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  • Community Calendar

    • Thanksgiving Eve Meal will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Newton Church of The Way in Newton. The community is invited to attend the meal and service. ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • After first year successes, Friends in Hope seeks more volunteers

    A homeless woman living in the gazebo at Searland Park in downtown Newton prompted a group of volunteers to found Friends in Hope in August 2014.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Reasnor man arrested on sexual abuse charges

    A Reasnor man was charged with second-degree sexual abuse on Tuesday.John D. Veenstra, 52, was arres ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Rippentrops return to same home they bought 50 years ago

    Technology took Nila and Dave Rippentrop from Newton to southwestern Florida. In a way, technology brought them back — to the exact same house they’d ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Farmers could be adversely affected by federal budget cuts

    Some cuts in the most recent federal budget cycle, and the impact on crop insurance, have brought a negative reaction from one industry advocate, and ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • NCSD board decides to hire PR firm ‘without parameters’

    At a nearly four hour-long meeting Monday, the Newton Community School District didn’t end up taking many actions. However, a few of those actions wer ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Newton seniors focus of holiday effort

    In an effort to bring a little holiday cheer to Newton seniors who may be alone or impoverished during the festive season, Home Instead Senior Care an ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Newton City Council begins budget talks

    In a meeting that is typically held in January, the Newton City Council heard from the city’s four major stakeholders on Monday.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Thomas Jefferson first graders visit Newton Public Library

    Mrs. VandeNoord’s first grade class from Thomas Jefferson Elementary visited the library as part of the Friends of the Library first grade tours. The ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Iowa KidsNet to hold information session on foster care and adoption in Newton

    Iowa KidsNet, the statewide organization that recruits, trains, licenses and supports Iowa’s foster and adoptive families, will hold an information se ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Two more arrests made in Newton armed robbery

    Two Newton men are charged with accessory to a felony in connection to a recent armed robbery at a Newton convenience store.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Community calendar

    • Discover Hope faith-based addiction support group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 219 N. Second Ave. W. in Newton.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Local students on Buena Vista 2015 dean’s list

    STORM LAKE — Michelle Gonzales, of Newton; Clint Gotta, of Newton; Brianna Meyer, of Newton; Kyle Swihart, of Newton; Jerry Roby, of Baxter; Daniel Ci ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Local residents graduate from Indian Hills

    OTTUMWA — Alexi Atchison and Katherine Braswell, both of Newton, received their associate of applied science degree from Indian Hills Community Colleg ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Excellence in Education Award

    Nomination forms are available for the Newton Community Educational Foundation Excellence in Education Awards.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:13 am