28°FOvercastFull Forecast


  • First Lutheran hosts two Christmas events Sunday

    First Lutheran Church will host two Christmas events Sunday.First will be a caroling and chili event ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Iowa All-Academy Ball: Honoring Military Academy Alumni in Iowa

    DES MOINES — The date has been announced for The Seventh Annual Iowa All-Academy Military Ball; an event recognizing Iowans currently enrolled in all ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Ratcliff gradautes from basic

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Trenton J. Ratcliff graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Three children removed after drugs found in home

    Three children were removed from a home in Melcher on Monday where illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia were found.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Deer harvest up 19 percent over 2013

    Hunters reported harvesting 19 percent more deer in Iowa during the first three days of first season shotgun deer compared to 2013 when cold weather l ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Berg Elementary event highlights literacy

    It was a night focused on reading as nearly 500 people filled Berg Elementary for its inaugural Family Literacy Night on Monday.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • ‘Tis the season for making memories

    2. Because it's a great opportunity to see a classic Christmas movie for free that the wholetabfamily can enjoy.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Propane prices affected by demand, several supply factors

    Many of us have noted the welcome plummet this fall in gasoline prices.Those who use propane on thei ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • NFD battles morning structure fire near Newton

    No one was injured, but a structure at 5687 Highway F48 W was a total loss Tuesday after an early morning fire west of Newton.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Skiff honors dual recipients of DAISY nursing award

    Skiff Medical Center nurses Veronica Mangrich and Sheenna Bachman were both recognized during the organization’s fourth 2014 DAISY award ceremony on N ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • BCBS receives grant

    Dawn Prellwitz, right, Newton Theisen’s Store Manager, presented a $1,000 grant check to Desire Damman, of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa. T ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Judge to allow canine expert's testimony during Wright trial

    Jasper County District Court Judge Richard Clogg granted a request from the defense of Jena M. Wright, of Prairie City, allowing an expert witness on ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Newton Police Department to partner with Iowa ABD

    The Newton Police Department has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products out of the hands of Newton youth.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • NCT hosts auditions for next comedy

    The Newton Community Theater will host auditions for its next production, “No Sex Please, We Are British,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Newton Co ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • JCCB hosts OWLS holiday decoration event

    The Jasper County Conservation will host an Older, Wiser, Livlier Seniors program at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the JCC office, 1030 W. Second St. S. in New ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • National video

    Reader Poll

    Do you approve of the city’s agreement to provide tax rebates for the proposed loft apartments at the former Maytag buildings?