisses former UI researcher's murder case

    IOWA CITY — The case against a former University of Iowa researcher accused of killing his wife in 1997 has been dismissed because of his death.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Crews installing 'Big Mo' sculpture in Iowa city

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — Residents in a western Iowa city are celebrating the installation of a large steel sculpture on the Missouri River bank. A ceremony w ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • USDA sees higher corn, soybean demand in report

    DES MOINES — Aside from increased demand for corn to make food sweeteners and a boost in soybean exports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture made few ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Railroad settles Mississippi River oil spill claim

    IOWA CITY — A railroad company has agreed to pay $625,000 to settle allegations that it failed to adequately clean up a 2008 oil spill that damaged th ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Former Iowa Juvenile Home resident files lawsuit

    DES MOINES — A former resident of the Iowa Juvenile Home has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he was continually placed in solitary confinement.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Major provisions of $1.1 trillion spending bill

    Top lawmakers Tuesday released a massive 1,603-page, $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill funding every government agency but the Homeland Security Dep ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Man charged with killing toddler in Clive

    CLIVE — A 25-year-old man has been accused of killing a 1-year-old girl in Clive.Police in the Des M ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:40 am
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