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  • Fireworks bills bring up revenue, safety discussions

    Two bills currently pending in the Iowa State Legislature would change the way the state does firework business.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Sixth graders participate in honor band

    Three Newton sixth grade band students were selected to participate in the Sixth Grade Metro Honor Band Feb. 10 at St. Francis of Assisi School in Wes ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Quick response

    A quick response from the Newton Fire Department and a Baxter tanker truck helped keep this Thursday fire at 3400 Highway 14, north of Newton, from en ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Counsel in dog mauling case pushes for continuance — again

    Legal counsel for a Prairie City woman charged with child endangerment in the 2013 dog-mauling death of 4-year-old girl is pushing for another continu ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Newton students named to Bethel University dean’s list

    SAINT PAUL, Minn. — The following students have been named to the dean’s list for academic excellenc ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Full slate for Newton school board Monday

    There are no items regarding building reconfiguration on the agenda for Monday’s Newton Community School District board meeting.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Area students named to Mount Mercy University dean’s list

    CEDAR RAPIDS — The following students are named to the Mount Mercy University fall 2014 dean’s list with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or bet ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Annual Arts & Crafts Show returns Feb. 27

    Make plans now to attend the 12th Annual Arts & Crafts Show on Feb. 27 to March 1 at the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in D ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • FFA Week begins Feb. 21

    FFA Week begins Saturday and runs through Feb. 28. This is your time to show your agricultural spirit and get excited about the FFA Organization. The ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Fundraiser to benefit Purvis family

    The Knights of Columbus of Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host a Bingo fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Bridge closure limits access to paved roads in Iowa town

    QUARRY — Some residents say the sudden closure of a bridge in the small Iowa community of Quarry has left them with limited access to paved roads.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Senate panel OKs bill that would ban most calls in cars

    DES MOINES — A Senate panel has approved a bill that would ban people in Iowa from holding a cellphone and talking while driving.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Fort Dodge plans $1 million restoration of local creek

    FORT DODGE — A $1 million grant is slated to pay for the restoration of Soldier Creek in a Fort Dodge park in an effort to reduce erosion and improve ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Rob Lumbard returns to Blues Under the Blue Roof

    Blues Under the Blue RoofThis event is hosted at the library and provided by Friends of the Library, ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Man bids $6,100 to buy Iowa town’s rusting, old jail cell

    SHELLSBURG — A man has bid $6,100 to buy Shellsburg’s rusting, old one-cell jail. The bid by Mike Cooper, of Solon, topped the bid of $1,510 from loca ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:58 am
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