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  • Tour of Homes set for Dec. 6

    The Newton Dollars for Scholars Tour of Homes is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6. Homes this year i ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Mid-term progress reports issued today

    Mid-term progress reports were issued to Newton Senior High School students Monday. Freshman parents are asked to sign one copy and have their student ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 7 p.m. Monday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. 
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Iowa Heartland receives National Park Service trail grant

    IHRCD and the RTCA recognize the critical importance of broad-based, community-driven projects and encourage individuals interested in trail developme ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • There is a Santa Claus

    St. Nick's is always looking for volunteers, or elves, to help shop, inventory, organize food boxes and distribute gifts.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Storm may dump 3 inches of snow Saturday

    A winter weather event could bring 2 to 3 inches of snow to Jasper County on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • A salute to veterans

    More than 30 veterans and current military members turned out for a salute from local students Tuesday afternoon at Berg Elementary School.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • First graders receive free book

    Pictured is Camryn Andrew reading her new book from the Friends of the Newton Public Library. All Newton Community School District first graders are v ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Local singers to be featured at Skiff Hospice concert Tuesday

    Skiff Hospice will host its annual concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Newton.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Snow to blame in interstate rollover

    Winter weather conditions are thought to be the cause of a single car rollover accident Thursday night on Interstate 80 near mile marker 172.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Loebsack representative to hold office hours

    Amelia Schoeneman, Congressman Dave Loebsack’s district representative, will offer office hours from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 18 and Nov. 25 at Uncle Nancy’ ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Events

    • Family Video, 308 First Ave. E. in Newton, will host a Jasper County Animal Rescue League and Humane Society Adoption event at 4 p.m. Friday.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • 'Turkey Bingo' extravaganza is Saturday

    The popular annual “Turkey Bingo” extravaganza is at 7 p.m. Saturday at McCann Center in Newton. The Knights of Columbus of Council 2663 from Sacred H ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Local students tour with Symphonic Wind Ensemble

    PELLA — Stephanie Griffith and Micaela Sciarrotta, both of Newton, will perform across Iowa and tour in Mexico with Central College’s Symphonic Wind E ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Rozendaal to tour with A Cappella Choir

    PELLA — Austin Rozendaal, of Sully, will perform across the Midwest with Central College’s A Cappella Choir. This 60-voice ensemble performed Nov. 7-9 ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:22 am
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    Reader Poll

    What’s your favorite part of celebrating the holidays in Newton?
    Lighting of the courthouse
    Shopping local
    Visiting Santa Claus
    Holiday tour of homes
    4-H Festival of Trees