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  • Monroe legislative forum dominated by collective bargaining

    MONROE — Saturday morning’s legislative forum at Monroe City Hall was dominated by discussion of the recently passed collective bargaining bill. Sen. ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Maytag Pool to add new heater

    After 20 years, the pool water heater at Maytag Pool has become inoperable and is in need of replacement. The Newton City Council approved Warnick & R ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Locals enjoy unique recipes at American Legion chili cook-off

    The air outside was warm Saturday, but the chili inside Newton’s American Legion was hot. The Legion’s inaugural chili cook-off pleased both the judge ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Driver cited in I-80 crash

    Just after 3 p.m. Sunday a Toyota Prius and a semi were involved in an accident on Interstate 80 between the Colfax and Baxter exits. The Toyota tried ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Colfax taekwondo schools kick family values, discipline into students

    COLFAX — “Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off.”When people hear the words martia ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Local author to speak at Newton library

    The Newton Public Library will welcome Newton author, K.C. Wren, at 6 p.m. Thursday. Wren will discuss her novel, “The Dancing Winds,” and her experie ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Park Centre employees earn scholarships

    Four employees of Park Centre in Newton have been awarded a combined total of $6,000 in scholarships to further their education in health care related ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Lip Sync Battles bring down the house

    Berg Middle School's "Berg Bellas" lip sync a Pitch Perfect performance at Saturday's competition to benefit the school council. The team featured Mik ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Belle visits Newton Public Library

    Belle from Disney's Beauty and the Beast visited the Newton Public Library Thursday night for storybook time. More than 20 girls dressed up as their f ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Newton bowman sets aim for 2020 Olympics

    COLFAX — It is the dream of every athlete to someday represent their country at the Olympic games.Mo ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • 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