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  • Council, city beginning work on strategic plan

    To keep up with ever-evolving community needs, the city is beginning to look at the Newton Strategic Plan.
    July 11, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • State Fair artifact on display at Baxter cafe

    BAXTER — When Al and Jeanne Conover opened their diner in Baxter last year, naming it “Blue Ribbon Cafe” was an obvious choice because of Al's family ...
    July 11, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Vernon announces CEO promotion

    The Vernon Company recently announced Chris Vernon, Co-CEO of The Vernon Company, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman effec ...
    July 11, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • NPL to host stargazing Wednesday

    The Des Moines Astronomical Society will lead an after-hours stargazing program Wednesday at the Newton Public Library.
    July 11, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Country Roads — through Baxter

    Weekend fun and celebrations of many things happened at last weekend's Baxter Fun Days. This year's theme, taken from the chorus of a John Denver song ...
    July 11, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Newton man arrested after gun threats

    A Newton man was arrested for allegedly threatening a woman at gunpoint with several children present.
    July 11, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Iowans with Newton ties react to police-involved shootings

    At the end of a week filled with news of death in other parts of the U.S., many emotions and sentiments filled conversations about relationships betwe ...
    July 11, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • State prison inmates help NCSD reconfigure

    As the Newton Community School District reconfigures this summer, not all of its help is coming from staff employees.
    July 8, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Truck added to help at busy landfill

    The Customer Convenience Center has been so popular, the Newton Sanitary Landfill needs more help. The landfill was approved by city council to purcha ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Electric Patrol: NPD looking to add energy efficient motorcycle to fleet

    An energy efficient motorcycle could be in the future for the Newton Police Department. In a partne ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Sunday science program for kids at Neal Smith NWR

    Children ages 6-10 are invited to bring their favorite adult and join a refuge naturalist to become a scientist for a day from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
    July 8, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • New home owners receive city incentives

    New homeowners Mike and Megan Meyer were presented with their $10,000 incentive along with the Newton Housing Development Corporation “Get to Newton W ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Doonan graduates from Mercy College of Health Sciences

    DES MOINES — Emily Doonan, of Newton, was conferred an associate of science in emergency medical services degree by Mercy College of Health Sciences.
    July 8, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • DMACC summer semester foundation scholarships

    Des Moines Area Community College students from the Newton area have received scholarships from the DMACC Foundation for the summer semester.
    July 8, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • School district to consider technology purchases

    Consideration of another technology item is one of the items on the agenda for Monday’s Newton Community School District’s Board of Education meeting.
    July 8, 2016 - 11:50 am