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  • Local students named to Central College dean’s list

    PELLA — The following students were named to the fall 2015 Central College dean’s list:Emily Arrende ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Pollster warned University of Iowa of ‘party school image’

    IOWA CITY — A Republican pollster warned the University of Iowa a year ago that its public standing was suffering from an image as a heavy-drinking sc ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Contractors finish project after builder dies in rural Iowa

    MEDIAPOLIS (AP) — A group of contractors has united to complete a custom-built home in Mediapolis after the original contractor died in a single-vehic ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Dems up the decibels in NH debate; Wall Street a common foe

    DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — It was the sharpest, most caustic debate yet for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Impact of 'No Child Left Behind' replacement still unclear

    The most comprehensive piece of federal education reform legislation in many years seems to positively address some of the major issues either created ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Residents attend multiple political events before the caucus

    Frank Harger was one of more than 100 people to show up to a public Republican presidential candidate appearance Dec. 30 — he was at a Democratic even ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Nature Tots event set for Saturday at Neal Smith NWR

    Children ages 3-5 are invited to bring their favorite adult and join a refuge naturalist as they read stories, go outside, make nature crafts and much ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • NHS Pacesetters winter show is Saturday

    The Newton High School Pacesetters are having their annual Winter Show at 7 p.m. Saturday at Newton High School in the gymnasium.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • NHS students compete at district DECA competition

    Several Newton Senior High School students recently competed at a District DECA competition at Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines. DECA is a student organiz ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Newton Fire Department to add new firefighter position

    A new full-time firefighter will join the Newton Fire Department after the city council gave the green light at its Tuesday meeting.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:41 am
  • Newton Wellness: beating the winter blues in Newton

    If you are like most, you have probably self-diagnosed yourself with cabin fever or the winter blues at some point during the winter months.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • 40 years of service

    Mari Jo DeGrado, right, is presented a certificate of appreciation Wednesday for 40 years of employment at the Newton Daily News by publisher Dan Goet ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Puppy Mill Lobby Day rescheduled for Feb. 10

    The Iowa Friends of Companion Animals and Animal Rescue League of Iowa co-sponsored Puppy Mill Lobby Day 2016, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • US Zika case sparks questions about sex, mosquito germs

    NEW YORK (AP) — A sexually transmitted case of Zika in Texas has scientists scrambling to understand how much of a risk infection through sex is for t ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Saturday

    The public is invited to cross-country ski and snowshoe this winter at Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve in eastern Jasper County.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:51 am