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  • It’s a good year to revive Thanksgiving pheasant hunting tradition

    Iowa’s 2014 pheasant season has produced some of the best hunting in the past six years and peak hunting may be just starting.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:56 am
  • Club Notes

    Grinnell DAR ChapterThe regular meeting of the Grinnell DAR Chapter was Nov. 8 at the Drake Library ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:27 am
  • OWLS holiday centerpiece making

    Jasper County Conservation will host an Older, Wiser, Livlier Seniors program at 10 a.m., Dec. 10, at 1030 W. Second St. S. in Newton. Attendees will ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:27 am
  • Eroding farmland a concern for Kellogg resident

    Problems with a ditch line on the property of Kristie Wildung after a 2012 ditch cleaning were discussed at the Jasper County Supervisors meeting Tues ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:56 am
  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous Beginners support group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Newton.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:26 am
  • Area blood drives

    The Newton Community Blood Drive will be from 1 to 6 p.m., Dec. 18, at DMACC Newton Conference Center, 600 N. Second Ave. W.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:27 am
  • Iowa man had machete during dispute

    IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man faces multiple charges after police say he tried to enter his ex-girlfriend’s home with a machete and threatened to take ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:26 am
  • 2 plead guilty in connection to house fires

    SIOUX CITY — Two people have pleaded guilty to charges in connection to a string of house fires in Sioux City.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:25 am
  • Man sought for Iowa thefts arrested in Florida

    CEDAR FALLS — A man charged with writing a series of bad checks to buy jewelry, bicycles and a car from Cedar Falls businesses has been arrested in Fl ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:25 am
  • Teen sentenced in drive-by shooting

    FORT DODGE — A Fort Dodge teenager has been given five years in prison for his involvement in a drive-by shooting. Eighteen-year-old Xavier Rhone was ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:25 am
  • Officials say Iowa inmate dies of natural causes

    CORALVILLE — Officials say an Iowa inmate has died of natural causes.The state Department of Correct ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:25 am
  • Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Was ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:52 am
  • Iowa posts record egg production as demand soars

    DES MOINES — The egg is on a roll. It has never been more popular as a fast-food restaurant breakfast staple, and its appeal has broadened far beyond ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:25 am
  • Iowa won't identify fan booted for heckling coach

    IOWA CITY (AP) — The University of Iowa is refusing to identify the fan booted out of a Kinnick Stadium suite for yelling at offensive coordinator Gre ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:25 am
  • US stocks dip as oil pushes energy sector lower

    NEW YORK (AP) — A slump in energy prices pushed the stock market back from record levels on Tuesday.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:20 am
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