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  • Spring Fiesta coming to The Way

    Newton’s Church of The Way is holding a youth mission trip fundraiser, this year with a spring fiesta theme from 6 to 9 p.m. March 13 at The Way Cafe, ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Stutt discusses secondary roads 5-year plan

    The Jasper County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on secondary roads five-year construction program preview Tuesday afternoon in front of i ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Man charged after death threat pleads not guilty

    A Newton man who was charged last month with assaulting another man and allegedly threatening to kill him has pleaded not guilty to charges.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Jasper County could see 5-7 inches of snow

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning about a system that could bring between 5 and 7 inches of snow in Jasper County and pos ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Lenten services at Christian Church in Colfax

    Howard Street Christian Church in Colfax will be hosting the following groups each Sunday during evening Lenten services.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • EcoPatcher approved for road repairs by supervisors

    The Jasper County Board of Supervisors approved the joint purchase of an EcoPatcher with the City of Newton at its Tuesday meeting. County Engineer Ru ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • One Voice Community Prayer Gathering Tuesday

    United Presbyterian Church will host the March One Voice Community Prayer Gathering at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 209 N. Second Ave. E. in Newton.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • UCC hosts film, discussion event March 4

    Congregational United Church of Christ will be host a special screening of “Brave Miss World” at 6:30 p.m. March 3 at the church, 308 E. Second St. N. ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Kellogg UMC hosts Bingo night Saturday

    Kellogg United Methodist Church will host free Bingo night at 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, 417 Second St. in Kellogg.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Muslims create ‘ring of peace’ outside synagogue

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — More than 1,000 people formed a “ring of peace” Saturday outside Oslo’s main synagogue at the initiative of a group of youn ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Area schools announce early dismissals

    Newton Schools: Closing 2 hours early PCM Schools: Closing 3 hours early Collins-Maxwell Schools: Cl ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • NSNWR Visitor Center open Sundays

    Beginning Sunday, the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center will begin its seasonal hours of operation. The Visitor Center will now be op ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Iowa Senate, House approve 10-cent fuel tax increase

    DES MOINES — After years of conflict over whether to increase the state fuel tax to pay for road improvements, the Iowa Legislature gave bipartisan su ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • OWLS program on Maple Sugaring set for March 11

    Join the Jasper County Conservation March 11 for its monthly Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors program.  
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:47 am
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