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  • Breckenridge leads fundraising in House District 29

    The campaign of Wes Breckenridge raised more cash contributions than Iowa House District 29 opponent Patrick Payton has raised recently, but Breckenri ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Bird Watching on the Prairie set for Saturday

    Would you like to learn more about birds on the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge prairie?Come to ...
    July 20, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • County partnering with Colfax for road repair

    The county, along with the city of Colfax, is moving forward with a road repair project.The Jasper C ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:58 am
  • First Lutheran corn boil ready for another year

    It’s that time of year again. The First Lutheran Church is hosting its annual Corn Boil from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, 309 E. Third St. N.
    July 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Helping others drives Dynasty Cab for 10 years

    When Kay Martin and her late husband Lonnie Martin, Newton, started Dynasty Cab more than 10 years ago, they drove 24/7 in a 1976 Chevy van.
    July 20, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Kids get fancy at Fancy Nancy Tea Party

    Girls of all ages came out to sample fancy tea, hear a fancy story and create a fancy craft at the Fancy Nancy Tea Party on Tuesday at the Newton Publ ...
    July 20, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • Upcoming activities at Lake Red Rock

    There’s always something happening at Lake Red Rock. Check out these upcoming activities:• Saturday ...
    July 20, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Sacred Heart to collect NCSD school supplies

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Social Peace and Justice Committee are collecting school supplies for the Newton Community School District presch ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Grace Church to host Expedition Norway

    Grace Church will host a summer children’s Expedition Norway Vacation Bible School for children age 3 to fifth grade from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. Aug. 2-4 a ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Methodists elect 1st openly gay bishop in defiance of ban

    SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (AP) — The Western district of the Methodist church has elected an openly gay bishop despite the denomination’s ban on same-sex re ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • St. Stephen’s to host evening prayer

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will host Wednesday Evening Prayer at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    July 20, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Teens Against Human Trafficking fundraising benefit

    DES MOINES — Teens Against Human Trafficking (TAHT) will hold its second annual fundraising benefit at West End Salvage, 22 SW Ninth St., from 5:30 to ...
    July 20, 2016 - 12:17 pm
  • Community Calendar

    • Jasper County Fair will host Barnyard Battles at 4 p.m. and a tractor pull at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax.
    July 20, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Deadline extended: Grassley fall internship applications due Aug. 1

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said today that the deadline for fall internships for college-age Iowans has been extended. Applications will ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Fire hydrant testing begins Thursday

    Starting Thursday, the Newton Fire Department will be conducting fire hydrant testing. Hydrants between West Fourth Street North and East 12th Street ...
    July 20, 2016 - 12:20 pm