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  • Berg reading teachers take spotlight

    A few times per year, the Newton Community School District leadership makes trips to various campuses for board meetings.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • City seeking public input on camper parking

    The city of Newton is seeking public input for camper and trailer parking rules through a survey available on the city’s website. After talking about ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Future of Westwood Golf Course discussed by council

    Whether or not to keep Westwood Golf Course became a major discussion point at Newton’s City Council budget meeting Monday. After discussing the pros ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • City employee 8-mile residency requirement under review

    Three topics, including a change to an 8-mile residency requirement restriction were discussed by the Employee Relations Committee at the city council ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Farmers Union petitions IDALS on spray-drift rules

    The Iowa Farmers Union has filed a petition with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship in an effort to get some new pesticide spray- ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Newton FFA beats record fundraising sales

    On Sept. 8, 2014, the Newton FFA kicked off the annual delivery fundraiser “Fruit Sales.” The Newton FFA chapter sold more than $46,000 in fruit, meat ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Newton Development gets $200K for rural jobs program

    DES MOINES — Iowa Agriculture Undersecretary for Rural Development Lisa Mensah announced five awards on Jan. 23 to expand access to credit for rural b ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Leadership class to begin in February

    Once again the Newton Development Corporation (NDC), Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC-Newton Campus) and the Jasper Community Foundation are c ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • It’s 80s night for the Newton Wellness Coalition kick off event

    The Newton Wellness Coalition picked an 80s theme for its kickoff event, set to happen at the Newton varsity basketball games Friday. The group will o ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • DOE releases tough criteria for Sept. 1 waivers

    In mid-December, the Iowa Department of Education released a statement that made it clear starting school before the week of Sept. 1 will be tough.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Lace up, cool out

    Runners take off following the starting gun at Saturday’s Skiff Medical Center Pink Nose/Blue Toes 5K run/walk. Skiff Foundation Event’s Manager Leisa ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Keystone Laboratories celebrates 25 years

    Keystone Laboratories celebrated its 25 anniversary with a party featuring the Double G Big Band at DMACC Saturday. The company, which was founded in ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Vernon donates to Jasper County United Way

    Vernon Company President Chris Vernon (right) presents a check for more than $24,000 to United Way of Jasper County. UWJC Executive Director Jessica L ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Sheets elected to petroleum marketers board

    URBANDALE — Lynn Sheets, of Sully, petroleum development manager at Key Cooperative has joined the Board of Directors of the Petroleum Marketers and C ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Critchfield named to FNNB board of directors

    First Newton National Bank President Gary Kahn announced Stephanie Critchfield has been elected to the Board of Directors of First Newton National Ban ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:58 am
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