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  • Newton, Grinnell area residents kick-off shoe box effort

    Hundreds of Newton and Grinnell area kids, families and volunteers will come together to fill empty shoe boxes with gifts of toys, school supplies, hy ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Newberg named to UIU summer dean’s list

    FAYETTE — Upper Iowa University announced Mark Newberg, of Lynnville, was named to the summer 2015 dean’s list. To be honored, the undergraduate must ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Newton residents receive DMACC scholarships

    Des Moines Area Community College students from the Newton area have received scholarships from the DMACC Foundation for the fall semester.
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Iowan fined after boa snake escapes

    THORNTON — A boa constrictor that escaped its cage and slithered down the block has cost its owner $50 in northern Iowa. Kevin Becker, 38, pleaded gui ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • School bus with 32 students rolls over after being struck

    MANCHESTER — Authorities say 32 students were on a school bus when it was struck by an SUV and rolled over in Delaware County. Iowa State Patrol Sgt. ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • UI has 60 percent of state’s mumps cases

    IOWA CITY — The bulk of Iowa’s jump in mumps cases has been reported at the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The state Public Health Department ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Man, daughter team up to save neighbors from fire

    DUBUQUE — Authorities say a Dubuque man and his 11-year-old daughter combined to save two neighbors from a fire. Joshua Hentges and his family were wa ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Officials: Iowa trooper shoots at vehicle that hit squad car

    CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating after a trooper shot at a vehicle that struc ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Making Newton a safer community goal moving forward

    Progress is being made to make Newton a safe community as work continues to fulfill goals in the city’s action plan. Making Newton a safe community wa ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Grant aims to help keep vets from being homeless

    A recently awarded federal grant seems like it will have a positive effect on veterans who are at risk of becoming homeless, but the exact impact it w ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • More cameras planned for NHS

    Even though Newton Community Schools District spent nearly $200,000 two years ago to add to its video surveillance abilities on campus, there are stil ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Three-hour parking limit still in effect downtown

    As of Thursday, the five city-owned metered lots will be free parking with a maximum 72-hour parking limit.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Bird Banding at Red Rock

    Bird Banding will be from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday at the Red Rock Visitor Center. Join Nelson Hoskins, area birdwatcher and licensed bird bander, to expe ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Sculpture Tour

    City of Newton Development Specialist Craig Armstrong was one of several adults who helped Newton Community School District students tour the “First A ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • St. Nick’s Christmas Fundraiser

    St. Nick’s Christmas Club will host an indoor garage sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:47 am
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