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  • Waterloo plans to make city’s bus benches more accessible

    WATERLOO (AP) — The city of Waterloo plans to update its bus benches in an effort to comply with federal Americans With Disabilities Act standards.
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Charge dismissed for coach accused of choking 7 year old

    TREYNOR — A court has dismissed an assault charge filed against an assistant high school basketball coach who had denied allegations that he’d choked ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Dance companies to nurture development of local artists through the dance series

    DES MOINES — Local dancers will have the unique opportunity to work directly with three world-class dance companies as part of Des Moines Performing A ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Newton-area motorists to benefit from special E15 discount

    JOHNSTON — Murphy USA, in conjunction with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), today announced it will offer E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles f ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Juvenile charged in string of recent burglaries

    A 17-year-old male juvenile has been arrested and charged in three recent residential burglaries on the west side of Newton. Another 16-year-old male ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 4:55 pm
  • Police call off search for suspects in high-speed pursuit

    COLFAX — The Altoona Police Department says three suspects from Wednesday morning’s high speed chase through Polk and Jasper County are still at-large ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Following successful D&D program, city looks to redevelopment

    Through the Dangerous and Dilapidated program, the city has demolished 48 properties to date, according to Erin Chambers, director of Planning and Zon ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • School board hires group for consulting on SAMs

    After the Newton Community School District board of education had new members and its officers sworn in at last week’s regular meeting, it was time to ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Optimae to host NAMI silent auction fundraiser Thursday

    As far as the NAMI walk and silent auction—the money raised for the walk and other fund raising activities such as the silent auction will stay in our ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Elderly Nutrition program to use excess funds for meals

    The Jasper County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved Jasper County Elderly Nutrition to use excess funds to purchase shelf-stable and frozen mea ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Trent Childers to lead program on addiction

    Millions of people are affected by addiction every year. Alcohol and drug abuse, gambling, pornography and other vices consume relationships, destroy ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Theisen’s, customers donate more than $40K to Alzheimer’s Association

    Theisen’s, a family-owned, leading Midwest retailer, with the help of their customers, donated $40,486 to the Alzheimer’s Association during the Openi ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 12:16 pm
  • Chamber of Commerce sponsors Magnetic Main Street fundraiser

    The Second annual Magnetic Main Street fundraiser, sponsored by the Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, will be at 5 p.m. Thursday on the north s ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • Contracts awarded for proposed oil pipeline across Iowa

    DES MOINES (AP) — The company proposing to build an oil pipeline across Iowa has awarded construction contracts for some of the work.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Tickets for Disney’s ‘Newsies’ on sale Monday

    DES MOINES — Disney Theatrical Productions and Des Moines Performing Arts announced today that tickets for the highly anticipated Des Moines engagemen ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 12:31 pm
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