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  • IDOT fix to deadly highway makes progress

    MINGO — Traveling on a one-mile stretch of Highway 330 between Highways 117 and F17 will get a little easier by the end of the month with the end of t ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:41 am
  • Reynolds pledges support for biofuels amid EPA concerns

    PELLA — Iowa’s Republican governor on Wednesday called on President Donald Trump and his administration to preserve a federal program mandating biofue ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:41 am
  • Heating outage at law enforcement center requires $53K solution

    The Jasper County Board of Supervisors approved a $53,000 replacement of 10-year-old boilers at the Jasper County Law Enforcement Center at a special ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:43 am
  • Candidate Q&A: Mullan for Ward 4 council seat

    This is one of nine candidate profiles to be featured before the upcoming Nov. 7 city election in Newton. Steve Mullan, an incumbent city councilman i ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:43 am
  • Fall Hike is Saturday at Neal Smith

    the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge at 1 p.m. Saturday for a fall hike on the Oak Savanna Trail.
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • Former pastor to bring message to Holy Trinity

    Former Pastor Carrie Lewis LaPlante will bring the message at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at Holy Trinity Church as it continues to celebrate the 60 ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:36 am
  • Academy participants shoot firearms, talk tough decisions

    Editor’s Note: This is one in an occasional series about the Newton Police Department Citizen Police Academy, which spans nine weeks and offers local ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:45 am
  • Sunset Park designs gain positive feedback at open house

    More than 30 people came out to view the plans for the Sunset Park redesign during an open house on Wednesday. Feedback from the open house was overwh ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 11:51 am
  • Supervisors approve safety measure for accident-prone corner

    Two flashing beacons will be added to Highway T22S near the curve in Killduff following an outpouring of concern. The Jasper County Board of Superviso ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • If you build it, he will come

    When the voice whispered to Ray Kinsella, “If you build it, he will come,” he knew exactly where to go to get the best advice about building a basebal ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • YMCA to host inaugural Family Fall Festival

    It’s not uncommon to welcome autumn by browsing a pumpkin patch for the perfect size pumpkin. During the Newton YMCA’s Family Fall Festival, attendees ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 11:02 am
  • Pumpkins, painted

    As families streamed into the gymnasium at Emerson Hough Elementary on Tuesday night Nicki Hornbaker couldn’t have been happier. The first Fall Art Ni ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Lions to serve pancake breakfast

    The Newtons Lions Club will be hosting an all you can eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at The Jasper County Senior Center, 702 E. Thir ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Bedz 4 Kidz receives donation

    The First Christian Church Bedz 4 Kidz mission team are the thankful and blessed recipients of a $338 donation from the Farm Credit Services of Americ ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Photo Hike

    Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to meet at the Prairie Learning Center at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge at 7 a.m. Saturday for a ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 9:57 am