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  • NHS chemistry classes tour local business

    Five Newton High School chemistry classes, taught by Sarah Curry and Chris Forsyth, toured Thombert on Nov. 11. The students learned about polyurethan ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Practical Farmers of Iowa hosts beehive farminar in Lynnville

    Practical Farmers of Iowa will host a farminar “To Bee- or Not to Bee-Keep: What are Your Options?” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in Lynnville open to ev ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • FNNB collects food items for Salvation Army

    The First Newton National Bank recently collected items to donate to the Salvation Army Food Pantry during the bank’s annual food drive. The bank coll ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Lifetime passes praised

    A red card is something most soccer coaches and players want to avoid. However, a red card is also what might help Jasper County senior citizens get t ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Daily News welcomes new staff reporter

    The Newton Daily News welcomes the newest member of its team as Jason W. Brooks joins the paper this week as a staff reporter.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Newton Main Street announces ‘Shop Small’ holiday retail promotion

    Newton Main Street has partnered with Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce members and the Centre for the Arts and Artists to organize a “Shop Smal ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Events

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. 
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Winter road conditions challenging for motorists

    Thanks to a weekend snow storm, roads from interstates to city streets are covered in snow and ice. Before even heading out in your vehicle, local aut ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Okoboji celebrating ten years in business

    Boji family. That is how Jeff Conn, owner of Okoboji American Grill in Newton describes his employees and customers after 10 years. Okoboji will be ce ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Bidding Battle

    Salvation Army Major Jeff Carter gives a mini Maytag washer to a couple after their winning bid at the annual live auction fundraiser Friday night. Th ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Park Centre promotions

    Park Centre recently announced the promotion of Jennifer Flake (right) to director of nursing and Lily Rodriguez (left) to assisted living coordinator ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • A celebration of service

    Jasper County Recorder Nancy Parrott and Iowa Sen. Dennis Black are pictured Friday at a retirement party held at the Jasper County Courthouse. The pa ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Christmas prep underway

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Jasper County Courthouse. Marcus DeNooy, of Van Maanen Electric, hauls equipment across the courtho ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Sledding season arrives

    Frigid temperatures could not keep people away from the great sledding hills after the first snow fall Sunday at Sunset Park. Sage Geffre (pictured) a ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Iowa readies for second health enrollment period

    DES MOINES — It’s sign-up time again for people looking to buy medical insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:13 am
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    Reader Poll

    What’s your favorite part of celebrating the holidays in Newton?
    Lighting of the courthouse
    Shopping local
    Visiting Santa Claus
    Holiday tour of homes
    4-H Festival of Trees