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  • Champions named in hampshire sheep show

    DES MOINES — The Hampshire Sheep show was judged Aug. 19 at the 2016 Iowa State Fair. Jasper County results below (names, hometowns and animal identif ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Ladies yell over the crowd for ribbons at Iowa State Fair Contest

    DES MOINES — Andrea Williams, of Oelwein, won top honors in the Ladies’ Husband Calling contest judged Aug. 19 at the 2016 Iowa State Fair.
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Medicaid providers, patients testify about issues in Iowa

    DES MOINES — Powerful testimony and more statistics were some of the present aspects of Monday morning’s listening post portion of the Iowa Legislatur ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Maintenance, custodians thanked for summer efforts

    When Newton Community School District Maintenance Supervisor gave a recent report to the NCSD Board of Education about how the reconfiguration process ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • City moves forward with airport master plan

    Following the approval of a Federal Aviation Administration grant, the city is moving forward with a new airport master plan at the Newton Municipal A ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Council launches search for new city administrator

    The Newton City Council continued work on the search for a new city administrator on Monday. The council discussed how to score information in the req ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Ag organizations, leaders torn on TPP

    Opinions vary as to whether the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be a positive deal for farmers in Jasper County and the rest of Iowa — and the opinion ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Hold on tight

    Benjamin Wilson, of Prairie City, tries Mutton Bustin’ at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 19. ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Portion of North Fourth Avenue West closed

    Due to street construction, which began on Monday, North Fourth Avenue will be closed to through traffic between West Eighth Street N. and Highway 14.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Jasper County GOP to host Trap Shoot Sept. 17

    The Jasper County Republican Central Committee held its monthly meeting Aug. 22 at the American Legion in Newton.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Nathan D. Martin, 27, of Newton, is charged with possession of a controlle ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Free Community Meals to return Sept. 7

    Free Community Meals will resume at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in the church dining room of First United Methodist Church, 210 N. Second Ave. E. Those interest ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:22 am
  • NCEA names Thombert ‘Friend of Education’

    Thombert, Inc. was recognized with the 2016 “Friend of Education Award” by the Newton Community Education Association. The award is presented annually ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:22 am
  • Loebsack office now accepting U.S. service academy nominations

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced his office is now accepting applications for nomination to the U.S. Service Academies for the 2017 freshman class. ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:22 am
  • Newton native selected as ISU Dance Team Captain

    Newton High School Class of 2014 alumni Morgan Mann was recently selected as captain of the Iowa State University Dance Team. This is Mann’s third yea ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:49 am