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  • Newton celebrates Independence Day with parade, fireworks

    With perfect weather and a full slate of activities, those who came to Newton to enjoy the Fourth of July were not disappointed. Activities included a ...
    July 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Military dog program well attended at theater

    Those who came out Friday evening to view the film “Max” at Capitol II Theatre got a special treat.R ...
    July 6, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Talking Crows Auctions open for business

    A new auction house is open in Newton, and it’s only a couple of blocks from downtown. Talking Crow Auctions is open at 114 E. Second St. S. and is a ...
    July 6, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • Salvation Army celebrating 125 years of service

    The Salvation Army of Newton will be celebrating 125 years of serving the Newton area with an open house, tour and free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. F ...
    July 6, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • 'Serving Those Who Served'

    U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack spoke and took questions at American Legion Post 111 in Newton on Friday. The small gathering included several local leaders c ...
    July 6, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • MAT tumblers take first place at state

    MAT Tumbling/Trampoline took first place in all three during the USTA Iowa State Championships held at Marshalltown Community College on April 18-19.
    July 6, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • Branstad’s veto nixes $55.7M in K-12 funding

    DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad announced a series of budget vetoes Thursday, using his powerful pen to cross out $55.7 million in one-time educ ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Council to consider design firm for Westwood

    On a packed agenda, the Newton City Council will have a couple of items for third consideration along with several resolutions to approve at its Monda ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Season finale

    The Newton Municipal Band gave its last performance of the season Thursday at the Maytag Bowl. Dozens of people came out to enjoy the sounds of the ba ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • 90-year-old steam engine continues parade tradition

    A piece of history will once again be on display during the Fourth of July parade in Newton. A Minneapolis Steam Engine owned by the Jasper County Mus ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Marshalltown gears up for Linn Creek Arts Festival

    MARSHALLTOWN — Among the many art festivals that take place throughout the Midwest in summer, the annual Linn Creek Arts Festival in Marshalltown stan ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Group attempts to show importance of butterflies

    When Heather Maki was growing up, she learned about Monarch butterflies from her grandmother.In 2015 ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Newton preschool, kindergarten registration forms now available

    The Newton Community School District 2015-16 Kindergarten Round-Up registration forms are now available online at or at the admin ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Local students named to Luther College dean’s list

    DECORAH — Anders Hopkins, of Newton; Peder Hopkins, of Newton; Katelin Klyn, of Newton; Caleb Sander, of Newton; Hannah Kielly, of Baxter were named t ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Sheriff’s office teams with U.S. Marshals for arrest

    The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, along with the U.S. Marshals, apprehended a 50-year-old man who had multiple arrest warrants out for him, includin ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:29 am
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