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  • NCT prepares Iowa Community Theatre Festival production

    Members of the Newton Community Theatre are preparing its production for entry in the Iowa Community Theatre Festival.
    March 10, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • Regional directors for Sen. Ernst plan Jasper County stop

    U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s regional directors will host traveling office hours throughout the month of March in all 99 counties in Iowa.
    March 10, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Newton Christian School to hold kindergarten roundup

    Newton Christian School will hold its Kindergarten Roundup from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the school, 1710 N. 11th Ave. E. Children who will ...
    March 10, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Local student named to U of Northwestern - St. Paul dean’s list

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — The following students were named to the fall 2016 semester dean’s list at University of Northwestern - St. Paul. The Dean’s List in ...
    March 10, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • 5 things to know from the Jasper County Board of Health meeting

    1. The health department is working to participate in the Iowa Walking College. The Iowa Walking College is a six-month program to explore ways to imp ...
    March 10, 2017 - 11:06 am
  • Pheasants Forever Scholarship deadline April 15

    The Jasper County Pheasants Forever Chapter is offering a $500 scholarship to one area high school senior pursuing a career in natural resource conser ...
    March 10, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Space available at inaugural Indoor Garage Sale in Baxter

    The Baxter Community School PTO is hosting its inaugural Indoor Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25 in the West Gym of the Baxter Community Sch ...
    March 10, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Class of 1967 seeks classmate information

    The Class of 1967 will gather for its 50 year reunion June 3 and is needing help finding classmates.
    March 10, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • AmeriGas donates to two Jasper County schools

    Amerigas Propane, 411 S. High S. in Baxter, recently presented Aurora Heights Elementary School in Newton, with a check for $570.96 and Baxter Communi ...
    March 10, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • Battle of the books continues, Yoga at the Library starts Monday

    Battle of the BooksMarch 1-31 — We’re playing Battle of the Books. This is a bracket-style tournamen ...
    March 10, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Bomb threat closes down courthouse

    The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bomb threat issued to the Jasper County Courthouse Thursday morning. The building was evacuated ...
    March 10, 2017 - 11:02 am
  • NFD receives donation from Windstream

    The Newton Fire Department received a $1,500 donation from Windstream in Newton on Tuesday. Windstream’s office has a snack and drink room where emplo ...
    March 9, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Jasper County approves $33M budget

    A nearly $33 million county budget was passed by the Jasper County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Like the past few years, the budget keeps the tax ...
    March 9, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Jasper County Veterans Affairs talks tour bus, approves advertising

    The Jasper County Commission of Veterans Affairs gathered for its regular meeting Wednesday afternoon at the County Annex Building.
    March 9, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • City addressing uncontrolled intersections in northwest Newton

    To continue the city’s goal of providing a safe community, 10 new intersections are being addressed through additional signage. City council approved ...
    March 9, 2017 - 11:09 am