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  • Sewing for a cause

    Volunteers spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday sewing at St. Luke Methodist Church, making 200 school bags to be sent to children across the world.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • Newton Guild to meet Sunday at Park Centre

    The Newton Guild of the Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) will gather this Sunday in the Garden Room of Park Centre to hear a preview of the opera, “The A ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Celebrate Spring kids event set for Saturday

    Project AWAKE is hosting “Celebrate Spring” from 10 p.m. to noon Saturday at the Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 3000 N. Fourth Ave. E. The ev ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Pancake breakfast in Prairie City

    The Prairie City Lions Club is having its monthly pancake breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday at the Prairie City Community Building. Menu includes pa ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Events

    • Above + Beyond Cancer will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday at Park Centre Garden Room in Newton. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be s ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • charged after meth lab found in apartment

    PRESTON — Police say three people have been charged after an active methamphetamine lab was found and destroyed in a Preston apartment.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • District fires janitor who police say had gun on campus

    DES MOINES — A 39-year-old Des Moines school janitor has been charged with carrying a weapon while working on school grounds. The Des Moines district ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Authorities ID man killed in fire that destroyed Ames home

    AMES — Authorities have released the name of the man who was killed in a fire that ravaged an Ames home.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Death of woman found near creek an accident

    GRIMES — The death of an Oskaloosa woman who was found in a creek near a wrecked car last month has been ruled an accident. The Polk County Sheriff’s ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Iowa lawmakers vary in how much contact info they post

    DES MOINES — Iowa lawmakers say proposed legislation requiring some elected officials to post more contact information online is aimed at transparency ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • ‘The Weegee Guide to New York’ shows mid-20th century city

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new book of photos by legendary photographer Weegee shows what industrialized, pre-gentrified New York looked like in the mid-20th c ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to ‘destroy’ the plane

    PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and “intentionally” sent the plane full speed into a mountai ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • US, Iran nuke talks enter critical round ahead of deadline

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • $10M resurgence planned for Hotel Maytag

    The former Hotel Maytag in Newton will get a $10 million historic renovation which is expected to restore the ballroom, add market-rate apartments, co ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • H.A. Lynn Stadium press box to be replaced

    Replacement of the press box at H.A. Lynn Stadium has been on the Newton Community School District’s five-year plan list for more than five years.
    March 25, 2015 - 11:03 am
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