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  • Mariposa Park undergoing major restoration

    The noise of birds was one of the few sounds heard Saturday at the Mariposa Recreation Area. The lake’s icy surface and snow on the muddy roads haven’ ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Camper parking discussed for a final time at council meeting

    It was once again a packed room to discuss camper parking at the Newton City Council meeting Monday. Most citizens who spoke to the council expressed ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Vanilla, please

    Brandon Holmes might have been Monday's only Dairy Queen customer at the First Avenue East location in Newton to be wearing a cape with his own name o ...
    March 17, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Warm weather brings motorcycles back to the roads

    With warmer weather hopefully here to stay, the emergence of motorcycles on the streets has started, with the bike riders sharing the roads over the n ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Active shooter drill set for Berg on Wednesday

    A multiple-agency active shooter and mass casualty drill will take place Wednesday at the Berg elementary and middle-school complex from about noon un ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Jury trial reset in death of 4-year-old Prairie City girl

    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 is moving forwa ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • ISU Extension hosts handlers recertification

    Iowa State University Jasper County Extension and Outreach will host a Certified Handlers Recertification opportunity from 9 to 11:30 a.m. March 24 at ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • Spring Break Park Deals

    The Newton Parks and Grounds Division is celebrating spring break with some special deals. For one week only, the division is offering 10 percent off ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Events

    • Chapter AO P.E.O. will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Virginia Bennett in Newton. Refreshments will be served at first with the meeting a ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Fire destroys Progress Industries home

    A fire destroyed a Progress Industries home at 1550 West Eighth Street South in Newton on Monday afternoon. All of the residents appear to have escape ...
    March 17, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Hitting the pavement

    MINGO — Kathy Holdefer knows how to host a community meeting — with homemade blueberry and pumpkin pie.
    March 16, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • The Gingerbread House child care center growing

    New Director Joy Nelson was happy to announce The Gingerbread House Child Care received its full license as of Feb. 23. The child care center, which o ...
    March 16, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Shopping until the end

    Dozens of vendors remained set up at the Spring Spectacular, held Friday and Saturday in the main building of Des Moines Area Community College’s Newt ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • UCC gives to the Salvation Army's Wednesday Night Community Dinner Fund

    The Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ has awarded a grant of $1,000 to the Wednesday Night Community Dinner fund of the Newton Salvation ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • With borer spreading, towns sacrifice their leafy canopy

    DES MOINES — Since she was a child, the giant ash tree that towered over Rebecca Robinson’s small home offered a cool refuge during sultry Midwest sum ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:58 am
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    Reader Poll

    Should campers and RVs in Newton have to be parked on a hard surface at a private residence?