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  • Pie entries entice judges at state fair

    DES MOINES — Judges had their plates full with a record number of entries in the Machine Shed & Gold Medal Flour Pies competition, judged Aug. 17 at t ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Ladies yell over the crowd for ribbons at Iowa State Fair contest

    DES MOINES — Bonnie Swallwell Eilert, of Newton, won top honors in the Ladies’ Husband Calling contest judged Aug. 21 at the 2015 Iowa State Fair.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Local FFA member awarded national American FFA Degree

    INDIANAPOLIS— Each year, the National FFA Organization honors members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to devel ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Colfax farms shows its flock at the Iowa State Fair Sheep shows

    DES MOINES — MHW Farms in Colfax had several entires in the Hampshire Sheep show judged Aug. 21 at the 2015 Iowa State Fair.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Kids pull big weight in Iowa State Fair contest

    DES MOINES — Young Fairgoers pedaled their way to success in the Pedal Power Pull held Tuesday at the 2015 Iowa State Fair.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Newton man honored in Iowa State Fair rose competition

    DES MOINES — Gary L. Osborn, of Newton, claimed the Princess of Show Hybrid Tea/Grandiflora, Best Grandiflora Spray and Best Miniature Spray titles du ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Taco named world’s greatest at Iowa State Fair contest

    DES MOINES — Judges awarded an honorable mention to Amber Wagner, of Prairie City in the World’s Greatest Taco competition judged Aug. 21 at the 2015 ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Kellogg resident places in Floriculture show

    DES MOINES — Top gardeners from across Iowa competed in the Something Different division of the Floriculture show judged Aug. 17-18 at the 2015 Iowa S ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Newton man receives honorable mention for honey creation

    DES MOINES — Jeffrey King, of Newton, received an honorable mention from the judges in the honey creations — honey BBQ sauce category in the adult cla ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Fairgoers toss for prizes in Iowa State Fair contest

    DES MOINES — Kyle Lovan and Randy Camp, both of Newton, took first place in the Doubles Bags Tournament held Aug. 23 at the 2015 Iowa State Fair.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Board votes to renew agreement with Drake’s Head Start program

    While the Newton Community School District board of education didn’t take action on any high-profile decisions at Monday’s regular meeting, the board ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Economic development leaders to form action group

    Leaders in economic development were brought together for a city workshop Monday to begin discussing work on Newton’s goal of having an effective, eff ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Local farmer weighs options as IDOT reveals final Highway 330 design

    BAXTER — Local farmer Larry Cleverley remained defiant Monday night of an Iowa Department of Transportation safety upgrade to intersections on Iowa Hi ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Grassley pressures EPA on biofuel targets

    Higher renewable fuel standards keep demand high in the industries of corn, soybeans and other crops. That’s why trade associations and legislators al ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • NCSD board candidate profile: Bill Perrenoud

    Editor’s Note: Bill Perrenoud is one of the four Newton Community School District board of education candidates for the Sept. 8 election. Here are his ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:19 am
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