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  • Damon Dotson, Brother Trucker will take the stage at 2017 Newton Fest

    Filling out the most jam-packed musical weekend in recent Newton history, Damon Dotson and Brother Trucker will be Saturday evening’s musical entertai ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:14 am
  • Seed available for wildlife food plots

    Planting food plots is a great way to improve wildlife habitat and diversity. Food plots provide nutrition for wildlife, especially in adverse winter ...
    April 19, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • United Way of Jasper County awards funds to area nonprofits

    The United Way of Jasper County has awarded more than $225,000 in funding and services to 15 area nonprofits.
    April 19, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Austrian town finds its hermit after international search

    VIENNA (AP) — It took an international search and choosing among more than 50 applicants, but an Austrian town has a new hermit.
    April 19, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Viewership of ‘O’Reilly Factor’ drops without Bill O’Reilly

    NEW YORK (AP) — Through four days of Bill O’Reilly’s vacation, his show’s viewership declined by 23 percent in the hands of substitutes Dana Perino, E ...
    April 19, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • First Presbyterian Church to host annual choral concert

    The First Presbyterian Church of Newton will host its annual collaborative choral concert 7 p.m. Sunday. The program features the Chancel Choir of Fir ...
    April 19, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Club News

    Sunbonnet QuestersSunbonnet Questers met April 12 at the home of Charlotte Townsend. A dessert was s ...
    April 19, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • County won’t challenge new minimum wage law

    IOWA CITY — Johnson County Supervisors have decided not to challenge the new state law that removes from local officials any control of the minimum wa ...
    April 19, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Woman sentenced on charges of death of child

    DAVENPORT — A Davenport woman has been given 15 years in prison on charges related to the death of an 18-month-old girl in her care. Stephanie Harris, ...
    April 19, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Longtime church treasurer pleads guilty to theft

    DES MOINES — A woman accused of embezzling up to $70,000 from a Des Moines church has taken a plea deal.
    April 19, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Iowa official’s discrimination lawsuit goes to trial

    DES MOINES (AP) — A former University of Iowa athletic administrator was an outstanding employee on track to head a college program until she was unfa ...
    April 19, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Wellmark, Aetna Health Insurance announcements cause concern for Newton Residents

    Recently, both Wellmark and Aetna announced they will leave the Affordable Care Act under-65 individual market in Iowa in 2018. The change impacts ove ...
    April 19, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Financial agreement set for sports complex

    BETTENDORF — Officials of a city in eastern Iowa have approved a financing plan for the $45 million first phase of a regional sports and entertainment ...
    April 19, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • ROTC accuses cadet of making up sex assault claim

    AMES (AP) — Iowa State University’s military training program has expelled a promising cadet, accusing him of falsely claiming that he was sexually as ...
    April 19, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Teen charged in fire that destroyed covered bridge

    WINTERSET — Officials say a West Des Moines teenager has been charged with first-degree arson in a fire that destroyed an iconic covered bridge featur ...
    April 19, 2017 - 10:17 am