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  • Community Calendar

    • Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at Berg Middle School in Newton. Doors ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Police Blotter

    Newton Police Department• Hector D. Bonilla, 32, of Newton, is charged with third-degree harassment ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Family narrowly escapes as fire destroys home

    A family of four narrowly escaped a Monday evening fire that destroyed their Newton home. The Newto ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Moran to take over Basics & Beyond Program

    A couple of administrative personnel changes were approved at Monday night’s regular Newton Community School District board of education meeting.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:51 am
  • Fiorina meets with supporters in Colfax

    COLFAX — The last time Mitchellville hog farmer Duane Van Wyk saw Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina was at the Jan. 19 Iowa Renewable Fuel ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Supervisors approve tentative union contracts

    The Jasper County Supervisors approved tentative agreements with unions representing county entities Tuesday.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Huckabee Huddle — again

    Not many presidential candidates have been to Newton this caucus cycle as often as Republican Mike Huckabee. His fourth stop in the city in the past s ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Prayer War

    A vision from Discover Hope leader Rob Robinson led to the development of a prayer event scheduled for Saturday at Community Heights Alliance Church.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Sacred Heart to host Mardi Gras night Feb. 6

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host a Mardi Gras dinner and entertainment event Feb. 6 at the church, 1115 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton. Proceeds of ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:57 am
  • Comedian Tim Meadows films sketch at Midtown Cafe

    Actor and comedian Tim Meadows was at Midtown Cafe Tuesday morning filming a parody sketch for “Funny or Die,” a comedy video website and film/TV prod ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • RSVP collect needed items for MLK Day of Service

    For Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Day of Service” on Jan. 18, Retired and Senior Volunteers (RSVP) set up at various locations in Newton collecting mu ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:58 am
  • NHS students selected for honor band

    Seven Newton High School band members were selected to participate in the 11th annual Simpson College High School Honor Wind Ensemble Festival held Ja ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • Sentencing date set for sex abuse case

    A Sioux City man charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old Newton girl has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and will be sentenced in March.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 12:32 pm
  • MAT athletes continue tumbling season in Fairfield

    MAT Tumbling/Trampoline traveled to Fairfield to compete at a USTA sanctioned event. Power Tumbling, Olympic Trampoline and Double-Mini Trampoline wer ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:59 am
  • St. Luke to make February mission trip

    St. Luke United Methodist Church will host a mission trip to Midwest Mission Distribution Center Feb. 21-24. 
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:14 am