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  • Food for Fines at Newton library

    During the week of May 16 the Newton Public Library will waive overdue fines in exchange for a food donation. Donations must be canned or otherwise no ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Officials note rise in unvaccinated children

    DES MOINES (AP) — The number of parents seeking religious exemptions to Iowa vaccination requirements is still climbing despite health officials’ effo ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • Alliant Energy projects planned around Newton

    Several Newton-area projects are coming up for Alliant Energy crews, but none that involve ripping up streets or tearing up sidewalks or driveways.
    May 12, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Go and Do: City Wide Garage Sale

    Spring City-Wide Garage Sale Day will be all day Saturday. There will also be a residental appliance and scrap metal drop off at the city watertower. ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Police pursuit ends after chase through Newton

    A Montezuma man was arrested after a vehicle pursuit through Newton Wednesday evening. Shaun M. Gie ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Woman, horse attacked by pit bull in Newton

    A woman and her horse were attacked by a pit bull last week near Union Cemetery. A dog named Kush b ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:55 am
  • NHS senior already a college grad

    If 16-year-old Becca Gibson is asked if her graduation this month is from high school or college, she can answer “yes.”
    May 11, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Admin building to be named after first superintendent of 1900s

    At Monday’s Newton Community School District Board of Education meeting, a unanimous vote gave a name to both the new administrative building and one ...
    May 11, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Flamingo ball held for Van Wyngarden

    MONROE — A flamingo ball was held by the Presbyterian Church youth group on May 1 to raise funds for Monroe 13-year-old Luke Van Wyngarden. Van Wyngar ...
    May 11, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Locals working to establish Crime Stoppers program

    Jasper County law enforcement and community leaders came together to discuss the formation of a Crime Stoppers program on Tuesday at the Jasper County ...
    May 11, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Commission denies farmer’s request to reconsider interchange

    AMES — Days after announcing he would depart the Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market after 20 years, a popular Mingo organic produce farmer lost his f ...
    May 11, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Supervisors OK new equipment approved for county engineer

    Several pieces of equipment used to assemble a tandem axle truck with a dump box and pup were approved for purchase on Tuesday. The Jasper County Boar ...
    May 11, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Sacred Heart to honor graduates Sunday

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host its Graduation Mass at 9 a.m. Sunday at the church, 1115 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton.
    May 11, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Kellogg Krusaders to host carnival May 22

    Kellogg United Methodist Church and the Kellogg Krusaders Youth Group will host a community carnival from 3 to 5 p.m. May 22 at the church parking lot ...
    May 11, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Iowa Craft Brew Festival tickets available online

    Tickets for the Sixth Annual Iowa Craft Brew Festival are now available on sale online. A fundraiser for the Iowa Brewers Guild, the June 18 event wil ...
    May 11, 2016 - 11:10 am