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  • CNA pleads not guilty to adult abuse

    A Newton woman accused of abusing an adult woman under her care at a local nursing home has pleaded not guilty to dependent adult abuse.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Young professionals host Re-Prom at Iowa Speedway

    The Young Professionals of Jasper County hosted their first annual Re-Prom event Saturday night at the Iowa Speedway.  Re-Prom featured dancing and pa ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Newton Police, Jasper County Sheriff conduct nighttime enforcement project

    On March 17, the Newton Police Department and Jasper County Sheriff’s Office participated in a special Traffic Enforcement Project (sTEP) in the City ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Evening prairie burn

    The public is invited to watch a controlled prairie burn at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Alzheimer’s workshop April 7

    An interactive workshop to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease will be at 6:30 p.m. April 7 at Park Centre in Newton. Presenters will he ...
    March 30, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Events

    • Celebrate Recovery women’s study will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at Hephzibah House, 721 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    March 30, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Road construction at NSNWR

    Beginning Monday, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge’s paved entry road will be undergoing construction.
    March 30, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Iowa Supreme Court revokes law license of Newton attorney

    DES MOINES (AP) — A Newton attorney can no longer practice law after the Iowa Supreme Court revoked her law license citing numerous cases of unethical ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Farmers, activists come together for water quality discussion

    Family farmers and citizens from Jasper and Poweshiek Counties gathered at the Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Thursday night to hear from conc ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Skiff employees recognized for excellence

    Several employees were honored at the Skiff Board Meeting after being recognized by patients for their outstanding work. Two letters received by the h ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Bruner found guilty for murder of Newton native Derek Moore

    JOPLIN, Mo. — Derek Moore’s mother told Jeffrey Bruner following his conviction on first-degree murder charges Thursday that his decision to kill her ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • A tough decision

    “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”This Dr. Seuss quote is used regularly at e ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Learning to go ‘Above + Beyond’

    Above + Beyond Cancer Founder and Chairman Dr. Richard Demming speaks to a group of Park Centre residents Thursday afternoon about the program he has ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Pie in the Face

    An awards assembly took place at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School on Thursday.  Two students were allowed to "deliver" pies in the faces of special ed ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:05 pm

    Parent involvement, as most anyone in public education will attest, is critical to skill development. Sometimes educators try to get parents to the sc ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:12 pm
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