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  • Learn to make lawns into organic gardens at the library

    Peeps Diorama ContestEntries Due May 1 — Give us a “Peep” into your favorite book. The library is ho ...
    April 7, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • On the Easter egg hunt

    Dozens of parents and families lined up around the Jasper County Courthouse Thursday evening for the Newton Main Street egg hunt. In its first year ho ...
    April 7, 2017 - 11:34 am
  • Newton High School 2016-17 Third Term B Honor Roll

    A-DMadeline Allen, Dalton Altemeier, Priscila Amador, Yesenia Amador, Makatlyn Anderson, Caitlynn An ...
    April 7, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Traffic signals in downtown poised for redesign

    Existing traffic signals along First Avenue in the downtown area will get a redesign. Newton City Council approved Shive-Hattery Architecture and Engi ...
    April 6, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Jasper County Veterans Affairs Office brings in part-time volunteer

    A new, part-time volunteer will be joining the Jasper County Veterans Affairs Office, following the approval of county commissioners at Wednesday afte ...
    April 6, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • County museum to open new World War II exhibit

    The final pieces are coming together for the Jasper County Historical Museum’s World War II exhibit, which will open to the public at the end of April ...
    April 6, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Gov. Branstad in Newton on April 13 for book signing

    Gov. Terry Branstad will appear at the Newton YMCA for a special book signing from noon until 1:30 p.m. April 13, and Newton resident Mike Chapman wil ...
    April 6, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Newton Wellness Talks: Happy Birthday, Chichaqua Valley Trail

    Guess who’s turning 30? The Chichaqua Valley Trail. In 1962, the last passenger trains operated through Bondurant, with rail service permanently aband ...
    April 6, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Book donated in NHS students’ names

    Sarah Prendergast and Brian Bleakney were the October 2016 Newton Noon Kiwanis, students of the month. The children’s book “Warduff and the Corncob Ca ...
    April 6, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Three-year contract with Dodd’s approved for city

    A three-year contract with Dodd’s Trash Hauling and Recycling, Inc was approved by city council on Monday. The contract, totaling approximately $47,31 ...
    April 5, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Get to know Newton’s newest NPD Officers

    Name: Jacob HardenAge: 28Education: 2006 graduate of Newton High School, attended DMACC for three ye ...
    April 5, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Roadway treatment product presented to supervisors

    A Texas-based soil stabilization company presented its product to the Jasper County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Trina Collier and Glen Wise expla ...
    April 5, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Newton man to be sentenced in sex abuse case

    A Newton man charged with six counts of third-degree sexual abuse will be sentenced next month stemming from an investigation that began in 2015.
    April 5, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • Annual Way of the Cross Walk is April 14

    The annual Way of the Cross Walk is once again planned for Good Friday, April 14, in downtown Newton. Mission Coalition is inviting citizens to partic ...
    April 6, 2017 - 9:25 am
  • Donate blood at the Brenden O’Brien Memorial Blood Drive

    In memory of Brendan O’Brien, his family asks you to honor him by donating blood and sharing the gift of life on April 21.
    April 5, 2017 - 10:04 am