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  • US counterterrorism strategy in Yemen collapses amid chaos

    WASHINGTON — Once hailed by President Barack Obama as a model for fighting extremism, the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen has all but collapse ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • $10M historic renovation planned for former Hotel Maytag

    A $10 million historic renovation of Newton's Midtown building is expected to bring market-price apartments, commercial space and an upscale restauran ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Former Maytag Plant 2 sells for $6.7 million

    Former Maytag Plant 2 Factory, along with several adjacent properties were purchased for $6.7 million by Phoenix Investors from Wisconsin. Properties ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Jury selection begins in trial for murder of Newton native Derek Moore

    Jeffrey Bruner's trial in the murder of Missouri Southern State University football coach and Newton native Derek Moore began Monday with jury selecti ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Attempted murder charges filed following Newton stabbing

    A Des Moines man is charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in Newton Sunday.Quentin A. Smith ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • NCSD admins are not alone in addressing reconfiguration issues

    Reconfiguration could reach a major crossroads Monday night when the Newton Community School District board holds its second regular meeting of March ...
    March 23, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • Yarn is the name of the game for Jan’s Yarn Barn

    The little shop with the big yarn is how Jan Batt describes her business, Jan’s Yarn Barn.Opened aft ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Home Base Iowa Community takes steps forward

    Jasper County is hoping to become a Home Base Iowa Community and took the initial step of an informational meeting at the Jasper County Courthouse Fri ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Discussions gets heated at final legislative coffee

    Verbal blows were thrown at the final legislative coffee held by the Jasper County League of Women Voters in the Hy-Vee club room Saturday.
    March 23, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • Kelley meets with local librarians

    Representative Dan Kelley joined librarians Sue Padilla and Phyllis Peter of the Newton Library during the Library Association Reception on March 18 i ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • NCS Kindergarten Roundup

    Newton Christian School will hold its Kindergarten Roundup on March 31, from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the school, located at 1710 N. 11th Ave. E. C ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Family Video helps raise money with ‘Round It Up for Lymphoma’

    GLENVIEW, Ill. — Family Video, the nation’s largest movie and game rental chain and Hoogland Foods, the largest franchisee of Marco’s Pizza, are takin ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • US stock indexes start mixed following strong week

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock market indexes are mixed in early trading following a strong performance last week.
    March 23, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Iowa unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent

    DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in January from 4.3 percent in December. The state’s jobless rate was ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Summer media experience for high school students

    The Iowa Newspaper Foundation (INF) is excited to announce the continuation of a program specifically targeting the next generation of Iowa newspaper ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:42 am
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