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  • Earth Day volunteers help restore NSNWR savanna

    PRAIRIE CITY — Nearly 200 volunteers assisted in brush and litter removal during Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge’s annual Earth Day work day in Pr ...
    April 25, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Office mini-golf popular attraction at Hanson

    A hushed silence falls over the crowd as the golf club begins its swing to finally get the ball in the hole. As the club makes contact, the ball begin ...
    April 26, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Battle of the Blues

    Ernie Terrell performs with band Scotty and the Wingtips during the Battle of the Blues Bands at Newton Izaak Walton League Sunday afternoon. Scotty a ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Newton High Senior Prom 2016 — It’s Electrifying

    Newton High School held its annual Prom walk-in Saturday night. This year's theme, taken from the movie "Grease" is "It's Electrifying."
    April 25, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Berg Elementary School Jump Rope for Heart

    Berg Elementary School's top-achieving students in the recent "Jump Rope for Heart" American Heart Association fundraiser were granted a rare privileg ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:41 am
  • Helping a heart

    Lauterbach Buick GMC recently donated an AED defibrillator to Newton Christian School last week. Michael Lauterbach, left, an alum of the K-8 school, ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Happy Medium presents findings to city council

    Find a cohesive approach to city branding, marketing and outreach. That was the most important suggestion given by Happy Medium to the City of Newton.
    April 25, 2016 - 12:07 pm
  • Obama pushes for global trade deals in face of opposition

    HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama mounted a strong defense of international trade deals Sunday in the face of domestic and foreign oppos ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • US stocks dip, following losses in global markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slipping Monday morning as global stocks also took losses. Energy companies are falling the farthest although the pric ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Smith’s Quality Rental to host open house

    Smith’s Quality Rental and the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Smith’s Quality Rental 60th Anniversary Open House and Ribbon Cutting fro ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Racial Justice group to meet Tuesday

    The Racial Justice Working Group of Jasper County will be meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Congregational United Church of Christ, 308 E. Sec ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Grinnell DAR Chapter installs new officers

    The regular meeting of the Grinnell Daughters of the American chapter meeting was held April 9 at the Drake Library Community Room in Grinnell.
    April 25, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Deadline extended for YCC applications

    Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge near Prairie City will be hiring a Youth Conservation Corps crew for the summer.
    April 25, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • To end overtime, lawmakers must navigate roadblocks

    DES MOINES — There isn’t a deadline for the Iowa Legislature to adjourn, but there clearly are some issues that are keeping lawmakers from finishing t ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Church selling parsonage for $1, but buyer must move it

    KINGSLEY — A northwest Iowa church is selling its old next-door parsonage for $1, but the buyer has to move it. Sioux City television station KTIV rep ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:01 am