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  • Biking Boys

    From left to right: Justin DeVries, Taylor Van Weelden, Joseph Cunningham, Kyle Landgrebe and Vincent Bennett, of Prairie City and Monroe, participate ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Generous donations boost big upgrades to Skiff endoscopy suite

    The purchase of new, leading-edge equipment and technology has made possible a major update of the Skiff Medical Center endoscopy suite. This suite, a ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Newton Municipal Band invites community to Thursday performance

    The Newton Municipal Band will continue the Newton Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Concerts in the Park series at 7 p.m. Thursday night at Ma ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Grants available to rural fire departments

    AMES – Grant money is available to Iowa’s rural fire departments for equipment to help battle wildfires.
    June 25, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Events

    • Kids Camp “Rough Waves? Jesus Saves!” Summer Camp will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at Newton Church of The Way, 2306 S. Third Ave. E. The camp is for c ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Irwin pilot injured in ultralight aircraft crash

    UTE — Authorities say the pilot of an ultralight aircraft has been hospitalized after crashing into a western Iowa cornfield. The accident occurred a ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Iowa City man gets 50 years for beating death of child

    IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man has received a 50-year prison sentence for beating a 20-month-old boy to death in 2012.
    June 25, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Newton Police bring back ‘Soft Cone for a Hard Head’ program

    With summer in full swing, the Newton Police Department reminds motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to be mindful of each other and to pay special a ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Final mass planned for Iowa Catholic church

    MERRILL— A final mass is planned Sunday for the Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, which has been in the small northwestern Iowa community of ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • ISU department: Landowner should know their rights

    As Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners continues to contact Iowa landowners in the 18 counties potentially affected by the construction of the Dakota ...
    June 30, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Two injured after eastern Iowa construction site collapse

    EVANSDALE — Two construction workers were hospitalized after a building site collapsed in eastern Iowa. Evansdale emergency officials say the two were ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Apartments evacuated as water rises above flood stage

    CLIVE (AP) — An apartment complex in Central Iowa has been evacuated as water from Walnut Creek rose above the flood stage.
    June 25, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Iowa farm equipment maker Kinze lays off 215 workers

    WILLIAMSBURG — Iowa farm equipment maker Kinze Manufacturing says it must lay off 215 workers as business has slowed because of the impact of low grai ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Iowans Rally for Rural America on RFS

    Iowans from all over the state on Thursday flocked to Kansas City, Kan. to Rally for Rural America and urge the Environmental Protection Agency to inc ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Creating the culture — a community approach to health

    Prevention works. Have you ever sat back and thought about the issues that arise in our communities because of the beliefs we hold? The following anal ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:14 am
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