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  • A Union at a Reunion

    Like many couples, Gloria Jensma and Pete Davis grew up in the same town, went to the same church and the same high school, and eventually married eac ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Newton native drowns in Chicago accident

    A 23-year-old Newton native lost his life Friday when he drowned at a pier along Lake Michigan in northern Chicago and his family and friends are deal ...
    June 21, 2016 - 4:15 pm
  • Celebrating 72nd Reunion

    The Newton High School Class of 1944 gathered for its 72nd reunion during NHS Alumni Weekend June 11. Class members attended a luncheon at the Park Ce ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Pheasant count up, DNR says

    Iowa’s estimated pheasant harvest continues its climb, and 2015 marked the fifth consecutive year in a row of increases.
    June 21, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Downtown Micro-Grants approved for building improvements

    Two buildings in downtown Newton will soon be getting a facelift thanks to the Newton Downtown Micro-Grant program. The first two grants for the progr ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Iowa Women in Agriculture conference July 26

    The 10th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference will be from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. July 26 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny.
    June 21, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Corn, beans in good condition; southern Iowa see crop stress

    DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented recently on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricult ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Newton Farmers’ Market will begin at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on the Courthouse Square in Newton. For more information, contact Andrew Bassman at the Newto ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Three hurt in construction accidents, authorities say

    WATERLOO — Three construction workers have been injured in Waterloo on-the-job accidents. Two were hurt at the TechWorks campus Monday afternoon. Fire ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Donor offers house for homeless veterans

    WATERLOO (AP) — Veterans advocates received a welcome gift when an anonymous donor offered a home on Waterloo’s east side that can soon serve as a vet ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Firm confirms layoffs that followed drug trial failure

    AMES — An Iowa drug company has laid off 87 people after a clinical trial failed on its new medication to fight a type of cancer. NewLink Genetics con ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Magistrate: Steel wheel rules violates Mennonites’ rights

    OSAGE — A magistrate has ruled a revised ordinance limiting the use of steel wheels on Mitchell County’s paved roads still violates the religious free ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Data show at least 3,400 untested rape kits in Iowa

    DES MOINES — There are at least 3,400 untested rape kits in storage around Iowa, according to new data, and preliminary details indicate law enforceme ...
    June 21, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Middle school student killed by train, Osceola police say

    OSCEOLA — Authorities say a middle school student has been killed by a train in south-central Iowa.O ...
    June 21, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • City captures geese, birds sent to meat locker

    CEDAR RAPIDS — City workers in Cedar Rapids have rounded up hundreds of geese, with some headed for distant waterways and others destined for a meat p ...
    June 21, 2016 - 10:59 am