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  • It’s the Hour of Code

    The Hour of Code sounds like a moment of truth in military training — or perhaps the moment when Daniel LaRusso is about to take on Johnny Lawrence an ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Goodwill career center open to help job seekers

    On many days, the Goodwill Career Connection Center at Des Moines Community College Newton Campus doesn’t need to be a bustling hub of activity.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:16 pm
  • Newton School Board had 2014 changes; elections loom

    To call the Newton Community School District board of education an "eclectic" mix probably wouldn't be fair — partly because practically no one wants ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Growth prompts PCM schools to move forward on renovation, expansion

    MONROE — After more than a year of deliberating, the Prairie City-Monroe School Board accepted the district facilities committee’s recommendation in J ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Smaller districts keep up with 1-to-1 technology at home, in classrooms

    COLFAX — In the past five years, Iowa schools have begun to embrace technology as part of classroom and at-home learning. Larger and mid-sized school ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Remodeled amenities ready at the YMCA

    The Newton YMCA has been working hard to upgrade many amenities that became outdated or were no longer working correctly. One of the biggest and most ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Skiff and Mercy in affiliation talks

    Since announcing plans to enter into 120 days of exclusive talks with Mercy Health Network in October, Skiff Medical Center has been working on the po ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Midwife — additional birthing option available at Skiff Medical Center

    Expectant women have another option when making their birthing plan with the additional midwife Lacy Lundgren and the new alternative birth suite in t ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • District’s purchase paves way for new admin building, more

    Last fall, the Newton Community School District board approved the first part of a process, but that process might leave the district with some questi ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Elderly Nutritions adds ‘Fresh Conversations,’ stays vital to Newton, county seniors

    COLFAX — Kathleen Luther deals a deck of blue playing cards at the Colfax Senior Citizens Center on a Friday morning. Along with center staples, Andy ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • A focus on personal well-being

    Whether you’re retired and carefree or at the peak of your career and working more than you should, taking time to down-shift is vital to optimal well ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • New image, same services

    Integrated Treatment Services has made some noticable changes over the last year to its facility in Newton but while its image has changed, its busine ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Man hospitalized following knife fight at downtown restaurant

    A man was sent to the hospital Thursday night after a knife fight between two employees at the Panda Garden Chinese restaurant.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Locals named to Luther College dean’s list

    DECORAH — Anders Hopkins and Caleb Sander, of Newton, and Hannah Kielly, of Baxter, were named to the Luther College 2014 fall dean’s list.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • ‘Piece of Pie’ fundraiser to be in April

    Help support the Jasper County Elderly Nutrition (congregate meals/meals on wheels) by attending the “Piece of Pie” fundraiser April 7. The event will ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:25 am
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    Reader Poll

    Should campers and RVs in Newton have to be parked on a hard surface at a private residence?