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  • Student of the Month

    Cody Evans was named Student of the Month at Basics & Beyond High School in Newton. According to staff, Evans is respectful, polite and a joy to have ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • City’s nuisance abatement fee increased

    A fee of $65 will now be charged to citizens for any nuisance violations that are not corrected during the city’s warning period. The nuisance abateme ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • McKinstry photos on display at Uncle Nancy’s

    An exhibit featuring photographs of songbirds and birds of prey created by photographer, James McKinstry, is now on display at Uncle Nancy’s. Sponsore ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • DMACC offers full tuition grant for Iowa FFA presidents

    Des Moines Area Community College, along with the family of former TV and radio broadcaster Mark Pearson, will be offering a new scholarship that will ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Increasing foliage reduces visibility for turkey hunters

    Iowa’s timber can change quickly in the spring as turkey hunters are well aware. That perfect hunting spot with a large panoramic view of the woodland ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • NHS block scheduling advantages outlined

    Newton High School Principal Bill Peters didn’t use his time at the podium Monday night to defend or promote the modified block scheduling system used ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Newton man recognized for military service

    Surrounded by family and friends, 73-year-old Merlin Hamilton leaned over to better hear the words being spoken to honor his military service.
    April 27, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Elderly Nutrition receives funding

    A contract totaling $230,000 between Aging Resources of Central Iowa and Jasper County Elderly Nutrition was approved Tuesday. The Jasper County Board ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Survey makes progress at racial justice meeting

    Conversation continued on how to administer a public survey at the Racial Justice Working Group of Jasper County meeting on Tuesday. The group brainst ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Sacred Heart First Communion

    First Communion was celebrated on April 9 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton. Front row, from left, are Callie Van Beek, Stella Bloom, Olivia R ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Newton man to serve probation for child neglect

    A 28-year-old Newton man received a suspended 10 year prison sentence and three years of probation for his role in a child neglect case.
    April 27, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Community prayer gathering Tuesday

    United Presbyterian Church will host the May One Voice Community Prayer Gathering at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 209 N. Second Ave. E. in Newton.
    April 27, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • First Assembly to host gospel quartet

    Newton First Assembly of God will host Southern Gospel music group Sounds of Inspiration quartet at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at the church, 1029 E. 19th St. ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Congregational UCC to host film, discussion

    Congregational United Church of Christ will host the showing of the final episode of the three-part series “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creati ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Sacred Heart cinnamon roll sale Saturday, Sunday

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church Faith Journey and National Conference on Catholic Youth and adults are selling cinnamon rolls after 4 p.m. Mass Saturday ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:27 am