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  • Jasper County Vets Affairs commission hears Home Base Iowa update

    Several items were discussed at Wednesday’s Jasper County Veterans Affairs Commission meeting, including progress toward a designation that has been p ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:41 am
  • IUB concludes oil pipeline deliberations without decision

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Utilities Board concluded four-scheduled days of deliberations Thursday without reaching a decision on the fate of the proposed ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Lindstrom takes the reins at library

    The last time the building with blue roof in downtown Newton had a new boss, the digital age had started to change the way we read.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Sexting can be considered a felony, officers warn

    It’s time-consuming to try to hunt down where illicit photos or video images originate, Newton Schools Resource Officer Brian Foster said. It’s also i ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Left-handed lament

    Matt Woods, of Collins, is this year’s featured artist in the “Blues in Our Schools” series presented by the South Skunk Blues Society. He showed area ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Slight recycling fee hike expected for Newton

    Following recent fluctuations in the cost to dispose recyclables, the city council will look to amend the disposal and collection agreement with Dodd’ ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • At a Glance: Home Base Iowa

    Here are the basic built-in, state-implemented components:• A military pension tax exemption for vet ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Newton schools in session Monday

    The Newton Community School District will have school on Monday. This day is designated on the school calendar as a make up day to account for the Feb ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Berg Middle School Drama will host two productions of “Comic Book Artist” at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday at Newton Senior High School. Twenty-seven stu ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Senior Nights leading to postseason

    Senior Nights have been rolling by us as high school winter sports wrap up. All that means is the postseason is here.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Fairy Godmothers to help princesses once again

    For the fifth consecutive year, a group of adult and teen volunteers will spend a Saturday helping prepare some of the county’s younger girls for a sp ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 1:15 pm
  • Progress continuing to make Newton safe

    Work progresses on the city’s goal of continuing to make Newton a safe community, which was identified as an essential purpose in the city’s action pl ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • Ash Wednesday

    The Rev. Karen Crawford applies ash to the forehead of Kathy Trotter Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Newton. Several local congregation ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • IUB enters closed session in oil pipeline deliberations

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Utilities Board entered closed session Wednesday to deliberate what could be their final decision in the permit of a $4 billion, ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:08 am