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  • Hundreds celebrate NHS graduation ceremony

    Sunday marked an important milestone for Newton High School’s class of 2017. Diplomas were handed out at the school’s 142nd annual commencement, and n ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:39 am
  • Cyclists Pedal the Prairie despite wet, windy conditions

    PRAIRIE CITY — Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge’s second annual Pedal the Prairie happened to fall on a dreary, wet and chilly day this year. Some ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:42 am
  • Prairie City pigs out for EMS

    PRAIRIE CITY — The aroma of smoked meat filled Prairie City’s downtown Garden Square Saturday afternoon, when the Prairie City EMS hosted its Pig Out ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:44 am
  • Rock-and-roll to fishing: Quarry Springs Park will offer family fun for month of June

    COLFAX — With the warm sun and hot temperatures returning to Jasper County, it is a perfect time of year to stop by Quarry Springs Park and enjoy the ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:50 am
  • Seat belt enforcement picks up for Memorial Day

    From Monday through June 4 state and local law enforcement agencies across the nation, as well as Iowa, will be stepping up seat belt enforcement.
    May 22, 2017 - 11:46 am
  • City to host special meeting on fireworks, Hotel Maytag

    The topic of fireworks use within city limits will likely be wrapped up at a special city council meeting on Wednesday. Also at the meeting, the prefe ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:43 am
  • Modern, collaborative furniture will highlight remodeled media center

    The PCM Community School District Board of Education approved several payouts Monday for the district-wide renovation project, but one had a particula ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:49 am
  • Newton DMACC to offer early childhood education certificate

    The Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus will be offering an Early Childhood Education program in the fall semester. The Early Childhood Ed ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • National Honor Society member wins national scholarship

    Emily Miller, a senior and member of the National Honor Society at Newton Senior High School, has been named one of 400 national semifinalists in the ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • Newton man graduates from Evangelical Seminary

    MYERSTOWN, Pa. — John Bazal, of Newton, graduated from Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, Pa., on May 12.
    May 22, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Local students honored at Graceland University

    LAMONI — The honor roll lists for Graceland University’s 2017 spring term have been announced. Lauren Clark, of Newton, has been named to the presiden ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Newton Community Schools offers free summer meals

    Newton Community Schools will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program.Meals will be prov ...
    May 22, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Meet Iowa State extension’s newest horticulture, foods program coordinator

    There is a new face at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office of Jasper County who is ready to assist the community with horticulture ...
    May 19, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Community honors law enforcement officers at courthouse ceremony

    Jasper County residents showed their support for local law enforcement and honored fallen officers at the Jasper County Peace Officer Memorial on Thur ...
    May 19, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Berg construction bid, new WEST principal on school board agenda

    Some important items of business will be before the Newton Community School Board of Education at Monday’s meeting.
    May 19, 2017 - 10:07 am