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  • Grassley miffed at Waters of U.S. veto, filibuster

    U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley isn’t happy about one of President Barack Obama’s most recent vetoes. He’s also upset with the way Congress blocked one of hi ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:03 am
  • City working on unified marketing plan

    In an effort to establish an integrated, unified marketing plan for Newton, city council approved plans to bring the city and its stakeholders togethe ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:01 am
  • Newton Main Street receives donation

    U.S. Bank Branch Manager Tricia Maher presents a U.S. Bank Foundation Grant of $1,750 to Graham Sullivan, board president of Newton Main Street. Also ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:04 am
  • Sign of Progress

    KELLOGG — It has served its purpose for an estimated 35 years or so, but its days are numbered. Unfortunately, its replacement won’t be cheap.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:06 am
  • NHS speech team prepping for state

    A strong performance by the Newton High School speech team at a Jan. 23 qualifier in Grinnell led to nearly the entire qualifying for this week’s stat ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:10 am
  • Iowa Lottery announces Jasper County winners

    Nathaniel Sudbrock, of Newton, was the latest big instant-scratch game winner in Jasper County during calendar year 2015, winning $50,000 playing $5 D ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:12 am
  • Program set for adult children supporting aging caregiving parents

    Does your mom or dad take care of a loved one (perhaps one cares for the other)? Do you know what your parents are going through? Your parent is in a ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • Call for Entries: Decorate your own Iowa State Fair statue for display at the fair

    DES MOINES — Be a part of the Iowa State Fair 2016 theme, “Nothing Compares to My State Fair,” by decorating your very own State Fair logo.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Discover Hope, a faith-based addiction support group, will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 219 N. Second Ave. W, in Newton.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:48 am
  • Area schools announce closings

    All Jasper County schools are now closed Tuesday. See the full list and other closings here: • Newt ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:15 am
  • Cruz, Clinton take Jasper County in Iowa Caucuses

    Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton were the big winners in Jasper County in Monday night’s Iowa Caucuses, which was mostly consistent with what went on stat ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:59 am
  • Bee proud

    The final word was “thaw,” and all Aurora Heights fourth-grader Marshall Penning could think of as he walked up to the microphone, he said, was winnin ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • A New Hope

    Dylan Poe, 22, left, and Chad Schmidt, 24, both of Newton, pray together Saturday night at Community Heights Alliance Church as part of a three-hour c ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:55 am
  • Up In The Air

    BAXTER — Tim Cloyd and his team positioned two fans on either side of his hot air balloon early Saturday morning at Ashton Wildwood Park near Baxter, ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:51 am
  • Konek, PC expands business to Newton

    A new certified public accountant is in Newton, but he is already familiar with the community.Kurt K ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:56 am