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  • Newton Main Street President receives Governor’s Volunteer Award

    Newton Main Street Board President Graham Sullivan was honored with the Governor’s Volunteer Award on Tuesday. Sullivan has served as president of Mai ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Pickin’ in the Pavillion

    Tim Peter is a bit of a picker. The Prairie City Church of the Brethren pastor plays mandolin and guitar, and it runs in the family. His daughter Rach ...
    June 22, 2016 - 12:13 pm
  • Hammer earns Eagle Scout status

    Brandon Hammer, Boy Scout Troop 346, was given a couple of project options for his Eagle Scout Service Project after meeting with the Baxter City Coun ...
    June 22, 2016 - 12:16 pm
  • Insect Zoo at NPL

    The Iowa State University Insect Zoo visited the Newton Public Library on Monday.  From left, Kent Montgomery, Annalyse McNeeley and Karisma Schrader ...
    June 22, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • The Way to host Celebration Sunday

    Newton Church of The Way will host a Celebration Sunday service at 10 a.m. July 10 at Aurora Heights Park in Newton.
    June 22, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Newton Main Street awarded Window Display grant

    Main Street Iowa has awarded Newton Main Street a grant of technical assistance for Window Display and Visual Merchandising.
    June 22, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • First Assembly to host children’s study

    First Assembly of God will host Finding Jesus Kids Blitz study from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 26-29 at the church, 1029 E. 19th St. N. in Newton.
    June 22, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Questions rise over Bangladesh jailing 11,600 in crackdown

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Within six days of announcing a crackdown on Islamist militants, Bangladesh had filled its jailhouses with 11,600 new detainees in wh ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Faith Formation to host car wash

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church Faith Formation will host a car wash beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at Hy-Vee Gas, 1421 First Ave. E. in Newton.
    June 22, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Public Paddle at Jacob Krumm

    Jasper County Conservation is hosting kayaking and canoeing nights at Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve.Th ...
    June 22, 2016 - 12:11 pm
  • Community Calendar

    • Alcoholics Anonymous Beginner’s Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    June 22, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Four things to know from June’s Newton Wellness Coalition meeting

    1. The wellness coalition will participate in Newton’s Fourth of July parade. The group will once again hand out bananas along the parade route to hel ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Nebraska man kidnaps female, flees from police

    BLENCOE (AP) — A Nebraska man faces multiple charges after authorities say he kidnapped a woman and fled from police.
    June 22, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Planes will drop flakes over Iowa to fight moths

    DES MOINES — Residents of two eastern Iowa counties may notice low-flying airplanes next week as officials work to slow the spread of the gypsy moth.
    June 22, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Cities face new urban problem: their own skywalks

    DES MOINES — In a city where cranes and construction barriers mark a surge in new downtown apartments, hotels and offices, the sidewalks in Des Moines ...
    June 22, 2016 - 12:28 pm