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  • Junior Achievement returns to Newton

    An internet search for the presence of a Junior Achievement program in Newton won’t get very far.Tha ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Put children on the path to a successful school year

    To help put children on the path to a successful school year, Prevent Blindness Iowa urges parents to address their child’s eye health needs. Prevent ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Newton girls help lost children at the Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES — You’re waiting for your grandson to take his turn on the big yellow slide at the Iowa State Fair. It’s hot outside so you tell him you’re ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Brown awarded IDNR 2016 Conservation Leader

    Raymond Brown, of Newton, who passed away on July 4, was posthumously awarded a 2016 Conservation Leader award by the Iowa Department of Natural Resou ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Alexander the Great

    Katie and Ryan Buck’s baby son Alex has a nickname. Alexander the Great is like many other 8-month-olds. He laughs and loves to play on the floor with ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Newton native to join as host of ‘The View’

    After filling in for the past season, Newton native Sara Haines will finally be in a position she’s wanted since the start of her career. Beginning th ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 8:34 am
  • More seating added to Demolition Derby

    COLFAX — Despite the absence of Mineral Springs Days this summer, the very popular demolition derby will return to Colfax and is set to, once again, e ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Helping Hand

    DES MOINES — At the Hillcrest 4-H/FFA dorms last Friday on the Iowa State Fairgrounds, 16-year-old Jacob Frier finished a round of the card game “B.S. ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • NPD part of electric motorcycle pilot program

    The Newton Police Department is adding to its fleet by way of an electric Zero Motorcycle.The depart ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • A few laps around the track

    Before the last race of the season at the Iowa Speedway, a few Jasper County Sheriff patrol cars took one special passenger for a ride around the trac ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Newton Daily News will host its Reader Appreciation Lunch beginning at noon Thursday at Sersland Park, located next to the newspaper. Enjoy a free l ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 9:14 am
  • Locals graduate from Drake University

    DES MOINES — The following students graduated from Drake University.Danielle Peters, of Newton, bach ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 8:48 am
  • NHS Pacesetters selling 2016 football shirts

    The Newton High School Pacesetters are selling 2016 Newton Football shirts. T-shirts are available in white or black and are available in youth throug ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • DOT officials see big jump in Iowa traffic fatalities

    DES MOINES (AP) — Transportation officials say there’s a spike in traffic fatalities in Iowa this year, and there’s no driving force behind the jump.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 8:47 am
  • Man pleads not guilty in lottery scratch ticket fraud

    STORM LAKE — A Sioux Rapids man is scheduled for trial next month for what prosecutors say was his role in an Iowa lottery ticket fraud.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 8:47 am