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  • Warner reunion set for Saturday

    The Warner family reunion is set for 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Maytag Park west shelter house. ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • SSMID Board to meet

    The Newton Downtown SSMID Board will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Newton Public Works building, 1700 N. Fourth Ave. W. Agenda items include revi ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Progress Industries celebrates Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week

    Progress Industries is celebrating National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week this week in an effort to honor individuals who provide supp ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Vos serves as Northwestern College staff

    ORANGE CITY — Mikayla Vos was among 39 Northwestern College students who were on the orientation staff to begin the new school year.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Loebsack representative to hold office hours

    Congressman Dave Loebsack’s representative Amelia Schoeneman will host open office hours from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at Uncle Nancy’s Coffeehouse & Ea ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • SIAC recommends school board turn Emerson Hough back into elementary school

    The School Improvement Advisory Committee — the group tasked with advising the Newton Community School District Board of Education — advised the board ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • New look, better drainage for curb south of Skiff

    For nearly a month crews have been working on reshaping the street as well as making the curbs more aesthetically pleasing on North Fourth Avenue East ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Missing monarchs

    PRAIRIE CITY — Amid a push to grant the monarch butterfly endangered species protection, the rapid decline of the monarch population was evident at a ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 5:53 pm
  • Family Fun

    The Izaak Walton League’s Family Fun Day took place on Saturday. Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, tea and lemonade were free to all who attended. T ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Assisted Living Week

    Newton Mayor Mike Hansen signed a proclamation Friday at Newton Village in observance of National Assisted Living Week this week. Newton Village is sp ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Family fun for everyone

    The Way’s Annual Fall Fest took place at the church on Saturday. Many games were played in the street and on the grass while food was served inside.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Nothin' New

    Terry Umbarger and mother Marilyn Hansen look at a booth of antiques at the Nothin’ New in Newton antique vendor show outside Hawkeye Stages on Saturd ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Book Trader/Tan America celebrating 15 years

    Book Trader/Tan America owner Cheryl Hansen is celebrating 15 years at the store, but she said not a lot has changed, even given the economic and soci ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Sheriff's office looking to upgrade 911 system

    The emergency response services at the Jasper County Law Enforcement Center could soon undergo a significant upgrade.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Food, family, friendly competition

    Andy Watt and Marty Allspach, of Baxter, cut ribs off the rack in the “Smokin’ Out Back” barbecue cook-off at Cadillac Jack’s in Baxter on Saturday. S ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:51 am
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