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  • 'Christmas In Comfort'

    Sheppard Sam (Connor Fudge), Angel Laura (Ellen Schumann) along with little angels in a scene from the Newton Community Theatre production of “Christm ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Sacred Heart Church receives grant

    Carolyn Sullivan (left) and the Rev. William Reynolds, of Sacred Heart Church (right) accept a grant check from Dawn Prellwitz, Newton Theisen’s store ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Skiff, City of Newton win big at Chamber awards

    Skiff Medical Center and the City of Newton were the big winners at the 3rd Annual Newton Chamber of Commerce Business Awards and Christmas Party Thur ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Local handbell ensemble announce December performances

    “Tintinnabulation,” a local handbell ensemble, invites the public to come and enjoy some of its holiday concerts.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Two arrested in Colfax during burglary investigation

    COLFAX — Two suspects were arrested Monday after the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at a residence in Colfax under suspi ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Youth, school groups can earn up to $1,000

    DES MOINES — Youth groups, high school groups and K-12 school groups within a 50-mile radius of Des Moines, Iowa have an opportunity to earn up to $1, ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • IADA scholarships for automotive students now available

    WEST DES MOINES — Students interested in pursuing a career in the auto industry can apply for one of up to fifteen $2,000 scholarships offered by the ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Knee-High Naturalists Dec. 17

    Jasper County Conservation has a special program of educational sessions for 3-5 year olds that includes a story, an activity and group directed explo ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Pop-up art show extended

    The Centre of Arts and Artist extended the pop-up art show from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the former Pappy’s Antique Mall, 103 First Ave. W. More tha ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Library hosting holiday music by Tintinnabulation Bell Ensemble

    Join us at the library on at 6 p.m. Monday for holiday music by Tintinnabulation Bell Ensemble. This program is free and open to the public.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • IUB continues oil pipeline town halls with stop in Newton

    Jasper County landowners had their opportunity to ask questions of representatives from the Iowa Utilities Board and Texas-based oil company Energy Tr ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Family entertainment center could open in Newton

    Boomerangs, a family entertainment center that potentially would house batting cages, party services and other indoor recreational activities, is eyei ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • REG Newton received significant funds from farm bill

    Biofuel producer Renewable Energy Group, Inc. received nearly $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Advanced Biofuel Payment Program Cong ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Pacesetters to compete at ISDTA dance competition

    The Newton Pacesetters will be competing at the Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Competition on Friday at Wells Fargo Arena and Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Heikkila, Hembry record Christmas album

    I will say that listening to Christmas music all summer can be... well, challenging at times. :) Dani has a bubbly, fun-loving personality and the s ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:35 am
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