• A Day in the Life of Jimmy Small

    While Jimmy Small may be dressed casually in jeans and a button-up shirt for “Casual Friday,” he has been hard at work preparing himself and Iowa Spee ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Newton Public Library participating in ‘World Book Night’

    “World Book Night” is one of the largest campaigns in the U.S. and United Kingdom to eliminate illiteracy and encourage people to read. Wednesday nigh ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Atwoods trying to win barn to continue helping animals in need

    As a little girl, Sharon Atwood got her first experiences with helping animals by bottle feeding baby rabbits. This was an interest of hers that her m ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • LSI recognized for 150 years of service

    Lutheran Services of Iowa was recognized for 150 years of service during the Capital Day on the Hill event in March. Pictured are LSI caseworker Patti ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • 5K benefits homeless veterans

    Several local veterans recently participated in a 5K in Boone. They collected the largest donation of food and clothing items for homeless veterans du ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Jasper County Veteran's Affairs office offering vets free ride to job fair

    The Jasper County Veteran’s Affairs Office has arranged for free transportation to and from Thursday’s Veterans Career Fair in Fort Dodge.
    April 22, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Family of Brendan O'Brien to host Donate Life Day

    Nothing can take away the pain of the loss of a loved one, especially the unexpected loss of a child or parent. However, in times of grief there can b ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Mayor Hansen makes two proclamations during city council meeting

    Newton Mayor Mike Hansen made two proclamations during the Newton City Council meeting on Monday night.
    April 22, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Library board to meet

    The Newton Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the library board room. ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Viet Nam Era Vets to meet

    The Viet Nam Era Vets will meet at 6 p.m. Friday at Midtown Café. ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • NHS Class of '58 to meet

    The Newton Senior High School Class of 1958 will meet at 9 a.m. Friday for coffee and fellowship at PJ’s in Newton.
    April 22, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Free meal, program for veterans on May 6

    Jasper County Veterans Affairs and Wallace Family Funeral Home & Crematory will thank local veterans by hosting a free meal and program at 5:30 p.m. T ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • NHS honor roll released

    Newton Senior High School officials recently released the third-term honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year. Students named to the honor roll are as ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Renewable Energy Group achieves one billion gallon milestone

    AMES — Renewable Energy Group Inc. has announced it has reached a new milestone, having sold a cumulative one billion gallons of advanced biofuel dur ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Cross Walk

    Area residents follow Caleb Pline of Newton during the annual Cross Walk on Good Friday. The Cross Walk included stops at several downtown churches — ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:27 pm
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    Reader Poll

    What are your thoughts on illegal drug use and distribution in Jasper County?
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