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  • NCSD students, community continue to be in need of warm clothes

    As colder weather has arrived, several local organizations and schools continue to be in immense need of the community’s generous support to ensure ch ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Greater DSM Partnership sets sights on local tax options

    DES MOINES — The Iowa legislative session often starts with optimism and a hope much will be accomplished. Pre-legislative events often take on that s ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Children decorate life-size gingerbread house during DMACC Holiday Celebration

    The first ever DMACC Holiday Celebration was a hit Thursday night as people lined up at the door before the event began. Pictured here is Debra Blair ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 2:25 pm
  • NCSD Board to vote on finished Berg plans

    Approval of plans for the reconstruction of Berg Middle School is the main action item on the agenda for Monday’s Newton Community School District Boa ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Newton teens fight human trafficking

    Since human trafficking happens in secret, it’s difficult for anyone — even highly trained law enforcement or researchers with access to tons of data ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Kellogg Fire Department receives grant

    More than $206,000 in 50 percent cost-share grants have recently been awarded to 83 of Iowa’s rural fire departments, including the Kellogg Fire Depar ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Mojo Cycling donates to St. Nick’s

    Russ Leix, right, representing St. Nick’s Christmas Club, accepts eight bicycles donated by Joe Urias of Mojo Cycling.
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Newton library offers opportunity to read with therapy dog

    JCARL Donation DriveThe Newton Public Library is collecting supplies for the Jasper County Animal Re ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Holiday song and dance

    Woodrow Wilson and Thomas Jefferson elementary school kindergartners and first-graders teamed up for a holiday concert Thursday evening at Newton High ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Three businesses honored for energy efficiency efforts

    Three local businesses received recognition for efforts to become more energy efficient at the Hometown Rewards awards luncheon on Wednesday.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Park Centre’s own Christmas elf

    For many years, Park Centre has had a Christmas visitor who brings happiness and cheer along with being helpful to those at the residence. But when Su ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Study shows marginal summer progress at best

    A recent study that involved Newton Schools and 42 other Iowa school districts revealed a few conclusions, though participants were hopeful the study ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Sheriff’s office has two pallets of stolen property

    If you have filed a report with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office about stolen property, those items might be sitting on one of two pallets, waiting ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • New Public Health Coordinator

    Jasper County Health Department has hired Kristina Winfield as the Public Health Coordinator. Winfield is a Registered Nurse that graduated from Allen ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Kiwanis recognize Students of the Month

    Kiwanis Students of the Month for November were Taylor Shipley and Logan Heisdorfer. The book “The Day the Crayons Quit” is being presented by Newton ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:59 am