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  • Summer lunch program free for all children

    In three Newton cafeterias, summer will begin with pizza and end with meatball subs.That’s what thre ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Newton tumbler named Iowa Athlete of the Year

    Newton tumbler Chelsea Trotter was recently named Iowa Athlete of the Year at the United States Trampoline And Tumbling Association Iowa State Champio ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Registration now available for YMCA youth summer sports camps

    Newton YMCA and Skiff Medical Center will host its annual 2015 Youth Summer Sports Campus beginning June 8 and lasting until July 24.
    May 28, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.
    May 28, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Pipeline activist pleads guilty to trespass after State Capitol sit-in

    DES MOINES — Former Democratic state representative turned talk radio host Ed Fallon pleaded guilty Wednesday in Polk County District Court to crimina ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Woman, child injured in domestic abuse assault

    A Newton man is charged with domestic abuse assault after a woman and child were injured Tuesday.Dou ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Woman transferred to Mercy for assault injuries

    A woman was transferred to Mercy Medical Center for injuries sustained during an assault by a Newton man Sunday. The woman went so far as to jump from ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • Newton man in ICU with serious burns

    Fundraising efforts are already under way for a family whose home was destroyed over Memorial Day weekend, according to Mikie Hansen, a close friend o ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:31 pm
  • ‘All-State Norm’ to retire from Newton High School

    In the last one-room schoolhouse in the entire state of Iowa, in Mahaska County, Norm Grimm learned his love of music. One teacher taught all subjects ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Dream Come True

    U.S. Naval Air Corps veteran John Lewis is happy to welcome guests to his room at Park Centre’s Memory Wing. During a visit, the pilot will regale his ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • School board approves amended budget

    It took only seven minutes for the Newton Community School District to approve an amended budget for the 2014-15 school year. Wrestling with the 2015- ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • DAR announces Good Citizenship awards winners

    The Grinnell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met May 9 in Newton. Regent Macy led the Opening Ritual, the American Creed and the P ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • More than 70 quilts donated by The Way

    The quilting ladies of the Newton Church of the Way just finished up their ministry year with donating more than 70 quilts to local organizations.
    May 27, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Christian Life to host Sounds of Inspiration Sunday

    The Sounds of Inspiration will join the Christian Life Church at its 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday at the church, 314 E. Second St. N.
    May 27, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • SWAT team deployed after man shows handgun at Hy-Vee

    The Newton Police SWAT Team arrested a 25-year-old Newton man Tuesday night after he allegedly displayed a handgun to a Hy-Vee employee following a th ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:32 pm
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