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  • St. Nick’s Christmas Club brings holiday cheer to Jasper County for 27 years

    Ask any member of St. Nick’s Christmas Club if they believe in Santa Claus and they will answer “Yes, Jasper County, there is a Santa Claus.” Their re ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • 'Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus'

    The Newton Community Theatre will host a holiday performance of “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus” By Andrew J. Fenady Dec. 4 to Dec. 12 at the t ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ launches national tour in Iowa

    It is not very often a critically acclaimed Broadway play opens its national tour in Des Moines. The anticipation for the upcoming launch of “The Brid ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal to host service of thanks

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will host a traditional Thanksgiving hymns and communion service to celebrate the gifts received at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Newton Manufacturing buildings for sale

    The building that has been home to Newton Manufacturing since 1943 is for sale.Hilco Real Estate, LL ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Presbyterian Church to host One Voice Tuesday

    United Presbyterian Church will host the December One Voice Community Prayer Gathering at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 209 N. Second Ave. E. in Newto ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Sacred Heart to host Year of Mercy celebration

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host Deanery Wide Celebration Inaugurating the Year of Mercy at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the church, 1115 S. Eighth Ave. E. ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Kellogg blood drive Dec. 8

    This holiday season, LifeServe Blood Center is offering blood donors a unique opportunity to help save lives and bring joy to children at local hospit ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Iowa DNR shotgun deer season licenses now available

    Hunters planning to participate in Iowa’s shotgun deer season are encouraged to purchase their licenses ahead of time to avoid long lines at the retai ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • 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