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  • Outdoor gym in the works for NWC

    The progress on an outdoor gym was discussed at the Newton Wellness Coalition’s Wednesday meeting. The NWC received a grant for $1,500 from Theisan’s ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • YMCA boys basketball championships to benefit Kids v. Cancer

    Newton YMCA will host a Kids v. Cancer Basketball Tournament beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the gym, 1701 S. Eighth Ave. E.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Soldier accused of leaving US Army post arrested

    ELDRIDGE — A Davenport soldier accused of abandoning his U.S. Army post has been arrested after the car he was in went off the road in eastern Iowa.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Art on display at Uncle Nancy’s

    Two Newton artists will have their work on display at Uncle Nancy’s until April 1. Danna Fruetel is ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. 
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • School bullying legislation advances

    DES MOINES — Legislation aimed at reducing school bullying in Iowa advanced in the Legislature on Wednesday, but it remains unclear if it will have en ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • State details plan to use private firms to manage Medicaid

    DES MOINES — Turning Iowa’s Medicaid program over to private operators will save money and improve service, a top state official said Wednesday, but l ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Woman accused of being drunk on hand sanitizer

    WEST DES MOINES — Authorities say they arrested an Iowa woman accused of being drunk on hand sanitizer and kicking her daughter. Jennifer Jane Olney, ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Girl shot in head by teen with rifle

    VINTON — Police have identified a 14-year-old Vinton girl who was flown to an Iowa City hospital after being shot by another teen handling a rifle. Vi ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Police release names of 2 found dead in Cedar Rapids

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Authorities have identified the man and woman found dead in a Cedar Rapids home in what they believe was a murder-suicide. Cedar Rapids ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Urbandale district finds no links in suicides of 2 students

    URBANDALE — Officials have found no links between the suicides of two students at a school in suburban Des Moines.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • 3 in NY, Florida accused of plot to join Islamic State group

    NEW YORK — Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the United ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Representatives grill Kerry on aspects of Iran nuclear talks

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry played defense Wednesday on Capitol Hill, fielding dozens of questions from lawmakers worried about what Ir ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Deadline near, deal sets up Homeland Security vote

    WASHINGTON — Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Ice safety gains importance as temps fluctuate

    The forecast for this week shows temperatures will barely get past the freezing mark. However, there are still plenty of risks for anyone ice fishing ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:09 am
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