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  • Despite the heat, residents turn out for Jasper County Fair Parade

    The Grand Marshals of the Jasper County Fair Parade Jeannie and Jim Boettcher, of Kellogg, wave to spectators along the parade route.
    July 18, 2017 - 11:24 am
  • Newton CSD registration underway

    For the 2017-18 school year, the Newton Community School District will only offer onlineregistration ...
    July 18, 2017 - 11:25 am
  • Local residents named to Grinnell College dean’s list

    GRINNELL — The following local students have been named to the Grinnell College dean’s list for the spring semester 2017. They are among 268 students ...
    July 18, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Area resident graduates from Grinnell College

    GRINNELL — The following local residents have graduated from Grinnell College on May 22 as one of 390 members of the class of 2017.
    July 18, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Keep your cool in hot weather

    The Jasper County Health Department reminds people to take measures to stay cool, remain hydrated, and keep informed. Getting too hot can make you sic ...
    July 19, 2017 - 11:56 am
  • Westend Sinclair damaged in robbery attempt

    An early morning robbery attempt at the Westend Sinclair leaves the building heavily damaged and suspects on the run. Manager Rachel Archer said two m ...
    July 18, 2017 - 11:18 am
  • Democratic hopeful Nate Boulton to make Newton visit Wednesday

    Democratic hopeful Nate Boulton will be making his first visit to Newton this week. Boulton, a first year state senator who represents the east side o ...
    July 17, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Finger lickin’ good

    COLFAX — Sweet, smokey and, spicy, everyone’s palates were pleased at the second Jasper County Fair Annual Blue Ribbon BBQ Cook-off. Seven teams cooke ...
    July 17, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Matt Holmes eyeing at-large city council seat

    Matthew Holmes has announced his intentions to run for the at-large Newton City Council seat in November. The seat, which has recently been vacated by ...
    July 17, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Family Day creates precious memories at Jasper County Fair

    COLFAX — A youngin’ was cheered on by her parents as she was bucked off her first sheep at the fan-favorite Mutton Bustin; a junior out pulled his old ...
    July 17, 2017 - 11:06 am
  • EPA proposal could impact local ethanol, biodiesel production

    A public hearing on Aug. 1 in Washington, D.C. could have an impact on Iowa farmers who grow corn used in ethanol production and industries which prod ...
    July 17, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Monster Arm Wrestling popular in first year at the county fair

    COLFAX — Hootin’ and hollarin’, gruntin’ and gaspin’. The arm wrestling contest on Friday brought plenty of  excitement in its first year at the Jaspe ...
    July 17, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • ‘We always worked together’

    This is part II in a two-part series featuring PCM-area JC United’s two state championship softball teams. The 11U and 12U teams both collected champi ...
    July 17, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Three semi accident shuts down I80

    Three semi-trucks were involved in a chain reaction accident Sunday evening on Interstate 80 sending one driver to the hospital. Iowa State Patrol Tro ...
    July 17, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Fairtime Fun

    4-H and FFA members showed off their skills in the horse arena with the horse trail classes competition on Friday at the Jasper County Fair in Colfax.
    July 17, 2017 - 10:56 am