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  • University of Iowa officials re-evaluate chalking policy

    IOWA CITY — University of Iowa officials are re-evaluating the university’s 6-year-old chalk art policy after an anti-abortion group’s sidewalk art ca ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • NFD responds to Midtown Building in latest false alarm

    Newton’s Midtown Building has experienced a couple of fire alarms in the past couple of weeks. The latest happened at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
    April 22, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Library offers computers for beginnners, babysitting classes

    Computer Classes for BeginnersComputer classes have returned. During the month of April, the library ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Newton Park Board votes to forgo further foot golf discussion, action

    After an informational presentation and lengthy discussion, the Newton Park Board voted 3-2 to cease any further discussion or action on foot golf at ...
    April 21, 2016 - 7:19 pm
  • Jasper County Sheriff’s Office now an approved EMT agency

    A new approval awarded to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office doesn’t mean deputies will be routinely sent out on medical calls, but it does mean first ...
    April 21, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Homeless outreach efforts expand in Newton

    In a growing number of ways the community is addressing hunger and homelessness, a new free meal for those in need will begin Monday at a familiar dow ...
    April 22, 2016 - 8:31 am
  • TPI employees honored

    TPI Composites, Inc., recently held ceremonies to acknowledge honors bestowed upon a few of its Newton employees.
    April 21, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Supervisors approve Vets Affairs position

    When Jasper County Veterans Affairs Director Chris Chartier asked for an assistant to be hired for his department last year, the county board of super ...
    April 21, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Pink Ribbon Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at hospital board room at Skiff Medical Center, 204 N. Fourth Ave. E. in Newton.
    April 21, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Volunteers planning smoke detector blitz

    SIOUX CITY (AP) — Volunteers will fan out across some Sioux City neighborhoods later this month to install hundreds of smoke detectors. The American R ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Iowa senators say they’re hearing about Medicaid problems

    DES MOINES — State senators said Wednesday that they have heard complaints about Iowa’s Medicaid program under private management and that state offic ...
    April 21, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Machinery accident kills man at beef plant

    TAMA — A 22-year-old man has been found dead in machinery at an Iowa beef processing plant.Emergency ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Urbandale diesel spill to reach creek, possibly river

    URBANDALE — Officials say about 60 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled during an Urbandale crash is expected to reach a central Iowa creek and may eve ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Cardinal math team places third at state

    PELLA — More than a dozen Newton High School students traveled to the Little Hawkeye Conference Math Contest last week at Central College. The team pl ...
    April 21, 2016 - 12:23 pm
  • Woman gets probation for abuse of dependent adult

    MASON CITY — A Manly woman has been given two years of probation for taking advantage of a disabled person at Opportunity Village in Clear Lake.
    April 21, 2016 - 10:49 am