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  • Scouts give to St. Nicks

    Local Cub Scout Pack 354 Webelos 1 adopted a St. Nicks Christmas Club family. Pictured, from left, are Michael Gill, Kenny Chartier, Keyten Doland, Al ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Capitol Issues

    The following is the first in a three part series of discussions over topics effecting Jasper County and Iowa citizens ahead of the 2015 Iowa Legislat ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Rotary donates to YMCA

    A check for $1,500 was presented to the Newton YMCA by the Newton Rotary Club. It is being presented to, from left, Frank Buckley CEO and Karen Parmon ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • 2015 hunting, fishing licenses on sale now

    Iowans may now begin purchasing 2015 resident hunting, fishing and other licenses.The menu of licens ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Paving the trail

    MONROE — A plan to connect Monroe and Prairie City to Polk County via recreation trails moved a bit closer to fruition last week, as organizers for th ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Wendt to celebrate 100th birthday

    Wendell Wendt, retired assistant publisher of the Newton Daily News will be 100 years old Saturday. Remarkably, Loretta Wendt, Wendell’s wife, will al ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Thunder Nites, Cruisin' to Newton approved for 2015

    Use of the courthouse lawn was approved for the 2015 editions of Thunder Nites and Cruisin’ to Newton at the Jasper County Board of Supervisors meetin ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Home sweet home for The Least of Saints

    The Least of Saints Ministry has found a new home and for Pastor Scott Greene, it could not be a more perfect place. Formerly a bar, the new home, 219 ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • St. Stephen's welcomes new interim priest

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church welcomes the Rev. Karen Crawford as its newly-appointed interim priest, pictured with St. Stephen’s deacon Merle Smith.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Giving to St. Nick's

    Ron Ehresman of the First United Methodist Church men recently presented a check to Polly Malson, St. Nick’s inventory clerk, for the St. Nick’s Chris ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • House exteriors nuisance concern for council

    In a discussion of nuisances in the city, city council members on Monday expressed concern over the exterior coverings of buildings. They decided the ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • NCR hosts household item giveaway Saturday

    Newton Christian Reformed Church will host a household items giveaway for families in need beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, 511 S. Fifth A ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • FLC hosts Christmas Program Sunday

    The First Lutheran Church Sunday School will perform its annual Children’s Christmas Program during regular service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • The Way to carol at Heritage Manor

    Members of The Way will be Christmas Caroling at 2 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Manor, 1743 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Call for entries

    Calling all student artists and nature enthusiasts. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting entries for the 2015 Iowa Federal Junior Duck ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:47 am
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