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  • Thanks with Franks date set for Sept. 8

    The annual Thanks with Franks event is scheduled for Sept. 8 at the Downtown Newton Square.Due to th ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 11:03 am
  • Changes to emergency preparedness region affecting county

    Future changes to emergency preparedness services areas were discussed by the Jasper County Board of Health on Tuesday. The Iowa Department of Public ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 9:20 pm
  • ‘Iowa in the Summertime’

    DES MOINES — Andrea Frier and her 12-year-old daughter Kirsten, of Colfax, finished a rainbow sprinkled vanilla ice cream cone as they walked through ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • West Fourth Street siren malfunctions a third time

    Thursday night, a warning siren located at Union Cemetery siren malfunctioned for a third time in recent months despite the City of Newton’s repeated ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Youth Chorus funding revives summer singing

    A recent children’s choir camp used to be a regular staple of summer activities, Jane Johnson said.A ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Council to consider electric motorcycle buy for NPD

    Newton City Council will look to accept a $26,000 grant from Alliant Energy to purchase an electric police motorcycle at its Monday meeting.
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Preserve the Pride to host Berg open houses, tours

    The public is invited to open houses and tours of the Berg Middle School hosted by the Preserve the Pride committee. These tours are in preparation of ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • DMACC ranked in top 10 best value community colleges

    Value Colleges.com ranked Des Moines Area Community College 10th on its annual list of the “Top 50 Best Value Community Colleges of 2016.”
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Résumé workshop planned for Monday at Newton Public Library

    Learn how to create a new résumé or polish the one you have with a professional Iowa Works trainer. Iowa Workforce Development will host a free résumé ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 11:51 am
  • Country crooner Bryant to take State Fair stage Friday

    Rising country star Chase Bryant is ready to take on the Iowa State Fair. The Texas native said he is excited about his upcoming performance tonight.
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Newton man charged after report of violent rape

    A Newton man is charged with third-degree sexual abuse after allegedly waving down a woman's car in rural Jasper County, jumping into her vehicle and ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Survey to address school culture

    Newton Community School District teachers will be asked to complete a culture survey in the weeks ahead.
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Safety concerns spur restricted parking proposal

    Due to safety concerns, the city of Newton is looking to restrict parking on two sections of roadway.
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Local salon prepares to enter Iowa State Fair beard contest

    Eight years ago, Don Larkin’s childhood dream of winning a blue ribbon at the Iowa State Fair came true — he had the longest beard of all the contests ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Police department upgrades Tasers with JCF grant

    The Newton Police Department was recently honored as a recipient of a $4,000 grant from the Jasper Community Foundation.
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:47 am