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  • Healthiest State Walk goal achieved: Iowans walk in all 99 counties

    Iowans in every county of the state on Wednesday voted with their feet in support of the Healthiest State Initiative, marking the first time in the He ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Student Rotarians honored

    Newton Rotary Club honored its September Student Rotarians at its recent meeting. Pictured, from left, are Grace Coen; Luiz Carlos, in-bound exchange ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Newton named a top community by Realtor.com

    Newton received national attention this week for the community’s low unemployment rate, job opportunities and affordability by being named one of Real ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Iowa DNR urges locals to be firewise on the farm

    With harvest accelerating farm activities, fire safety details can be hastily overlooked.“It’s impor ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Waterworks to flush hyrdrants Friday, Saturday

    Fire hydrants will be flushed from 10 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday north of First Avenue and Bittersweet Subdivision. Fire hydrants will be flush ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Book sale Saturday

    First United Methodist Church will host a Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the church dining room, 210 N. Second Ave. E., Newton. Proceeds ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Iowa prisons considering upgrades to catch smugglers

    ANAMOSA — Iowa prison officials are considering upgrades in an effort to catch employees who might illegally smuggle contraband into prisons. The move ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Researcher: Lemurs living miserable lives at Iowa zoo

    CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — Three lemurs at a northeast Iowa zoo at the center of a lawsuit likely have stressful lives being apart from fellow members of the ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Dubuque officials vote to add lighting, cameras for security

    DUBUQUE — Dubuque is getting more street lighting and security cameras as part of an effort to address security in the city. The Dubuque City Council ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • No-kill shelter seeks to raise money by raffling off rifle

    OTTUMWA — A central Iowa animal shelter committed to not killing the dogs and cats in its care is raising money by raffling off a gun. The Heartland H ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Ex-Iowa prison guards accused of illegal drug use at work

    CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — Four former prison guards at a maximum security penitentiary in eastern Iowa used illegal drugs while armed at work, and one smugg ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Police investigate death of man found unconscious

    FORT DODGE — Police are investigating the death of a man who was found unconscious in a vehicle in Fort Dodge.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Waterloo auto shop owner sentenced to life in prison

    WATERLOO — An auto shop owner in Waterloo has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing of a man last year.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Election Central

    Dennis Williams is one of three candidates running for Colfax’s vacant at-large city council seat and is a relative unknown in city government circles ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:17 pm
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