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  • Chili cook-off to benefit American Legion

    Newton’s American Legion Post 111 is hosting its inaugural chili cook-off on Saturday. Chili-cooking skills will be put to the test before five judges ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:37 am
  • KOA owners bring hospitality to Newton

    Seeking a vacation close to home isn’t always an easy task, but with an RV, a swim suit and a fishing pole, getaways might not be so hard.
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Officer injured during arrest of Newton man

    One man is behind bars after an incident with police Thursday afternoon led to minor injuries to an officer.
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • DMACC announces fall president’s list

    Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson recently released the names of students eligible for the fall semester president’s list. To be ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Cabin Fever Day set for Satruday

    Mark your calendars for Cabin Fever Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy games, crafts, movies and more. ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:02 am
  • DMACC fall semester graduation list includes local students

    Nearly 700 students graduated from the Fall Semester from Des Moines Area Community College’s Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban and West Campuses ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Fundraiser raises money for DMACC wastewater program

    The fifth annual Shrimp and Bingo Scholarship Fundraiser raised $18,007 for the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation to fund DMACC Water Envir ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Eighth grade activity fair, orientation Monday

    Eighth grade Activity Fair & Orientation Night is Monday. The activity fair will be from 6 to 7 p.m. in the NHS Upper Gym. Orientation will be from 7 ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Newton man arrested for threatening police

    A Newton man accused of threatening to shoot police was arrested after a domestic assault incident.J ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Health board budget approved

    Halfway through the fiscal year, the Jasper County Health Department is already out pacing its revenue projection by more than $50,000.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • 15th Annual Bridal Fair returns to Newton

    Brides planning their special day are invited to explore a variety of local vendors at the 15th Annual Bridal Fair on Feb. 26.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Newton professionals recognized with YP of the Year awards

    DES MOINES — It was a banner night Thursday for the Young Professionals of Jasper County with both Jessica Lowe and Nathan Unsworth coming home with Y ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • School board to consider two-year contract with NCEA

    The Newton Community School District Board of Education will convene for its regular meeting Monday night at EJH Beard Administration Center.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Hopkins, Wyre named to 2016 fall semester dean’s list at Luther

    DECORAH — Peder Hopkins, Luther College senior and Kathryn Wyre, Luther College first-year, of Newton have been named to the 2016 fall semester Dean’s ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:25 am
  • Local student on Grinnell College dean’s list

    GRINNELL — The following local student is named to the Grinnell College dean’s list for the fall semester 2016. They are among the 261 students honore ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:25 am