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  • Blue Ribbon Service

    DES MONIES — A cool rain may have kicked off day one of this year’s Iowa State Fair, but that couldn’t stop people behind the scenes who make the famo ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Monroe admin's tax projections on proposed Dollar General in question

    MONROE — The Monroe City Council is looking into allegations that tax revenue estimates presented by city administrator Matt Mardesen to aid the counc ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Choir auditions set for Sept. 6 and 8

    The Newton Children’s Choir, also known as BETCHAW & Friends, will be holding open auditions on Sept. 6 and 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in grades 5-6 music ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Locals earn 2016 Iowa State diplomas

    AMES — Stephanie Clements and Morgan Elliott, both of Newton, were awarded a degree from Iowa State University at the end of the 2016 summer term. A t ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Community Calendar

    • An old-time barn dance will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the Jasper County Community Center, 2401 First Ave. E. in Newton. Music by Ben McClure/fiddler ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Minimum wage boost would be lower for youths

    DES MOINES — The task force recommending a $10.75 minimum wage in Polk County also is recommending that employers would have to pay only 85 percent of ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Ex-groomer accused of kicking dog has trial set

    IOWA CITY — Trial has been set for a former Iowa City dog groomer accused of kicking a dog while it was in his care.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Woman to change plea in postal theft case

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Court records say a northern Iowa woman accused of misappropriating money from the U.S. Postal Service intends to plead guilty.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Wife of man killed in collision also has died, patrol says

    HORNICK — Authorities say the wife of a 73-year-old man fatally injured in a Woodbury County collision also has died.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Rain-swollen Turkey River menaces Iowa communities

    ELKADER (AP) — Volunteers were scrambling Thursday to erect sandbag walls around downtown businesses and some homes as the rain-swollen Turkey River t ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Dean Green supports Donald Trump partly because of the GOP presidential nominee’s tough, deport-them-all stance on illegal immigrat ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • The Way We Live

    DES MOINES — When Bryan Branderhorst stepped off the stage at the Iowa State Fair’s Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center on Aug. 14, he was still in s ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Algona council agrees to build new city hall

    ALGONA — The mayor of the northern Iowa city of Algona says the city council has agreed to build a new city hall and demolish the old structure.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Breweries battling over similar names

    DES MOINES (AP) — Two Iowa breweries are battling over names. Knoxville-based Peace Tree Brewing pr ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Celebrate Library Sign-Up month at the Newton Public Library

    Library Card Sign-Up Month Help us celebrate Library Card Sign-up month. Teens and adults are invit ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 1:35 pm