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  • School board members express concern before approving new bus purchase

    While the public may not have made any input, several members of the Newton Community School District Board of Education raised questions about purcha ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Poker Run raises $5,000 for mammograms

    The Ride 4 Time Poker Run raised approximately $5,000 for women to receive free mammograms at Skiff Medical Center in Newton and the Marshalltown Medi ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans supports NHS Fabric Closet

    The Jasper County Chapter of Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, a fraternal society, recently supported the Newton Senior High School Fabric Closet thr ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • McClurg retires from P.I.

    Friends and colleagues gathered Monday to wish Dave McClurg (left) a happy retirement after 29 years at Progress Industries. As vice president of oper ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • 'FarmHer' chronicles women involved in agriculture

    A lot of people dream of leaving their everyday 9-5 job to pursue something they’re more passionate about. Very few actually go through with it, but o ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Skiff joins Newton Daily News, KCOB for 'Get to Know Newton' promotion

    Skiff Medical Center has joined the Newton Daily News and radio station KCOB in Newton to fund a unique “Get to Know Newton” promotion involving NASCA ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Nature Tots program at NSNWR

    Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to bring their favorite adult from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and join a refuge naturalist for stories, the outdoor ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • NKK Point Races on Saturday

    The Newton Kart Clubs will host the NKK Points Races on Saturday at the track, located at 2801 E. Fifth St. S. in Newton.
    July 29, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Kiwanis to host Fifth Wednesday Fun

    The Newton Noon Kiwanis will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton, for lunch and a pro ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Getting healthy at the Iowa State Fair? Yes, it’s possible

    DES MOINES — Walking between vendors eating fried food on a stick may be the most popular activity at the Iowa State Fair, so this year, the Healthies ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Deer Days program Aug. 18 at Izaak Walton League

    Jasper County Conservation is hosting Deer Days at the Izaak Walton League Aug. 18. The public is invited to bring a child from ages 11-16 to learn al ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Farmland Leasing Meeting next Tuesday

    Iowa State University Extension will host a Farmland Leasing Meeting from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Newton DMACC Campus.
    July 29, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Tax-free holiday this coming weekend in Iowa

    Mark your calenders for this coming weekend and head out to expand your wardrobe during Iowa’s tax-free holiday. Great for back to school, this Friday ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Ridiculous Day

    Saturday’s annual Ridiculous Day on Newton’s downtown square brought shoppers from throughout the city to hunt for special deals at local shops’ sidew ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Durbala receives Governor's Volunteer Award

    Suzanne Durbala, of Newton, received a 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Award during a special recognition ceremony June 18 in Pleasant Hill.
    July 28, 2014 - 11:36 am
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