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  • Kellogg Lions host breakfast April 4

    The Kellogg Lions Club will hold its monthly pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. April 4 at the Cabin in Kellogg’s park. In addition to Stan’s cakes, sausages ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Events

    • Knights of Columbus Annual Lenten Fish Fry will begin at 5 p.m. Friday at McCann Center in Newton.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Jasper Community Foundation Grant applications due April 1

    The Jasper Community Foundation recently received its 2015 award allocation to facilitate endowment building and grant making throughout Jasper County ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Oleson Park Zoo’s future remains uncertain

    FORT DODGE — A public session held in Fort Dodge on Wednesday affirmed that the future of Oleson Park Zoo remains unclear.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Head-shaving event aims to raise cancer awareness

    DUBUQUE — More than $7,300 has been raised at a head-shaving event in Dubuque aimed at raising money for cancer research. Members of Phi Theta Psi, a ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Iowa softball coach convicted of 4 counts of sexual abuse

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — A western Iowa youth softball coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old friend of his daughter has been convic ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Woman charged with bank embezzlement

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Court records say a 43-year-old Iowa Falls woman has been charged with embezzling more than $144,000 from a bank where she’d worked.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Lawsuit filed over Woodbury County jail death in 2013

    SIOUX CITY — A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed against the Woodbury County sheriff and other officials, saying their failure to treat a jail inm ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Sweet 16 at the Newton Public Library

    Vote for your favorite books to make it past the Sweet 16. This display is located right inside the library gates and any of the books can be checked ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Bruner found guilty for the murder of Newton native Derek Moore

    JOPLIN, Mo. — After deliberating about three hours Thursday afternoon, a Jasper County jury found Jeffrey Bruner guilty as charged in the murder of a ...
    March 26, 2015 - 6:43 pm
  • OPEN to host Project Help Ukraine event

    When a deeply rooted, escalating and dividing conflict occurs overseas many detach themselves from the distant events and turn the page, but a group o ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Defendant denies intent to kill MSSU coach

    JOPLIN, Mo. — Jeffrey Bruner testified Wednesday that he has little memory of killing Derek Moore.“I ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • 28th Annual Chill-I Ride set for Saturday

    The Central Iowa Cyclists will hold the 28th Annual Chill-I Ride starting at PJ’s Deli, 101 First Ave. E., Saturday. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • They call it ‘Stormy Tuesday’

    Now in its fourth year, the Blues in Our Schools program brought this year’s artist, Billy Branch of the Chicago group “Sons of Blues,” to Jasper Coun ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Changes by Padget, Perrenoud made difference in reconfiguration

    Monday’s Newton Community School District vote to reconfigure four schools that will have kindergarten through fourth grade involved a slightly differ ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:55 am
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