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  • Hog confinement wins approval despite opposition

    GARNER — Officials have approved a permit for a hog confinement facility in northern Iowa despite opposition from local residents.
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Colfax man hopes radio station will become a voice for community

    Odie Lofton Sr. has faced plenty of challenges in his life, starting a radio station from scratch is just one more mountain to climb. The Colfax man, ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Mediacom offers $55,000 in scholarships to H.S. seniors

    DES MOINES — Mediacom Communications is offering $55,000 in scholarship support for high school seniors who plan to obtain further education. The scho ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 9:52 am
  • History Made Up

    PRAIRIE CITY — Since he was a little kid, Prairie City native Will Frazier was always known to put a smile on people’s faces. Now at age 36, the impro ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:25 am
  • ‘American Pickers’ looking to pick in Iowa

    Have rusty junk? Well it could soon be rusty gold with the help of the TV show “American Pickers.” The popular cable show has announced it is searchin ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Republicans take aim at annual trap shoot event

    The fourth annual Jasper County Republicans trap shooting fundraiser started off with a bang on Saturday morning as residents took aim at clay pigeons ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Despite rain, Colfax rocks the Quarry

    COLFAX — The good times kept rolling in Colfax despite wet, rainy weather on Saturday night. More than 150 residents turned out to Rock the Quarry, an ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • NDC tapped for larger role in city economic development

    The Newton Development Corporation is taking on a larger role in the community’s economic development sector. City council approved NDC to serve as th ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Hy-Vee contributes to Booster Club

    Scott Pearson, manager at the Newton Hy-Vee, presented a check to the Newton Booster Club. The donation was in the amount of $2,000.
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Library west entrance closed Monday, Tuesday

    The west entrance at the Newton Public Library will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. The cement will be torn up and new cement will be poured.
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Newton woman receives degree from BVU

    STORM LAKE — Angela Hodge, of Newton, recently graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and human services from Buena Vista University.
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Allen College Dean’s List

    Brooke Porter of Newton, was named to the Allen College Dean’s List at the completion of the summer semester of the 2017-18 academic year.
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • $100K reward still available for info on missing man

    HAMPTON — With Friday marking four years since the disappearance of a Hampton man, police are reminding the public of a $100,000 reward for informatio ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters

    IOWA CITY (AP) — An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student perfor ...
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Refuge offers monarch workshop and count

    MISSOURI VALLEY — Monarch butterflies will be the focus of a workshop at the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge near the Iowa-Nebraska border.
    Sept. 18, 2017 - 10:04 am