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  • Shanks earns Iowa State Fair Grand Champion

    Dalton Shanks, of Colfax, shows the Grand Champion 4-H Market Heifer for the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement Sale of Champions at the Iow ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Good News Newton

    • Career Academy Student Builders Rotary House received a donation of a full Maytag appliance package from Whirlpool for their house in Eastgate Mead ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Theisen’s announces new president

    Theisen’s recently announced the hire of Brannon Dixon as the family-owned retailer’s first outside president.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Iowa’s unemployment increases slightly to 4.1 percent

    DES MOINES — Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.1 percent in July from 4 percent in June. The state’s jobless rate w ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Prairie City resident places in Clothing Construction contest

    DES MOINES — Connie Verdeck, of Waukee, won Best of Show in the Clothing Construction division of the Fabric and Threads contest judged prior to the s ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Newton FFA photographer places at Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES — FFA members competed in the Photography contest judged prior to the start of the 2016 Iowa State Fair. Alicia Miller, of Newton received ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Kellogg resident earns fruit crop honors at the Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES — Fruit crops were judged Thursday at the 2016 Iowa State Fair in the Agricultural Building.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Drumlines help establish tempo for band

    When a coach, principal or director refers to some element as the “backbone,” that puts responsibility on that element’s individuals.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Newton Park Board looks ahead to upcoming projects

    Newton Park Board members discussed moving forward with a skate park, possible plans for 30-Acre Park, other future projects and park goals Wednesday ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 8:38 am
  • Kellogg 4-Her brings home Grand Championship

    Lauren Zaabel is no stranger to 4-H activities. The 12-year-old Kellogg resident and member of the Jolly Workers has been going to meetings for as lon ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Mental health groups to host carnival

    Three local organizations are teaming up to host a carnival and family picnic  event at Maytag Park.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Valeria resident’s dogs ruled ‘vicious’

    The dogs belonging to a resident of western Jasper County have been ruled “vicious,” and he now must go to district court if he wants to get them back ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • Kelley files as third party candidate

    Rep. Dan Kelley, the incumbent Democrat who was defeated in the June primary for the Iowa House District 29 seat, has filed papers to appear on the No ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 1:04 pm
  • NCSD board has light agenda

    One of the lightest agendas in recent memory has been released for Monday’s Newton Community School District regular Board of Education meeting.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • Back to School

    WASHINGTON (AP) — No more staying up late during the week. Farewell to sleeping in. And hello, homework!
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:20 am