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  • Fire department encourages safe home heating practices

    Did you enjoy our relatively warm, dry autumn in central Iowa?It’s likely you’ve noticed how much co ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Skiff donates nearly 500 pounds of groceries to local food pantry

    Skiff Medical Center is helping to feed local families in need, thanks to support from staff members and Mercy Medical Center.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Up to 6 inches of snow hits Jasper County

    The first snowfall of the winter came Friday afternoon and continued into the morning, canceling evening activities for a majority school districts an ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • The Purple Gardenia Boutique open at Hunter Mansion

    Back in the business, the Purple Gardenia Boutique has unique gifts available in a special location. Housed in the Hunter Mansion, 223 W. Fourth St. S ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • High influenza activity in Iowa

    Following two influenza-related deaths in central Iowa, the Iowa Department of Public Health said Iowa has one of the highest estimated influenza acti ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Newton Best Western becomes Holiday Manor

    Best Western International announces the opening of the Best Western Holiday Manor, located at 208 W. Fourth St. N. Owned by Bharat Larry Patel the sm ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Iowa 4-H Foundation announces its 2016 scholarship program

    AMES — The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced applications are now available for its 4-H scholarship program. Approximately 82 scholarship opportunitie ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • City announces holiday hours

    The City of Newton has announced its holiday hours. The following will be closed Thursday and Friday: City Hall, Fire Business Office, Public Works Bu ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Club Notes

    Sunbonnet Questers met at the home of Shirley Mielke on Nov. 12. The meeting was called to order by vice president Linda Medland. Guest, LaVon Roth wa ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at 219 N. Second Ave. W. in Newton.• Ad ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Courthouse Lighting and Holiday Festival

    The annual Courthouse Lighting, Shopping and Holiday Festival will begin at 5 p.m. Friday on the Jasper County Courthouse Square in Newton.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Kelley urges locals to sign petition against Medicaid privitization

    Rep. Dan Kelley (D-Newton) is asking Jasper County residents to voice their concerns regarding Gov. Terry Branstad’s rush to privatize Medicaid, which ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Newton SRO encourages parents to monitor social media

    During the upcoming four-day Thanksgiving weekend, teens, preteens and young adults will most likely spend at least a few minutes here or there on soc ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Board to consider expenditures, other financial items

    At Monday night’s regular meeting, the Newton Community School District board of education will have a few potential expenditures on its agenda — but ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Katherine McClure recognized by the Professional Photographers of Iowa

    DES MOINES — Professional photographer Katherine McClure of Katherine McClure Photography in Prairie City was recently recognized in the Professional ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:59 am