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  • District’s purchase paves way for new admin building, more

    Last fall, the Newton Community School District board approved the first part of a process, but that process might leave the district with some questi ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Elderly Nutritions adds ‘Fresh Conversations,’ stays vital to Newton, county seniors

    COLFAX — Kathleen Luther deals a deck of blue playing cards at the Colfax Senior Citizens Center on a Friday morning. Along with center staples, Andy ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • A focus on personal well-being

    Whether you’re retired and carefree or at the peak of your career and working more than you should, taking time to down-shift is vital to optimal well ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • New image, same services

    Integrated Treatment Services has made some noticable changes over the last year to its facility in Newton but while its image has changed, its busine ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Man hospitalized following knife fight at downtown restaurant

    A man was sent to the hospital Thursday night after a knife fight between two employees at the Panda Garden Chinese restaurant.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Locals named to Luther College dean’s list

    DECORAH — Anders Hopkins and Caleb Sander, of Newton, and Hannah Kielly, of Baxter, were named to the Luther College 2014 fall dean’s list.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • ‘Piece of Pie’ fundraiser to be in April

    Help support the Jasper County Elderly Nutrition (congregate meals/meals on wheels) by attending the “Piece of Pie” fundraiser April 7. The event will ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Skiff Auxiliary scholarships still available

    The deadline is fast approaching for a number of college scholarships offered by the Skiff Auxiliary. There are 21 scholarships available, each in the ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Kellogg Lions host breakfast April 4

    The Kellogg Lions Club will hold its monthly pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. April 4 at the Cabin in Kellogg’s park. In addition to Stan’s cakes, sausages ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Events

    • Knights of Columbus Annual Lenten Fish Fry will begin at 5 p.m. Friday at McCann Center in Newton.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Jasper Community Foundation Grant applications due April 1

    The Jasper Community Foundation recently received its 2015 award allocation to facilitate endowment building and grant making throughout Jasper County ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Oleson Park Zoo’s future remains uncertain

    FORT DODGE — A public session held in Fort Dodge on Wednesday affirmed that the future of Oleson Park Zoo remains unclear.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Head-shaving event aims to raise cancer awareness

    DUBUQUE — More than $7,300 has been raised at a head-shaving event in Dubuque aimed at raising money for cancer research. Members of Phi Theta Psi, a ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Iowa softball coach convicted of 4 counts of sexual abuse

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A western Iowa youth softball coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old friend of his daughter has been convic ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Woman charged with bank embezzlement

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Court records say a 43-year-old Iowa Falls woman has been charged with embezzling more than $144,000 from a bank where she’d worked.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:20 am
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