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  • Generous donations boost big upgrades to Skiff endoscopy suite

    The purchase of new, leading-edge equipment and technology has made possible a major update of the Skiff Medical Center endoscopy suite. This suite, a ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Newton Municipal Band invites community to Thursday performance

    The Newton Municipal Band will continue the Newton Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Concerts in the Park series at 7 p.m. Thursday night at Ma ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Grants available to rural fire departments

    AMES – Grant money is available to Iowa’s rural fire departments for equipment to help battle wildfires.
    June 25, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Events

    • Kids Camp “Rough Waves? Jesus Saves!” Summer Camp will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at Newton Church of The Way, 2306 S. Third Ave. E. The camp is for c ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Newton Police bring back ‘Soft Cone for a Hard Head’ program

    With summer in full swing, the Newton Police Department reminds motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to be mindful of each other and to pay special a ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • ISU department: Landowner should know their rights

    As Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners continues to contact Iowa landowners in the 18 counties potentially affected by the construction of the Dakota ...
    June 30, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Iowans Rally for Rural America on RFS

    Iowans from all over the state on Thursday flocked to Kansas City, Kan. to Rally for Rural America and urge the Environmental Protection Agency to inc ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Creating the culture — a community approach to health

    Prevention works. Have you ever sat back and thought about the issues that arise in our communities because of the beliefs we hold? The following anal ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Local students named to DMACC spring semester dean’s list

    ANKENY — Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson recently released the names of students eligible for the spring 2015 semester dean’s l ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Newton Manufacturing sale progressing

    The bankruptcy declaration and sale of a 106-year-old Newton company appears to have cleared a major hurdle.
    June 24, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • HIRTA numbers picking up with new services

    The Jasper County Board of Supervisors approved the funding allocation of $32,785 to Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency Tuesday. The board stopped ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Skinner gives to church

    The Mingo United Methodist Church recently received a valuable and loving gift from the estate of the late Norma Skinner — 141 acres of farmland. Chur ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Kids Against Hunger packaging event planned for July

    Jasper County Kids Against Hunger will be holding a food packaging event from 9 a.m. to noon July 11 at St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 501 E. 19th ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Coffee with a Congressman

    U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack speaks to Kathy Tipton, Max Tipton and Jerry Kelly Saturday monring at Coffee with a Congressman. Loebsack spent time v ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Club Notes

    DARThe regular meeting of the Grinnell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met June ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:41 am
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