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  • Obama has GMO labeling bill on his desk

    Anytime both corn and soybean industry leaders are happy with all six members of Iowa’s Congressional delegation, there is a cause for celebration.
    July 26, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • NCSD board invests $85K in computers

    For the third consecutive year, the Newton Community School District will be purchasing computers. This year, however, the board is able to supply a s ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Hogs 4 Dogs donates bulletproof vest to NPD, K-9 Smokey

    Last February, Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small presented a check to the Newton Police Department on behalf of Iowa Speedway Cares — the Speedway’s ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Trial date set in sex abuse case

    A trial date has been set for a Newton man accused of sexual abuse.Jerry E. Fults, 35, was charged w ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:51 am
  • Baxter school board tables CMB discussion

    BAXTER — Due to the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter varsity baseball team participating in its first ever state tournament game Monday, the Baxter School Board ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • The Des Moines Symphony to perform at the Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES — For the first time in more than twenty years, the Des Moines Symphony will perform on opening night of the Iowa State Fair. The symphony’ ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Public Paddle to be held at Jacob Krumm

    Jasper County Conservation is hosting kayaking and canoeing event from noon to 3 p.m. July 29 at Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve.
    July 26, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Newton Farmers’ Market will begin at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on the Courthouse Square in Newton. For more information, contact Graham Sullivan at the Newt ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • WENS is solid, but not only alert format

    Being signed up to receive notifications with a wireless emergency notification system, or WENS, is highly recommended, says Jasper County Emergency M ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • UI students work to preserve Newton murals

    The sculptures and murals located throughout town reflect the strength of the art culture in Newton, but with time and deterioration, some of those vi ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Grand opening promotes fishing, hiking at Quarry Springs Park

    COLFAX — Many families battled the heat Saturday spending the morning at one of Jasper County’s newest attractions, Quarry Springs Park in Colfax, for ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Ridiculous Day returns to downtown Newton

    Save your pennies, Ridiculous Day in downtown Newton is Saturday.Back at the end of July, Ridiculous ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:11 pm
  • Iowa house prices, sales increased in June

    June house sales increased 3.8 percent from a year ago and prices were up 2 percent, the Iowa Association of Realtors said. 
    July 25, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Doyle & DeVoe have fun and get creative

    Business often have to find new and creative ways to promote their work. That is exactly what Doyle & DeVoe Iowa Realty has been doing for more than 1 ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Iowa unemployment rate nudged up in June

    Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4 percent in June from 3.9 percent in May, according to Iowa Workforce Development ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:12 pm