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  • Skiff names new CAO

    Laurie Conner will take over as interim Chief Administrative Officer at Skiff Medical Center on Dec. 3.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Allen sees opportunities to expand Iowa’s middle class

    State Sen. Chaz Allen, of Newton, will help shape the work of the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature by serving on several Iowa Senate committees.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Nook joins Iowa All-State Chorus for second year

    Newton Senior Makayla Nook, daughter of Galyn and Tami Nook, was chosen during statewide auditions in October for the 2014 Iowa All-State Chorus. Six ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Reynolds, Camp selected for OPUS Choir

    Alayna Reynolds, daughter of Kyle and Linda Reynolds, and Natalie Camp, daughter of Randy and Carol Camp were chosen by audition for the 2014 Freshman ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Christian School benefit is Friday

    The Newton Christian School Benefit Dinner is Friday at Community Heights Alliance Church with music from Central College’s Tropical Steel Band.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Get your free, new library card

    We are proud to announce that we have a new library card with a bold Get To Know Newton Public Library design and a key fob. To celebrate we are givin ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Fall Fun Fest is Saturday

    Baxter PTO hosts its Fall Fun Fest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday are the Baxter School West Gym. More than 25 crafters and vendors will be at the ev ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • 2 Iowa school districts opt to not share grades

    LE MARS — Two Iowa school districts have decided not to share grades in the upcoming school year. The decision means the Remsen-Union and Marcus-Merid ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Iowa cashier used bat to stop robbery

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — Authorities say a cashier used a baseball bat to thwart an attempted robbery at a convenience store in Council Bluffs.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Group calls on Hy-Vee stores to end tobacco sales

    IOWA CITY — Iowa’s largest grocery store chain should stop selling tobacco products to demonstrate its oft-stated commitment to health and wellness, a ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • DHS worker accused of hitting 2 children

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A child protective services worker in eastern Iowa has been accused of assaulting two children at her Cedar Rapids home. Court records ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Officials: Iowa students linked to school threats

    PLEASANT HILL — Officials say two students are suspected of being involved in the threatening messages posted against their high school in a Des Moine ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Teen arrested after bomb threat at Iowa school

    SPENCER — A 16-year-old has been arrested in connection to a bomb threat at a northern Iowa high school.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • As snow ends, roof collapses, floods are concerns

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn’t breathe ea ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

    BOCA RATON, Fla. — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel gro ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:38 am
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