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  • OPEN celebrates 25 years

    A large group gathered to celebrate 25 years of OPEN, the Organization Promoting Everlasting Neighbors. A variety of food, many speakers and two perfo ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • Prairie City woman will attend Asian trade mission with Gov. Branstad

    PRAIRIE CITY — A Prairie City resident will be accompanying Gov. Terry Branstad as part of delegation to China and Japan in November in a trade missio ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:54 pm
  • Sully Locker damaged in Sunday fire

    SULLY — A fire at the Sully Community Locker is being called a major loss.Area fire departments, inc ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:52 pm
  • Photo: Armless Archer at DMACC

    Matt “The Armless Archer” Stutzman, of Fairfield, shows how he holds the bow with his feet at a Des Moines Area Community College Diversity Commission ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:29 pm
  • Local attorney Walker retires from the law

    After 41 years practicing law, attorney Lee “Ken” Walker has retired. Finishing up at the end of September, Walker celebrated his final days at the of ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:53 pm
  • County deputy assessor earns state designation

    Jasper County Chief Deputy Assessor Tracy DeJong recently earned the Iowa Certified Assessor designation from the Institute of Iowa Certified Assessor ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • US stocks inch higher as banks rise and drugmakers fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave up large gains and finished barely higher this weekend. Banks and technology companies traded higher, while stocks th ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:41 am
  • Wells Fargo’s quarterly profit falls amid scandal

    Wells Fargo & Co. reported its fourth straight fall in quarterly profit as it set aside funds for potential legal costs amid a scandal that cost chie ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Winter Clothing Drive at the Newton Public Library

    The Newton Public Library is collecting new cold weather clothing for school aged children until Oct. 29.
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • Hometown Rewards’ weatherization drive is back

    It is that time of year again. Hometown Rewards is challenging volunteers and homeowners to weatherize Newton.
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Iowa agencies consider using drug to block opioid overdoses

    DAVENPORT (AP) — Some eastern Iowa law enforcement agencies are considering whether to provide their officers with a drug that reverses the effects of ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Man found guilty of kidnapping, beating woman

    OSAGE — A man convicted of first-degree kidnapping in the brutal beating and imprisonment of a woman yelled obscenities at his victim and police after ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Iowa officials unsure of costs of full flood protection

    DES MOINES (AP) — Despite a spate of heavy rains and flooding in recent years, Iowa officials have little idea how much it would cost to protect homes ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Man killed after truck hits utility pole

    PETERSON — A northwest Iowa man has been killed in a single-vehicle crash near Peterson. Norman Eastman, 79, of Spencer died of injuries suffered in t ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Man and woman found dead in eastern Iowa home

    WATERLOO — Authorities say a man and a woman and two dogs were all found dead in a Waterloo home. Autopsies are planned for the two unidentified peopl ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:34 am