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  • Healthy together

    PRAIRIE CITY — Leaders in Prairie City don’t put a premium on the health of its citizens, and 2014 saw an investment in youth wellness as the Prairie ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Snapshot of Newton’s economy

    Construction increases up 36 percent in 2014Expansion projects including the Miller-Valentine Newton ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Progress Industries: helping those in need

    Prior to Progress Industries founding in 1979, there were no services available to assist children who were disabled.
    March 20, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Shop Small success for downtown

    Newton Main Street, Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Centre for Arts and Artists partnered to organize a “Shop Small” holiday retail pr ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • Two new bakeries welcomed downtown

    Two new sweet stops were added downtown Newton with the arrival of Stacy’s Sweetstuff and Bun in the Oven Bakery in early 2015. Stacy Grams, owner of ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • Downtown Colfax ripe for growth with beautification, parks planning

    COLFAX — Brenda Tjaden looked onto the wearing city streets in front of her business at 6 W. Howard St. Professional Hair Designers is a neatly kept s ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Light returns as executive director for Chamber

    The Greater Area Newton Chamber of Commerce saw a familiar face take the reigns as executive director with Craig Light returning to fill the position ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • Lynnville-Sully eliminates high school principal position

    The Lynnville-Sully Community School District board this week took the somewhat uncommon step of eliminating its only high school principal position.
    March 20, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Summer media experience for high school students

    The Iowa Newspaper Foundation is excited to announce the continuation of a program specifically targeting the next generation of Iowa newspaper profes ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Educational event set for March 26

    Iowa CCI will be hosting a Clean Water Teach-in in Newton from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3000 N. Fourth Ave. ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Affordable health screenings coming to Newton

    Residents living in and around the Newton can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious con ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Re-Prom: Prom the way you always wanted it

    The Young Professionals of Jasper County are hosting the first annual adult (21 and older) Re-Prom at the Iowa Speedway on March 28.
    March 20, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • MAT Tumbling competes in Cedar Rapids

    MAT Tumbling/Trampoline traveled east to Cedar Rapids to compete at an AAU/USTA sanctioned event. Trampoline and double mini trampoline events were Sa ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Events

    • Penny Bingo will meet at 1 p.m. Friday at Jasper County Senior Citizens Center, 702 E. Third St. S. in Newton.
    March 20, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Book Madness continues at the Newton Public Library

    Sweet 16Vote for your favorite books to make it past the Sweet 16. This display is located right ins ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • National video

    Reader Poll

    Should campers and RVs in Newton have to be parked on a hard surface at a private residence?