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  • Donations keep clothing closet stocked

    When her son Owen told her he was concerned about his friends not having clean clothes to wear to school, Megan Guldberg knew she needed to do somethi ...
    NEW: Aug. 23, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • JCHD adding four new positions

    Four new grant funded positions were approved for the Jasper County Health Department by the Jasper County Board of Supervisors of Tuesday.
    NEW: Aug. 23, 2017 - 10:10 am
  • Black endorses Hubbell for Dem Governor

    Retired businessman Fred Hubbell may have more than a puncher’s chance in the crowded field of democratic gubernatorial candidates now he’s got a new ...
    NEW: Aug. 23, 2017 - 10:10 am
  • State Fair is berry berry good for bakers

    DES MOINES — Bridget Lottman, of Norwalk, won first place and a $50 cash award in the It’s a Berry Good Dessert competition, judged Monday at the 2017 ...
    NEW: Aug. 23, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Young alphabet aces compete in state fair spelling contests

    DES MOINES — Elementary-aged children from across the state squared off in the Youth Spelling Bee sponsored by JACK’S Pizza, judged Aug. 11 at the Iow ...
    NEW: Aug. 23, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Top hog callers gather for state fair contest

    DES MOINES — Farm noises rang from Pioneer Hall during the Hog Calling contest held Friday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.
    NEW: Aug. 23, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Award-worthy whiskers win titles at state fair contest

    DES MOINES — Men from across the state entered their prized whiskers in the Beard Growing contest held Tuesday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.
    NEW: Aug. 23, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Three things to know from the August Newton Wellness Coalition meeting

    1. The coalition is encouraging citizens and those who work in Newton to participate in the Healthiest State Walk on Oct. 4. The walk is a part of the ...
    NEW: Aug. 23, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Chicken wash

    Avery Lees, 14, of Mingo, washes a chicken at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 13. ...
    NEW: Aug. 23, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Child Care Provider networking meeting in Newton

    A Child Care Provider networking meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Newton Public Library, 100 N. Third Ave. W. in Newton.
    NEW: Aug. 23, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • ISU Extension to host free lawn workshop

    Iowa State University Extension and Outreach — Jasper County will be holding a free clinic to cover the basics of fall lawn care for homeowners.
    NEW: Aug. 23, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Top woodworkers win Iowa State Fair honors

    DES MOINES — The “Haves and Have Knots” were awarded top honors in the Wood Projects competition judged prior to the start of the 2017 Iowa State Fair ...
    NEW: Aug. 23, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • 4-H Parade of Champions

    Dalton Shanks, of Colfax, poses with his Third Place Honorable Mention 4-H Market Steer with awards held by 2017 Iowa State Fair Queen, Jacqueline Ehl ...
    NEW: Aug. 23, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Competitors throw their best in state fair horseshoe contest

    DES MOINES — Participants from across Iowa competed in the Open Singles and Farmers’ Championship divisions of the Horseshoe Pitching Tournament held ...
    NEW: Aug. 23, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • History and baking collide in Iowa State Fair food contest

    DES MOINES — Phyllis Olson, of Newton, won first place in the Hello Sally Lunn competition, judged Monday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.
    NEW: Aug. 23, 2017 - 10:03 am