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  • Seniors ACT scores above state average again

    Newton Senior High School seniors have done it again, outpacing their state counterparts on the ACT test for the eighth consecutive year, school offic ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Grand Army of the Republic to be celebrated Sept. 28

    Sept. 28 will mark the 70th Anniversary of the formal dedication ceremony to name U.S. Highway 6 across Iowa as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • City of Newton looking to fill opening on Civil Service Commission

    The City of Newton has an open position on the Civil Service Commission. This is a volunteer committee of three commissioners that serve for a term of ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Internet Safety for parents set for Monday at the library

    Internet Safety for Parents 6 p.m. Monday — FBI victim specialist, Karen Gale discusses the risks ch ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Third annual downtown Fall Fest set for Tuesday

    For the final Newton Farmers’ Market of the season, the third annual Newton Fall Fest is back for a community-wide celebration. Sponsored by Newton Ma ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • No Child Left Behind fix represents improvement, but road to implementation is long

    Newton school administrators are cautiously optimistic the Every Child Succeeds Act will provide a better way to measure student achievement than No C ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Five year plan reviewed by park board

    The Newton Park Board got an update on the city’s five year plan, including work that has been completed, during its regular meeting Wednesday. Commun ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • YMCA to raise awareness about fall prevention

    National Falls Prevention Awareness Day and the Newton YMCA are joining the National Council on Aging and the Falls Free Coalition for 10 Years Standi ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:25 am
  • Man jailed for stealing $15K from woman’s bank account

    A Newton man is facing first-degree theft charges for allegedly withdrawing more than $15,000 from a woman’s checking account.
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Annual Wesley Minister Dog Show returns to Park Centre Saturday

    The annual Wesley Minster Dog Show will return to Park Centre Saturday with creative dog costumes and entertaining tricks.
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • Rose to give message on Truth Network

    Chris Rose, of Newton, of Christ Rose Ministries, will be interviewed Thursday on 99.3 FM out of Des Moines.
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Iowa’s budget won’t prompt special session

    DES MOINES (AP) — A projected shortfall in Iowa’s roughly $7.2 billion budget has shrunk and will not require a special legislative session to fix, st ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Torrential rain brings flash flooding to eastern Iowa

    OTTWUMA — Torrential rain has brought flash flooding to parts of eastern Iowa.The National Weather S ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Local lawmakers react to governor’s announcement

    Even though they won’t be called back into a special session, local lawmakers still have concerns about the state’s budget issues. Rep. Wes Breckenrid ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Nursing home fined by state over food service

    SIOUX CITY — A western Iowa nursing home plans to challenge a $5,000 fine and the potential loss of federal funding after the state issued a negative ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 10:01 am