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  • Iowa DNR reports deer harvest tops 101,000

    Iowa deer hunters reported harvesting about 101,500 deer in 2014, which is an increase from 99,414 harvested in 2013. Although this is a slight increa ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • 2015 animal licenses available

    The Newton Police Department has 2015 dog, cat and miniature pig tags for sale. Pet owners are being reminded 2015 animal licenses must be purchased b ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Library available to print any tax documents needed

    Tax Form InformationIt’s tax time again — and there has been a big change to the number and types of ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Pritchard’s World War II experience prepped him for railroad career

    Sixty-nine years ago this month, Bob Pritchard started his career with the Rock Island Railroad.His ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Final round of budgets presented to supervisors

    Budget discussion continued for the Jasper County Board of Supervisors Wednesday. Keri Van Zante spoke about the conservation budget, noting that it w ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Trial set for man accused of courthouse bomb threat

    A Newton man accused of calling in bomb threats to the Jasper County Courthouse last month has pleaded not guilty to charges.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Skokan retires

    Colleagues, friends and family gathered to thank President Dan Skokan for all of the work he did in his 12 years at Progress Industries and wish him a ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • American Red Cross taking nominations for Heroes of the Heartland

    DES MOINES — As a community leader in emergency preparedness, response and recovery, the American Red Cross honors those making an impact through thei ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Across the tundra

    Jasper County Conservation’s Greg Oldsen conducted a cross-country skiing clinic Saturday at Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve, near Grinnell. Newton reside ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Supervisors continue budgets talks, appointments

    Budget talks continued along with several appointments at the Jasper County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. County Treasurer Doug Bishop said he ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Huffaker enters winning photo in Grinnell Mutual contest

    Tesha Huffaker, of Newton, took top honors in Grinnell Mutual’s Hometown Pride Photo Contest. Huffaker’s photo “Country Beauty” won first in the rural ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Drake professor to speak about Des Moines religion

    Timothy Knepper will speak about The Comparison Project: Three Years of Interfaith Programming and Exploration in the city of Des Moines, of which he ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Local legislators take oath for 2015 session

    Sen. Chaz Allen (D-Newton) receives his Senate pin from retired State Sen. Dennis Black. Allen was elected to Senate District 15 in November, with the ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 1:37 pm
  • Student-teachers from Central College approved for Newton

    Facilities and possible reconfiguration dominated most of the discussion at Monday night’s Newton Community School District board meeting.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Man’s death highlights lack of cages in Iowa patrol cars

    IOWA CITY — Officers failed to guard an Iowa drunken driving suspect before he escaped from a State Patrol car while handcuffed and was struck by a va ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:32 am
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