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  • Community Calendar

    • Festivities for the Lighting of the Jasper County Courthouse will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, 113 First Av ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:05 am
  • Colfax Blood Drive Dec. 5

    The Colfax and Mingo Communities Blood Drive will be from 7:15 to 10:15 a.m. Dec. 5 at the Colfax-Mingo Elementary School, 20 W. Broadway St. in Colfa ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:05 am
  • Council OKs plan to save historic Des Moines bridge

    DES MOINES — The City Council has approved reconstruction of a landmark downtown bridge in downtown Des Moines. The council took the action Monday and ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • Stabbing suspect expected to cite mental problems

    SIOUX CITY — A defense lawyer says a Sioux City man accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend plans to use an insanity or diminished-capacity defense ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:04 am
  • Police charge Des Moines in fatal crash

    DES MOINES — Police have arrested a Des Moines man a day after a crash that killed a 22-year-old woman. Investigators Tuesday charged 24-year-old Troy ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • PCM Mustang Scholars fundraiser Dec. 6

    Join the PCM Mustang Scholars Committee from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at The Farmer’s Wife in Newton, for some holiday shopping.
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:04 am
  • ISU runners recall day of triumph, tragedy 30 years ago

    DES MOINES — It’s been 30 years since the plane crash and Jill Slettedahl-Winter still aches at the memory.
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • Suspect in mall shooting told officer he snapped

    IOWA CITY — A court document says a man accused of killing a woman at a Coralville mall told officers he “snapped” after getting a text from the woman ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • Christmas bonus: Farm animals in demand for Nativity scenes

    Some farmers have extra reason to rejoice at Christmas: ‘Tis the season for renting out animals for live Nativity scenes and other holiday events.
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Basic firearm rules are important for a safe hunt

    The first of Iowa’s two shotgun deer seasons opens on Dec. 5, and while optimism for a successful hunt is the primary focus, hunters are encouraged to ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:04 am
  • One dead after apartment blaze in Davenport

    DAVENPORT — Davenport firefighters who put out an apartment blaze have found a body.The fire late Mo ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • Library hosts holiday event featuring cocoa, crafts, carols

    Cocoa, Crafts and CarolsJoin us for drop-in crafts, music and hot cocoa from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thurs ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • ‘We can do this’

    Nine months ago Travis Fairchild was in a bind he couldn’t fathom escaping.Travis’ hardships include ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Heartland AEA rep explains systems analysis — quickly

    Heartland Area Education Agency Regional Director Chris Pierson acknowledged he’s had about 15 months to crunch the data he presented Monday.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Festival of Trees marks 10th year at courthouse

    If you enter the Jasper County Courthouse at any time during the next month, you’ll see the results of one of the largest, most collaborative Christma ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:07 am