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  • Food for Fines

    The library will be accepting non-perishable food items in exchange for overdue fines assessed against library materials through Saturday. Each non-pe ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Several agencies partner for active-shooter drill at Berg

    If you are anywhere near Newton’s Berg School Complex on March 18, you might see some uncommon sights.
    March 3, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • City Council approves 2015-16 operating budget

    The 2015-2016 operating budget for the city of Newton was passed by the city council at the Monday meeting. After closing a public hearing that brough ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • A carnivore convocation

    Three eagles feed on a deer around 5 p.m. Sunday near the North Skunk River. This spot is less than 100 yards from a large nest. Jean Hagedon, of Newt ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Average precipitation, wet soil could affect growing season

    While the National Weather Service’s long-range outlooks are for Iowa to be slightly colder than normal and to receive average rainfall in the months ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Power tumblers compete in Oskaloosa

    On Feb. 8 the MAT Tumbling and Trampoline team traveled to Oskaloosa High School to participate in a competition. Power Tumbling was the focus for thi ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Skiff honors Langmaid with DAISY nursing award

    Genevieve Langmaid, registered nurse at Skiff Medical Center, was recognized for her caring nursing skills during the organization’s first 2015 DAISY ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Meals from the Heartland

    The third annual Jasper County 4-H Meals From The Heartland Event was held on Feb. 8. This year we packaged 31,104 meals for Meals From The Heartland, ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Iowa CCI hosts Food and Ag Justice Summit Saturday

    DES MOINES — Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement will host its “Food & Ag Justice” event this weekend.
    March 3, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Job/Career Fair to be held in March 26 at DMACC

    The Newton Development Corporation is once again partnering with Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus, Iowa State University Extension and ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Secretary recognizes Weights and Measures Week

    DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey highlighted the important work of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s We ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Above + Beyond Cancer event planned for March 26

    Dr. Richard Demming, Medical Director of Mercy Cancer Center in Des Moines and Founder and Chairman of Above + Beyond Cancer will give a presentation ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • State seeks environmental leader nominations

    DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey encourage Iowans to nominate farmers for the Io ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Trip to Chicago Cubs game planned by Knights of Columbus

    Join us for a round trip ride in comfort and watch the Chicago Cubs battle the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 25.
    March 3, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Kellogg Garden Club

    Plans were made for the spring tea fundraiser at the recent meeting of the Kellogg Garden Club. The event will take place April 18, at Cornerstone Chu ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:07 am
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