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  • Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum season set to get underway

    BOONE — The cry of the steam locomotive’s whistle, and the clang of the trolley’s bell will be heard in Boone this Saturday as the Boone & Scenic Vall ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Help stop aquatic hitchhikers

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is encourages all boaters and anglers to “Clean, Drain and Dry” their boats and equipment this Memorial Day w ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Local trucking company recognized

    Bisom Truck Line, Inc. of Newton, was awarded for outstanding service by the Pella Corporation. The company achieved an overall performance rating 98 ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Reynolds will inherit a range of issues after Branstad exits

    DES MOINES (AP) — Now that Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has been confirmed as the next U.S. ambassador to China, a quick transition is expected for Lt. Go ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • Schools to stop using $14M testing software after audit

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Department of Education plans to end its contract with a testing software vendor after a technical audit found the $14 mill ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Man found mentally fit to stand trial in double murder

    MASON CITY — A judge has ruled a man accused of killing two people in Mason City is now mentally competent to stand trial. The judge issued the ruling ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Man pleads not guilty in deadly jail escape

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed a sheriff’s deputy and wounded another while escaping from an Iowa jail. Wesle ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Ex-treasurer must pay back what she stole from Dems

    FORT DODGE — A judge has ordered a former treasurer of the Webster County Democrats Central Committee to pay back what she stole from the committee.
    May 24, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Man suspected of shooting at officer charged with 5 crimes

    WATERLOO — A judge has set bail at $125,000 for a man accused of firing his handgun at a Waterloo police officer. Court records say 22-year-old Miquel ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Court denies appeal for egg executives in salmonella case

    DES MOINES — A father and son whose Iowa-based egg production company caused a massive 2010 salmonella outbreak cannot further appeal their sentences ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Iowa court offices to close for a day due to budget cuts

    DES MOINES (AP) — The closure of Iowa court offices for a day later this week will save the state $364,573, though it might lead to delays in some tri ...
    May 24, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • NHDC set to acquire former Newton Country Club

    To help foster residential growth, the Newton City Council approved enabling the Newton Housing Development Corporation to take ownership of the forme ...
    May 23, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • NCSD Board approves Berg construction bid

    Monday was a busy night for the Newton Community School District Board of Education. A bid of $27.25 million for construction of the new Berg Middle S ...
    May 23, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • 8-year-old runs to fire department, saves home from fire

    A local family is working to salvage their belongings after a fire started inside their home’s kitchen Friday afternoon.
    May 23, 2017 - 11:19 am
  • Newton man sentenced to 20 years in sex abuse case

    A Newton man was sentenced in Jasper County District Court Monday to 20 years in prison for several charges of third-degree sexual abuse stemming from ...
    May 24, 2017 - 9:16 am