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  • County Veterans Affairs Director arrested for second OWI

    The Jasper County Veterans Affairs Director was arrested for his second operating while under the influence charge Sunday after he was pulled over and ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Fundraiser under way for Newton man injured in house fire

    Fundraising efforts are already under way for a family whose home was destroyed over Memorial Day weekend, according to Mikie Hansen, a close friend o ...
    May 27, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Area hog farms make improvements in safety, odor control

    Jasper and Poweshiek counties produce hogs each year just as many sections of Iowa do. Some farmers have made significant progress in terms of safety ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Memorial Day service held at Wittemberg Cemetery

    Benjamin Magama rests a bundle of flowers on a grave at the Wittemberg Cemetery on Memorial Day. ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Newton woman convicted of dependent adult abuse

    A 39-year-old Newton woman convicted of dependent adult abuse will be sentenced in July.Dani Rogers ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Beck’s gains state approval, matching funds

    The Iowa Economic Development Authority on Friday morning approved tax incentives to an agricultural seed retail and distribution center in Colfax.
    May 26, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • Kelley crafts legislation to help first time homebuyers

    DES MOINES — Rep. Dan Kelley of Newton was the lead legislator in shaping the “Iowa First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Act” that passed the Iowa Ho ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Farmers planting ahead of average, secretary says

    DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultur ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    May 26, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • MidAmerican Energy offers cash for old appliances

    DES MOINES — How much money are your appliances costing you? Older models use two to three times the power of new ones. That’s why MidAmerican Energy ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Train traffic to be halted for repairs on track

    BELLE PLAINE — Train traffic is expected to be halted near Belle Plaine in eastern Iowa on Monday for repairs to a track damaged by a derailment.
    May 26, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Funeral service set for Omaha officer killed in line of duty

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The body of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco will be laid to rest Tuesday after a funeral in Omaha and burial services in Council ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Red Cross consolidating offices to cut costs

    WATERLOO — Several American Red Cross offices in eastern Iowa will be consolidating to reduce costs, but the nonprofit says it is not cutting jobs or ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Missing mural a mystery to those who remember Iowa school

    SIOUX CITY — Some people who remember the old Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Sioux City still wonder what happened to a vibrant mural that once grace ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Authorities recover body of man after boat capsizes

    BURLINGTON — Authorities say they’ve recovered the body of a man whose boat capsized under a roller dam on the Mississippi River near Burlington.
    May 26, 2015 - 11:34 am
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