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  • Newton Wellness Coalition receives $1,500 grant

    A $1,500 grant was given to the Newton Wellness Coalition by Theisen’s the group said at its Wednesday meeting. The money will be used for future outd ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • 'Get to Know' new library cards

    Most public libraries probably wouldn’t make an announcement about a new style or design of library card. However, the cards that the Newton Public Li ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Newton Lions donates to senior center

    The Newton Lions Club recently presented a $500 donation to the Jasper County Senior Center. The money represents a percentage of the funds raised in ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Events

    • An annual Soup Supper will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Congregational UCC Church, 308 E. Second St. N. in Newton. The meal of homemade soups and des ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Public Works Director highlights recent road work

    Work accomplished by the Public Works Department in the past year and plans for future projects was presented to city council by Public Works Director ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Man accused of sex abuse found guilty of assault

    A Newton man accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl has been found guilty of assault and sentenced to 15 days in jail.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Service Coordinator position approved for mental health region

    The Jasper County Supervisors approved the creation of a permanent position for a part-time service coordinator for the mental health region on Tuesda ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • ARK gives back in big ways

    ARK or Acts of Random Kindness of The Way at Newton Church of The Way is having a free winter pajamas and clothes give away from 9 a.m. to noon Saturd ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Winning scratch ticket sold in Newton

    A $10,000-winning Iowa Lottery scratch ticket was sold in Newton. Bill Jaekel, of Warsaw, Mo., claimed the 12th of 32 prizes of $10,000 available in t ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Golden 'K' tip night a success

    Recently Golden “K” Kiwanis President Judy Snook presented a check for $200 to Major Mikey Carter of the Salvation Army. The donation came from “Tip N ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Antique Spectacular Nov. 21-23 Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES —Antique Collectors won’t want to miss the Fall Antique Spectacular show, Nov. 21-23 in Des Moines, Iowa at the Iowa State Fairgrounds — Kn ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • Fourth annual Jean Seberg Festival begins Friday in Marshalltown

    The Fourth Annual Jean Seberg International Film Festival is just days away set for Nov. 21–23, at the IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center in Marshalltown. T ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Neal Smith NWR Winter Hours

    Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will begin its winter hours, effective Dec. 1 through March 1, 2015.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Cornerstone hosts service, concert

    The Cornerstone Church will host its annual Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m., Nov. 26, at the church, 1000 E. 12th St. S. in Newton.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Our Savior hosts Thanksgiving eve service

    Our Savior Lutheran Church will host its annual Eve of Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m., Nov. 26, 1900 N. Fourth Ave. E. in Newton.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:27 am
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