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  • Newton Board of Realtors holds final meeting

    The Newton Board of Realtors held its final meeting Thursday at the AmericInn in Newton. Members enjoyed a Christmas luncheon, sharing memories and me ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • NHS receives money for The Body Shop

    Newton High School received a $1,000 grant from the Theisen’s More for Your Community Grant program. The money will be used toward The Body Shop, a fr ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Kiwanis makes donation

    The Newton Noon Kiwanis donated $500 to Salvation Army to help provide food for families at Christmas time. They have also collected more than 100 ite ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • REG expands into Europe with investment in Petrotec

    AMES — Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) and IC Green Energy Ltd. announced Friday that REG, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, will acquire ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Three local insurances combine to new office

    Shomo-Madsen Insurance, Tri-County Insurance and Woythaler Insurance Corp announced last week their decision to combine operations beginning Jan. 1 re ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Santa’s helpers remind Iowa children to send their Santa letters early this year

    DES MOINES — Every year, millions of children write letters to Santa. When Santa can’t respond to all the letters, he sometimes forwards requests to h ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Antle graduates from BCT

    Private Chas E. Antle, son of Steve and Tina Antle, graduated from Basic Combat Training on Nov. 13 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He is currently i ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Community rallies to 'Save the Bergman'

    A volunteer board has been established to help save the August Bergman House and will be presenting its case to the Newton City Council at its Monday ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Code for success

    If the scientists of tomorrow need computer command codes for a new program, they’ll probably be able to write that code themselves.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Willowbrook Adult Day Center donates to United Way of Jasper County

    Kelsey Terpstra, Willowbrook Coordinator, Margot Voshell, marketing director and the participants of Willowbrook present a check in the amount of $2,9 ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • City council to consider zoning change

    The Newton City Council on Monday will consider a recommendation from the planning and zoning commission to allow an indoor family fun center to open ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Feeding the Community receives gift

    Katie Snow (center left) and Amy Hansen (center right) of Red Rock Agency accepted a grant in the amount of $500 from Jeff Hicks, manager of Theisen’s ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Cleverley competes at POA International Show

    Pictured, from left, are Lori Coulson of Pleasantville, Jan Rodgers of Wellman, Tracy Keen of Arcadian, Fla., and Alexandra Cleverley of Newton, with ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Nash receives welding certificate

    Benjamin Nash, of Monroe, along with five others have successfully completed a Welding for Manufacturing class. The class was held at Vermeer Corporat ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention month

    December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, and local police officers are asking everyone to be responsible on the roads. In Newt ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:02 am
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