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  • Branstad’s veto nixes $55.7M in K-12 funding

    DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad announced a series of budget vetoes Thursday, using his powerful pen to cross out $55.7 million in one-time educ ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Council to consider design firm for Westwood

    On a packed agenda, the Newton City Council will have a couple of items for third consideration along with several resolutions to approve at its Monda ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Season finale

    The Newton Municipal Band gave its last performance of the season Thursday at the Maytag Bowl. Dozens of people came out to enjoy the sounds of the ba ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • 90-year-old steam engine continues parade tradition

    A piece of history will once again be on display during the Fourth of July parade in Newton. A Minneapolis Steam Engine owned by the Jasper County Mus ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Marshalltown gears up for Linn Creek Arts Festival

    MARSHALLTOWN — Among the many art festivals that take place throughout the Midwest in summer, the annual Linn Creek Arts Festival in Marshalltown stan ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Group attempts to show importance of butterflies

    When Heather Maki was growing up, she learned about Monarch butterflies from her grandmother.In 2015 ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Newton preschool, kindergarten registration forms now available

    The Newton Community School District 2015-16 Kindergarten Round-Up registration forms are now available online at www.newton.k12.ia.us or at the admin ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Local students named to Luther College dean’s list

    DECORAH — Anders Hopkins, of Newton; Peder Hopkins, of Newton; Katelin Klyn, of Newton; Caleb Sander, of Newton; Hannah Kielly, of Baxter were named t ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Sheriff’s office teams with U.S. Marshals for arrest

    The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, along with the U.S. Marshals, apprehended a 50-year-old man who had multiple arrest warrants out for him, includin ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Local students awarded degrees from University of Northern Iowa

    CEDAR FALLS — The University of Northern Iowa recently announced its recent spring 2015 graduates and new alumni.
    July 3, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Griggs receives highest honors

    ST.PAUL, Minn. — Lauren Griggs, daughter of Marty and Sherry Griggs, of Newton, was named with highest honors to the 2015 spring semester dean’s list ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Van Dyke receives ISU crop scholarship

    AMES — The Iowa Crop Improvement Association has presented a scholarship to Iowa State University student Landon Van Dyke, of Reasnor.
    July 3, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Lowry receives Truman State academic honors

    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. —  Calli Lowry, of Colfax, has been named to the Truman State University spring 2015 provost and vice president for academic affairs’ ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Summer paddling events set for July

    Jasper County Conservation is inviting the public to rent canoes and kayaks during two public paddle dates in July.
    July 3, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Theisen’s offers discount to veterans

    Theisen’s stores will offer extra savings on just about everything in the store in honor of Independance Day Saturday. All veterans and active militar ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:26 am
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