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  • Jasper County Health Department celebrates year one

    A lot can change in one year and with the creation of the new Jasper County Health Department in February 2016, the statement has never been more true ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Taking a selfie may help preserve, save the prairie

    Photographs can be one of the most powerful forms of communication. As the old cliche goes, a photo is worth a thousand words.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 12:15 pm
  • School board to discuss special education, vote on $10 million in bonds

    The Newton Community School Board of Education will conduct its regular meeting Monday evening at the EJH Beard Administration Center.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Area students names to Mercy College of Health Sciences honors lists

    DES MOINES — Jasper County native students were named to the honors lists for the fall 2016 semester at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Newton native named to Hamline University dean’s list

    Leah Hunter was named to the dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. She is majoring in theatre arts.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Students take advantage of Newton Career Discovery Day

    More than 150 local high school students participated in Newton DMACC’s Career Discovery Day on Thursday. The program offered students a peak into man ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Minnesota State Mankato announces fall dean’s list

    MANKATO, Minn. — The academic high honor and honor lists (dean’s lists) for the past fall semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato have been an ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Skiff named among top 100 rural hospitals

    Skiff Medical Center has been named to the 2017 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the U.S., according to The National Rural Health Association’s ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Introduction to Beekeeping Wednesday at Amboy Grange

    Amboy Grange at 220 High St., will be hosting “Introduction to Beekeeping” at 7 p.m. Wednesday presented by Paul Anderson of Amboy Grange and Scott Si ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Physical therapist joins Kinetic Edge team

    Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy has announced the addition of Jared Gerber, physical therapist, in Newton who is now accepting new patients.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • Newton Piecemakers to host retreat March 17-19

    Newton Piecemakers Quilt Retreat is set for March 17-19 at the Christian Conference Center in Newton.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Newton sends students to regional spelling bee contest

    The Knights of Columbus held its regional spelling bee Feb. 19 in Pella. There were students from Newton, Pella and Fort Madison.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Iowans between 8-24, need new birth certificates

    The Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Health Statistics is taking steps to exchange any newborn birth certificate issued from May 1993 to Oct ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:53 am
  • This year’s final Blues Under the Blue Roof event is Monday

    Blues Under the Blue Roof6:30 p.m. Monday — Winners of the Iowa Blues Challenge, Tina & Brandon, joi ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:53 am
  • Newton man wanted for vehicular homicide

    Officials are asking for the public’s help in locating a Newton man who is facing a vehicular homicide charge stemming from a motorcycle crash in Octo ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:41 am