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  • Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

    WASHINGTON — Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeli ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Suicide attempt reveals safety gaps at Iowa mental hospital

    MOUNT PLEASANT — A state-run mental hospital in Iowa fired three workers because administrators say the three didn’t act quickly enough when they noti ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • All four JC legislators voted against gas tax

    All four of the Iowa legislators whose territory includes Jasper County voted against the 10-cent gas tax passed by both houses in recent days.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • Iowa Senate OKs bills on minimum wage, wage theft

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Senate voted Tuesday to raise the state’s minimum wage and try to curtail cases of wage theft.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:46 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 - 10:36 am
  • Iowa Senate, House approve 10-cent fuel tax increase

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Legislature has approved a 10-cent increase to the state fuel tax to help pay for road improvements.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Everybody wang chung this March

    Newton Club 3333 Rusty Wallace Drive Newton, IA 50208 Prom the way you always wanted it Doors open at 7 p.m. and the dance begins at 8 p.m. Prior ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:02 pm
  • Aurora Heights students discuss tech skills, citizenship

    The Newton Community School District doesn’t have a designated technology campus, but Aurora Heights Elementary School students certainly have taken a ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Local GOP hosts Common Core forum

    Two speakers gave presentations and led a discussion on Common Core sponsored by the Jasper County Republicans Monday at the Jasper County Community C ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Learning about Jefferson and 43 other presidents

    Thomas Jefferson Elementary School second-graders were especially encouraged to learn about the third U.S. president in a recent pre-President’s Day l ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Crop Fair offered market, insurance information

    “If you want to build a bigger fire, you don’t need bigger matches — you need a lot of wood.”That’s ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Nearly 2-year-old dog mauling case continued

    Jessica Arndt wept in a Jasper County courtroom Monday as details of her 4-year-old daughter’s death were revisited, and the nearly 2-year-old case wa ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Paddlefish fishing season opens Sunday

    Iowa anglers purchased nearly 700 special paddlefish licenses for the opportunity to catch secretive fish in the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers for the ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • DMACC hosts cover crop workshop March 5

    Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. at DMACC Newton Campus, 600 N. Second Ave. W.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Goat farmers, producers handle increased demand

    MADRID (AP) — Buying two goats in August 2008 was little more than an experiment for farmer Paula Olson and some entertainment for her daughters.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:18 am
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