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  • Newton library to support JCARL, offers special programs

    JCARL Donation DriveThe Newton Public Library is collecting supplies for the Jasper County Animal Re ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Truck smashes into Iowa Walmart store killing 3 people

    PELLA (AP) — A pickup truck smashed through the front doors of an Iowa Walmart store on Thursday, killing three people and scattering merchandise on t ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Bond, planning moving forward for Berg rebuild

    The sale of $10 million in bonds at Monday’s Newton Community School District Board of Education meeting was one of the most visible recent developmen ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Economic development major focus for city

    A major focus of the city in recent years has been economic development and growing the housing market, and efforts in those areas are continuing into ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • TIF district funds find new allocation

    In a move made by city council to redirect monies to general funds, the allotment to be paid back on TIF district debts will slow up during the next f ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Bantell completes 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

    Dante Bantell recently completed the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Newton Public Library. The 1,000 Books program is ongoing, parents ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Four state scratch games end Feb. 28

    As part of its standard procedures, the Iowa Lottery is officially ending sales in four of its instant-scratch games and has established the deadline ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Newton Public Library hosts JCARL Donation Drive through December

    The Newton Public Library is collecting supplies for the Jasper County Animal Rescue League during the month of December.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Keeping the lights shining bright

    FNNB Bank recently made a donation of $500 to the Jasper County Courthouse Lighting Fund. Pictured are from left, Rob Kahn, Vice President of FNNB Ban ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Man sentenced to federal prison in child porn case

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A 46-year-old Marion man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after his conviction in a child pornography case. Bryan King ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Information board director quits to take Senate post

    DES MOINES — The director of the Iowa Public Information Board has quit so he can become secretary of the Iowa Senate.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • NFD to host retirement celebration Friday

    Newton Fire Department has announced the upcoming retirement of Newton firefighter/EMT paramedic Tom Richmond. Richmond has served for more than 23 ye ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Protesting woman arrested at Iowa Utilities Board building

    DES MOINES — A woman has been arrested after protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline at the Iowa Utilities Board building in Des Moines and demandin ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • County wants changes to hog operation review process

    FORT DODGE — Webster County officials are seeking changes to Iowa’s process for reviewing hog confinement operations, arguing that the current process ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Iowa’s new wrongful conviction unit sees leadership change

    IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa’s one-year-old wrongful conviction division is getting a new director, following the departure of its first leader this fall.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:37 am