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  • NCR hosts household item giveaway Saturday

    Newton Christian Reformed Church will host a household items giveaway for families in need beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, 511 S. Fifth A ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • FLC hosts Christmas Program Sunday

    The First Lutheran Church Sunday School will perform its annual Children’s Christmas Program during regular service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • The Way to carol at Heritage Manor

    Members of The Way will be Christmas Caroling at 2 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Manor, 1743 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Call for entries

    Calling all student artists and nature enthusiasts. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting entries for the 2015 Iowa Federal Junior Duck ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Kellogg UMC hosts supper, pageant Saturday

    The Kellogg United Methodist Church will host a free sharing supper and Christmas pageant at 6 p.m. Saturday in the church fellowship hall, 417 Second ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 14 ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

    SYDNEY — Horror over a deadly siege morphed into anger Tuesday as leaders of a grieving nation demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal hist ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Sanders in Iowa vows to resist Social Security cut

    AMES — Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, in Iowa weighing a 2016 presidential candidacy, said his top priority as ranking member of the Senate ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • City annouces holiday hours

    The following Newton businesses will be closed Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1 due to the Christmas and New Year’s holiday: city hall, fire business office, par ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Man threatened to harm himself, family

    NORTH LIBERTY — A man in eastern Iowa has been accused of pouring gasoline on himself, flicking a lighter and threatening to harm his family.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Dubuque officials move ahead with sledding ban

    DUBUQUE — The Dubuque City Council has voted to move forward on a proposal to limit sledding and other winter recreational activities to two city park ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Ethics board dismisses complaint against state treasurer

    DES MOINES — Iowa’s ethics board on Tuesday dismissed a complaint filed against state Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald over a publicly funded advertising ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Marshalltown police involved in fatal shooting

    MARSHALLTOWN— Police in Marshalltown say officers have shot and fatally injured an armed man.Marshal ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Small city without mayor, city clerk

    LEHIGH — The small central Iowa city of Lehigh is without a mayor and a city clerk. Mayor Mark Johnson said he submitted his resignation letter last w ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Middle school to reopen next month

    RED OAK — Officials say Red Oak Community Middle School will reopen its doors next month, more than four months after flooding shut it down.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:41 am
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