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  • Hundreds get buzz cut to support 5-year-old with cancer

    MONTICELLO — Hundreds of people volunteered this weekend to have their heads shaved in an effort to set a world record and show their support for a 5- ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Former editor reaches settlement

    A former Iowa newspaper editor who said he was fired for expressing his religious beliefs on a personal blog has reached a settlement over a discrimi ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Newton couple signs agreement to purchase Cardinal Lanes

    The Newton building where so many strikes and spares have been logged will hopefully again be up and running as a bowling alley soon, as a local coupl ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Downtown design ideas to be showcased Tuesday

    An open house to view and discuss preliminary designs for downtown Newton is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at city hall.
    July 27, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • School board to vote on bus-camera bids

    Most school bus drivers, at some point, have overheard or been a part of discussion about what was said on a bus.
    July 27, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Car fire on I-80

    The Newton Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at about 10:25 a.m. Friday along Interstate 80 in Newton. Newton Fire Chief Jarrod Wellik said ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • A doll of a prize

    A generous person donated a doll for the Newton Public Library to give away at its Fancy Nancy tea parties. The winner of the drawing was Carissa Nell ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Hy-Vee provides nostalgic Tuesday mornings

    Pulling into Newton’s Hy-Vee Gas on a Tuesday morning may bring back memories of yesteryear.The Newt ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Prairie Days succeeds amid hot, humid weather

    PRAIRIE CITY — Families attending Prairie Days had to battle the heat all weekend, but clear weather allowed for kids to run around the Garden Square. ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Panel of experts commends Red Rock

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — An Independent Expert Peer Review Panel praised the work and diligence of the engineers, contractors, and Missouri River Energy Se ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Knudson joins Grinnell Mutual as business analyst

    GRINNELL — Bob Knudson, of Newton, recently joined Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company as a business analyst in the Business Information Services Divi ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Iowa’s unemployment rate drops to 3.7 percent

    DES MOINES — Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent in June from 3.8 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 4.4 per ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Events

    • Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at 219 N. Second Ave. W. in Newton.• Bu ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • In Iowa, Clinton says climate plan will promote renewables

    AMES — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says climate change is real and people are “just not paying attention” if they don’t a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • 2016 Republicans use Trump, TV to make debate cut

    AMES — Rick Perry is attacking Donald Trump’s credibility and branding the billionaire businessman “a cancer on conservatism.” Rick Santorum, a conser ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:25 am
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