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  • Skating rink heading back to Newton

    A seasonal skating rink that could be placed in one of several parks is in the works from the Friends of Newton Parks along with the Newton Parks Depa ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Muppet movie, Santa bring smiles to Capitol Theatre

    Addie Blackett smiles as she meets up with Santa Claus, AKA Newton YMCA Executive Director Frank Buckley, before Saturday’s showing of “A Muppet Chris ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Newton Board of Realtors holds final meeting

    The Newton Board of Realtors held its final meeting Thursday at the AmericInn in Newton. Members enjoyed a Christmas luncheon, sharing memories and me ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • NHS receives money for The Body Shop

    Newton High School received a $1,000 grant from the Theisen’s More for Your Community Grant program. The money will be used toward The Body Shop, a fr ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Kiwanis makes donation

    The Newton Noon Kiwanis donated $500 to Salvation Army to help provide food for families at Christmas time. They have also collected more than 100 ite ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • REG expands into Europe with investment in Petrotec

    AMES — Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) and IC Green Energy Ltd. announced Friday that REG, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, will acquire ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • US stocks up after biggest weekly loss since 2012

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks opened broadly higher Monday following the biggest weekly losses in two and a half years. The Russian ruble hit a record l ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Three local insurances combine to new office

    Shomo-Madsen Insurance, Tri-County Insurance and Woythaler Insurance Corp announced last week their decision to combine operations beginning Jan. 1 re ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Santa’s helpers remind Iowa children to send their Santa letters early this year

    DES MOINES — Every year, millions of children write letters to Santa. When Santa can’t respond to all the letters, he sometimes forwards requests to h ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Antle graduates from BCT

    Private Chas E. Antle, son of Steve and Tina Antle, graduated from Basic Combat Training on Nov. 13 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He is currently i ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Waterloo may buy idle Hostess factory downtown

    WATERLOO (AP) — The city of Waterloo is considering buying the idle former Hostess plant downtown to encourage development.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Arts educators seek to be part of state standards

    DES MOINES — Fine arts advocates in Iowa are renewing an effort to get music, drama and art included in state education standards.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Organization raises funds for teaching garden

    NORTH LIBERTY — A charity in eastern Iowa says it has raised enough money to build a community teaching garden. The North Liberty Community Pantry rai ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • 1 dead in overnight house fire in Granger

    GRANGER — Firefighters say one person has died in an overnight house fire in Granger.Crews were call ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Chief: Councilman, firefighter save Iowa man

    MAQUOKETA — A fire chief in eastern Iowa says an off-duty firefighter and a city councilman have saved a man in a wheelchair from a burning home. Maqu ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:58 am
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