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  • Library celebrates 25 years, hosts next DIY program Monday

    We’re Celebrating 25 YearsThe Newton Public Library is celebrating 25 years under the blue roof. 201 ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Changes to parks department on tap for city council

    The restructuring of positions in the parks department will go before the Newton city council during its regular meeting on Monday. The potential chan ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Police seeking help locating theft suspect

    The public’s assistance is needed in locating Cody Allen Martin, 20, of Newton, in connection with the theft of a motorcycle. The motorcycle was repor ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 2:59 pm
  • NCEA’s initial proposal starts negotiations with NCSD

    The Newton Community Education Association presented its initial bargaining position to the Newton Community School District at a public meeting Wedne ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Blood donors needed during winter months

    For some people with unique medical conditions or who are in emergency circumstances, blood transfusions can mean life or death.
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Online shelter rental now available at Newton parks

    Online rental is now available for all shelters at Newton parks. Newton Parks Administrator Nathan Unsworth said the system is up and running but has ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • More traffic signs going up in Newton

    In the continued effort to address uncontrolled intersections in Newton, 15 new intersections in northeast Newton will have traffic signs. The Traffic ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Newton Wellness Talks: Make 2017 the year to quit

    As 2016 makes way for 2017, Iowans are in the midst of New Year’s resolutions; quitting smoking being at the top of some lists. Nicotine is extremely ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:02 am
  • Junior Duck Stamp 2016 contest winners on display at Newton Public Library

    The 2016 Iowa Junior Duck Stamp Contest winners will be on display in the Children’s Department during January at the Newton Public Library. Visit the ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 2:49 pm
  • 2017 Robert D. Blue Scholarship application available

    DES MOINES — State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced today that the application for the 2017 Robert D. Blue Scholarship is available online at ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Officer cleared in shooting of man

    BETTENDORF — The Scott County attorney says a Bettendorf police officer was justified in shooting and wounding a man who pointed at the officer what t ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Rare black rhino born last year gets name

    DES MOINES — A rare black rhinoceros born last year at a Des Moines zoo now has a name.“Tumani” was ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Chief justice: Iowa Legislature not providing enough money

    DES MOINES (AP) — The head of Iowa’s court system says the Legislature is not providing enough money to sustain effective court programs that have bee ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Council considers mayor’s removal, no reason given

    MUSCATINE — The Muscatine City Council is considering whether to seek the removal of the city’s mayor. The council will meet Thursday night and vote w ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Iowa passes up funds in effort to defund Planned Parenthood

    DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad’s plan to defund Planned Parenthood would cost Iowa millions of federal dollars that had gone to family planning ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:33 am