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  • Rail safety important year-round, trooper says

    As the weather warms up, there are seasonal warnings to watch out for more farm vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles. However, there is one type of outd ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Mock interviews give NHS seniors quality practice

    They had a chance to impress local employers, but if they didn’t, the fixes to make might be minimal.
    April 28, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Two arrested in Colfax business break-in

    COLFAX — Two people were arrested after an overnight break-in at Van Wall Equipment in Colfax. Jose ...
    UPDATED: April 28, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • 10th Annual McGown Rug Hooking Workshop

    Teachers from around the country gathered for the 10th Annual McGown Rug Hooking Workshop, which began Sunday and will continue through Friday at the ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Student of the Month

    Cody Evans was named Student of the Month at Basics & Beyond High School in Newton. According to staff, Evans is respectful, polite and a joy to have ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • City’s nuisance abatement fee increased

    A fee of $65 will now be charged to citizens for any nuisance violations that are not corrected during the city’s warning period. The nuisance abateme ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • McKinstry photos on display at Uncle Nancy’s

    An exhibit featuring photographs of songbirds and birds of prey created by photographer, James McKinstry, is now on display at Uncle Nancy’s. Sponsore ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • DMACC offers full tuition grant for Iowa FFA presidents

    Des Moines Area Community College, along with the family of former TV and radio broadcaster Mark Pearson, will be offering a new scholarship that will ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Increasing foliage reduces visibility for turkey hunters

    Iowa’s timber can change quickly in the spring as turkey hunters are well aware. That perfect hunting spot with a large panoramic view of the woodland ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • NHS block scheduling advantages outlined

    Newton High School Principal Bill Peters didn’t use his time at the podium Monday night to defend or promote the modified block scheduling system used ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Newton man recognized for military service

    Surrounded by family and friends, 73-year-old Merlin Hamilton leaned over to better hear the words being spoken to honor his military service.
    April 27, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Elderly Nutrition receives funding

    A contract totaling $230,000 between Aging Resources of Central Iowa and Jasper County Elderly Nutrition was approved Tuesday. The Jasper County Board ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Survey makes progress at racial justice meeting

    Conversation continued on how to administer a public survey at the Racial Justice Working Group of Jasper County meeting on Tuesday. The group brainst ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Sacred Heart First Communion

    First Communion was celebrated on April 9 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton. Front row, from left, are Callie Van Beek, Stella Bloom, Olivia R ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Newton man to serve probation for child neglect

    A 28-year-old Newton man received a suspended 10 year prison sentence and three years of probation for his role in a child neglect case.
    April 27, 2016 - 11:06 am