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  • Drake University names Beautiful Bulldog

    DES MOINES (AP) — The blue tutu and diamond necklace that Prudence was wearing helped win over the judges at this year’s Beautiful Bulldog contest at ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • After conservative session, lawmakers say more to come

    DES MOINES (AP) — Fresh off their success in pushing through a conservative agenda in the session that ended Saturday, Iowa Republicans say they’re al ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Local financial advisor honored for performance

    Mark Allen, who has been an Edward Jones financial advisor in Newton since 2004, was recently invited to attend the Edward Jones Managing Partner’s Co ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters Tour comes to Iowa

    WASHINGTON — America’s Navy is coming to Des Moines, one of 18 cities in eight states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Iowa’s unemployment rate decreases slightly to 3.1 percent

    DES MOINES — Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly to 3.1 percent in March. The state’s jobless rate was 3.8 percent one yea ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Nonprofit seeks host homes for exchange students

    AMES — Iowa Resource for International Service (IRIS), an Ames based nonprofit, is seeking host homes across Iowa for 2017-2018 foreign exchange stude ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • NHS does prom Great Gatsby-style

    Newton's 2017 junior-senior prom revolved around a Great Gatsby theme, which was chosen by the junior class. Students were dressed to impress for the ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Sen. Grassley tours Skiff, talks healthcare with hospital employees

    U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley stopped in Newton Friday morning to visit Skiff Medical Center. He toured the hospital and answered questions from physicians ...
    April 24, 2017 - 11:03 am
  • NHS Battle of the Books teams heading to state competition

    Battle of the Books doesn’t receive the same level of attention as varsity athletics, but the students involved in the reading competition work just a ...
    April 21, 2017 - 12:09 pm
  • Galaxy Gala

    Jasper County Conservation is providing an opportunity for people to socialize, share beverages and appreciate the stars on April 29.
    April 21, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Three things to know from the Community Marketing Board meeting on Thursday

    1. The board approved a regional events-based advertising and marketing campaign plan for the 2017 season. The plan has the city spending $32,144 on f ...
    April 21, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Blessing Box to help the hungry

    Church members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church are introducing a food box in their home’s backyard as way to reach out to those in need.
    April 21, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Local youth recognized for innovation as part of FIRST LEGO League

    FIRST LEGO League announced 20 semi-finalist teams would advance to the Seventh Annual FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award. The Jasper County 4- ...
    April 21, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Wittemberg Cemetery Association annual meeting

    The annual meeting of the Wittemberg Cemetery Association will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home of Joe and Sandy Dodge, 1878 N. 51st Ave. E. in Newto ...
    April 21, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • April Rotary Students of the Month

    The Newton Rotary Club has recognized Ryanne Rausch and Joshua Ventling, both Newton High School seniors, as April Rotary Students of the Month. Rausc ...
    April 21, 2017 - 10:27 am