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  • Library closed Monday, summer reading program starts in June

    The Newton Public Library will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.Summer Reading Program KickoffSumme ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Chabot to speak at Wittemberg Cemetery

    Fred Chabot will be the speaker at Memorial Day Services at the Wittemberg Cemetery north of Newton on Monday. The service will begin with a Military ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Date set for 20th Annual Sully Freedom Fun Run

    The 20th annual Sully Freedom Fun Run/Walk will be on July 5 in connection with the town’s Fourth of July celebration. The one mile run/walk will begi ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Jacobsen receives Golden ‘K’ award

    Newton Golden “K” president Judy Snook presented a scholarship to Collin M. Jacobsen at a recent awards assembly at Newton Community High School.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Local student receives Better Business Bureau of Iowa award

    Collin Jacobsen, senior at Newton Senior High School, was named one of the 2015 Business Integrity Award recipients at the BBB 75th Anniversary Lunche ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Whitcher receives award at CCC-Columbus

    Scholarships and special recognition awards were presented to students April 21 at the ninth annual Student Recognition and Awards Ceremony at Central ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Vos honored at Northwestern College, Orange City

    Mikayla Vos is among 64 students who received honors recently at Northwestern College, Orange City. 
    May 22, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Martinache receives scholarship from Iowa State University

    AMES — Sydnie Martinache, from Prairie City, will receive the Achievement Scholarship from the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University. Mar ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Fresh Findings: Central students present new research

    PELLA — Before Linda Laine came to teach at Central College, she never assigned extensive research projects to undergraduate students.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Local resident graduates from Macalester College

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Isaac Mathison-Bowie, the son of Tiare Mathison of Seattle, Wash. and Stephen Bowie of Waunakee, Wis., graduated from Macalester dur ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Faulconer Gallery invites visitors to share comments about works in new exhibition

    GRINNELL — Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery collection is filled with intriguing and curious works of art, which can be enjoyed or interpreted in ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Summer season: Peak time for grilling fires

    As Memorial Day weekend approaches, backyard chefs everywhere are dusting off their grills, eager to spring into the long-awaited barbecue season. The ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Memorial Day weekend features ceremonies in Newton

    Anyone paying a visit to graves of those whose served their country should be on the lookout for aging headstones, one official says. The Veterans Adm ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • County residents rally in support of bill against pipeline

    When the proposed Bakken oil pipeline project began to enter Iowa conversations a few years ago, many farmers voiced their opposition.
    May 21, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Abandoned dog recovering at JCARL

    Four Legged Friends is offering a cash reward for information about a dog that was dropped off at Jasper County Animal Rescue League Friday. The femal ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:47 am
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