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  • Jury to resume deliberations in spousal sex abuse case

    GARNER — Jurors are set to resume deliberating in the trial of a former Iowa lawmaker accused of sexually abusing his wife, who was suffering from dem ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Branstad questions city’s fuel-tax spending plan

    DES MOINES (AP) — It would be a “mistake” for an eastern Iowa city to use additional fuel tax revenue to hire staff instead of spending it on road and ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Council votes to end jail time for city misdemeanors

    DUBUQUE — The Dubuque City Council has decided to eliminate jail time as a penalty for misdemeanor crimes prosecuted by the city. The council voted 7- ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • 1 killed in 3-vehicle wreck in Cedar Falls

    CEDAR FALLS — Authorities say a woman has died in a three-vehicle accident in Cedar Falls.Cedar Fall ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Pella’s tulips ‘celebrate’ an early spring

    PELLA — The Pella Convention & Visitors Bureau invites local to “Double Your Days in our Dutch Village” this spring.
    April 21, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Newton Lions to host pancake breakfast Saturday

    The Newton Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Jasper County Senior Center, 702 E. Third St. S. in Newton.
    April 21, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • 7 percent corn seed now planted, ag secretary says

    DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultur ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • City considers seeking help for night transit service

    MASON CITY — Mason City officials are considering adding nighttime transit service to augment the daytime bus schedule. Transit director Pat Otto says ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Wittemberg Church to open for events

    After the final church service was held at the Wittemberg Church last November, it was decided by people with familial ties to the church to establish ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Nationally known teaching seminar coming to Newton

    School districts have long wrestled with the costs of sending educators out of town or across the country for professional development. At least one o ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Second Annual GOP trap shoot a success

    The Jasper County Republicans second annual E.K. Shaw Memorial Trap Shoot was held Saturday at the Jasper County Gun Club in Newton.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Newton hosts state festival

    The varsity ensemble from Newton High School competed at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival held at Newton High School Saturday.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Jersey Freeze opens over weekend in new location

    After a short delay, Jersey Freeze in Monroe opened to an eager and excited crowd Friday. Young and old alike stopped by the new location across the s ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Mingo man faces 2 sex abuse charges

    A Mingo man is charged with two counts of sexual abuse following an investigation by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.
    April 20, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Elementary honor band

    Fourteen Aurora Heights and Woodrow Wilson fifth and sixth grade band students were selected to participate in the Himie Voxman Elementary Honor Band ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:45 am
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    Did the Newton City Council make the right decision in allocating $1 million toward acquisitions and demolitions of commercial buildings on First Avenue and the interchange corridors?