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  • Newton Opera Guild Hosts Luncheon

    The Newton Chapter of the Des Moines Metro Opera Guild Council recently hosted the Council’s Annual Appreciation Luncheon for the Opera staff at the h ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • UL, LG donate to Newton FFA

    The Newton UL office in cooperation with LG recently donated a 42-inch LG television to the Newton FFA Chapter for use in the agriculture classroom. “ ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Wittemberg landmarks gain Underground Railroad designation

    Two Jasper County landmarks that served as a sanctuary for escaped slaves in the 1850s and 1860s have gained inclusion into the National Underground R ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Child care center to open at former Cardinal Hills location

    A new child care center is opening at the former Cardinal Hills Pro Shop. The Gingerbread House Preschool and Childcare Center will serve children fro ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Hike with a ranger at Neal Smith Sunday

    Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will host a special ranger-led hike from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the refuge in Prairie City.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Regular hours return to Prairie Learning and Visitor Center

    While heating and cooling issues have not been fixed, the cooler fall weather is allowing the Neal Smith NWR Prairie Learning and Visitor Center to re ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Homecoming parade, pep rally tonight

    The 2014 Newton Homecoming parade will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday with 1947 NHS graduate Avery Wilson serving as grand marshal.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • 'Off the Beaten Path' set for Saturday

    The Jasper County Conservation Office will host its 10th annual “Off the Beaten Path” 6K trail race trail and 3K fun run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday at Ja ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • JCHM hosts Steam School Saturday

    The Jasper County Historical Museum will host a Steam School at 9 a.m. Saturday at the museum facility, 1700 S. 15th Ave. W. in Newton. Antique tracto ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Miss Iowa USA, Miss Iowa Teen USA pageants return to Newton

    The 2015 Miss Iowa USA and Miss Iowa Teen USA pageants are slated to take place at Newton Senior High School the weekend of Oct. 11 and 12.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Half of Iowa’s schools in need of assistance, including some in Newton

    The Iowa Department of Education released the statewide Annual Yearly Progress report Tuesday, and more than 50 percent of the state’s 1,356 public sc ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Trial set for February in Copper Dollar Ranch case

    Theresa L. "Terri" Supino's double first-degree murder trial in the 31-year-old Copper Dollar Ranch homicide case will begin Feb. 2, 2015, in Black Ha ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Updates made to Newton's Comprehensive Plan

    For the last several months, Newton’s Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted in October 2012, has been under review. The city committed to revisit the ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Thrivent fall food pantry fundraiser is Sunday

    Area food pantries will get a boost following Sunday’s Annual Jasper County Food Pantries Fall Concert Fundraiser hosted by the Jasper County Chapter ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • County’s transition to mental health region on track

    Jasper County’s transition into folding its mental health services into the Central Iowa Community Services Region is going smoothly, according to Jod ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:29 am
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