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  • Draft study shows strengths, weaknesses in Jasper County housing markets

    Preliminary results of a county-wide housing study announced in December were presented Thursday at three community meetings in Newton, Sully and Prai ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Community Marketing Board begins work on 2017 plans

    The Newton Community Marketing Board set its sights on the 2017 marketing plan during is second meeting on Thursday. The group discussed various porti ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Work continues with D&D program

    Three properties are up for purchase at the city council meeting on Monday. The properties are a part of the dangerous and dilapidated program, an ini ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Collective bargaining debate impacts negotiations in Newton

    The debate over collective bargaining dominated Iowa’s political landscape this week. The Iowa House and Senate gathered mostly along party lines to d ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:10 am
  • NFD promotes fire awareness

    Weather conditions forecasted the next several days include unseasonably warm and dry weather for February. Many people will get a head start on sprin ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Catch more blues tunes at the Newton Public Library Monday

    Blues Under the Blue RoofBlues Under the Blue Roof is back. A new musical performance will be held e ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:46 am
  • Park office set to move from Krumm Arboretum

    The relocation of the parks department office from Krumm Arboretum to the Public Works office was one of many topics discussed at the Newton Park Boar ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Radio veteran to be honored by Iowa Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame

    The Eagles. David Crosby. The Byrds. A former Beatle.Kyle Martin has interviewed some incredible mus ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • City snow plow slides through stop sign, causes car crash

    The Newton Police Department released a report Wednesday about a crash between a city truck snow plow and a vehicle on Feb. 8, which caused the vehicl ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:09 am
  • Getting the links ready for opening day Friday

    Westwood Golf Course Golf Pro Brad Sponseller is hard at work getting the course ready for golfers this season. Thanks to above average temperatures a ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Newton Fire Department testing the waters

    The Newton Fire Department provides refresher courses for firefighters once a year. Participants are taught how to perform surface ice rescues. Three ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • DMACC spring semester foundation scholarships announced

    Des Moines Area Community College students from the Ackley area have received scholarships from the DMACC Foundation for the spring semester.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Narcotics task force seizes drugs, arrest Grinnell man

    The Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force and the Grinnell Police Department seized illegal drugs from a Grinnell residence Sunday and arrested a ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • inMotion kicks off competition season

    The inMotion Center Dance Company starts a new 2017 Dance Competition season. On Feb. 4-5 the iMc Dance Co attended Symposium Talent Contest at the Pa ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Second legislative coffee Saturday

    The Jasper County League of Women Voters will host the second Legislative Coffee of this Iowa Legislative Session at 9 a.m. on Saturday in the Club Ro ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:03 am