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  • DMACC begins ‘Giving Warmth Coat Drive’

    Des Moines Area Community College, UnityPoint Health-Des Moines and UnityPoint Clinic are co-sponsoring a “Giving Warmth Coat Drive” which began Monda ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Iowa growers say rain hasn’t dented their pumpkin crop

    WATERLOO (AP) — Some Iowa growers say heavy rains haven’t cut into their pumpkin crop.Tammy Stotts, ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Semi crashes into home on First Avenue East

    There were no apparent serious injuries when a semi crashed into a home at 1004 First Avenue East at about 1:50 p.m. Monday.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Naturalists engage county students in many topics

    If young students enjoy a display set up by Jasper County Conservation, such as the new butterfly garden at the Mariposa Recreation Area, they might b ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Healthiest State Walk set for Wednesday

    “Walk at the Whistle” is the theme of the fifth annual Healthiest State Walk that will take place Wednesday in communities throughout Jasper County.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Rematch set for Newton vs. Newton

    Back for a second year, the Newton vs. Newton challenge will once again pit Newton, Iowa against Newton, Kan. in a series of competitions to prove onc ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Empower Tanzania guests

    Three members of a delegation from Tanzania visited Newton on Friday, and spent much of the day at Newton High School, which has an “Empower Tanzania ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • West Gate Skate open for the season

    "Is it sold?" "I s it not sold?" "Who’s running it?" Is it going to be open?" Those are questions p ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Upcoming Chamber Events

    Ribbon Cutting — The Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce has announced Cardinal Lanes as its newest member. Cardinal Lanes Ribbon Cutting ceremony ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Newton students tour Thombert, Inc. for Manufacturing Day

    Thirty-five Newton High School students in three Industrial Technology classes, taught by Todd Lucas, toured Thombert, Inc. on Friday as part of Natio ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • New photo book captures all of Iowa’s beauty

    Iowa residents Craig Farlinger and Mike Whye need no words to explain how incredible their home state is — the proof is in the 109 color photographs t ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • Delta Kappa Gamma meets Monday at Centre for Arts

    The members of Zeta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma will meet at 5:45 p.m. Monday at the Centre for Arts and Artists.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Loebsack Rep to hold office hours in Newton

    Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in Jasper County for open office hours. Br ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Events

    • Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at 219 N. Second Ave. W. in Newton.• Th ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Two men charged with shooting trumpeter swans

    DAVENPORT — Wildlife officials say two Iowa men are facing charges after shooting protected trumpeter swans. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 11:43 am
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