• Making an impact

    Brodie Sanders from Pizza Ranch delivered a variety of school supplies to the Newton Community School District today and presented them to Laura Selov ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Least of Saints Ministry donates to the Sing Me to Heaven Foundation

    Last Thursday, the Least of Saints Ministry donated more than $650 to the Sing Me to Heaven Foundation of La Porte City, Iowa. The foundation raises m ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Mom charged after daughter, 12, found pregnant

    A Newton mother is charged with child endangerment after it was discovered her 12-year-old daughter became preganant as the result of alleged sexual a ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • State Faire winners

    • Dennis Terlouw of Newton placed second in the Most Unusual Vegetable contest.• Colby Tool of Monro ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Animal Task Force presents new Animal Control Ordinance

    The Animal Task Force presented a draft of the Animal Control Ordinance to the city council Monday. Classification of dogs was among the key points di ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Lions Club tip night at Pizza Ranch

    The Newton Lions Club will get proceeds from tip night from 5 to 8 p.m. Wedesnday at Pizza Ranch, 1500 W. 18th St. S. The community is encouraged to c ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • County Republicans to meet Monday

    Jasper County Republicans will meet for their second block party at 7 p.m. on Monday at the northwest corner of the square in Newton. 
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Swimming not recommended at North Overlook Beach

    Recent bacterial sampling at the North Overlook Beach at Lake Red Rock has shown elevated bacterial counts.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • UCC hosts retirement celebration

    The Baxter Congregational United Church of Christ will host a retirement celebration for Pastor Rollie Watters and wife Jeanette from 2 to 4 p.m. Satu ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Jasper County holds ICE detainees for less than 48 hours

    The Jasper County Jail does not refuse individuals who are brought in for not having proper immigration documentation, said Jasper County Sheriff John ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Community hosts free meals

    The Salvation Army and area churches are uniting to host a community meal from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at McCann Center.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • IBC hosts AWANA registration night

    The Immanuel Baptist Church will host a registration night for all returning and new Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed club members from 6:30 to 8 p.m. ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • St. Luke UMC hosts blood drive

    St. Luke United Methodist Church is partnering with LifeServe Blood Center to host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Main Hall of the ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Head on accident on Highway 6

    A head-on collision occurred between a car and a cement truck late Tuesday morning east of Newton on Highway 6. Mechanical extrication was used to ext ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Classes back in session

    Students at Aurora Heights Elementary School are prepared to start the school year and embrace this year’s theme of #BrightFuture.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:47 am
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