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  • More than $2.7 million in road projects underway in Newton

    The City of Newton is making progress on several street repair projects with many more planned for the coming months. Most noticeable near downtown is ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Alliant Energy to vacate First Avenue building

    Alliant Energy plans to vacate the First Avenue building it’s using, but the City of Newton and any economic development planners have plenty of notic ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • Iowa pipeline delay denied

    DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Utilities Board denied Thursday a request by a group of landowners to halt construction of an oil pipeline beyond this week ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Coffee customers need not leave Berg campus

    It’s not unusual for a teacher to grab coffee in the morning, and a new arrangement at Berg Middle School this fall will allow that to happen on campu ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 8:50 pm
  • Blue Ribbon Service

    DES MONIES — A cool rain may have kicked off day one of this year’s Iowa State Fair, but that couldn’t stop people behind the scenes who make the famo ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Monroe admin's tax projections on proposed Dollar General in question

    MONROE — The Monroe City Council is looking into allegations that tax revenue estimates presented by city administrator Matt Mardesen to aid the counc ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Choir auditions set for Sept. 6 and 8

    The Newton Children’s Choir, also known as BETCHAW & Friends, will be holding open auditions on Sept. 6 and 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in grades 5-6 music ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Locals earn 2016 Iowa State diplomas

    AMES — Stephanie Clements and Morgan Elliott, both of Newton, were awarded a degree from Iowa State University at the end of the 2016 summer term. A t ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Community Calendar

    • An old-time barn dance will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the Jasper County Community Center, 2401 First Ave. E. in Newton. Music by Ben McClure/fiddler ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • The Way We Live

    DES MOINES — When Bryan Branderhorst stepped off the stage at the Iowa State Fair’s Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center on Aug. 14, he was still in s ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Celebrate Library Sign-Up month at the Newton Public Library

    Library Card Sign-Up Month Help us celebrate Library Card Sign-up month. Teens and adults are invit ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 1:35 pm
  • Strong push made to address public nuisances

    The city is taking additional steps to address public nuisances throughout Newton.In a unanimous vot ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Three county school districts holding special Sept. 13 elections

    As of Wednesday, there have already been 55 requests submitted to the Jasper County Auditor’s office for absentee ballots it doesn’t even have yet.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Winners announced in summer reading program

    Jasmine Roush, left, was winner of a Kindle Fire and Kathryn Van Maanen, right, won a half hour flight over Newton from Johnson Aviation. The winners ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Public Health: Child car seat safety

    Every day in America, too many children ride in car seats that have been installed incorrectly or are the wrong car seats for their age and size. Othe ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:47 am