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  • Vote on Emerson Hough among action items for NCSD board

    When the Newton Community School District board voted to close Emerson Hough Elementary on March 22, 2010, there were tears.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • OPEN celebrates sister cities

    January is Sister City Month for OPEN, Newton’s sister city group. Sister cities are Smila, Ukraine and WuChi, Taiwan.  Pictured are GiGi Chen from Ta ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Board of health holds organizational meeting

    Mike Balmer was present as the newest member of the Jasper County Board of Health at its Thursday meeting. This is his first time on the board, after ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Frozen — In full costume

    It's not every day that school personnel get to put on a large carrot-type nose for an event. That's ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Loebsack sworn in for fifth term

    Congressman Dave Loebsack was sworn in today for his fifth term in the House of Representatives by Speaker John Boehner. As the new congress convenes, ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Arbor Day Foundation offering 10 free trees

    Residents of Iowa can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • 12th continuance pushes Wright trial back to March 18

    The trial of a 26-year-old Prairie City woman charged with child endangerment in the 2013 dog-mauling death of 4-year-old Jordyn Arndt was rescheduled ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Pink Nose/Blue Toes 5K to benefit Skiff Foundation

    Are you ready for one of the area’s hottest winter races? Skiff Medical Center will once again bring new meaning to the term “a cold sweat” during the ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Local residents named to Grand View dean’s list

    DES MOINES — Recognition for outstanding academic achievement has been given to the following Grand ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Ranard, ISU dairy club place third at nationals

    AMES — Katie Ranard, a senior in nutritional science from Newton, was one of three who represented the Iowa State Dairy Products Evaluation club that ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Monthly pot luck Tuesday

    The Jasper County Senior Center and Golden Agers Club will host its monthly potluck at 11 a.m. Tuesday at 702 E. Third St. S. in Newton. Steve Knight ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Loebsack rep announces office hours

    Amelia Schoeneman, district representative for Congressman Dave Loebsack, will be on hand to work with individuals during office hours in January. Tho ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Schools annouce Friday delays

    Newton Schools: 2 hour delay; buses hard surfaces. Lynnville-Sully Schools: 2 hour delay; buses hard ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Jasper County in Winter Weather Advisory

    Jasper County is in a Winter Weather Advisory until 8 p.m. Thursday. Strong winds and blowing snow are forecasted into the late evening hours.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 4:36 pm

    When the Iowa Legislature convenes on Monday to begin its 2015 session, thousands of Iowans will be pining to make thousands of things happen.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:18 am
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