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  • City Strides

    To celebrate the four year anniversary of “Newton’s Future: A Comprehensive Plan,” 100 signs of progress were announced by the city, showing how far i ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Park board mulls over Maytag Park office idea

    The Newton Park Board discussed the future of the Maytag Park caretaker’s home at its meeting Wednesday night at Newton City Hall.
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Local agencies continue to battle with Medicaid transition

    Health care providers in Jasper County are trying to get up to speed on both billing procedures and receiving payments from the state’s three managed- ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • C-M school board to begin discussion on sharing options with Baxter

    COLFAX — The Colfax-Mingo School Board has set itself up for a November regular meeting that will include discussion about C-M’s interest level in reg ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Pheasant season begins Oct. 29

    Iowa’s pheasant hunting tradition will begin another chapter on Oct. 29, when nearly 60,000 hunters will pursue ringnecks during the season opening we ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Harvest Barn Dance Friday at Jasper County Community Center

    Contra dancing returns to the Harvest Barn Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Jasper County Community Center, 2401 First Ave. E. in Newton.
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • New food poisoning detection and response initiative announced

    The Iowa Department of Public Health announced a new joint initiative with the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals that should reduce the impac ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Photo: Walkers support Mental Health Awareness

    Nursing students at Iowa Valley Community College in Marshalltown were among the 80 walkers in the Oct. 15 NAMI of Jasper County Mental Health Awarene ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • Thalacker presents DMACC fire truck to public

    Tim Thalacker knows there are many components needed for quality firefighter training he’s receiving at DMACC’s Fire Science Academy is the best he ca ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Highway report shows decline among Iowa highways, bridges

    Iowa is one of five states where about 54 percent of rural roads are in poor condition, according to a recently released study.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • First UMC to host Dont memorial concert

    First United Methodist Church will host a memorial concert for Shirley Dont at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the church,  210 N. Second Ave. E. in Newton.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Holy Trinity to host guest actor appearance as Martin Luther

    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will begin its 500th anniversary celebration of the Lutheran Reformation with a visit of Martin Luther played by the Rev. ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Cross to lead children’s ministry at The Way

    A familiar face at The Newton Church of the Way is now going to be around a lot more. Jenn Cross rec ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • St. Stephen’s to host free community Beggar’s Night dinner

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will host a free community meal from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31 in the church courtyard, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • County adds new positions to jail, health departments

    Several new county positions were approved on Tuesday by the Jasper County Board of Supervisors. The Jasper County Jail will have three new part-time ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:40 am