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  • Newton counselors are assisted by comforting eyes and a wet nose

    As Berg Middle School students file into the grades 5-6 half of their building each morning, some are alert, and some are still sluggishly getting int ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 12:26 pm
  • Discover Hope, The Least of Saints Ministry filling community needs

    To help fill a need within the community, Discover Hope ministries has opened the God’s Hands Clothing Ministry.
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:59 am
  • Photo: Pugel named DMACC board president

    Des Moines Area Community College Board of Trustees member Joe Pugel, left, of Newton, takes the oath of office as President of the nine-member board ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • Kellogg United Methodist Church celebrates 150 years

    Kellogg United Methodist Church reaches a milestone in its vast history marking 150 years of service in the Kellogg community. In 1866, the church was ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Newton sewer rates to increase

    For the second year in a row, the city is looking to increase sanitary sewer rates by 5 percent. City council approved the first reading of an ordinan ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 12:28 pm
  • McCann Flea Market to include variety of products

    The McCann Flea Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCann Center, at 1115 S. 8th Ave. E. in Newton. 
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Fall hydrant flushing is this week

    Fire hydrants will be flushed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday-Saturday north of First Avenue and Bittersweet subdivision. Fire hydrants will be flushed ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Polk County now fourth in Iowa to raise minimum wage

    DES MOINES (AP) — Polk County supervisors have given final approval to raising the minimum wage to $10.75 an hour within the next 30 months.
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Warrant issued for suspect in Iowa State Fair stabbing

    DES MOINES — Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in the stabbing of another man on the last night of this year’s Iowa State Fair i ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Harvest a few days behind due to muddy fields

    DES MOINES — Iowa farmers are a little behind getting corn and soybeans out of fields because rain has caused soft ground and in some cases muddy cond ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Pipeline work resumes near site of protest

    ST. ANTHONY, N.D. (AP) — Construction on the four-state Dakota Access pipeline resumed Tuesday on private land in North Dakota that’s near a camp wher ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Judge will decide fate of man charged in girlfriend’s death

    DUBUQUE — A judge will decide the fate of a man charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend in Dubuque.
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Former store worker pleads guilty to on-the-job thefts

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A former cellphone store employee in Council Bluffs has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $30,000 while on the job.
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Des Moines airport board adopts $500M expansion plan

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Des Moines Airport Authority’s board has adopted a $500 million plan to expand the airport’s terminal.
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Clinton brings in Gore as closer on climate change

    MIAMI (AP) — Al Gore laid out the environmental stakes of the presidential race in stark terms during a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton Tuesday, arg ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:16 am