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  • Farmers, activists come together for water quality discussion

    Family farmers and citizens from Jasper and Poweshiek Counties gathered at the Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Thursday night to hear from conc ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Skiff employees recognized for excellence

    Several employees were honored at the Skiff Board Meeting after being recognized by patients for their outstanding work. Two letters received by the h ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Bruner found guilty for murder of Newton native Derek Moore

    JOPLIN, Mo. — Derek Moore’s mother told Jeffrey Bruner following his conviction on first-degree murder charges Thursday that his decision to kill her ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • A tough decision

    “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”This Dr. Seuss quote is used regularly at e ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Learning to go ‘Above + Beyond’

    Above + Beyond Cancer Founder and Chairman Dr. Richard Demming speaks to a group of Park Centre residents Thursday afternoon about the program he has ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Pie in the Face

    An awards assembly took place at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School on Thursday.  Two students were allowed to "deliver" pies in the faces of special ed ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:05 pm

    Parent involvement, as most anyone in public education will attest, is critical to skill development. Sometimes educators try to get parents to the sc ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • It’s the Hour of Code

    The Hour of Code sounds like a moment of truth in military training — or perhaps the moment when Daniel LaRusso is about to take on Johnny Lawrence an ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Goodwill career center open to help job seekers

    On many days, the Goodwill Career Connection Center at Des Moines Community College Newton Campus doesn’t need to be a bustling hub of activity.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:16 pm
  • Newton School Board had 2014 changes; elections loom

    To call the Newton Community School District board of education an "eclectic" mix probably wouldn't be fair — partly because practically no one wants ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Growth prompts PCM schools to move forward on renovation, expansion

    MONROE — After more than a year of deliberating, the Prairie City-Monroe School Board accepted the district facilities committee’s recommendation in J ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Smaller districts keep up with 1-to-1 technology at home, in classrooms

    COLFAX — In the past five years, Iowa schools have begun to embrace technology as part of classroom and at-home learning. Larger and mid-sized school ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Remodeled amenities ready at the YMCA

    The Newton YMCA has been working hard to upgrade many amenities that became outdated or were no longer working correctly. One of the biggest and most ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Skiff and Mercy in affiliation talks

    Since announcing plans to enter into 120 days of exclusive talks with Mercy Health Network in October, Skiff Medical Center has been working on the po ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Midwife — additional birthing option available at Skiff Medical Center

    Expectant women have another option when making their birthing plan with the additional midwife Lacy Lundgren and the new alternative birth suite in t ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:25 pm
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