• Computer-based education sets pace in Iowa school

    MASON CITY — A unique approach to learning is catching on in one Iowa school district.Three Lincoln ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Iowa racing officials look at plan to distribute $72 million

    DUBUQUE — Iowa racing officials are reviewing a recommended plan to distribute a $72 million settlement related to the end of greyhound racing in Coun ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Woman’s body found in an alley Sunday

    DES MOINES — Police are investigating after finding a woman’s body in an alley in Des Moines. Sgt. Jason Halifax says the body was reported shortly be ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • ‘Never forget’

    The trial may be over, but the families of Steven Fisher and Melisa Gregory are vowing to keep the memory of their slain siblings alive.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Body cameras aid small town force with big solution

    Police officers have dash cameras and body mics to assist in emergency calls, but departments are beginning to invest in body cameras to provide a fir ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Reconfiguration forum draws more than 70 people to DMACC

    “Bond issues are about buildings. Reconfiguration is about people.”That’s one of the last things New ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Hy-Vee donates to YMCA

    Hy-Vee recently made a significant contribution towards the ongoing funding of various health and wellness programs offered by the Newton YMCA. Pictur ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Jump-rope event kickstarts hearts, fundraising

    “Out of monkeys — sorry.”That was what P.E. teacher Steve Pearson had to write on a sign after suppl ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Inpatient services director hired at Skiff

    Jan Myers was announced as the new inpatient services director at Skiff Medical Center, one of two new hires for the hospital, at the board meeting Th ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • City council to approve budget Monday

    A light agenda is planned for the Newton City Council at its 6 p.m. Monday meeting. Only three action items are set to be reviewed by the council, inc ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Area student receive DMACC Foundation scholarships

    ANKENY — Des Moines Area Community College students from the Newton area have received scholarships from the DMACC Foundation for the spring semester.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • President Lists

    University of IowaIOWA CITY — Allison Jones, of Newton, and Lauren Peters, of Prairie City, have bee ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Skiff Auxiliary scholarship applications available to Jasper County residents

    Skiff Auxiliary is once again offering a number of college scholarships for Jasper County residents. Scholarships will be awarded to students who resi ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Lt. Gov. Reynolds launches statewide ‘Stories of Women’s Lives Tour’

    Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced she is embarking upon a statewide tour to celebrate “National Women’s History Month” in March. The Lt. Governor wi ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • KAH packaging event March 7

    Jasper County Kids Against Hunger will package food to be sent to feed families in parts of the world where there is a shortage of food March 7 at the ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:58 am
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