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  • 2 Iowa school districts opt to not share grades

    LE MARS — Two Iowa school districts have decided not to share grades in the upcoming school year. The decision means the Remsen-Union and Marcus-Merid ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Iowa cashier used bat to stop robbery

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — Authorities say a cashier used a baseball bat to thwart an attempted robbery at a convenience store in Council Bluffs.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Group calls on Hy-Vee stores to end tobacco sales

    IOWA CITY — Iowa’s largest grocery store chain should stop selling tobacco products to demonstrate its oft-stated commitment to health and wellness, a ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • DHS worker accused of hitting 2 children

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A child protective services worker in eastern Iowa has been accused of assaulting two children at her Cedar Rapids home. Court records ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Officials: Iowa students linked to school threats

    PLEASANT HILL — Officials say two students are suspected of being involved in the threatening messages posted against their high school in a Des Moine ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Teen arrested after bomb threat at Iowa school

    SPENCER — A 16-year-old has been arrested in connection to a bomb threat at a northern Iowa high school.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • As snow ends, roof collapses, floods are concerns

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn’t breathe ea ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

    BOCA RATON, Fla. — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel gro ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

    WASHINGTON — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • NHS Cheerleaders to host bake sale, vendors

    The Newton High School Cheerleaders will host a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the high school cafeteria.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • 500-acre outdoor recreational park planned for Colfax

    COLFAX — Preliminary stages of a multi-year proposal to transform the 500-acre gravel quarry at 1208 Highway 117 S. near Colfax into an outdoor recrea ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Park Board reviews year, approves fees changes

    At the Newton Park Board meeting Wednesday night, board members were given an annual park review and discussed proposed park fee changes for the upcom ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Newton Wellness Coalition receives $1,500 grant

    A $1,500 grant was given to the Newton Wellness Coalition by Theisen’s the group said at its Wednesday meeting. The money will be used for future outd ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • 'Get to Know' new library cards

    Most public libraries probably wouldn’t make an announcement about a new style or design of library card. However, the cards that the Newton Public Li ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Newton Lions donates to senior center

    The Newton Lions Club recently presented a $500 donation to the Jasper County Senior Center. The money represents a percentage of the funds raised in ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:38 am
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