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  • Iowa Lottery announces Jasper County winners

    Nathaniel Sudbrock, of Newton, was the latest big instant-scratch game winner in Jasper County during calendar year 2015, winning $50,000 playing $5 D ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:12 am
  • Program set for adult children supporting aging caregiving parents

    Does your mom or dad take care of a loved one (perhaps one cares for the other)? Do you know what your parents are going through? Your parent is in a ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • Call for Entries: Decorate your own Iowa State Fair statue for display at the fair

    DES MOINES — Be a part of the Iowa State Fair 2016 theme, “Nothing Compares to My State Fair,” by decorating your very own State Fair logo.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • Community Calendar

    • Discover Hope, a faith-based addiction support group, will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 219 N. Second Ave. W, in Newton.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:48 am
  • Area schools announce closings

    All Jasper County schools are now closed Tuesday. See the full list and other closings here: • Newt ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:15 am
  • Cruz, Clinton take Jasper County in Iowa Caucuses

    Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton were the big winners in Jasper County in Monday night’s Iowa Caucuses, which was mostly consistent with what went on stat ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:59 am
  • Bee proud

    The final word was “thaw,” and all Aurora Heights fourth-grader Marshall Penning could think of as he walked up to the microphone, he said, was winnin ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • A New Hope

    Dylan Poe, 22, left, and Chad Schmidt, 24, both of Newton, pray together Saturday night at Community Heights Alliance Church as part of a three-hour c ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:55 am
  • Up In The Air

    BAXTER — Tim Cloyd and his team positioned two fans on either side of his hot air balloon early Saturday morning at Ashton Wildwood Park near Baxter, ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:51 am
  • Konek, PC expands business to Newton

    A new certified public accountant is in Newton, but he is already familiar with the community.Kurt K ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Assembled for recognition

    Hundreds of Berg Middle School students packed into the school’s large gymnasiums Friday for an assembly to recognize academic achievement and for a p ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • McCarey earns Premier Club distinction

    RJ McCarey, of Newton, of the Midwest Region Business Center of the Principal Financial Group, has qualified for the company’s Premier Club. 
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:25 am
  • Allen joins Greater Des Moines Partnership

    Sen. Chaz Allen, Jasper County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director, has been appointed to the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Board o ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Puppy Mill Lobby Day will be Feb. 10

    On Feb. 10, Iowa Friends of Companion Animals and Animal Rescue League of Iowa are co-sponsoring Puppy Mill Lobby Day 2016 in Des Moines to highlight ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 4:28 pm
  • NFD Citizen Fire Academy is set for spring

    The Newton Fire Department Citizen Fire Academy will take place in the spring of 2016. The goal of t ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:22 pm