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  • Burlington man convicted of killing bicyclist

    BURLINGTON — A Des Moines County jury has convicted a 39-year-old man for fatally shooting a Burlington bicyclist last summer.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • State officials confirm Sac Co. farm is third with bird flu

    SAC COUNTY — The Iowa Department of Agriculture says a turkey farm in Sac County has become the third farm in Iowa to have confirmed cases of bird flu ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Feds move to speed approval for Great Plains wind projects

    BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal officials are moving to speed up their review of wind power projects across the Upper Great Plains in anticipation that the ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Hostage deaths a reminder of risk of ‘deadly mistakes’

    WASHINGTON — Two years ago, President Barack Obama stood before a military audience and spoke of the “heartbreaking tragedy” of accidental civilian de ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Thief sneaks ice cream cooler past sleeping store clerk

    OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in Florida say a thief worked for 15 minutes to drag a cooler full of Good Humor ice cream past a sleeping clerk at ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Comcast dropping its $45B Time Warner Cable bid

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is dropping its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable after heavy regulatory pushback.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Single vehicle rollover at Highway 6, driver condition unknown

    Emergency crews responded to a single car rollover Thursday night on Highway 6 near Interstate 80 west of Newton.
    April 23, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Earth Day rally at Iowa Capitol brings activists against Bakken pipeline

    DES MOINES — Activists, legislators and other concerned parties held an Earth Day rally at the Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines on Wednesday ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • DeGrados cavatelli dinner to raise funds for St. Nick’s

    A Newton couple with strong ties to St. Nick’s Christmas Club will be serving up a special dinner to fundraise for the charitable organization that he ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Legislators have many roles besides promoting own bills

    DES MOINES — While the education funding debate is holding up a number of other Iowa State Legislature budget discussions, Jasper County lawmakers hav ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Art sculptures return to First Avenue

    Newton’s First Avenue is now home to six new art sculptures.Installed by First Avenue of Sculpture a ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Cemetery falling into disrepair, looking to owner for care

    “Sick and tired” — that is how Daniel Bragg feels about the lack of care Memorial Park Cemetery is receiving from owner John Manders. Bragg, who has s ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • NPD to host Coffee with a Cop May 9

    On May 9, officers from Newton Police Department and community members will come together in an informal setting to discuss community issues, build re ...
    April 23, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Langmaid named to ‘100 Great Iowa Nurses’

    Skiff Medical Center is proud to announce that operating room nurse Genevieve Langmaid was recently named to the list of 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 201 ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Wittemberg Cemetery clean-up day

    A clean-up day will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Wittemberg Cemetery. Work is usually completed by noon. Volunteers are welcome and should bring gl ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:46 am
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    Reader Poll

    Did the Newton City Council make the right decision in allocating $1 million toward acquisitions and demolitions of commercial buildings on First Avenue and the interchange corridors?