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  • First time exhibitor earns Cat Show Grand Champion

    COLFAX — Friday’s cat show was one of the first 4-H/FFA events to kick off the 2016 Jasper County Fair as the felines were judged for grooming, behavi ...
    July 19, 2016 - 2:32 pm
  • Inaugural barbecue contest is finger-licking good

    COLFAX — The inaugural Blue Ribbon BBQ Cook-off at the Jasper County Fair was deemed a tasty success. Ten competitors spent more than eight hours cook ...
    July 18, 2016 - 12:13 pm
  • Newton Goodwill Career Center names new coordinator

    Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa has announced the promotion of Mary Beth Lawson as the new coordinator of its Newton Career Connection Center.
    July 18, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Convenience store changing owners

    One of Newton’s most highly visible convenience stores has a new owner — and, later this week, it will have a new name.
    July 18, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • Vernon Company named top 40 distributor

    The Vernon Company has been named one of the 2016 Top 40 Distributors in the promotional products industry by the Advertising Specialty Institute’s (A ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • JC Foundation announces 2016 grant recipients

    Nineteen government departments and nonprofit organizations are the recipients of this year’s Jasper Community Foundation grants as part of the state- ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Two injured on I-80 rollover accident

    A rollover on Interstate 80 in western Jasper County sent two people to the hospital on Sunday.Donal ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Iowa State Fair offers entertainment, activities just for kids

    DES MOINES — The Iowa State Fair has a wide variety of free, family-friendly fun coming to the 2016 Fair. Nothing Compares to kid friendly fun at the ...
    July 18, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Slate and The Second City’s Live, political comedy show ‘Unelectable You’ will play the Des Moines Civic Center

    DES MOINES — Slate, the daily web magazine that seeks to explain and analyze the world in a provocative, witty, and intelligent way, has partnered wit ...
    July 18, 2016 - 12:17 pm
  • Newton’s Jenkins earns 4A All-District softball honors

    For the fourth consecutive season, Newton High’s Sydney Jenkins received Class 4A All-District honors for her performance on the softball field. The C ...
    July 18, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • Studies show powerful poverty numbers

    Two recently published nonprofit studies highlight the extreme poverty experienced by households across Jasper County and the rest of Iowa.
    July 15, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Local organizations sponsor free movie showings

    Looking for something fun and inexpensive to do this summer?There will be four free moving-going opp ...
    July 15, 2016 - 11:25 am
  • Hafkey learned how to educate in Grand Canyon State

    Iowa educators don’t learn how to teach in a vacuum — they freely exchange ideas with each other, and try to find out what’s being done across the cou ...
    July 15, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Greiner sworn in to DMACC board

    Fareway Stores President and Chief Operating Officer Frederick Greiner, left, receives congratulations from DMACC Board President Joe Pugel, of Newton ...
    July 15, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Iowa State Fair offers text alerts, daily program

    DES MOINES — From livestock shows and food contests to talent shows and midway rides, there’s something for everyone at the 2016 Iowa State Fair, Aug. ...
    July 15, 2016 - 11:42 am