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  • Mason City hotel plan dead after deadline missed

    MASON CITY — Plans for a Marriott hotel in downtown Mason City are dead after a developer failed to meet the latest deadline to start construction.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Autobiography details Newton native’s life

    “Idiot out wandering around” is an endearing expression some Iowans use to playfully self-describe their journey through life as they experience their ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • Two Wednesday wrecks lead to injuries

    Two Wednesday traffic accidents in Jasper County led to two women being taken to area hospitals.Abou ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • NHS yearbook earns three awards

    When Newton High School Media attended the Iowa High School Press Association Fall Convention in Iowa City on Oct. 27, the staff received three yearbo ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Basic firearm rules are important for a safe hunt

    The first of Iowa’s two shotgun deer seasons opens on Dec. 3, and while optimism for a successful hunt is the primary focus, hunters are encouraged to ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Southern plagues: Drought, flood, fire and killer storms

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Apparent tornadoes that dropped out of the night sky killed five people in two states and injured at least a dozen more early ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Trump’s idea of ‘presidential’ diverges from past presidents

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, that most unconventional of presidential candidates, last spring pledged that he would act perfectly presidential when ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • North Newton Casey’s store to close

    The Casey’s General Store near former Maytag Plant 2 and Trinity Structural Towers will close its doors for the final time Wednesday.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • School district rejects early retirement for 2016-17

    The Newton Community School District won’t have much of a cushion in the district’s management levy fund at the end of Fiscal 2017, according to Busin ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • City looking to foster a high-quality of life for citizens

    Fostering a high-quality of life is an important purpose in the city’s plan to move Newton into the future in a positive way.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Mailbox set on fire at Newton home

    It only took Newton firefighters a few minutes to extinguish a mailbox that was lit on fire Monday night. However, determining who destroyed the mailb ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • They couldn’t find a way to save the old Ottumwa church

    OTTUMWA (AP) — Pat Osteen isn’t sure if there was a way to save East End Presbyterian Church. The toll taken by the years was simply too much.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • Community Prayer

    United Presbyterian Church will host the monthly One Voice Community Prayer Gathering at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 209 N. Second Ave. E. in Newton ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • ‘The Redemption of Scrooge’

    To celebrate the Christmas season, St. Luke United Methodist Church is holding a six part series based on the book “The Redemption of Scrooge.”
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Christmas cookie and candy sale is Dec. 10

    St. Luke United Methodist Church is once again holding its annual Christmas Cookie and Candy Sale starting at 9 a.m. Dec. 10 at the church, 501 E. 19t ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:16 am